commented on Dear Elliott Bay Books: Please Be Open the Hours You're Open
You've obviously never worked retail. Or been any good at it, if you had.
1. Perhaps they closed at 10PM according to their click, which is, of course, the important clock that matters. Paying workers overtime so entitled, last minute customers can browse for gifts isn't good business.
2. You had all fuckng day to buy the book. Don't blame hem for wanting to home after a long day's work.
3. The "razzle dazzle we can do anything for ya!!!" Attitude might be great when it works, but it falls pretty fucking flat when it turns out not [i]everything[/i] can happen the way you or the employees want it. Over promising and under delivering is not good customer service.
commented on What Do You Think of Locally Grown?
I really feel bad for the friends and family of those responsible for this -- they'll have to watch the entire thing and try to pretend like it's not horrible.
commented on Ads in the Motherfucking Sky
I'm guessing it's better in old photographs than it was in person. I do love the Great Northern goat in the photo. I wish that was still there. And @22 is right -- modern street advertising is hideous and would detract hugely from our streetscape if it were employed to the degree seen in your photos.
commented on Why I Ride Fearlessly Without A Helmet
I wear a helmet when I ride my bike (which is every single day). However, I don't pretend that it's going to keep me safe in a serious accident. That kind of magical thinking is what gets people hurt.
My helmet motto is "Wear one, but ride like you aren't."