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12 September 2005 @ 09:20 am
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It's been a while. . .

Today's entry:
Dumb Ways to Die

In 1989, not one but two people got so angry at malfunctioning vending machines that they grabbed the offending machines and shook them to get out their purchases. The machines toppled over and killed them--two rare cases of death by vending machine.

Yesterday's entry:
The Business of Stupidity and Vice Versa

When McDonald's invaded Russia, the American bosses insisted that the Russian counter help give customers the standard Mickey D smile. Russian customers were insulted because in Russia smiling at strangers means you're making fun of them. How did Mickey D Russia solve the problem? They hired official Smile Explainers to shout into bullhorns at customers in line. "When you reach the counter, you will be smiled at. This does not mean we are making fun of you." And that's how Russia became the friendly country it is today.
 
 
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Liz Erk: Molizerk on September 12th, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
;-)



Michael: Cartoon meservermonkey on September 12th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
Your comments are the BEST!
show me the monkey: coleman/hoffmonkeygirldiva on September 12th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
well that explains the smile then. :P
Michael: Worried Dinoservermonkey on September 12th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
She's hittin' it!
terranoelle14terranoelle14 on September 12th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
Well, well, well...
Idiots! Is a bag of chips really worth it??

Wow, I didn't know that about smiling in Russia. Just goes to show how different cultures and customs are!
Michael: Marvinservermonkey on September 12th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, well, well...
To some people, it seems that it is.

I think we need bullhorns for whenever we're on a support call and the user asks a silly question, "You mean I reply by clicking the REPLY button?"