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And this is why I can’t take NUMTOTS seriously

Planit

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They have never worked in a restaurant before.
Special little snowflakes...


I told The Girl she has to work in the food service at least once in her life. It's an eye-opening experience on different levels.
 

MD Planner

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Wow. Just wow. Clearly no idea how a restaurant works. I've never expected to be "compensated" because a restaurant had to 86 something. There are a lot of people who desperately need a shovel to the face.
 

Whose Yur Planner

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They have never worked in a restaurant before.
Special little snowflakes...


I told The Girl she has to work in the food service at least once in her life. It's an eye-opening experience on different levels.
I did restaurant trade in college, working in two restaurants. I've often said that it was a good experience for two reasons. One was free food, and one place actual had insurance for it's employees. Second was it made be want to do good in college so I didn't have to work in a restaurant ever again.
 

Doohickie

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Second was it made be want to do good in college so I didn't have to work in a restaurant ever again.
I look back at my days working in restaurants fondly. I worked in a local restaurant in high school, then landed a job in a pub during college. Both were pretty positive experiences, even when they sucked. My plan for retirement is to get a job in a restaurant- just part time/fill in work. I've already got a place or two scoped out (friends who own eateries).
 

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I love them too!



There was a lot of proto-may-I-speak-to-the-manager hair around the Cleveland area in the 2000s. I called it "pear hair" or "the lightbulb", because of its shape..

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Related: My cousin, who is my age, recently got a "mom" cut. It is...interesting.

I guess since I'm now 41, I should probably start dressing in seasonal variations of this:
 
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mendelman

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Well, objectively, there is a distinct socioeconomic difference between wearing jean shorts and jean cutoffs.
 

mendelman

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I could post plenty of pics of Gator fans in jorts (as opposed to cutoffs). Don't be that guy. (Apologies to Planit)
I long ago removed jean shorts from my wardrobe.

Now, if I can just stop wearing socks and sandals together that will be the next great personal success.
 

michaelskis

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I long ago removed jean shorts from my wardrobe.

Now, if I can just stop wearing socks and sandals together that will be the next great personal success.
What about leather flip flops with Jeans and a T-shirt. Is that still acceptable?
 

Faust_Motel

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You can only wear jorts if your'e also willing to rock a cell-phone holster. Was anybody else workign municipal planning permitting back when Nextels were around? BEEEP.
 

Dan

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Dan

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You can only wear jorts if your'e also willing to rock a cell-phone holster. Was anybody else workign municipal planning permitting back when Nextels were around? BEEEP.
Oh God.

I lived in one area where it seemed like every resident was a general contractor, or working in the trades. There would be a cocophany of beeps, followed by tinny ranting that usually went "BEEEEEP! GRAH GRAH GRAH DRYWALL GRAH GRAH GRAH ROUGH-IN GRAH GRAH GRAH SPOOL OF ROMEX GRAH GRAH 15 AMP OUTLETS GRAH GRAH GRAH DAMN INSPECTOR BEEEEEP!" in restaurants, movie theaters, and bookstores. Nobody would think twice about it.

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Dan

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And ...

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DVD

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Okay bring it back to somewhat planner related and can you guess which billboard I lived near? FYI, I did not create this meme and bonus points if you guess which rural billboard type is next in line on the freeway.

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Planit

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You live next to the Lion's Den billboard.

There are too many trees behind the other billboards to be near you & I-94 is far away from either place.
 

DVD

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Yep, it was the county next door. The good people of Kansas are still trying to close that place down because you know, it' evil and tempts us to do thing.
 

DVD

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Yes, but does your Lion's Den have a billboard with Jesus Saves Porn Destroys billboard on the other side?
 

Dan

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She either wants to see the manager, or show you a great three bedroom, two and a half bath on a cul-de-sac in a good school district.

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Doohickie

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I saw one of those ladies waiting in line to checkout a Kohl's over the weekend - she did not ask to speak to the manager. I was disappointed.
Obviously doing field research for her next visit. When she will ask to speak to a manager.
 

The Terminator

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Pretty sure even the founder of NUMTOTS doesn't take it/them seriously. https://twitter.com/drooliet
I can confirm that. Its become something beyond the founders wildest dreams and they are not as pretentious as to take themselves seriously, hence the april fools joke.

Im Instagram buddies with Juliet. She absolutely rules and is someone who’s aesthetic and mind I greatly respect. I frequently send her pictures of Volvo 240s lolol.

In the group itself, surprising amounts of NUMTOTs will break their car hate and admit the 240 is a brilliant machine. I like to post pics of each of the now 3 (!!!) 240s Ive owned in front of transit infrastructure in that group haha.

Before I got into Volvos, I was (and still am/always will be) a foamer and transit advocate. I also do appreciate the group for giving Planning in general more visibility among my millennial cohort.

Im really glad to see fellow burbianz embracing the Nü Urbanist Memes.

Ive often thought that as part of our Cyberbian Great Leap Forward post new BBS, that it probably would be worth it to try and recruit some new blood and fellow omg MILLENIALS for our ‘burb over on numtot....thoughts?
 
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Dan

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Ive often thought that as part of our Cyberbian Great Leap Forward post new BBS, that it probably would be worth it to try and recruit some new blood and fellow omg MILLENIALS for our ‘burb over there.....thoughts?
I'm all for it! The hard part is how to invite folks to visit without the appearance of spamming. It's easy for bloggers -- just link to an article. For a message board, it's harder -- forum threads aren't always seen as authoritative, and they don't take the form of articles or essays.

I'd welcome NUMTOTs here, but one thing I'm concerned about is creating an echo chamber. I think Cyburbia is unusual in not having the same culture wars drama and divisiveness as what I see on other message boards. Also, we don't focus on the "boo cars/suburbs/gentrification/zoning/AmeriKKKa" aspect of popular urbanism. We're not that good at circlejerking.

And now, for something completely different.

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