Jan 5, 2015
commented on I, Anonymous
@22: While I agree with everything you said, my read of the letter was that she surprised her Tinder date by trotting BWD boyfriend out during a date.
While Anonymous may be an entitled hypocritical guy, being irritated at a boyfriend first mentioned while out on a date, in front of other people, seems pretty reasonable. Dumb not to ask, but also wrong not to mention.
Jan 5, 2015
commented on Northgate Mall Wet Seal Employees Slam Company With Sign in Store Window
@1: Take a bet on that? This is a great PR opportunity for another corporate retail chain. I'll bet she hears from brands that position themselves as socially conscious. Whole Foods, Starbucks, Gap, etc.
(Not saying those companies *are* socially responsible, just that they position themselves as such)
Nov 22, 2014
commented on The Time I Spent Nine Hours in Jail
@67: You're angry because you totally and completely missed the point. The story isn't wistful, it's confessional. It's about being young and stupid and naive and entitled, and by implication growing out of it.
I think you're assuming that nobody would tell a story where they weren't a sympathetic character, which says more about you that the author, the piece, or the commenters. Many of us are perfectly capable of recognizing and rejecting stupidity in our past. People are responding to the author doing a good job of doing just that.
Aug 29, 2014
commented on Please Stop Fighting Over Reclining Seats on Airplanes
Airlines believe that consumers' primary purchase criteria is price. They are doing everyting they can to lower price, including packing more people into planes.
If price *isn't* your main consideration in airfare, I invite you to buy one of the "economy plus" (or business or first) products. You will have plenty of room.
If price *is* your main consideration, then your enemy isn't the airline, it's yourself. Your purchasing behavior is behind the shrinking legroom and seat width that you experience.
You might as well complain about the poor nutritional value in Taco Bell's $0.99 menu. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
Aug 27, 2014
commented on What Kind of Idiot Gives a Nine Year Old an Uzi?
@25: "No one could have predicted"? Really? Argue that it was unlikely, that lots of kids shoot Uzis without killing anyone, that it was the instructor's fault. But I'm pretty sure if you asked 1000 people "what are likely outcomes of having a 9 year old fire an Uzi at a range", the number of people predicting "someone gets shot" would be non-zero. In other words, someone could have predicted.