''well they're right here when you want them''

People every squad has (as based on my squad)
  • Squad mom: keeps a sewing kit, lint sheets, bandaids, and snacks in their bag at all times; will ask you if you've eaten between rounds; gives pep talks before finals and helps novices fill out ballots but will still make fun of you if you do something stupid; tells you they're proud of how you did after awards; most likely to use spit to smooth your hair down
  • Drunk aunt: tries to be encouraging sometimes but fails; always loud; brutally honest; always does well but for some reason looks pissed off during awards; most likely to make someone ugly cry while trying to be supportive
  • Problematic fav: everyone loves them but they're kind of extremely annoying; super full of themselves; flamboyant af; a show-off to the end; embarrasses the entire squad on a semi-regular basis; most likely to get scolded after every tournament
  • Cinnamon roll: too pure; nice to everyone; pretty much the human embodiment of a golden retriever; protect them; most likely to get votes in congress
  • Unproblematic fav: will defend you in fb arguments as long as you aren't being a dick; looks like a douche but is actually the best; everyone loves them but everyone forgets about them; the person you would want to be stuck with on a deserted island; most likely to make you laugh when you're sad
  • The auctioneer: could be SO GOOD if they could just slow the fuck down; all their ballots say things like "good analysis" but also say they're hard to understand; super smart but people assume they aren't; most likely to be left behind at a tournament by accident
  • Just problematic: everyone kind of hates them and wishes they would quit; overly confident; thinks they're above the law and does things that are clearly against the rules; most likely to get kicked off the squad
  • If only I gave a fuck: super smart, super cute, super unmotivated; has caught five (5) articles over the course of the entire season; everyone wants to date them, everyone wants to be them; unprecedented levels of adorably awkward; most likely to have tub access revoked
  • When did you get here: that one novice that just kind of slid right into the squad dynamic; does well in prelims but panics in finals; most likely to hear "wait, you're a novice? no way"
  • Erina: So, I have to tell you something.
  • Souma: Okay. [pause] Did--did you want to talk now?
  • Erina: Yeah, okay. So, the thing is, I think that maybe I might be having feelings. Like weird, weird feelings... f-for...[pauses, looks around] pretzels.
  • Souma: Pretzels. Okay. Well, they're right here. When you want them.

anonymous asked:

How do you deal with rude guests? I work at Target as well, and I can't deal with people sometimes. I tell them off in my head while remaining calm on the outside. They always want to be right even when they're not. I got cussed out by this old lady because I couldn't accept her coupon. And I was like is she worth risking my job right now because I'm ready to go off.

I’m only allowed to say positive things here so what I will say is that my go-to strategy is just bearing in mind that I know what I’m doing and that if a guest is angry or rude, they’re most likely just having a bad day, and I’m not doing anything wrong. It helps a little to just know that it’s not a personal thing and they’re just taking out their emotions in a very wrong way.

The Double Blind Job 3x05
  • Parker: I have to tell you something.
  • Alec Hardison: Okay. Do you wanna talk now?
  • Parker: Yeah, okay. So the thing is, I think that maybe I might be having feelings. Like weird, weird feelings for... *pretzels.*
  • Alec Hardison: [sees the bowl of pretzels between them] Pretzels? Okay. Well, they're right here... when you want them.