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@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?


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#421 tec

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:53 PM

Pics from the the best damn job ever getting paid to play with toys yes please

 

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And yes those hard cases

 

 

 


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 12:06 AM

Last day for my store, too. 

 

Ended up going to the laundromat instead as the washing machine broke down yet again. 



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:37 AM

Last day for the store by me.



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:15 AM

This video sums up how I feel.

 



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 05:52 PM

Well it was a homecomeing of sorts I first laid eyes on Optimus Prime in Toys R Us back in 84 so its fitting that I did this

 

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Optimus curses his one red mark for speedy check out

 

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For 5 years I commanded 4 and half aisles check out the pics I posted in my last post to the theses last two shots


Edited by tec, 28 June 2018 - 05:53 PM.

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#426 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:05 PM

Well, props to TRU canada. I ordered my nephews playmobil ghostbuster kit this week, on monday even. It arrived today, after I specified I would happily go to the store to pick it up. Cost me all of 2 bucks for shipping.



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:59 PM

TRU Canada does have pretty decent shipping. After being unable to find the Power Rangers Legacy Titanus in any store around me for a few weeks a while back, I finally gave up and just ordered online. Thanks to the ungodly expensive price, the shipping was free. It did arrive very quickly and was well-packaged. I've since gotten a little more comfortable ordering from them online, even though I can be a stickler for packaging (depending on the item).



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:23 AM

Thanks for sharing, tec.



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 12:48 PM

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For 5 years I commanded 4 and half aisles check out the pics I posted in my last post to the theses last two shots

 

Man, I wish I didn't look at these pics. I has such a sad right now. I avoided going to my local TRU for the last few weeks specifically to avoid seeing this.


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#430 tec

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:07 PM

I got an interview next Thursday for Targets Electronics Dpt woot and If I land it Ill be making more money then I did at TRU

 

I just got this in my email from the last day :(

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 01:43 AM

I got another job offer today to work at a retro type store


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 03:48 AM

Retro toys?

Toys R Us is still open in South East Asia. This is my only video of Geoffrey the Giraffe. Dunno who the Babies R Us BRU bear is.



Good bye and good luck Geoffrey!

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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

Welp to close out this saga I was hired at Target

 

What 7 days and I already got a second job I nailed the interview and on paper its gonna say hardlines but the jobs going to be a Toys/video game hybrid


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#434 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 09:19 AM

Good job! Good for you :)
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Episodes here


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:12 AM

I kind of wish I could have the attachment to TRU everyone else does, but I think I went to the NYC FAO Schwarz more often in the 80s and early 90s than I did to my local TRU. Kids R Us, Caldor, Kay-Bee, those I remember, but I didn't really go to TRU regularly until 1994, and nary a few years later the figure aisles shrank while the prices rose. That and mediocre stock kept me away except for store exclusives, and even those were a crap shoot.  I've had more luck at Walgreen's in the last few years.

 

Sympathies to tec and all of you that miss it, though.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:54 AM

Welp to close out this saga I was hired at Target
 
What 7 days and I already got a second job I nailed the interview and on paper its gonna say hardlines but the jobs going to be a Toys/video game hybrid

"Hardlines" really means "Everything but clothing".

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:17 PM

wait that makes TMM my senior aka my boss Noooooooooo


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:39 PM

Pft, nah, that'd mean I was actually valued enough to get help at work.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:43 PM

wait that makes TMM my senior aka my boss Noooooooooo


And hes gonna make you make all the tags and signs and spell everthing right!
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:49 PM

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