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What outfit should Bubbles try next?

Another of Emily's quantum cardigans
- 6 (7.5%)
A suit
- 10 (12.5%)
Horrible Revelation attire, complete with corset and bustle skirt
- 26 (32.5%)
Powerpuff Girls cosplay
- 7 (8.8%)
"Teh" T-shirt
- 4 (5%)
Dungarees, so she and Faye match
- 5 (6.3%)
Activewear For Robotsô
- 2 (2.5%)
Cutesy floral sundress
- 11 (13.8%)
Obscure indie band T-shirt
- 5 (6.3%)
Other (please state)
- 4 (5%)

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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)  (Read 7939 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #100 on: 26 Jul 2018, 15:26 »

I feel like they could open their own separate shops if things get too intense.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #101 on: 26 Jul 2018, 15:54 »

There was a restaurant in town run by a very nice lesbian couple that my dad absolutely loved.  When he saw it was going out of business, he offered his sympathies and surprise to one of the owners - they seemed to be doing just fine.

"Oh, we were, from a business standpoint.  The thing is, we discovered that we can be a couple or we can be business partners but we can't be both, and we decided on being a couple."

I can see Faye and Bubbles realizing that they can't do both, talking it over, and either closing the business or making it Bubbles' thing while Faye gets back into art.  Opening their own separate shops would just make things worse, if they're both trying to do repairs, because as bad as it is being partners how would they handle being competitors?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #102 on: 26 Jul 2018, 20:02 »

Maybe Faye and Sam could branch out into doing sprays.

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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #103 on: 26 Jul 2018, 21:02 »

I'm pretty sure it's a health code violation to serve drinks that have been previously served to other customers (even if they were not actually consumed or even touched).

Yep, at least in MA. Learned this a while ago when a side of white rice was given to us which we did not want. We told them to take it back since we didn't want it to be wasted, but they told us they would have to throw it out now anyway.

Not sure about Dora's ethics here either...
Over half of food waste in America is generated by production facilities and restaurants.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #104 on: 26 Jul 2018, 21:14 »

Anybody else really diggin' Swordsmary's design?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #105 on: 26 Jul 2018, 22:22 »

Yep.  Swordsmary is cool!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #106 on: 26 Jul 2018, 23:46 »

Yeah, I kind of saw this one coming. In planting this seed in Sam's head, Faye inadvertently created a monster! Just to make things worse, Sam is a 'this is my way of telling you...' person when it comes to information exchange with parents or putative business partners. I suspect that a certain girl may have bit off more than she can chew this time.

There could be a breach coming between Sam and Faye if Faye insists that Sam follow her rules. Either that or Bubbles will assert herself as the new Skullmaster and Sam will obey. :-P

Here's a prediction: Swordsmary is a synthe-hipster but is actually remarkably conventional and middle of the road in most ways. She has an unspectacular job like 'insurance clerk' and her sartorial style is all about trying to create some aspect of her life that lets her tell herself that she's exciting and edgy!
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #107 on: 27 Jul 2018, 01:53 »

Swordsmary.   


Edgy.     



Iseewhatyoudidthere!


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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #108 on: 27 Jul 2018, 05:46 »

Stabbing, stabbing, stabbing on the river?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #109 on: 27 Jul 2018, 08:19 »

I'm pretty sure it's a health code violation to serve drinks that have been previously served to other customers (even if they were not actually consumed or even touched).

Yep, at least in MA. Learned this a while ago when a side of white rice was given to us which we did not want. We told them to take it back since we didn't want it to be wasted, but they told us they would have to throw it out now anyway.

Not sure about Dora's ethics here either...
Over half of food waste in America is generated by production facilities and restaurants.

Yes, I am well aware of that, but taht's a separate issue. Your point is? It would still not be okay to resell previously sold (and more importantly, in some way by the customer consumed/sniffed/utilized) foods/beverages, and definitely not without letting your customers know that what they're consuming was previously sold to and sniffed by other customers (whether AI or human).
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #110 on: 27 Jul 2018, 08:41 »

I'm pretty fussy about foodstuffs and beverages, but I don't think I'd have any problem drinking something an AI sniffed. There shouldn't be any nasal hair or booger issues.  Maybe if there was a small discount for "previously sniffed" tea? I'm more of an iced tea drinker, does it harm/degrade the tea to re-warm it?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #111 on: 27 Jul 2018, 09:36 »

Secondhand tea doesn't sound too appealing to me though.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #112 on: 27 Jul 2018, 09:48 »

They might not have nasal hair, but what about coolant, lubricants, hydraulic fluids and the like?

But then, serving Melon's favourites may be as big an issue.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #113 on: 27 Jul 2018, 11:57 »

I'm pretty fussy about foodstuffs and beverages, but I don't think I'd have any problem drinking something an AI sniffed. There shouldn't be any nasal hair or booger issues.  Maybe if there was a small discount for "previously sniffed" tea? I'm more of an iced tea drinker, does it harm/degrade the tea to re-warm it?

It may be fine, and many customers may be fine with it, but at the very least it should be clear to them that they are getting 'reused' beverages.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #114 on: 27 Jul 2018, 17:42 »

I'm already wondering how Swordsmary knows Melon.  (Note I said "how," not "if.")
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #115 on: 27 Jul 2018, 18:20 »

The point isn't being bothered by drinking something someone sniffed. Actually, an AI sniffing is more sanitary anyway. No boogers possibly falling into the tea, or little skin flakes. *shudder*

The point is that it's against MA law to resell tea that's already been sold, even if it was never consumed. It's against health codes or something.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #116 on: 27 Jul 2018, 20:16 »

Because once a food product leaves the control of the restaurant or whatever they have no idea what might have happened to it. That would include a robot sniffing it over in the corner. Malicious or accidental contaminants could be added. If they resold some of that tea and woops, some cleaning fluid was added and nobody noticed and someone got sick drinking it that's a big ol lawsuit and safety hazard. If for no other reason Dora should avoid it because it could utterly destroy her business.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #117 on: 28 Jul 2018, 05:41 »

Once money has changed hands, any foodstuff should be considered consumed and selling any leftovers is a massive no-no.

And an AI chassis is no more sanitary than a person. Consider this; Bubbles works in a machineshop - that involves machined particles, various fluids including industrial lubricants and other substances not fit for human consumption. Bubbles might wash her hands before leaving the workshop, but those particulates can be notoriously difficult to remove with just a handwash, largely due to them not being on the hands, they can get caught in the hair and so on.

It doesn't matter if all Bubbles or any other AI does with the tea is just sniff, it should be treated as contaiminated/consumed and therefore should not be resold.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #118 on: 28 Jul 2018, 13:26 »

The point has been well made.   :police: :mrgreen:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #119 on: 28 Jul 2018, 18:49 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #120 on: 28 Jul 2018, 23:28 »

What if, and of course what do I know, the AI's are just getting the leaves and the actual tea gets added to the iced. This will potentially solve all problems since the tea never leaves the businesses hands and the AI's get their aromatic responses.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #121 on: 29 Jul 2018, 09:52 »

What if, and of course what do I know, the AI's are just getting the leaves and the actual tea gets added to the iced. This will potentially solve all problems since the tea never leaves the businesses hands and the AI's get their aromatic responses.

It is definitely brewed tea.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3791 - 3795 (23rd to 27th July 2018)
« Reply #122 on: 29 Jul 2018, 23:18 »

No, Hanners, you brewed it just right
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