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unnamednewbie13
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RTHKI wrote:

Free donuts at work but they're all shit weird types just give me glazed ya cunts
On the rare occasions I pick up office donuts, I just let the person behind the counter pick out the dozen. Expand your pastry horizons!
RTHKI
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Those are never great tho. Not in this area anyway
1000 calories for a bland monstrosity. Nah I'll take a glazed.

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unnamednewbie13
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That's too bad, a good donut place is nice to have nearby. I can get decent in the neighborhood, or slightly better in the next town over.

You mention bland but some of the supermarket glazes and frostings are pretty tasteless.

1000 calories seems a little high. Looking it up, a Winchell's bear claw is like 700. If I wanted more I'd probably have to go to the fair or check on those steering wheel sized pretzels from the German bakery.
RTHKI
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This is a new location if a local chain. They gave us free donuts a couple weeks ago. Absolutely tasteless. Meijer and Kroger have better.

Of the ones today the only normal donut left was a jelly filled. It was decent.

I could eat the strawberry iced donuts forever.
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unnamednewbie13
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I've a liking for the little ones with blueberry frosting the local place makes. Quality has improved I think from its change-of-ownership decline, so it's back to being better than Kroger/FM and other local supermarket chains.

I've had some bad luck with dedicated donut chains. Heavy donut syndrome, like their oil wasn't up to temp. Could just be the areas I bought at.
SuperJail Warden
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Do you have Dunkin Donuts in Ohio?
RTHKI
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Yes but this was where I work, in Indiana, so no.
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DesertFox-
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Dunkin Donuts are pretty trash anyway. Luckily most times when people bring them to work, they go to a local bakery and get some proper ones.
RTHKI
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There is one local donut shop, and they are good. At 13min away they are further than the chain or supermarkets which are 5min away.

Some Amish or farmers nearby work sell some on weekend but never been up there to have.
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DesertFox-
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I had a hankering for my local shop recently but found they've still been doing restricted hours because of the 'rona (and only had re-opened shortly before the pandemic cause cars keep driving into the shop). Turns out they're only doing curbside pickup and you have to order by phone so..... I can wait a bit longer.
unnamednewbie13
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I wanted to get into ordering groceries but it is just too expensive even before tipping. Haven't tried curbside pickup for stuff like best buy stuff. I just order online and have it delivered by a regular delivery company.
SuperJail Warden
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I ordered some groceries from a local store through Uber Eats. The fees were fine but I would have been better off just going to the store myself.
unnamednewbie13
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From reading and talking about it, the ones that are cheap enough to justify not doing it yourself generally seem to suck for people who work at them. The "good" ones can end up being a good chunk extra on top of what you're already spending for the groceries. Probably worth it for the comfortably well-off who measure their time in dollars.
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

From reading and talking about it, the ones that are cheap enough to justify not doing it yourself generally seem to suck for people who work at them. The "good" ones can end up being a good chunk extra on top of what you're already spending for the groceries. Probably worth it for the comfortably well-off who measure their time in dollars.
I don't know how other delivery services work but I know UberEATS hits the restaurant with a fee and/or portion of each sale. So everything is a little more expensive getting delivered than if you went there yourself. Plus they hit you with service fees and delivery fees. Then you have to tip. It's a lot but it helps when you want to just stay home in your pothead cocoon.
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DesertFox-
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I did opt to get donuts today as a fun treat but apparently it's National Donut Day so I had to call 3 times to place an order. They're much better than a chain though, so it was worth it.
RTHKI
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My phone's usbC cable only charges when put in one way. I should say it's the phones fault. But how idk.

Last edited by RTHKI (2021-06-04 09:39:54)

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SuperJail Warden
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IIRC, we have the same phone?
RTHKI
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Pixel 3
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SuperJail Warden
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Yup. I noticed it gets very hot around the charging port when um charging.
unnamednewbie13
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People shouldn't have to worry about plugs and thumb drives being almost too hot to hold. Problematic design. I have a flash drive in my drawer I barely use because of that. "Excessive heat can damage this kind of memory. I know, let's make it so it has excessive heat within minutes!" "But what about customers' data?" "Customers?"

DesertFox- wrote:

I did opt to get donuts today as a fun treat but apparently it's National Donut Day so I had to call 3 times to place an order. They're much better than a chain though, so it was worth it.
Shoot, missed it. Well, missed the crowds at least. You get a little bit off but it's probably not worth sitting in the drive thru for 30 minutes.
DesertFox-
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I'm sure that would've been the experience at Dunkin. All it did for me was meant I picked them up around 10 AM after a meeting instead of 9. With like probably 3 people working, I just called ahead once I got through and got them brought out when I got there. It did feel like a weird version of the carhop system.
unnamednewbie13
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Do any of your work donuts ever "go bad?" Some people seem to relish the day-old crispy crust.
DesertFox-
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Very occasionally some of the weird kinds would. I recall multiple instances of eating a second or third for the day on Friday afternoon to avoid them just sitting and being thrown out.
unnamednewbie13
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fwp, random thought:

It's a weird quirk that it's expected to regularly ask a recovering sick/injured person how they're doing. You'd think it would be the last thing someone wants would to be reminded about their condition just when they got their mind on something else.

(door cracks open, face peeks in)
"You feeling alright? Need to throw up?"
(person in bed occupied with a book, game, or just about to sleep)
"Uuugh."

Yeah there's some medical practicality to keeping abreast of someone's condition, but still.

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