Do you believe in "patriotic" buying? I suspect a lot of people do, as evidenced by the PS3's advantage in Japan and the 360's in the US (while Europe remains a dead heat).
While I have no doubt that it matters to a significant percentage of Japanese gamers that the PS3 is made by a Japanese company...I don't believe for a second that any significant percentage of Americans give a damn that MS is an American company and got their Xbox because of that. Most likely IMO? Someone wanted to play some flavor of Halo because their buddies all played it...then, that was the console that they had, and there was no reason to get another one.
or should I say "think that they will require".
Hah. I love the phrase "so-and-so is really good with excel". How in the fuck can you not be good with excel? If you can't get it to do what you want by figuring it out or just googling it....you probably don't really need it anyway.
Ah well, I guess the stupid people need things to do at work also.
How long is 6-inches?
....and are you, by chance, female?
If you ever wonder why the burger-flipper behind the counter at McDonalds sneezed in your burger, this is also why.
In the foodservice industry in the US, they probably don't get any paid time off at all (unless things have changed since 25 years ago when I was in it). So, their options are to call in and not be paid, incur the wrath of their manager (do it too many times and you will either be fired or won't get any hours), or just suck it up and go in.
I agree that it is stupid, but it's how it goes.
If they'd bought an iPad they'd be having a better quality of life.
I have an iPad 3 and I can tell you that being able to read webpages whilst shitting has really improved all other aspects of my life.
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