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Top Text: “you don’t go & find the exact thing a customer wants even though you tell them exactly how to find it & you have a mile-long line at register.”
Bottom Text: “customer submits massively long complaint all about you being rude & refusing to help them.”]
I work in a small-format major-chain craft & fabric store. Amongst our inventory are patterns (directional packets that show you how to make clothes, crafts, home decor, general fabric stuff).
I had a huge line at the register, and a customer hands me an item with no label, which means I have to go find another one with a label or grab the shelf label for it. So I run off, knowing exactly where it is (half way through the store) and just as I grab the shelf label a woman stops me and asks me to help her find a pattern for valances/curtains. I tell her that all I can really do is tell her to go look through the pattern books, that most of them are organized into categories, and that the pattern she’s looking for will most likely be found in the Home Decor section of the books. (Not to mention I point exactly where she needs to go, a table with chairs about 20ft away) Then I run back off to the huge line that you could obviously see from where she was standing.
Apparently this woman found this impossible. Even though there are only about 6 different books, and the home decor sections would likely only be around 20 pages long (and you don’t even have to read, it’s literally full of large pictures for every single pattern). No one else has a problem with this. Everyone else can handle LOOKING THROUGH A FEW BOOKS TO FIND A PICTURE & NUMBER FOR WHAT THEY WANT TO MAKE.
So instead of looking for the pattern herself, or possibly asking ANY OF MY OTHER COWORKERS, she just gets in a huff and goes to my coworker to demand my name & asks about customer surveys. Then she proceeds to leave a massive paragraph saying how I told her to just go look in the books, calls me rude, goes on & on about how she was “obviously struggling at the pattern table” and how I refused to help her yet went on to help some nice man instead. and how my coworker made her feel SsSsoooooo much better after her horrible ordeal with me (even though all he fucking did was cut fabric for her & then agree with her that some colors matched).
Luckily my boss had been in the massive line at my register, so she knew we were fucking busy & she knew of & understood why I helped the man the lady mentioned. (And hopefully it was understood that I cannot just stop working the floor to do work for some customer that literally elderly women & children accomplish on their own on a daily basis here). Just hopefully she wasn’t lying to me about explaining my side of the story to our district manager (my boss loves to fuck us over often while pretending to be a great person).
there are probably more lost bobby pins than there are people in this world
Couldnt go out and enjoy the weather cause im sick as a dog and weak as fuck. So i played the free #xbox game of the month. I’m bright green. Aka I’m good as hell at civ. #civrev #civilizations #revolution #civilizationsrevolutions #microsoft #xbox360 #free
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i cant believe this rude dog interrupted and then swore at this tumblr user
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Exploring Europe’s Oldest Running Cinemas on Instagram
To see more photos and videos from Europe’s oldest cinemas, explore the Etoile Pagode, Kino International and Cameo Cinema location pages. For a glimpse into cinemas across the world, browse the #cinematreasures hashtag.
Founded in 1911, the Oxford Picture Palace (as it was then known) has been closed, reopened, refurbished and renamed many times in its long and enduring history. Like many of the oldest running cinemas in Europe, the staying power of the Ultimate Picture Palace stands as a testament to our love for film.
Whether it’s Berlin’s modernist Kino International—built in the 1960s, hosting premieres until the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and now home to the Berlinale Film Festival—or Edinburgh’s 1914-built Cameo (@thecameocinema) with its terrazzo floor and original ticket kiosks, some of Europe’s oldest cinemas are filled with undoubtable charm.
Over the last three years, Instagrammers across Europe have been capturing these great veterans of the celluloid medium. With their help, we put together a list of some favorites to explore:
- Filmcasino, Vienna, Austria – recommended by @ladyvenom
- Cinema São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal – recommended by @taniamcunha
- Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford, England – recommended by @jgt1
- Etoile Pagode, Paris, France – recommended by @raphaelliais
- Kino International, Berlin, Germany – recommended by @hypercatalecta
- Cameo, Edinburgh, Scotland – recommended by @sejkko
I look like a terrorist in that coat?
good cuz i’m about to destroy dat pussy