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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

#369: Low Bread Supply at Trader Joes after Sunday Rush

Monday evenings are a good time for me to shop at TJ.  For some reason, the store by me is nearly decimated of its bread supply.  Look like cold-war Russia or Florida before people begin their pre-hurricane hording.  I don't see why they can't keep some reserve supply, or at least resupply the store earlier in the day Monday as opposed to having practically empty shelves.  Severity: 2

Friday, July 16, 2010

#368: Overuse of the Suffix -gate

I am the only one that is tired and ceases to find amusing after 30 years the suffix of -gate applied to any scandal that might come up?  I mean, it was cute and original maybe for 20 years after Watergate, but the charm has been lost on me finally after reading a WSJ headline about "Antennagate" regarding the iPhone.  Journalists: please think of something original and stop rehashing this old trick when you can't think up another way to describe some scandal in your articles.  Thanks.  Severity: 1

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

#367: Adding Machine Usage

At my job, I'm in the midst of major accountant action and there's often a flurry of adding machine noise which annoys me because I don't see the need for have to have a receipt tally of your adding and subtracting.  Turn off the printer and/or use Excel or a regular calculator for this stuff.  These people are living in the past when it was cool to be using a high-tech adding machine to "close the books"  Severity: 2