November 5th, 2002

sleepy

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*** Now talking in #c++
<ZorbaTHut> *insert clever witticism here*
<larne> *insert witty and humourosly insulting reply*
<ZorbaTHut> *insert quick knowledgeable come-back*
<larne> *insert nitpick on minor grammar issue*
<ZorbaTHut> *insert overgeneralization regarding your race/gender/profession/sexual habits*
<djSwish> *insert kickban*
<ZorbaTHut> *insert mostly unrelated comment about nazis*
sleepy

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<]NOS[> hrm... itoa, how does that work?
<]NOS[> itoa(int, char) ?
<larne> calc msdn
<CalcMe> msdn = Microsoft Developer's Network (MSDN) http://msdn.microsoft.com/ - Complete Platform SDK and common MS API documentation and examples. Free for all users; you don't even need to register anymore.
<necromanc> i dont think i'd trust MSDN for anything to do with standard C and portable programming
<ZorbaTHut> luckily, itoa isn't either standard C *or* portable! ^^

yeah yeah. programmer humor. bite me. :P
sleepy

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most incompetent sales clerk EVER.

"I'll have a swiss and chicken, regular."
"That one?" *pointing to the exact opposite side of the list from Swiss and Chicken*
"No, that one. Number 2."
"Here or to go?"
"To go."
"Anything else?"
"Strawberry Cheesecake smoothie."
"Espresso smoothie?"
"No, Strawberry Cheesecake."
"Number 8?"
"Number 3."
"Oh, okay. What size?"
"20oz."
"Small?" (note: the only two sizes they offer are 16oz and 20oz)
"No, large."

They didn't wrap the sandwich to go, and I had to remind them I was waiting for a smoothie.

Admittedly this is still better than the clerk at Safeway who managed to get distracted and forget what she was doing no less than twice in the middle of checking me out (note: I was only buying two items), and then proceeded to drop my money on the conveyor belt on accident.

To combine with all of this, I'm reading Bellwether by Connie Willis (a fantastic author, you should all read her writing). One of the things it comments on is an apparent rising incompetence fad.

I'm starting to think she's right.