• @TootSweet
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    11019 days ago

    Someone needs to teach me this trick of buying pizza with the pizza’s own money.

    “Dominoes hates this one weird trick.”

      • PopShark
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        318 days ago

        I think the joke is teachers are Italian but I don’t get this joke it’s too sophisticated for me

    • @assassinatedbyCIA
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      1019 days ago

      You can do this with the amazing power of gun and balaclava.

        • @cm0002
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          719 days ago

          They’re saying that if you time it right, they won’t get/hear the notification that you’ve checked in and you can slide into the right spot. Wait awhile and then you’ll get refunded because you were “waiting so long”

          Which it can work TBH, it just won’t be a reliable method by any means

      • @[email protected]
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        519 days ago

        This is why there are spaces clearly marked for curbside pickup. If you’re not in one of the designated spaces and try to pull this you will not get free food.

        • PopShark
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          118 days ago

          I can just imagine pulling up to the nearby “regular” spot when doing pickup and the restaurant/store employee just glaring angrily at me lol

    • @[email protected]
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      518 days ago

      The apostrophe actually makes it a contraction, not possessive. So they’re really saying “the underpaid teacher who bought it with it is own money”. I know not everyone cares, but that’s how our weird language works…

    • @themusicman
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      218 days ago

      Oh, it wasn’t bought… It was bough

  • zewm
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    6418 days ago

    Gotta love that the meme is pointing out how under appreciated the teacher is but then refers to the teacher as “it”.

    The disrespect is real.

    • @[email protected]
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      1518 days ago

      Playing devil’s advocate here: maybe they were trying to be inclusive by not specifiying gender but haven’t heard of they. The US education system is a joke in a lot of places so the (hypothetical) teacher may have to think twice before suggesting they change the it’s to their. But hey, at least the apostrophe is where it should be and I’d take that as a win for education.

        • BlanketsWithSmallpox
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          -318 days ago

          The neat part about the internet being that do this on purpose to generate comments.

          The other neat part is people are lazy and some suck at English or barely speak it lol.

      • Owl
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        318 days ago

        Maybe they aren’t from the US ?

    • @[email protected]
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      517 days ago

      If I had to guess, the meme was probably made by someone who likely has English as a secondary language. I doubt there was any disrespect intended.

  • @[email protected]
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    4319 days ago

    I once bought little prize things for my team. Nothing special, stress balls in funny shapes and things like that.

    Got pulled into the office for using my own money on that one lol

    • @MrJameGumb
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      3319 days ago

      I got a job once at this little video production company, and everyone was always trying to find pens. I’m pretty sure this one smart ass there was stealing them just because he thought it was funny that no one could ever find one…

      Anyway, it was probably my second week on the job and I got pissed off because there were like 10 cups that were supposed to have pens in them at all times and I couldn’t find a single one, so I went to the grocery store across the street and bought like 3 boxes of pens and filled all the cups again with the warning that these were my pens that everyone was welcome to use but if they all went missing I would start keeping them locked in my car. Everyone seemed happy to have pens again.

      I got hauled into the managers office 2 hours later and questioned as to why I spent my own money on office supplies, why I didn’t just requisition more pens, told never to do that again and handed a check for $11 for “stationary supplies”.

      That was the last time I ever bought anything for anybody at work ever again lol

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        Haha yes! You did the right thing though. It’s all about timing. I knew my team needed the dumb prizes that week/month for the extra goodwill. You knew everyone needed goddamn pens.

        How long would it have taken to get that done going through management?

        “So I spoke to manager X and they said we’ll have pens in a couple weeks” doesn’t exactly inspire anything.

        • @MrJameGumb
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          1019 days ago

          People had been complaining about the pens since my first day there lol all the pens I bought were gone after about a month and they all went back to complaining again. I think one of the managers supplied a single 10 pack of pens once the whole time I worked there. I just kept a box of my own in my car for me to use lol

          • @[email protected]
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            919 days ago

            “Fuck it, I’ll do it myself” is, in my experience, a great way to get ahead at work. No one likes the manager that doesn’t look out for thier people.

    • @cm0002
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      1419 days ago

      Got pulled into the office for using my own money on that one lol

      It was because they had a form you could have filled out and gotten it paid for without any fuss right?..right??

    • Zagorath
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      217 days ago

      stress balls in funny shapes and things like that.

      Got pulled into the office for using my own money on that one lol

      Next time don’t buy squishy dicks for work colleagues.

    • @[email protected]
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      517 days ago

      legit I’ve had people get angry at me for using “they” the same way everyone normally does

  • circuitfarmer
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    Much love for these teachers. They are not paid nearly enough. I hate the corporate pizza party, but not the public school one.

    Edit: I wonder if the difference in financial burden between a corporate pizza party and a public school one is a good metric

  • @TexasDrunk
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    2119 days ago

    I’m glad that my nephew’s teacher last year sent out a message to allow family to donate to those parties. I’ve paid for a few.

    I’m also sad that it has come to that.

  • @LeroyJenkins
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    1619 days ago

    I used to prostitute myself in class for people’s slices

  • @db2
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    1619 days ago

    The teacher when they’re referred to as “it”

    • @[email protected]
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      618 days ago

      No, there’s definitely a science to this. It’s the same reason sandwiches taste better if you cut them in a triangle. The sharp points make for the perfect bite size.

        • @BlitzoTheOisSilent
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          117 days ago

          Growing up, my mom always, always cut my sandwiches in half to make two rectangles. I asked her why at some point, and she said when she was growing up, her mother always cut her sandwiches into triangles, and she hated it. So when she moved out, she basically vowed to only cut sandwiches into rectangles.

          I hated the rectangles growing up, and cut all of mine into two triangles now that I’m on my own. 😆 Funny how the world works, hahaha

          • Thomrade
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            217 days ago

            And one day your child will grow and cut theirs into rectangle, the circle of sandwich life continues.

            PersonallyI I cut mine into irregular polyhedrons.

  • @Potatos_are_not_friends
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    719 days ago

    I volunteered at a summer camp in college and we had a $30 budget to feed 15 kids + 1.

    I bought four Little Caesars $5 dollar pizzas, some dollar store big sodas, and had enough money for big bags of chips.

    We made it work! 😭