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#386380 - 11/30/12 07:44 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: cb919]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Loc: western canada
Originally Posted By: cb919
Originally Posted By: chesseroo

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Apparently Manitoba has Fanta pop though. I'm more of a Pop Shoppe fan myself.
So, whatever happened to them?



They are still around - trying to make a comeback even - although I really don't get their website

Wacky but cool.
Can't say i've seen any around Manitoba yet.
I would buy it though.
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#387586 - 01/01/13 03:04 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: chesseroo]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
Feeling a bit Tippy.......

More and more, restaurants are offering meals to-go. More than fast food, some of these dinners are pretty elaborate, and sometimes it's even brought out to your car when you park in a certain designated area.

So, what do you tip these people? They are certainly taking time to assemble and package your meal, yet they aren't "serving" you in multiple courses, taking away your plates, refilling drinks, etc.

I never use the drive-up...I always walk in. I routinely tip 25% at sit-down restaurants, but that just seems like an awful lot for someone who is handing you a bag.
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#387589 - 01/01/13 03:33 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5647
Loc: Some random location
I work with a younger guy that has worked several years as a waiter. Here's the rules according to him. At a sit down meal, it's 15 to 20 percent. 10% tells waiter it was poor service. No tips are remembered, and your meal might get spit on your next visit.

No tip for a takeout meal, unless it's processed in the bar where a 10% tip to bartender is expected.

Waiters have to pay the restraint back about 3% per table, even if no tip was left. I forgot the reason. Goes towards other workers salaries, I think.

Applebee's have those where you park at a certain spot for to go meals. I always go inside instead so I don' have to tip. I assume you''d tip for those spots, since some is assigned to serve them.


Edited by CatBrat (01/01/13 03:36 PM)

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#387591 - 01/01/13 03:41 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I've started to tip for to-go orders, but it's not often that it comes up. Basically, there's one place I like to go that has a schedule that conflicts with my own. On occasion, I'm able to leave work early and catch them at the end of their hours of operation, when they're no longer seating patrons, and the only option is take-out. Either that or I've clocked out for an extended dinner break, and I get that to-go as well, since I'm usually taking food back for a coworker. In any case, they're very thoughtful in how they prepare the food for transportation, and to me, that's just as valuable as refilling my water and checking up on me.
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#388339 - 01/13/13 05:27 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: CV]
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Registered: 02/02/04
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Loc: Rochester, NY
This is a bit indelicate, but an aggravating battle prompts the question.

Why are plunger heads ROUND while the toilet opening they are intended to seal so you can use the power of compressed air is OVAL?

Do plunger designers not LOOK at the toilet opening?

(Sorry - that's a double "I've Always Wondered...").


Edited by Ray3 (01/13/13 05:28 PM)

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#388341 - 01/13/13 06:18 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Burrito Sunday today?
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#388362 - 01/13/13 09:50 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 6951
Loc: Canada
Do ISPs sprinkle fairy dust on your connection to make it go faster when you upgrade your service?

After talking to two techs from my provider, that's the best explanation I can come up with. They sure couldn't answer the question (other than saying they don't use throttling to manage download speed).

Even more confusing, when I signed up with this new provider, I thought I was on a 6 Mbps 300 gb/month service, but was getting up to 14 Mbps most of the time. According to the techs, only 3 Mbps was available when I signed up, so that's what my account was set up as.

Maybe the Techs were snorting fairy dust...
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#388365 - 01/13/13 11:32 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Burrito Sunday today?

Burrito? Are you kidding? With the size of Ray's appetite, you bring a burro or you go home.
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#388393 - 01/14/13 12:58 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: fredk]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6612
Loc: PEI, Canada
Originally Posted By: fredk
Do ISPs sprinkle fairy dust on your connection to make it go faster when you upgrade your service?

After talking to two techs from my provider, that's the best explanation I can come up with. They sure couldn't answer the question (other than saying they don't use throttling to manage download speed).

Even more confusing, when I signed up with this new provider, I thought I was on a 6 Mbps 300 gb/month service, but was getting up to 14 Mbps most of the time. According to the techs, only 3 Mbps was available when I signed up, so that's what my account was set up as.

Maybe the Techs were snorting fairy dust...


I believe I could answer some of your technical questions here. However, I'm thinking they were not actually serious questions. Can't answer the varied signup speed question though. I'll leave that between you and your ISP.
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#388413 - 01/14/13 06:03 PM Re: I've Always Wondered... (Insert Question Here! [Re: Murph]
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2812
Loc: Rochester, NY
To hell with that.

Where can I get a couple of pounds of fairy dust?

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