If a smartphone is all it takes to emasculate you, well... let's just say it was hardly worth the effort.
They're all for "free market" economics until it actually impacts them personally. Then suddenly they want government intervention and special treatment.
What a hypocrite.
Eliminating an identifiable first name prevents random creeps stalking the female employees. (Yes, it can be a problem, both internally and externally.)
Our company eliminated first names and went with first initial, middle initial, last name with no separator: John C. Doe becomes email@example.com.
For duplicates, the longest-term employee is assigned jcdoe, the next is jcdoe1... etc. Over 10,000 employees and only 7 conflicts that I know of and 3 of them are rcsmith. One is R.C. senior, one is R.C. junior and one is an unrelated woman.
The online company directory uses this policy as well: J. C. Doe - Director of purchasing, J.C. Doe 1 - Legal aide.
I would like to see ME at CES.
Ain't gonna happen.
But I'm disappointed they wouldn't implement my suggestion: to make all robo-calls add an option to their menu.
Here's how it would work:
"This is Rachel from Cardholder Services. There is no problem with your account.
Please press "1" to protect your account,
Press "2" to hear about our other exciting offers,
Press "9" to have 10,000 volts applied to the owner of this company's genitals."
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
I suppose they were right to reject my suggestion, though. The country couldn't afford to repeatedly replace all the "9" buttons on everyone's phones.
A Pentel 0.3mm mechanical pencil with an HB lead is my personal favorite writing instrument.
For pens, I buy either a Pentel Energel 0.5mm or a Pilot V5 series.
I bought a box of Japanese-made 0.3mm gel ink pens about 10 years back at an office supply store that was closing down but can't remember the brand name to save my life. When they ran out I never could find them again. They were some of the best I've ever used, but if you dropped one (even capped) you might as well throw it away. The tips (I think they were ceramic) were that fragile. Beautiful lines, though.
"the GPS-enabled bars looked just like normal chocolate bars"
So, broken in 3 or more pieces and melted on one end?
has always been a schooner. But it's been years since I've seen a bar that has one. (I have 3 at home; 2 glass, 1 wood.)
Second favorite container is the liter mug, followed by the half-liter.
After that I really don't care. I'll drink out of a jelly jar if that's all you've got.
But never plastic. Lord no, never plastic.
Rich people lie.
I hear rumors that water is wet, as well.
I have multiple, shedding dogs in the house, so EVERYTHING I drink includes hair of the dog.
It's just pinin' for the Fords...
/ sorry. I'll go stand in the corner now.
Basically his stance is, "I'm sorry I was a d!ck to someone important. I thought he was just another nobody I could abuse at will."