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Why you should be nicer to your next customer service, retail or sales representative

They’re already having a shitty day Chances are that they’ve already been spoken down to, yelled at, mentally abused, been called something horrible and demeaned as a human being at least three times before you even walked through the front door. How about you be the one to give them a break. They’re getting paid minimum wage Full time retail is like the shit kicker job of the sales totem pole. They’re not getting paid nearly enough to be putting up with your carry on. They’re usually the ones standing between your problem and solution They are the ones that have the power to either make a situation incredibly easy for you, or completely fudge it all up. Think of it as a partnership, a team almost, and treat them with the respect you would treat a team mate. I guarantee you that you’ll get the results you want faster than you thought. They don’t want to be there either That smile you see on their face when they ask you if you need help. …

Warning signs that you should bail on your first date

1. You start talking about marriage and children There is no need to discuss any kind of future any longer than next Tuesday. 2. They mention their ex, more that once  This only means one thing, they’re definitely not over their ex. We’ve all had them, and consequently we’ve all wished someone dead, and that’s totally natural. If they’re still reminiscing on the good things about their ex, then they wish that she was sitting across from the table from them, not you.   3. They tell you how much they earn  I get it, they’re trying to impress you. But what kind of girl do they think you are if they think you’re going to be impressed by that? The only other word that springs to mind when someone says the term “gold digger” is “whore”.   4. They ask you what your parents do for a living  This is category one ‘wankjob’ territory. Not only are they delving into your financial status, but when they start to talk about what your family does …

The Best and Worst things about the USA

Best  1. A channel that airs nothing but back to back episodes of Forensic Files Oh that’s right. There’s nothing better than a hangover day in your bed, eating munchies and watching the trashiest TV you can find. And what’s trashier than good ol Forensic Files? 2. Netflix Netflix is responsible for the distribution of many shows that weren’t picked up by major networks. If it wasn’t for Netflix, shows like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and True Detective wouldn’t have reached the masses. 3. Food Say audevoiur to old boring French fries and hello to fries paired with everything you can possibly dream of. Cheese fries, chilli cheese fries, nacho fries, disco fries, chicken parmy fries, cheeseburger fries, and pretty much anything deep fried. Don’t underestimate an Americans ability to find something to deep fry, because you’ll be surprised when you read “deep fried cheesecake” on the menu. You can definitely understand why Americans are amid a battle of the bulge, being inundated with oily, sugary, deep fried goodness However, if you’re …

Things Betty White is older than

  Currently holding the Guinness World Record for having the longest TV career, Betty White has developed a reputation for being everyone’s favourite on screen gran. From beginning with her infamous role on the Golden Girls to singing Lil John’s classic “Get Low” in The Proposal, Betty has won over the hearts of the world over. One thing that doesn’t cross our minds though is how old she really is. Born January 17, 1922 Betty White is surprisingly older than a lot of everyday items… 1. Penicillin 1928 2. Photocopiers 1937 3. Ballpoint pens 1938 4. Sunglasses 1929 5. Television 1925 6. Bubble gum 1928 7. PEZ candy 1927 8. Cheeseburger 1924  9. LSD 1938 10. Monopoly 1933

What the world thinks about Australians

1. No, I do not ride kangaroos everywhere or have them as pets Look, as much as I’d love to nod and say yes, I do have a pet joey named Skippy who use to hop me to school and play with me in my back yard, I can’t I’m sorry. As a result of pesky foreign advertisers, the people of the world think that Australia is a vast red country where we are surrounded by bush land and live near a billabong with our tucker bags. They find it hard to grasp the idea that we like in cities, with buildings, and automobiles. 2. Yes, I speak English, not Australian  You laugh but this is a very common question, maybe even the most common. 3. They’re called prawns, not shrimps  If you are Australian and you have travelled overseas you would have definitely heard the ol line “throw another shrimp on the barbie” and wanted to throttle Paul Hogan and the whole 1984 tourism Australia advertising team. Not only will you hear it, you …

Phone calls you don’t wanna answer

1. Gym If you’re thinking about putting my number down because you need 10 numbers to win a free drink bottle, let me know first because I’ll buy you two drink bottles just to keep Goodlife off of my ass. These guys obviously work off of commission with a shit base rate because they DO NOT let up. You have to convince them that you’re moving overseas in the hope that the made up country you mention doesn’t have a Goodlife branch there. 2. Bank Has recent activity put your credit card over its limit? Please check via internet banking or call your local branch if this is a mistake… Nope, no mistake, I was well aware that buying a can of tuna and crackers from Coles for dinner would bring me over my limit. You’re gonna have to wait until pay for your $4.38. 3. Phone companies Never have I ever receieved a phone call from a telco that I wanted. Whether it’s that you haven’t paid your bill on time, or they’re calling you to …

Worst Kind of People

Now, Nazis and Satanists aside, this list compiles those retched people you and I may bump in to on a daily basis. Those small, but oh so significant, encounters with this elite class of human being will be enough to ruin anyone’s day…  1.Drivers that don’t say thank you This one is a no brainer. Humankind doesn’t delve often in random acts of kindness, so when they do they deserve a slight wave of the hand. When we let you in, we’re not asking for you to jot down our number plate, follow us to work, and drop off a bouquet of beautifully arranged flowers. We’re asking for a half a second of your time to appreciate the 10 seconds we’ve just saved you sitting in traffic. 2. People who don’t leave doors open for you  Didn’t take a second to hold the door open for the next person walking through? Congratulations! Someone you have never met, who knows nothing about your life, who hasn’t seen what a decent human being you may well be, …