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Animals, Bad, and Children: 61below tumblr Follow lovelylilpup prokopetz I've seen a lot of videos going around of urban-dwelling critters coming to humans for help with various problems, ranging from boxes stuck on their heads to young trapped down a storm drain, and it's gotten me to thinking On the one hand, it's kind of fascinating that they know to do that. On the other hand, setting any questions of how this sort of behaviour must have arisen aside for the nonce, does it ever strike you how weird it is that we've got a whole collection of prey species whose basic problem-solving script ends with the step "if all else fails, go bother one of the local apex predators and maybe they'll fix the problem for no reason"? roachpatrol well, come to think of it, we're at the top of the food chain but we almost exclusively hunt and kill prey out in the country raccoons and possums and foxes and crows all succeed in an urban environment because they're opportunistic and observant. and almost none of them would have observed us pounce on one of their species and then start eating it, you know? a lot of them would have observed that we scream and chase them out of wherever we don't want them to be, but other animals are territorial too. but there's a number of situations where humans feed whoever's bold enough to take them up on the offer, and we do tend to pull garbage off of other animals as soon as they slow down enough for us to catch. 'a human got me but nothing bad happened' is a much more frequent thing than 'a human got me and tried to eat me anyway like, we're masters of our environment, we make weird shit happen all the time, we have lots of great food and sometimes we share, and we almost never eat someone. it makes sense for urban animals, over the last century or so, to just keep an eye out for opportunities to use us, and to pass the habit on to their kids. tsfennec It really is a weird, funny thing. Like yeah, technically they're predators, and they get pretty screamy, especially if you try to take any of their stuff... but given the chance it seems like they'd rather help us out and sometimes they'll just randomly give you food, so??? I mean, I guess in fairytales and myths we've got our fair share of stories about dangerous people/creatures who might well kill you or otherwise ruin your life but to whom people nonetheless turn for help in desperate circumstances. So it's not like the perspective is exactly a foreign thing to our own mindset, really It's just that, y'know, we can't actually go make a deal with the faeries when there's something we can't figure out Which brings me to an interesting thought about the ubiquitous rule about never eating the faery food lest you find yourself forever unsatisfied with anything in the human world- and the potential parallels to the dangers of feeding wildlife human food lest they become addicted and too tame and dependent to be safe for either themselves or us. Hmm.) sapphicaquarius Okay, but that last bit with the Fae... makes almost perfect sense Of the stories I've read, the food of the Fae, its origins and effects, are often strange and/or obscure- Just like our food to most animals. The Fae are strange beings that seem to know weird things that give them power or an edge over us.- Just like us to animals. The Fae work and live by strange rules also ofen nonsensical or obscure to us Just like us to animals. The Fae can easily obtain vast amounts of things we consider rare/precious/desireable, and have no problem with dishing it out wantonly for no other reason than amusement.- Just like us to animals. The Fae sometimes are amused by having us around, but only on their terms and IF it amuses/intrigues them.- Just like us to animals. GUYS, I SENSE A PATTERN.... -they have arcane social conventions and the punishment for not paying the correct respects right is banishment, if you're lucky, and death if you're not -they have wild and unexpected parties where you'd least expect to find them, but if you're bold enough to entertain them they'll feed you and caress you and play with you all night time runs strangely in their realm. their homes are summeriands: warm and bright, no matter the season. there is always fruit on their tables. but not everyone who comes in from the cold is let back out again. -their games are cruel and complex and unfair, but if you can beat them by their own rules you will access riches beyond imagining. sometimes they just fucking fuck with you, the fuckheads -they will absolutely steal your children away. when your children return-if they ever do-they will come back strange. they will know things they shouldn't. they won't know things that they should. your strange children might survive, might even prosper, might take wives and husbands and have children of their own but they will always be marked by their time away from your world. the price for pissing them off is always death. sometimes just you. sometimes your whole community if you are very good, and very smart, and very brave, they will grant your wish. oceaxereturns My eyes just got wider and wider the further down I read. 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Children, Family, and Friends: kennedijeffers1 23h ago I'm with this other man and he telling me I'm never going back home to see my friends and family CHAT <p><a href="http://uncensored-and-psychotic.tumblr.com/post/158315284194/ma-ph-weedsoda-weedsoda-baoxiu" class="tumblr_blog">uncensored-and-psychotic</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://ma-ph.tumblr.com/post/158314520092/weedsoda-baoxiu-5slicesofpepperonipizza" class="tumblr_blog">ma-ph</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://weedsoda.tumblr.com/post/158314405229/baoxiu-5slicesofpepperonipizza" class="tumblr_blog">weedsoda</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://weedsoda.tumblr.com/post/158314258304/baoxiu-5slicesofpepperonipizza" class="tumblr_blog">weedsoda</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://baoxiu.tumblr.com/post/158298714132/5slicesofpepperonipizza-socialjusticeolivia" class="tumblr_blog">baoxiu</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://5slicesofpepperonipizza.tumblr.com/post/158294413001/socialjusticeolivia-ganja-please" class="tumblr_blog">5slicesofpepperonipizza</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://socialjusticeolivia.tumblr.com/post/158292790113/socialjusticeolivia" class="tumblr_blog">socialjusticeolivia</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://ganja-please.tumblr.com/post/158292721471/socialjusticeolivia" class="tumblr_blog">ganja-please</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://socialjusticeolivia.tumblr.com/post/158288737798/socialjusticeolivia-nerbert" class="tumblr_blog">socialjusticeolivia</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://guardians-for-real-children.tumblr.com/post/158288698931/nerbert-socialjusticeolivia-femi-nem" class="tumblr_blog">guardians-for-real-children</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://socialjusticeolivia.tumblr.com/post/158288389168/socialjusticeolivia-femi-nem" class="tumblr_blog">socialjusticeolivia</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://nerbert.tumblr.com/post/158288189309/socialjusticeolivia-femi-nem" class="tumblr_blog">nerbert</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://socialjusticeolivia.tumblr.com/post/158276965653/socialjusticeolivia-socialjusticeolivia" class="tumblr_blog">socialjusticeolivia</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://femi-nem.tumblr.com/post/158276767385/socialjusticeolivia-guys-this-is-fucking" class="tumblr_blog">femi-nem</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://socialjusticeolivia.tumblr.com/post/158276655173/guys" class="tumblr_blog">socialjusticeolivia</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://socialjusticeolivia.tumblr.com/post/158276531158/guys" class="tumblr_blog">socialjusticeolivia</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>GUYS???????</p></blockquote> <h2><b><i>THIS IS FUCKING 23H AGO PLEASE DONT JUST LIKE THIS,</i></b></h2> </blockquote> <h2>HERE IS THE NATIONAL SEX TRAFFICKING NUMBER FOR THE US; <b>+1 (888) 373-7888</b> I RECOMMEND YOU CALL THEM IMMEDIATELY</h2> </blockquote> <p>THEY REALLY SAID DIAL 911 IF ITS AN EMERGENCY WHAT/?</p> </blockquote> <p>I just looked up her username to see if she was ok, and her snapchat story was updated an hour ago to say “kennedi will be fine with me, she will come home next month or during the summertime” wtf.</p> </blockquote> <p>i just saw and im so scared??? what the fuck is happening??</p> </blockquote> <p>guys please make this post more widely known!!!! i dont live in the US, i dont think there’s much i can do but im begging you to all reblog this!!</p> <p>-mod jack ❄❄❄</p> </blockquote> <p>I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SAY I TEXTED HER SNAPCHAT AND THERE WAS NO REPLY, BUT IT SAYS IT WAS OPENED</p> </blockquote> <p>so this is real?</p> </blockquote> <p>why would u think it’s not real?</p> </blockquote> <p>wtf has anyone contacted snapchat about this?</p> </blockquote> <p>Okay I went and checked this out because I wasn’t sure how old it was. The “she’ll be fine with me” update was 7 HOURS AGO. it is 12:55am EST on March 12, 2017 right now. her name is Kennedi High, she’s 16, from Baltimore, autistic, and the authorities believe she may be in California. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE FOLLOWERS FROM BALTIMORE AND CALI. SHE HAS BEEN MISSING FOR ALMOST FOUR DAYS AND MAY HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD AND/OR TRANSFERRED ELSEWHERE. </p> <p>ALSO: if you decide to add the account to look at the message in her story for yourself, please BLOCK the account IMMEDIATELY afterwards. They have already been reported to Snapchat HQ, and blocking will keep the traffickers from being able to find you, as long as you do it pretty much as soon as you see it.</p> </blockquote> <p>PLEASE SPREAD THIS!!!! ANY BALTIMORE FRIENDS PLEASE CALL BPD!!!</p> </blockquote> <p>Here’s a link to the news: <a href="http://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/missing-16-year-old-girl-believed-to-be-in-baltimore">http://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/missing-16-year-old-girl-believed-to-be-in-baltimore</a></p> <p>A missing 16-year-old girl was last seen in the area of Falls Road and Hillside Road around 3 p.m. on March 8, police confirm.</p> <p>According to police, Kennedi High was last seen wearing black pants, a white shirt, a black puff coat, black Ugg boots and red glasses. The National Center For Missing &amp; Exploited Children (NCMEC) released two photos of the missing teen on Thursday, noting that she was still believed to be in the Baltimore area.</p> <p>High is described as being 5’7” tall and approximately 120 pounds.</p> <p>Here’s what she looks like to keep an eye out BALTIMORE COUNTY!!!</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="554" data-orig-width="986"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cb822525979c2876b1411eea10da9680/tumblr_inline_ompo0gTeiw1qa2vlz_540.jpg" data-orig-height="554" data-orig-width="986"/></figure></blockquote> <p>Anyone in this area please look out!</p> </blockquote> <p>Signal boost this! This is current information.</p> </blockquote>
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Bad, Come Over, and Complex: A famous restaurant in NYC decided to hire a firm to figure out why they kept getting bad reviews. What this firm discovered is quite interesting. Below is a transcript that the restaurant posted on Craigslist after they discovered what it was... We are a popular restaurant for both locals and tourists alike. Having been in business for many years, we noticed that although the number of customers we serve on a daily basis is almost the same today as it was 10 years ago, the service just seems super slow even though we added more staff and cut back on the menu items... One of the most common complaints on review sites against us and many restaurants in the area is that the service was slow and/or they needed to wait a bit long for a table. We decided to hire a firm to help us solve this mystery, and naturally the first thing they blamed it on was that the employees need more training and that maybe the kitchen staff is just not up to the task of serving that many customers Like most restaurants in NYC we have a surveillance system, and unlike today where it's a digital system, 10 years ago we still used special high capacity tapes to record al activity. At any given time we had 4 special Sony systems recording multiple cameras. We would store the footage for 90 days just in case we needed it for something. The firm we hired suggested we locate some of the older tapes and analyze how the staff behaved 10 years ago versus how they behave now. We went down to our storage room but we couldn't find any tapes at all. We did find the recording devices, and luckily for us, each device has 1 tape in it that we simply never removed when we upgraded to the new digital system The date stamp on the old footage was Thursday July 1, 2004. The restaurant was very busy that day. We loaded up the footage on a large monitor, and next to it on a separate monitor loaded up the footage of Thursday July 3 2014, with roughly the same amount of customers as ten years before. I will quickly outline the findings. We carefully looked at over 45 transactions in order to determine the data below 2004: Customers walk in They gets seated and are given menus, out of 45 customers 3 request to be seated elsewhere Customers on average spend 8 minutes before closing the menu to show they are ready to order Waiters shows up almost instantly takes the order Appetizers are fired within 6 minutes, obviously the more complex items take longer Out of 45 customers 2 sent items back. Waiters keep an eye out for their tables so they can respond quickly if the customer needs something After guests are done, the check delivered, and within 5 minutes they leave Average time from start to finish: 1:05 2014: Customers walk in. Customers get seated and is given menus, out of 45 customers 18 requested to be seated elsewhere Before even opening the menu they take their phones out, some are taking photos while others are simply doing something else on their phone sorry we have no clue what they are doing and do not monitor customer WIFI activity). 7 out of the 45 customers had waiters come over right away, they showed them something on their phone and spent an average of 5 minutes of the waiter's time. Given this is recent footage, we asked the waiters about this and they explained those customers had a problem connecting to the WIFI and demanded the waiters try to help them. Finally the waiters are walking over to the table to see what the customers would like to order. The majority have not even opened the menu and ask the waiter to wait a bit. Customer opens the menu, places their hands holding their phones on top of it and continue doing whatever on their phone Waiter returns to see if they are ready to order or have any questions. The customer asks for more time. Finally they are ready to order Total average time from when the customer was seated until they placed their order 21 minutes. Food starts getting delivered within 6 minutes, obviously the more complex items take way longer 26 out of 45 customers spend an average of 3 minutes taking photos of the food 14 out of 45 customers take pictures of each other with the food in front of them or as they are eating the food. This takes on average another 4 minutes as they must review and sometimes retake the photo. 9 out of 45 customers sent their food back to reheat. Obviously if they didn't pause to do whatever on their phone the food wouldn't have gotten cold 27 out of 45 customers asked their waiter to take a group photo. 14 of those requested the waiter retake the photo as they were not pleased with the first photo. On average this entire process between the chit chatting and reviewing the photo taken added another 5 minutes and obviousy caused the waiter not to be able to take care of other tables he/she was serving. Given in most cases the customers are constantly busy on their phones it took an average of 20 minutes more from when they were done eating until they requested a check. Furthermore once the check was delivered it took 15 minutes longer than 10 years ago for them to pay and leave. 8 out of 45 customers bumped into other customers or in one case a waiter (texting while walking) as they were either walking in or out of the Average time from start to finish: 1:55 We are grateful for everyone who comes into our restaurant, after all there are so many choices out there. But can you please be a bit more considerate? <p>This Restaurant Kept Getting Awful Reviews. Then They Discovered This…</p>

This Restaurant Kept Getting Awful Reviews. Then They Discovered This…

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