customization tips

At a Restaurant in Germany

Unless it’s a particularly upscale restaurant, you don’t wait to be seated - you just walk in and choose your own table. At bars, cafés, and very informal CROWDED restaurants, it’s okay to sit down next to strangers, as long as you get an affirmative response to “Ist hier noch frei”? (Is this seat vacant?)

Don’t expect any ice cubes in your soda, you need to ask for it. There are NO free refills on drinks. The basket of bread or pretzels on the table sometimes costs extra, so don’t be surprised if you’re charged for what you eat from it. 

Water will not automatically be brought to your table. You have to order it and you will be brought bottled water which you have to pay for. The default water is sparkling. If you do not want that, ask for “stilles Wasser” or “ohne Kohlensäure”. If you want tap water (which is highly unusual in Germany and will get you looks, especially in non-touristy restaurants), you might ask for “Leitungswasser”. Note that it is not customary at all to serve tap water at a restaurant in Germany.

If you cross your knife and fork on your plate, it means you’re just pausing. If you line them up side by side, it means you’re finished, and the waiter may come and take your plate away. Doggie bags are still mostly unknown so your waiter/tress may be surprised if you asked to take leftovers home with you. 

German waiters and waitresses are usually paid more per hour than in some countries (like the USA), so they do NOT rely on large tips. The general rule is to round up the bill to the next larger amount, so if your bill is 22.50 Euros you might give 24 or 25. Your waiter/waitress usually will remain at the table while you pay, so make sure to let them know how much tip you want to leave. For example, if your bill is 15.70 Euros and you want to leave 1.30 Euros as a tip then say “Siebzehn bitte” (Seventeen please) when handing them a 20 Euro note. While credit cards are accepted in most restaurants, it’s more common to pay with cash.

So Here’s A Thought . . .

I’ve had a thought, and I’ve seen it pop up among a-many battle-hardened and heavy heartened veterans (and soldiers) of customer service jobs.

“The customer is always right.”

Nothing makes a customer service worker tremble worse than those terrible words.  Nothing else sends such a despicable shiver of regret, remorse, and contempt down one’s spine.

“The customer is always right.”

Oh how we loathe that phrase.  How we hate it for everything it stands for, and what it means!

But I don’t think you guys ACTUALLY know what the phrase is ACTUALLY intended for.  Let me explain.

To put it into the most basic terms, there are two types of people in the business world: buyers and sellers.  Yeah it’s more complicated than that, but that’s what everything boils down to in its most rudimentary fashion.  You’re either buying something, or selling something.

So, to turn a profit, the SELLER has to be selling what the BUYER wants; i.e. the customer.  Let’s pretend the seller has a very nice fruit stand, selling an equal amount of oranges, bananas, apples, and peaches.  Let’s say 100 each.  In the first day, he sells ALL 100 peaches, 75 apples, 50 bananas, and ZERO oranges.  Logic dictates that not all of these fruits are equally wanted by his customers.  Meaning he has to change the stock of his fruits to meet the demand of the customers and to cut costs associated with purchasing/throwing out unwanted produce.

A smart man would then order more than 100 peaches (since he sold out, he’ll want to buy more to ensure he’s meeting proper demand). He’ll stock around the same amount of apples, a bit less bananas, and maybe only a handful of oranges.  Because the demand for peaches is obviously high while the demand for oranges is low, the seller will put his sales in what the customer wants.

Do you see where I’m going with this?

“The customer is always right.” ACTUALLY MEANS “the customer’s want for a product is always right.”

THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS!

That’s why popular products are sold in such large numbers and revolve around sales.  That’s why large purchases have so many accessories and plans and knick-knacks associated with it.  Because, yeah you want a new TV, the seller KNOWS you want a new TV, so they’re going to do everything to make sure you get what YOU want and ALSO selling everything that goes along with it (pro tip, most of their profit is from the accessories, NOT the main big purchase itself).  So you want your fancy 48” plasma TV, well how about a WIFI hook-up and Netflix plan and a satellite deal and fifty thousand remotes and yada yada yada.

That’s what “the customer is always right” means.  

It does not mean that customers get to harass workers.  It does not mean that workers need to bend over backwards and grovel for a customer’s service.  It does not mean that PTA Soccer mom Brenda can order the most ludicrous thing ever which is physically impossible for the Starbucks barista to make and then scream and rage and throw a temper tantrum more fitting of a two-year old.

And it most certainly does not mean that customers can yell, scream, harass, or in any way shape or form abuse a worker and make ridiculous demands.

And if ANYONE dares to tell you otherwise, you may feel free to relay what you have all just learned, and then promptly stick your foot shin-deep in that person’s ass.

The Poor Man’s Guide to an Easy No-Sew Doll Wig Cap and Wig

Do you have a bald doll? Do you have absolutely no ability to sew or make wigs? Well it’s your lucky day! Because with The Poor Man’s Guide to an Easy No-Sew Doll Wig Cap and Wig, your bald dolly can have hair in no time! *yaaaaaaaaaaay*

The first thing you need is some tacky glue, a cruddy paint brush that you couldn’t care less if it died in a fire, and saran wrap!

Wrap your dolly’s head in the saran wrap like you’re trying to suffocate it! Seriously, stretch the saran wrap downward so there’s as few wrinkles as possible, and secure it tightly with a rubber band / twist tie / etc.

Wrap the doll’s head tightly again, but this time with a thin fabric that you will use as the base of the wig. I used thin cotton. start painting a layer of tacky glue alllll over the head.

Let the tacky glue dry (you may want to do a few layers) and when the fabric has hardened, you can cut the cap to the shape of the hairline. If you cut the saran wrap, you must wrap the doll again! Keep the doll covered safely in plastic wrap!

Apply hair (whatever you wanted to use, faux fur, alpaca, etc) by adding a small chunk at a time. Be sure to remove any undercoat or extra fluff from each bunch before applying to the wig cap. Paint the spot where you want to apply with glue, add hair, paint over again with glue to secure.

Go row by row until you reach the top.

This is where it gets tricky - It’s hard to see in the photos, but first you apply a chunk of hair going *against* the direction you want it to lay. Then, you add a small amount of glue and *fold* the hair so that it lays flowing in the correct direction, and creates a nice looking part in the hair.

And there it is! The Poor Man’s Easy No-Sew Doll Wig Cap and Wig! Enjoy!

!Extra tips!
+This method works with faux fur, alpaca, fibers of all sorts, thread, feathers, whatever you want! The glue is what worked best for us! There is nothing set in stone, Get creative!
+Drawing on a dried wig cap can help if you need to know where your part will be and which direction you want your hair to go!
+This is an excellent method for boyish or pixie wigs! Cutting as you go is also possible, but the end result can look a little choppy if you aren’t careful. For some people though, its much easier to cut as you go to create a more layered look!
+THE WIG CAP WILL END UP A HARDCAP! It will only fit similar dolls to the one you made it for!
+You can also keep a pair of scissors handy to cut into wefts first, paint glue on, and then add them.
+Laying down Saran Wrap on your workstation can help with keeping an easy to clean spot. 
+Glue WILL dry on the brush. In our experience, hay brushes are the easiest and don’t stick to the fibers as much.
+The finished products are delicate, and should only need light brushing or treatment with appropriate products!
+There is no set method for the part, everyone has their own method!

Lastly, if you use this tutorial, we would LOVE to see your wigs! :)
Here are some made using the method here!



Please fire me. I work at an coffee shop near an Ivy League campus and these spoiled, rich students are generally terrible customers. And one time, a parent of one of these kids came in, and was digging around for the change for her coffee. When she realized she didn’t have it, she reached her slimy old hand into my tip jar and pulled out the change she needed!

MC can’t feel physical pain

Yoosung

  • MC accidentally cuts herself in the kitchen while chopping vegetables and doesn’t notices until Yoosung freaks out
  • She sheepishly admits she can’t feel pain
  • Suddenly all the bangs and bruises make sense - especially why she barely reacts to them
  • Suddenly she is not allowed in the kitchen anymore
  • If MC doesn’t react to temperatures, then she could burn herself way too easily, and she could cut herself
  • Yoosung is now the self-appointed cook of the household
  • MC would be annoyed if her parents hadn’t been the same way
  • Worriers
  • So they delegate chores to make things even
  • MC does most of the cleaning while Yoosung handles the kitchen

Jaehee

  • Some one threw scalding coffee all over MC’s front because they were one of those awful customers that takes things out of customer service people
  • MC didn’t even react past flinching and promptly threatened to call the police as that could be considered assault and the only reason she would stop would be if they settled the bill appropriately (which they were trying to get out of)
  • The customer settled the bill (tipped as well), then ran out
  • MC then ducked into the back to change clothes
  • Jaehee didn’t realize that it had been scalding coffee until she felt MC’s still damp shirt was really hot
  • Rather than letting MC change, she made a bunch of ice water and made MC sit in the changing room, applying and reapplying cold water with a wet cloth to her burned skin
  • As soon as Jaehee could, she took MC to the hospital while MC explained her condition
  • At the hospital, they took care of the burns as best they could, but advised that they be careful and MC should only take cold showers for a while
  • MC says, “that’s fine” as she doesn’t care about temperature anyways

Zen

  • They’re on set one day, he’s busy in the middle of his part when suddenly a piece of the set falls off and lands on MC
  • Zen runs over to check on her, but she’s acting like she’s fine
  • Then they look down and she realizes her arms is broken
  • Zen PANICS
  • An ambulance is called, but she’s so calm, like she doesn’t even feel it, and Zen is so worried
  • He thinks she’s in shock
  • When the ambulance arrives, she tells the paramedic that she has congenital insensitivity to pain
  • Zen has no idea what this is, but the paramedic assures him that she’s fine, she just needs to get surgery on her arm to reset the bone, get a cast, and everything should be fine
  • As they’re prepping her for surgery, she explains that she basically can’t feel pain
  • Like, she feels emotions, she feels textures, but she can’t feel pain or temperatures (which is why she doesn’t sweat)
  • Suddenly, he treats her like she’s made of glass
  • Zen doesn’t want her running around when they’re at work, and he wants to carry her everywhere, but MC won’t have it
  • In the end, MC makes a deal with him where, if she decides to do anything where she might come to harm, she will let him know immediately

Jumin

  • There are multiple types of BDSM play
  • MC prefers the stuff that taunts, teases, pushes the edges, anything with interesting textures, etc
  • She doesn’t like anything that involves impact play or pain, though she never specifies why
  • One day, Jumin talks her into it, and they do it… but she doesn’t even really react
  • When the toy he uses hits a little too hard and breaks the skin by accident, she doesn’t even notice
  • It’s then that Jumin knows something’s not right
  • When he asks, MC explains the whole “doesn’t feel pain” thing
  • Jumin doesn’t like that she never said anything before hand
  • MC just says it never comes up unless she gets hurt or its really hot/cold outside
  • Well, needless to say he does a fair amount of research (or Jaehee does for him) and he finds out as much about her condition as he can
  • He makes everything in his apartment as safe as he can
  • Jumin also makes sure her security guards know so that she will either never come to harm, or if she does, she is immediately informed and treated

Saeyoung

  • Because he dug deep and double checked everything about her background, he found her medical records and found out she can’t feel pain
  • So, when Saeyoung and MC meet and interact in route, he makes sure she doesn’t get hurt
  • When everything’s over, he makes his home as safe for her as he can, and always carefully monitors the temperature of the house to make sure she never gets too hot or too cold, because she wont notice and he knows it
  • MC ends up carrying a first-aid kit in her purse on his insistence
  • Saeyoung just tries to keep her from harm as much as possible to the point where she will tell him he’s being overly cautious
  • To prove this, she drags him to an amusement park so that she can show him nothing will go wrong
  • He eases up after a day of fun (Saeran even tagged along and got ice cream… and watched them scream like idiots on the rollercoaster)

V

  • It’s easiest for MC to hide it from V because he can’t see
  • He doesn’t notice how clumsy she is, that she bruises her legs and doesn’t notice, cuts her hand and doesn’t complain, etc
  • It’s not until Zen asks about why MC gets hurt so much that V gets concerned
  • Like, V sits her down to ask her about it
  • She just easily explains the disorder and that she’s fine
  • V’s super concerned, but what can he do?
  • Eventually, V gets so worried, he decides to go through the surgery to get his eye sight back, just so he can keep an eye out for her

Saeran

  • He’s basically like, “Okay, so?”
  • Well, he is at first
  • Then MC accidentally gets cut by a passing movers box cutter and doesn’t even notice or react
  • It takes her ten minutes on her own to notice that something’s wrong
  • Then he becomes a bit of an overprotective mother hen

Vanderwood

  • IMMEDIATE MOTHER HEN
  • WHAT THE HELL?!?!
  • WHY DIDN’T YOU SAY SOMETHING SOONER?!?!
  • Okay, back up a little, all that happened was that he accidentally opened a door in her face, she said she didn’t even feel it, and then the next morning, she had a black eye that was pretty much swollen shut
  • Thus, his reaction of “What the hell”
  • She brushes it off like it’s no big deal
  • From then on, he watches her a lot more closely is prepared in case she gets hurt

I’m starting to see some right-before-the-holidays-be-nice-to-retail-workers posts, so I want to just say a couple things you can do to make your local retail workers’ lives a little easier:

1. If you’re buying cards, especially multiple cards, face the barcode out. This isn’t a huge thing, but fumbling with the envelopes and trying to make sure not to miss any takes time.
2. ASK FOR GIFT RECEIPTS BEFORE YOU PAY. This one actually IS pretty big, as a lot of places require a manager to print them once a transaction is closed. And everyone gets mad about how long that can take, because managers are BUSY right now.
3. Be aware of the fact that many stores can’t match online prices. Don’t waste your time and your store workers’ time by arguing about it.
4. If you try and call your store, don’t get nasty if you have to wait awhile to get through. We’re all doing our best, but EVERYONE is calling or coming in this week, and no matter how many people we staff we’re very busy.
5. This is less a holiday thing, but always think through things you say to retail workers! They almost always have to be nice to you, even when you make them uncomfortable, and that dynamic makes things even more uneasy for them.

A customer had let it slip that she had someone close to her pass and her server was doing her best to console her and the customer responded by tipping her over 100% and she’s been coming back every Saturday, asking for that same server and tipping a lot since, I love customers like her.

TIP UberEats or DO NOT USE IT They do not pay even minimum wage. (Please share!)

Uber Eats intentionally tells customers to NOT tip. They claim that they pay a living wage. This is FAR from the truth.

They pay a base fee that they deduct their cut. The say they pay miles, but they estimate the miles in direct line of sight not road miles. this undercuts mileage and gas expenses severely never mind wear and tear of standard federal deduction. THEN it’s a 1099 on top of it.


Without tips the job averages 5-6 dollars an hour when all fees, gas and time are taken into account.

Uber’s conservative owners are banking on the fact that Uber passanger drivers make a living wage without tips, this is not the case for uber eats drivers. Since people without the newest of vehicles can work with this company, it seriously takes advantage of us.

Postmates is a good company, but their system is still new and it sometimes takes a while for a courier to be setup. Thus some of us are forced to work like this for Uber until fair paying work can be found.

The roof is on

It’s a shame not to have detailed roofs in our game, so there is a kind of solution to that. You can actually replace roof texture of every lot (one by one) in your hood, but be aware of that it will disappear every time the lot is saved. Might work flawlessly on community lots though. Okay, let’s just start!
Things you’ll need:
— SimPE (with Nvidia DDS plugin)  
— Graphic editor of choice (I will use good old Photoshop CS4)
— Patience

Let’s choose which lot we want to see with better roofs first. Thyme has lots of them. But I’d be happy to start with this one. Take a screenshot of your lot, you might need it soon:

This old town block would look great with more variety in roof detail, so let’s proceed.

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tips for anyone having trouble on the custom nights
  • USE YOUR HOTKEYS!! IT MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
  • electrobab has a set pattern of alternating from right to left. she also wont be on the side freddy is on if theyre both active
  • "BON BON GO GET HIM" means bon bon will attack from the side freddy is on, "get ready for a SURPRISE" means bon bon comes from the OPPOSITE side, so keep a mental note of freddys location
  • dont bother checking on bidybab on the camera. if you hear clanging, press w to make her fuck off
  • yenddo amd bonnet appear to drain your oxygen (havent confirmed this)
  • wait until balloras music is at its loudest to shut the door
  • keep your camera angled right to check for lolbit and/or yenndo
  • typing lol during lolbits final stage (PLEASE STAND BY) still deactivates her
  • get a snack and a drink. ur gonna need em
Regulars

Long time listener, first time caller. So this is a good customer story to give people some hope maybe.

So I work at the Golden arches and we recently found out we’re allowed to keep tips from customers. Now last year around this time, I had some regulars give me -max- five dollars for the holidays.

Today, a guy who’s been coming since this time last year, gave me an EB Games gift card. I figure, “okay, there’s probably five, maybe ten bucks on here.”

So I go check the balance when I get home and I am ASTOUNDED to find fifty bucks loaded on that baby. I haven’t even asked this guy’s name, it’s always busy and I always forget but I know his order as soon as he starts ordering it. I guess he appreciates that. A good start to the week following what’s been a shitty past couple of weeks.

Thank you random citizen, for paying for a good chunk of Mass Effect Andromeda.

so apparently my new workplace:
- is 50% staffed by immigrants and refugees
- refuses to serve customers who make homophobic/xenophobic/transphobic/sexist/racist comments
- just became an official Sanctuary Restaurant
- when the city changed their laws so that tips didn’t have to be evenly shared among employees anymore, they instituted a service charge so that basically every customer tips whether they want to or not, and even minimum wage workers make upwards of SIXTEEN FUCKING DOLLARS AN HOUR
- lets front-of-house employees wear practically whatever they want (as long as you’re not coming to work in, like, a bikini or your underwear) and actively encouraged me to wear bright ass red dresses while on duty because no one else does that
- has exclusively gender-neutral restrooms
- gives employees free meals on their rest breaks, including full-sized macaroni and cheese dishes. if an item isn’t offered for free, you get half off the regular price
- distributed bilingual cards to all the immigrant and refugee staff letting them know what their rights are if they ever get confronted by an immigration agent
- has a meeting every week to discuss the details of their finances that all employees are free to attend. if you do choose to attend, you get paid for your time.

like appalonius christ i have never worked somewhere that legitimately seemed to care so much about their employees. sixteen dollars an hour and free food?? that’s a big fucking deal you guys!

Anna Hair | by @kotcatmeow

The original mesh is required and you can download it here.

  • 20 naturals and unnaturals hair colours.
  • I used the ombre as a base so that it’s darker on the roots and lighter on the tips.
  • Custom Thumbnail

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TOU. please do not redistribute my custom content.
[ more hair recolored with this palette here ]

Craic [Jimin]

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Who even needs that many napkins?

Fluff. Restaurant AU. 1,307 words.

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Being a waitress sucks.

It’s been three months, and you’re still struggling with how to balance six different dishes on your arms without tripping and spilling. Also, you’d really appreciate it if customers gave a bigger tip. Or stopped taking out a bunch of napkins from the dispensers and then leaving a stack of unused ones behind.

Seriously, if people aren’t going to use them all, why do they always take out a gazillion of  them?

Trees are being killed for the sake of unused napkins? What a bunch of forest murderers.

“Excuse me, waitress!”

Sighing, you quickly turn your frown into a tight smile and waltz over to the customer’s table. “Yes, are you ready to order?”

Under other circumstances, you would be ogling this boy because oh man, he is probably one of the most handsome male specimens whom you had the pleasure of laying your eyes on. Granted, the six other boys sitting with him are extremely nice to look at as well, but he is just the embodiment of Adonis.

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A Little Something Nice

I really don’t like my fast food job. I hate dealing with strangers, smiling all day while repeating the same questions wears me out, my job is completely worthless to society, has taught me no useful life skills, and I’m easily replaceable. 

I didn’t think I was going to be able to get much for anyone for Christmas this year, since I’m pregnant and my husband is a student and we both work in food service. But since the holiday season started, more customers have been tipping (it’s fast food, so there’s no expectation to tip), and it’s really added up. I’m now able to make/buy a little something for my close family and friends, plus we don’t have to sweat over the gas money to drive up and see my parents! 

I complain about customers a lot, and I really do dislike my job, but I have to admit I really appreciate the generosity of these strangers, it’s really made a difference for us this year. Happy holidays ^.^