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Comment The Street Lamp (Score 1) 330

I thought this would have been at the top of the list. Before street lamps people had to continually worry about their own personal illumination. That's 'torches' for those who have never seen a Hammer film. It also had a great deal of impact on the environment. Wild animals who could freely roam now had to learn new instincts and survival skills.

Comment Next time it'll be cash (Score 1) 345

I actually had my credit card send me a message because I tipped too much! It was a nicely laid out e-mail that had a column of numbers. And the percentage I added was in bright red. "You paid $12.64 for your meal and tipped $5. Are you sure you wanted to give this much?" YES! Because the waitress was working her ass of during the lunch rush! What's next? "Are you sure you wanted to buy name-brand toilet paper in bulk?"

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