Comment On Parallel Shipping

"I spotted this on Decathlon, a sports store here in the UK," Steve Mansfield wrote, "they are obviously taking no chances, just in case the theory of quantum cosmology is proved correct and there are indeed multiple parallel universes. It would be awful (and no doubt disastrous for the space-time continuum) if your pair of running shoes went to the wrong universe." [expand full text]
« PrevPage 1 | Page 2 | Page 3Next »

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 10:46 • by Nagesh (unregistered)
95 weeks is average time for internet order to arive in Hyderbad.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 10:51 • by jdw (unregistered)
THIS IS JUST A PLACEHOLDER. YOU SHOULD NEVER SEE THIS POST.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 10:52 • by eVil (unregistered)
349631 in reply to 349628
95 weeks is average ping of internet traffic in Hyderbad.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 10:57 • by Bobbo (unregistered)
I used to work in Stockport. I was convinced it was some kind of other universe, so this confirms my suspicions!

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 10:58 • by Carl (unregistered)
So what were the options in the "Please choose your universe" dropdown?

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:00 • by @Deprecated
I would really like to know what choices are available in the universe list box...

Edit: Darn you, Carl... if only I had typed faster!

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:10 • by Maxim (unregistered)
http://customercard.decathlon.fr/netcard/contact/contactCall.do?site=502&locale=en_EN&id=250&store=Stockport

It's just a bad French translation, sadly.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:13 • by warmachine
I wanna know what the choices for universes are. The light and dark universes?

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:13 • by frits
Cool! Free parking!

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:19 • by jdw (unregistered)
349638 in reply to 349636
warmachine:
I wanna know what the choices for universes are. The light and dark universes?
Don't pick dark, or you may turn into a rabbit.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:20 • by SCB (unregistered)
Something something Dark Side Table?

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:24 • by Mark (unregistered)
The Universe fields is still there and seems to contain departments. Outsourced developer translation fail?

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:26 • by Naked Jaybird (unregistered)
349643 in reply to 349639
SCB:
Something something Dark Side Table?


Ooooohhhhh! The Dark-Side-of-the-Force collection of furniture? Where can I get that? I also need a Yoda-bed.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:37 • by Dan (unregistered)
Personally, I think Anal is a good qualification for a DRP guru...

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:47 • by Steve The Cynic
349647 in reply to 349636
warmachine:
I wanna know what the choices for universes are. The light and dark universes?

No, although that would be more interesting. As Maxim said, it's a bad translation. On the corresponding page on the French parent company's site (concerned, obviously, with the French stores), this field is "univers sportifs", and the choices are different types of activities you might be interested in. (Running, walking, skiing, that sort of thing.) Interestingly, today's entry just shows that it isn't just USians who can be blinkeredly parochial. (I count myself out of the category of parochial folks, as, despite being English, I live in France, not far from the world HQ of Décathlon as it happens.)

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:48 • by Wonk (unregistered)
The Disaster Recovery Anal position is totally understandable. This is the guy who gets it up the butt when there is a disaster. It was formerly titled "Scapegoat".

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 11:58 • by Dave (unregistered)
Are comments disappearing again??

Captcha: praesent

My comments are no longer praesent on here...

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:03 • by Anonymous Cow-Herd (unregistered)
That UnKnown was rather UnKnown on the part of the UnKnown. I mean, even an UnKnown could UnKnown UnKnown than that. UnKnown.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:04 • by davee123 (unregistered)
349652 in reply to 349633
Carl:
So what were the options in the "Please choose your universe" dropdown?


Options listed:

Cycle
Roller Skate Ice skating
Boating Diving Surf
Swimming
Running
Walking
Hikking/Nordic ski/Climbi
Ski Snowboard
Fitness/Gym/Dance/Combat
Hunting
Fishing
Horse riding
Target sport
Racket sports
Golf
Health Discovery
Teamsports
Workshop

Here's a link to the page, I believe:
http://customercard.decathlon.fr/netcard/contact/contactCall.do?site=502&locale=en_EN&id=614&store=Belfast

DaveE

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:14 • by My Name (unregistered)
349657 in reply to 349635
Won't stop the idiots from taking it out of context...

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:14 • by MiffTheFox
349658 in reply to 349652
I'm from the Roller Skate Ice skating universe.

Everywhere here used to be a giant ice rink, but now that it's summer, all the ice is melted revealing the roller rink underneath.

I went to the Boating Diving Surf universe once... let me tell you that if you don't know how to swim, the last place you want to go is a universe who's Earth is entirely flooded with water.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:15 • by bar (unregistered)
349659 in reply to 349652
In French ( http://customercard.decathlon.fr/netcard/contact/contactCall.do?site=502&locale=fr_FR&id=614&store=Belfast ), the field is 'Univers sportifs', which translates to 'Sports Coverage' or 'Sports Activity'.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:19 • by Jay (unregistered)
Are you sure that "set col,row" is really an error? As band names go, it's not any stranger than "The Beatles", "Rolling Stones", "Chicago Transit Authority", "Wheezer", or dozens of others out there.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:20 • by Jay (unregistered)
Are you sure that "set col,row" is really an error? As band names go, it's not any stranger than "The Beatles", "Rolling Stones", "Chicago Transit Authority", "Wheezer", or dozens of others out there.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:22 • by Scott (unregistered)

What is "Hikking"? Or "Climbi"? Or "Roller Skate Ice skating"?

I often wonder why people--especially those who are writing in a language they don't know well--don't even use basic spell check.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:22 • by boog
IT: What happened to our networks? They're a total disaster!

DR Analyst: Stand back! I'm goin' in...

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:25 • by BentFranklin (unregistered)
349664 in reply to 349660
There's a band named Something Corporate. I assume the meeting went like this:

A. "What should we call the band?"

B. "I don't know, something corporate?"

A. "Sounds good!"

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:33 • by Anon (unregistered)
349667 in reply to 349647
Steve The Cynic:
(I count myself out of the category of parochial folks, as, despite being English, I live in France, not far from the world HQ of Décathlon as it happens.)


Ah, so instead of living in one western country, you live in another - how worldly!

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:40 • by HERPDERP (unregistered)
*Fifteen fucking minutes for a quarter???* Cheapass cities suck.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:43 • by Lorne Kates
349671 in reply to 349670
HERPDERP:
*Fifteen fucking minutes for a quarter???* Cheapass cities suck.


Sadly, $1/hour is a bargain, judging by any city I've ever been to.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 12:47 • by RichP
Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 13:00 • by EFH (unregistered)
Nobody even mentioning the Dark Side table. Vader has one of these next to his bed.

Well, it's Friday. And it amused me.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 13:01 • by da Doctah
349674 in reply to 349672
RichP:
Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 13:03 • by fritters (unregistered)
That's a nice looking wooden table.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 13:07 • by cyborg (unregistered)
349676 in reply to 349674
da Doctah:
RichP:
Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.


Surely if you called yourselves just "Many More" then they'd be forced to include many "Many More" and not just "Many, Many More"?

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 13:07 • by Pierre (unregistered)
349677 in reply to 349670
HERPDERP:
*Fifteen fucking minutes for a quarter???* Cheapass cities suck.


Good god, you might have to move like you've got a purpose in life.

If you're going to spend all day loafing around, get your homeless ass on the bus.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 13:11 • by Ken B. (unregistered)
349678 in reply to 349633
Carl:
So what were the options in the "Please choose your universe" dropdown?
Unfortunately, nothing quantum-like:

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 13:12 • by Pierre (unregistered)
349679 in reply to 349628
Nagesh:
95 weeks is average time for internet order to arive in Hyderbad.


Try ordering from some place a little closer than Chiclayo.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 13:22 • by Link (unregistered)
349680 in reply to 349638
I actually got that reference!

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 13:28 • by Link (unregistered)
349681 in reply to 349680
Link:
I actually got that reference!

Curses! By reference, I meant:
jdw:
Don't pick dark, or you may turn into a rabbit.


Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 13:47 • by dohpaz42
349682 in reply to 349634
@Deprecated:
I would really like to know what choices are available in the universe list box...

Edit: Darn you, Carl... if only I had typed faster!


Don't despair. The point of the Multiverse theory is that everything happens; so in some other universe (hopefully one listed in the dropdown), you did beat Carl to the punch. :)

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 14:12 • by C-Octothorpe
349685 in reply to 349671
Lorne Kates:
HERPDERP:
*Fifteen fucking minutes for a quarter???* Cheapass cities suck.


Sadly, $1/hour is a bargain, judging by any city I've ever been to.


Or hospital for that matter. Because there's nothing like going to the hospital because you're hurt, *AND* getting charged $20 to park for 4 hours...

Re: Parking FAIL

2011-06-10 14:21 • by anonymouse (unregistered)
Man, I submitted the exact same parking meter FAIL this winter, but it was dark, the thing blinks (hard to catch in a photo), and I didn't get nearly as nice a photo as this one.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 14:45 • by Pollo Frito (unregistered)
349688 in reply to 349674
da Doctah:
RichP:
Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.


My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".

Yes, we were that bad that we needed to trick people in to coming to see us lol

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 14:50 • by C-Octothorpe
349689 in reply to 349688
Pollo Frito:
da Doctah:
RichP:
Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.


Old gag, new twist? Back in the 70s I decided the best name for a band would be "Many, Many More". That way they'd be *forced* by truth-in-advertising laws to include at least one of your songs on every K-Tel compilation album.


My band-mates and I once considered the name "Free Beer". We figured a lot more people would come and see us if the bar we were playing at had a sign out front that said "Tonight - Free Beer".

Yes, we were that bad that we needed to trick people in to coming to see us lol



Well, at least people would still likely be sober when they realized they'd been had.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 14:59 • by Coyne
I'm disappointed: They totally left out planetary body, solar system, local stellar cluster, galactic arm, galaxy, galactic cluster, and galactic supercluster.

Surely they aren't they expecting Zip Code to handle all those?

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 15:06 • by Anon (unregistered)
349691 in reply to 349672
RichP:
Great. Now I need to learn to play guitar so that I can found a band and name it DROP TABLE.

If you find it too hard to learn a musical instrument, you can always play bass.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 15:13 • by boog
349692 in reply to 349628
Nagesh (featured imitator):
95 weeks is average time for internet order to arive in Hyderbad.
Holy shitsnacks, when'd you guys get internet over there?

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 15:26 • by Anon (unregistered)
349694 in reply to 349692
I'd guess about 96 weeks ago.

Re: Parallel Shipping

2011-06-10 15:37 • by C-Octothorpe
349695 in reply to 349692
boog:
Nagesh (featured imitator):
95 weeks is average time for internet order to arive in Hyderbad.
Holy shitsnacks, when'd you guys get internet over there?


They've had internet in New Jersey for years now...
« PrevPage 1 | Page 2 | Page 3Next »

Add Comment