i see what you’re doing :P

Two guys just came into the shop, and while I was grabbing stuff for one of the guys over by the front of the shop, the second guy was swiping some packets of gel we have at the cash register.

I rang up their stuff, including the packets the one guy stole. They never noticed the total was higher than it should’ve been because they were too busy trying to act like they hadn’t stolen something.

This isn’t the first time a scenario like this has happened. It’s not even the 10th time. I overcharged a man for earrings when his bratty daughter broke a small earring display during a temper tantrum. Replacing it costs me $7, the price of the earrings was $10, so I charged him $20 for the earrings. He never noticed.

I always wonder if these people get home and look at the receipt and are like DAMN IT! But like what are they going to do? Come after me for selling them stuff?

phil-s-eyelash: the-misadventures-of-lele: psychogemini: deathtasteslikechicken: abs-gabs: SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing …

we can’t talk about it

One of the most
fucked up things about working as private investigators for the
government is that when we find evidence of gross negligence by companies
or owners of companies, we can’t say a thing about it to anyone.

Right
now we’re investigating a restaurant chain. The owner himself never
bothered to get any food handler training. He just had this idea for a
new kind of restaurant and bought a cheap, dilapidated building, and set
up shop. The restaurant has exploded with popularity, and they have
many locations all over the largest city and surrounding cities of my
state and they’re spreading out over the United States with new locations opening.

What We’ve Found:

  • no
    one who works for the company, including the owner, has a food
    handler’s license or any training whatsoever in safe food handling
  • the
    drainage system for the warehouses and food prep buildings is old
    and/or dysfunctional and backs up constantly because “I didn’t know we
    needed to fix that,” says the owner, which means raw sewage and runoff from clean-up is pooling at
    every drainage grate in the buildings
  • the dumpsters on the
    properties aren’t far enough away from the food, aren’t under lock and
    key, and don’t have alcoves, which is a law here in my state and we have
    more relaxed regulations compared to other states
  • there is no book of
    standard company regulations and procedures, which means none of the
    employees have a set way of doing things
  • no one wears hair nets
  • there are no
    washing/rinsing stations for caustic chemicals
  • half the employees aren’t using gloves
  • no one is
    wearing aprons or anything over their shoes
  • there have been no
    inspections on the refrigerators and freezers because the warehouse and
    food prep buildings aren’t even registered or licensed as anything other
    than storage warehouses
  • there has been no spore testing or other safety checks for the same reason
  • there
    are no regulations or inspections or maintenance (other than mechanical
    maintenance) on the vehicles transporting the food and no testing for
    spores or temperature of the refrigeration units on the trucks
  • there
    is no time limit for food left out unrefrigerated, so there are piles
    and piles of food just sitting around on the floor and tables in areas
    where raw sewage is pooling just a few feet away
  • they don’t use a
    professional pesticide service and instead are just “taking care of it
    ourselves,” and it’s likely (we need further testing but it’s difficult
    to determine whether pesticides are from the farms or the building)
    they’re just walking in and spraying down the rooms with pesticide and
    not bothering to cover the food
  • the owner is paying the
    employees well, but they don’t get healthcare or sick leave, so there’s a
    good chance a lot of these people are coming in sick
  • everything
    listed above covers only the warehouses and food prep buildings, but
    the restaurants themselves are well-maintained and pass inspection with
    flying colors, so the average person walking into the restaurant would
    have no idea their food had been lying in filth before it ever got to
    the restaurant

We can’t even tell our other family
members the name of this restaurant chain, and if we do, not only do we
get jail time and fines and our PI licenses revoked, but all the
evidence against this company gets thrown out.

One of the hopes I
have for the next generation that takes over the US is that they
overhaul the legal system, because right now it’s set up to protect the
criminals. The #1 priority should be keeping millions of people from
getting sick and/or dying from food poisoning, but instead the priority
is making sure the company’s name isn’t besmirched and they can quietly
clean things up while still staying in business.

We’ve been
working on this case for almost two years, and all the owner of the company
has to do is show that he’s *trying* to work on fixing all the problems,
but “trying” simply means scheduling changes in the future, throwing
some money at it, and showing you have a plan of action.

The only
thing that’s changed from the list above is the employees now wear
gloves and aprons, but everything else is still happening even though
most of it was discovered two years ago.

gender reveal parties

“gender reveal parties are getting out of hand but i guess they’re not really hurting anybody”

Ever heard of the Sawmill Fire? 47,000 acres burned (100,000 if you consider the controlled burn areas to help put the fire out), hundreds of people evacuated, countless animals driven out, 800 firefighters working for a straight week in dangerous windy and dry conditions, and $8 million in damages when a guy used a rifle (illegally) to shoot a target filled with colored powder that had a legal explosive substance on the front during a no-burn time near dry bushes and grass.

And we still don’t know whether his wife was having a boy or a girl.

that’s just homophobic

One of my cousins (who does meth and several other drugs) brought a couple of his friends into my shop to buy tattoo supplies.

They all had blood donor debit cards with them and were using the money to buy tattoo supplies. The money they had just gotten 20 minutes earlier for donating blood.

The nurse taking their blood SAW THE TATTOOS, which are obviously home-made and infected – oozing pus. She told them not to tattoo on their lower arms and keep their other ones covered up so they could continue to give blood and get money for it.

She KNEW they were sharing needles because my stupid cousin told her.

She KNEW they were drug-users because my stupid cousin told her.

What she didn’t know is my cousin is also poly and the two “friends” were his boyfriend and girlfriend. They kept that to themselves because the nurse very clearly stressed to them that “the gays can’t give blood.”

My cousin frequently goes to several donation centers to make money and he said it’s pretty much the same at every center here where I live and where he’s from on the east coast.

He’s not saying ALL blood donation centers are like this, and I’m not saying ALL employees in the centers are like this, but every one he’s been to are.

So my drug-using, needle-sharing, pus-oozing, home-tattoo having cousin can give blood, but my mom’s cousin, who has been in a monogamous 24-year-long relationship with their SO, has never touched drugs, has no tattoos, and is healthy as a horse, can’t.