Obligatory disclaimer: on mobile, non English speaker (due to a previous post, I thought I write everything in my language and pass through Google translation and the post it, but I may lose my reservation in Hell)
Still on hubby's account, an autocorrect error (and my son's hungry stomach) reminded me of my first conscious MC. It also kept away from Mexican food until I remet my husband.
Back in the begin of the 21th century, I was working in a cafe/sandwich shop. It was a 24/7 shop in a prime location (in an area with a lot of uni students and very active nightlife and the road was a major artery for anyone traveling in or out of the city). When I started, as a first year uni student trying to make some money, the shop was one of four of a small chain. Gary, the owner/manager has bought the rights from the original shop. Gary was also doing Quality Control for the shop, because at that point every shop had separate vendors.
Fast forward two years. The original owners decide to incorporate, because they have a lot of offers for franchising and a couple of problems with Quality Control have appeared. So, they bought back all the shops and instituted a more centralized approach to vendors. That was good for Gary, because he was the owner of the building, so he basically became a salaried manager and got extra income from the rent. Initially, nothing changed. We were still number 2 in sales, product was good. Then Dick entered the picture.
Dick was the new regional manager (the small chain had became big enough to reach national level) and the person responsible for Quality Control. He was considered something of a golden boy, having a business degree and helping with the expansion. The problem came from his ego. You see, Dick had done a cooking workshop (that provides a certificate, but nothing more) and considered himself something of a chef.
His first major change was installing a crepe station. Not restaurant quality crepes, but crepes on the go (folded like a triangle). That is important for later. While a bitch to learn at the beginning, it quickly became on of our best sellers. We usually went over 10L of crepe mixture on a slow day. Having success with his first change, Dick decided to apply his "chef" training and implement some new things.
At that point in time, Mexican cuisine was becoming popular in my country, due mostly to cooking shows. Dick decides to ride the trend and starts putting "Mexican" options on the menu. In reality, that... keep reading on reddit ➡
There’s this thing called “dry January” where you make a big production not drinking alcohol for the month. It’s supposed to be this big challenge I guess for people who are problem drinkers and need an excuse to not drink. I don’t get it, I think it’s stupid - if you feel compelled to take a “break” from drinking in the first place maybe you’re just an alcoholic?
My wife is doing this along with a group of our friends. We were on our weekly zoom call and people were talking about it and they asked how we’re feeling about it. I said we? We aren’t feeling anything. She might be, but I’m not.
They all got on my case about how it’s just one month, can’t I go one month, if I can’t go one month what does that say about me? Don’t I want to “reassess” my “relationship” with alcohol?
I said if you have to make a big production and show of not drinking to where you feel you have to make it a whole identity for a month, doesn’t that say more about you? And what “relationship” with alcohol? If I want a beer, I drink a beer. If I don't want a beer, I don't drink a beer. It’s not some big issue.
They’re all trying to pressure me into this and I basically told them to fuck off with their peer pressure bullshit. That I’m 36 year old man and I don’t need to go “dry” for a month to prove a point to someone, myself included.
But my wife is telling me I'm acting like a superior asshole about it and the way I talk about it makes me sound like I look down on alcoholics...
Obligatory on mobile and non-English speaker. Also, it didn't happen in the US.
I was lurking in this sub and a couple of stories reminded me an MC I was a witness.
A little background: Back in 2017, I was working on a call center for a telecommunications company. I was almost three years there and the job had gone from ok to okish to shitty in six months. The company did a lot of things that pissed most of us and lead to a few MCs and revenges. In six months, we had 4 different managers and 10 shift managers. The second to last before I bolted and one of the protagonists of the story was a real piece of shit. He was a racist, misogynistic, homophobic tyrant with a big ego. Let's call him Kevin. He was the kind of manager that would try to micromanage you call log (how many incoming and outcalling you had, how many customer support, how many sales) and if you didn't hit your dailys would shout at you, if you were late you would have to work the same amount and if it was more than 10 minutes would dock an hour of your pay.
The other protagonist and malicious complier was Mary. Mary was a good looking women on her late thirties, with 20 years of experience on call centers and a no nonsense attitude. As you may understand, Mary and Kevin didn't like each other very much. But the incident that got the ball rolling happened on Pride week. Mary was wearing a Pride shirt in support of her lesbian daughter, Kevin said a few sexist and homophobic things and they almost came to physical blows. HR intervened, but that seemed to galvanize Kevin and after that day, he tried to make her life difficult everyday.
I was working the 1st shift (07:00-15:00) on a Friday of early July. The weather was good until 11:30, when it suddenly darkened and a heavy rain started falling. As the 2nd shift (12:00-20:00) started coming in, we noticed most of them were running a bit late (heavy rain interfered with traffic) and wet to the bone. Most of them did a beeline to the bathroom to try to dry themselves with paper towels. Mary steps in at 12:05, looking like a drowned rat and starts to go to the bathroom to dry herself. Kevin notices her and stops her. The following, very loud (almost shouting) conversation followed:
Kevin: Where do you think you're going?
Mary: To the bathroom to dry my tshirt?
Kevin: You're late. You can to the bathroom during your break.
Mary: I'm soaking wet! I don't want to work with a wet shirt. I need to dry it down!
Kevin: i don't g... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: wow some great bean discourse in the comments! I’m going to point out two valid qualifications to this post people bring up.
People asking this keep being told bad luck but sometimes the comments have others specifically in Lex Proxima or Haewark Hamlet with the same exerience.
This didn't happen until sometime yesterday as until then it was consistent.
My example. My wife and I use this trick to organize our freezer, and our vacuum sealer and cheap meat purchases to stretch our grocery budget.
Edit: Test a small area for removal/staining.
EDIT: In Argentina we call "lemon" to the yellow one, and "lima" to the green one. By the way, we do not have limas in Argentina, only yellow lemon. Limas a very rare to find here. Some argentinos commented they got them.
According to comments, countries like Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, they call "lemon" the green one because it's more common for them and the yellow one is rare.
In Brasil they have several names for different varieties.
Why YSK: The skin care industry as well as some Dermatologists may push the idea that the best treatment against acne and clogged pores is reducing oil from your skin. While this is helpful for people with oily skin, sufferers of acne with a tendency for dry skin may be lacking the natural oil barrier needed to hydrate skin at the top level.
Without adequate oil, skin can get so dry that layers of dead skin cells can clog pores and cause cystic acne. Acne creams, toners, and cleansers can further dry out the skin.
I generally use jojoba oil on my face 1-3 times a week, and wipe off the excess. I'm not a dermatologist, but it's my understanding that jojoba oil is close to the viscosity of human skin oil, and thus, can cause acne if used by people with oily skin. But in my experience, all I've ever gotten is a whitehead or two when I've put on too much, which is much better than having cystic acne.
Once I've conditioned my face properly with jojoba oil, I can then use oil-free moisturizers without feeling a burning sensation or making my whole face red.
Here's some more information: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/jojoba-oil-for-face#antibacterial
Edit: wow this really exploded more than I thought it would!
My skincare routine is generally just washing and rinsing my face with water and my hands, patting dry, applying jojoba oil when I feel dry skin come on every 1-3 days. Then I wipe off excess with a tissue or a microfiber towel, and I put on Neutrogena Hydroboost. Probably something better out there, but I'm thankful I figured out that jojoba oil worked to cut down my acne.
Also noted in the comments, jojoba oil is not non-comedomic so it can clog pores for some skin types. It just hasn't been my personal experience.
Edit: Everyone's skin is different. This may not be the solution for you. See a dermatologist. The main point of this YSK is to explain that some skin types don't have enough oil. It has only been in my experience through highschool, of dermatologists telling me to reduce the oil on my skin with acne cleansers. It wasn't until my late 20s that I was so fed up with my cystic acne that I decided to try what sounded absolutely counter to what I believed. You might need to repair your moisture barrier.
Edit: Typo fix