• jordteic (cs)

    ABCDEFGIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefgijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890!@#$%^&*()~-=_+[]{}|;':",./<>?

    ell yea, tey all work.

    wait a second... sit!

  • ounos (cs)

    I was about to

  • ParkinT (cs)

    The "Debit or Credit?" reminds me of the adage about software development:

    You can have it: Right Cheap Fast

    Choose two.

    On a similar note, I recently went into McDonalds - I wanted to try the new chocolate covered ice cream cone. Standing at the counter I ordered [nothing else but] one ice cream cone. The young girl pressed on the flat panel display in front of her, then looked up and asked, "Is that for Here or To Go?"

    {I was dumbfounded and asked if she would put it in a different container based on my answer}

  • Waffle (unregistered) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    You can have it: Right Cheap Fast

    Choose two.

    Which naturally brings to the adage about girls:

    Attractive Signle Mentally Stable

    Choose two.

  • Wizou (unregistered) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    The young girl pressed on the flat panel display in front of her, then looked up and asked, "Is that for Here or To Go?"

    {I was dumbfounded and asked if she would put it in a different container based on my answer}

    The answer might serve statistical data..

  • MadJo@Work (unregistered)

    That password is of course very secure. No one would ever suspect that you have 38 asterixes (asterii?) as password.

  • Richard (unregistered) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    On a similar note, I recently went into McDonalds - I wanted to try the new chocolate covered ice cream cone. Standing at the counter I ordered [nothing else but] one ice cream cone. The young girl pressed on the flat panel display in front of her, then looked up and asked, "Is that for Here or To Go?"

    {I was dumbfounded and asked if she would put it in a different container based on my answer}

    In some countries, the tax rate is different for take-away cold food and served-in cold food.

  • Karl (unregistered)
    {I was dumbfounded and asked if she would put it in a different container based on my answer}

    In some places (e.g. New Hampshire in the mid 90s) the tax is different (or not charged) based on eat in or take out.

  • Rik (unregistered)

    Obviously, the naswer to the question posed by the atm is "Yes".

  • MadJo@Work (unregistered) in reply to MadJo@Work
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  • MadJo@Work (unregistered)

    The answer to the ATM question obviously is either 3-33-22-444-8 or 222-77-33-3-444-8

  • hehe (unregistered) in reply to Wizou
    Wizou:
    ParkinT:
    The young girl pressed on the flat panel display in front of her, then looked up and asked, "Is that for Here or To Go?"

    {I was dumbfounded and asked if she would put it in a different container based on my answer}

    The answer might serve statistical data..

    Would you like fries with that?

  • Rob (unregistered) in reply to ParkinT

    In Ohio, the answer determines whether or not sales tax is applied (though I'm sure that was not her motivation for asking the question). Dine in- tax is applied. Take out- no tax. The state likely wouldn't be happy if the cashier assumed you would take it out.

    But yes, I'm sure it was just the mindless process of being a fast foor cashier-- I imagine you get in a rhythm.

  • Pidgeot (cs)

    What's the problem with the CorelDRAW one?

    "A required resource was OK"

    Clearly, it required a resource, and wanted to let you know that the resource is doing just peachy. That's a good thing - after all, if the resource wasn't OK, you'd want to make sure it got better.

  • Zecc (cs)

    "A required resource was OK"

    Ah, good to know! EDIT: damn, you couldn't wait a few seconds to post? :)

  • Mr.Magoo (unregistered) in reply to Richard
    Richard:
    ParkinT:
    On a similar note, I recently went into McDonalds - I wanted to try the new chocolate covered ice cream cone. Standing at the counter I ordered [nothing else but] one ice cream cone. The young girl pressed on the flat panel display in front of her, then looked up and asked, "Is that for Here or To Go?"

    {I was dumbfounded and asked if she would put it in a different container based on my answer}

    In some countries, the tax rate is different for take-away cold food and served-in cold food.

    If you live in one of these said countries and knew which tax rate was lower you could just say that one and do whatever you want.

    "For here please." Then go sit down and enjoy your ice cream.

  • UltraApple (unregistered) in reply to Rob
    Rob:
    In Ohio, the answer determines whether or not sales tax is applied (though I'm sure that was not her motivation for asking the question). Dine in- tax is applied. Take out- no tax. The state likely wouldn't be happy if the cashier assumed you would take it out.

    But yes, I'm sure it was just the mindless process of being a fast foor cashier-- I imagine you get in a rhythm.

    There's a rhythm to being a fast food cashier?

  • Claxon (cs) in reply to Rik
    Rik:
    Obviously, the naswer to the question posed by the atm is "Yes".

    In the absence of a "Maybe" button, I'd have to agree!

  • j6cubic (cs) in reply to Pidgeot
    Pidgeot:
    What's the problem with the CorelDRAW one?

    "A required resource was OK"

    Clearly, it required a resource, and wanted to let you know that the resource is doing just peachy. That's a good thing - after all, if the resource wasn't OK, you'd want to make sure it got better.

    I think it really meant to say "A required resource was". I think it's nice to occasionally be informed that required resources indeed are - it'd be bad if they weren't. Reassuring the user of the being of a required resource really should be more common in professional software. It's something called "accountability".

  • Smeagle (unregistered) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    On a similar note, I recently went into McDonalds - I wanted to try the new chocolate covered ice cream cone. Standing at the counter I ordered [nothing else but] one ice cream cone. The young girl pressed on the flat panel display in front of her, then looked up and asked, "Is that for Here or To Go?"
    In Germany, the VAT is different for "Here" (19%) and "To Go" (7%). That's why I alway say "Here" but put it in a bag ;)
    • Oliver
  • Troy (unregistered)

    Alex: What does it say? Vitor: It reads, "A required resource was... aaaaaggggh" Alex: What? Vitor: "...resource was... aaaaaggggh." He must have died while coding it. Alex: Oh come on! Vitor: Well that's what it says. Alex: Look, if he was dying he wouldn't bother to code "aagh" he'd just say it. Vitor: Perhaps he was dictating.

  • Joe (unregistered) in reply to Mr.Magoo
    Mr.Magoo:
    If you live in one of these said countries and knew which tax rate was lower you could just say that one and do whatever you want.

    "For here please." Then go sit down and enjoy your ice cream.

    It has nothing to do with how much you as a customer pay. It only matters for the company how much the have to deduct as taxes. If you take "to go", then they have to pay less taxes and more of what you payed goes to their profits.
  • SEGEEK (unregistered)

    The Still lemonade means that it is not made with mineral water. Whenever I travel to Germany its always hard to find bottled 'Still' water that I am used to as an American because the norm for water there is mineral water. (Although it is quite tasty mixed with apple juice)

  • Smeagle (unregistered) in reply to Rob
    Rob:
    But yes, I'm sure it was just the mindless process of being a fast foor cashier-- I imagine you get in a rhythm.
    It's simply needed. She has to press one of those buttons on her register to finish the transaction.
    • Oliver
  • Cian (unregistered) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    On a similar note, I recently went into McDonalds - I wanted to try the new chocolate covered ice cream cone. Standing at the counter I ordered [nothing else but] one ice cream cone. The young girl pressed on the flat panel display in front of her, then looked up and asked, "Is that for Here or To Go?"

    {I was dumbfounded and asked if she would put it in a different container based on my answer}

    Where I live, they pay less sales tax on to go (although charge you the same - retaining the few % for themselves). Hence they'll always ask.

  • bugmenot1 (cs) in reply to Richard
    Richard:
    ParkinT:
    {I was dumbfounded and asked if she would put it in a different container based on my answer}

    In some countries, the tax rate is different for take-away cold food and served-in cold food.

    In Germany the taxes for food is around 7 percent, but for anything else 19 percent. But everything you eat in a shop is not food, so you have to pay 12 percent more. There was a newspaper article that many tax investigations against bakeries have been started, because they thought, they would always sell food.

  • halcyon1234 (cs) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    On a similar note, I recently went into McDonalds - I wanted to try the new chocolate covered ice cream cone.

    TRWTF is that you think what you got was ice cream. That's cute.

  • DaveAronson (cs) in reply to SEGEEK
    SEGEEK:
    The Still lemonade means that it is not made with mineral water.
    1) ITYM fizzy water, no? Minerality and fizziness are orthogonal.
    1. Good thing it was still lemonade. Wouldn't want to drink what it becomes later, even though it looks pretty much the same.

    2. Dang, here Ah was hopin' it was that lemonade-lookin' stuff whut comes outta mah gran-pappy's still!

  • DaveAronson (cs) in reply to bugmenot1
    bugmenot1:
    In Germany the taxes for food is around 7 percent, but for anything else 19 percent. But everything you eat in a shop is not food
    Sounds like American fast "food". Or maybe in China, where you get a nice big bowl of melamine, and if you're a child, they even toss in a side-serving of lead on your toy.
  • MetalPig (cs) in reply to SEGEEK
    SEGEEK:
    The Still lemonade means that it is not made with mineral water.
    Sure. But the word 'still' is not the WTF in that picture.
  • ThomsonsPier (cs) in reply to MadJo@Work
    MadJo@Work:
    asterixes (asterii?)
    Asterisks.
  • Tax Payer (unregistered)

    Actually, you don't have to buy QuickTax to maximize your taxes. Just vote for Obama.

    (Not saying the other guy's much better...)

  • Laurie (unregistered) in reply to SEGEEK

    It was the "deal" that was TWTF.

  • fruey (cs) in reply to Waffle
    Waffle:
    ParkinT:
    You can have it: Right Cheap Fast

    Choose two.

    Which naturally brings to the adage about girls:

    Attractive Signle Mentally Stable

    Choose two.

    Actually I think attractive and mentally stable are already mutually exclusive, especially at extremes of the scale.

  • slims (unregistered)

    The last one reminds me of "I accidentally 83mb of rars"

    :P

  • Melnorme (cs)

    First photo looks almost post-apocalyptic. Are those hovercars?

  • Richard (unregistered) in reply to Mr.Magoo
    Mr.Magoo:
    If you live in one of these said countries and knew which tax rate was lower you could just say that one and do whatever you want.

    "For here please." Then go sit down and enjoy your ice cream.

    As the saying goes, "Sneakiness Fail." If you're planning on sitting down and eating your ice cream, there's nothing wrong with asking for it "for here." Sorry...

  • Addison (unregistered) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    On a similar note, I recently went into McDonalds - I wanted to try the new chocolate covered ice cream cone. Standing at the counter I ordered [nothing else but] one ice cream cone. The young girl pressed on the flat panel display in front of her, then looked up and asked, "Is that for Here or To Go?"

    {I was dumbfounded and asked if she would put it in a different container based on my answer}

    Imagine a corporate entity that requires you do EVERYTHING in superhuman speed. Imagine also that you just served at least 150 people in a span of 7 hours. What's easier- taking the mental effort to decide whether this faceless man standing front of you might have a use in saying it's to go or just asking because that's what you did the last 8000 times, not to mention that's what the policy says.

    When I worked on cash at McDonalds I couldn't tell you my middle name. If someone ordered more then one thing I couldn't remember their order and had to look at the receipt. It's one of the most draining jobs on the planet and the abuse people put them through just serves to make it worse.

  • me (unregistered) in reply to Addison

    This happens about every other time with me in McDonalds

    "Quarterpounder meal with coke, please" "What drink would you like with that?" "... coke, please"

  • my name is missing (unregistered)

    Still lemonade is either (1) made in the backwoods of Kentucky or (2) often changes unexpectedly into prune juice.

  • Walleye (cs) in reply to Rob
    Rob:
    But yes, I'm sure it was just the mindless process of being a fast foor cashier-- I imagine you get in a rhythm.

    Shouldn't that be "Fast Fourier cashier"?

  • AF (unregistered) in reply to Joe
    Joe:
    Mr.Magoo:
    If you live in one of these said countries and knew which tax rate was lower you could just say that one and do whatever you want.

    "For here please." Then go sit down and enjoy your ice cream.

    It has nothing to do with how much you as a customer pay. It only matters for the company how much the have to deduct as taxes. If you take "to go", then they have to pay less taxes and more of what you payed goes to their profits.

    Maybe that depends where you are. I know plenty of cafes that charge extra for eating in. I always thought it was because eat-in customers take up space and cause mess.

  • red (unregistered) in reply to SEGEEK
    SEGEEK:
    The Still lemonade means that it is not made with mineral water. Whenever I travel to Germany its always hard to find bottled 'Still' water that I am used to as an American because the norm for water there is mineral water. (Although it is quite tasty mixed with apple juice)

    WhoooossshhhH!!!!

    The point is that they are selling for 1.09 each or 2 for 3 pounds. 1.09x2=2.18

    It's cheaper to buy two singly than buy the two for 3 pounds.

  • MetalPig (cs) in reply to slims
    slims:
    The last one reminds me of "I accidentally 83mb of rars"
    You accidently the whole thing? You need help.
  • rcarz (unregistered) in reply to Addison
    Addison:
    Imagine a corporate entity that requires you do EVERYTHING in superhuman speed. Imagine also that you just served at least 150 people in a span of 7 hours. What's easier- taking the mental effort to decide whether this faceless man standing front of you might have a use in saying it's to go or just asking because that's what you did the last 8000 times, not to mention that's what the policy says.

    When I worked on cash at McDonalds I couldn't tell you my middle name. If someone ordered more then one thing I couldn't remember their order and had to look at the receipt. It's one of the most draining jobs on the planet and the abuse people put them through just serves to make it worse.

    I know EXACTLY how you feel. I worked at McDonald's for five years in high school and college. By the end of the day, all I wanted to do was go home and sit (after standing for 8+ hours) and watch mindless TV.

    The register had "Take Total" and "Dine-In Total" buttons and either one would go to the amount entry screen. So it became a force of habit to always ask even when it didn't really matter. Earlier in the day I'd actually think about it and only ask when appropriate. But after opening the store at 5:30 AM, by 6:30 PM the question was just mechanical.

    Although I have had some funny moments. Like when I was at the front counter for lunch and then went to drive-thru, my brain hadn't caught up when I asked "Is this for here or to go?". Or even better... when I went home and answer my phone "Hi. Welcome to Mc--".

  • m0ffx (unregistered) in reply to AF
    AF:
    Joe:
    Mr.Magoo:
    If you live in one of these said countries and knew which tax rate was lower you could just say that one and do whatever you want.

    "For here please." Then go sit down and enjoy your ice cream.

    It has nothing to do with how much you as a customer pay. It only matters for the company how much the have to deduct as taxes. If you take "to go", then they have to pay less taxes and more of what you payed goes to their profits.

    Maybe that depends where you are. I know plenty of cafes that charge extra for eating in. I always thought it was because eat-in customers take up space and cause mess.

    That's true. However, for McDonald's, it's only because of the tax. In the UK, I think it's that dairy products get less tax, except when eating in. So it only affects the milkshakes and ice creams. I've noticed that nowadays the price seems to be the same either way, so they must just pay the extra tax for eating in themselves.

    As for the lemonade offer - I wonder if it's part of a 'mix-and-match'. If there's other things in the offer that cost more than £1.91 then it's worth doing. Or it might just be a mistake. They do happen.

  • UltraApple (unregistered) in reply to my name is missing
    my name is missing:
    Still lemonade is either (1) made in the backwoods of Kentucky or (2) often changes unexpectedly into prune juice.
    It's funny how a simple culture difference makes people COMPLETELY MISS the simple math involved in this WTF.
  • G (unregistered) in reply to red
    red:
    SEGEEK:
    The Still lemonade means that it is not made with mineral water. Whenever I travel to Germany its always hard to find bottled 'Still' water that I am used to as an American because the norm for water there is mineral water. (Although it is quite tasty mixed with apple juice)

    WhoooossshhhH!!!!

    The point is that they are selling for 1.09 each or 2 for 3 pounds. 1.09x2=2.18

    It's cheaper to buy two singly than buy the two for 3 pounds.

    Actually, it's not a good idea to buy more than one at a time, because for every second bottle you'll pay 1.91£ So, for 2 bottles that'll be 3£, 4.09£ for 3 and 6£ for 4

  • Frost (unregistered) in reply to SEGEEK
    SEGEEK:
    The Still lemonade means that it is not made with mineral water. Whenever I travel to Germany its always hard to find bottled 'Still' water that I am used to as an American because the norm for water there is mineral water. (Although it is quite tasty mixed with apple juice)

    While amusing (and interesting; I didn't know what it meant), that wasn't the WTF. Did you notice the price of the lemonade?

  • BtEO (unregistered) in reply to me
    me:
    This happens about every other time with me in McDonalds

    "Quarterpounder meal with coke, please" "What drink would you like with that?" "... coke, please"

    In my retail experience that probably just means a significant number of people say coke initially no matter what drink they actually want. You learn quickly in a job of that sort there are certain things that customers will say without realising how amazingly unhelpful they are for the person the other side of the till. That happened a lot with people wanting lottery tickets, not least of all because they'd just say "can I have a lottery ticket please" forgetting, not caring that there are at least five different tickets they can mean at that point.

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