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19th Jan '18 10:16:27 AM Malady
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* One of the more interesting results of conservative conspiracy theories regarding the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics October 2012 jobs report is that the response to them has brought into the light of day just how seriously the BLS regards the monthly employment reports. Encrypted computers, new confidentiality agreements every morning for eight days in a row, locking the data up in a safe every time they use the bathroom... it's like something out of ''Series/MissionImpossible''. Last time they erred in releasing data was November 2008, which led to a series of internal investigations and a thorough review to make sure the data had not been compromised. The mishap? Releasing the report ''twenty-five seconds early''. [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/jobs-day-an-economic-and-political-obsession/2012/03/09/gIQADZPW1R_story_1.html You think I'm making this up]]?

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* One of the more interesting results of conservative conspiracy theories regarding the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics October 2012 jobs report is that the response to them has brought into the light of day just how seriously the BLS regards the monthly employment reports. Encrypted computers, new confidentiality agreements every morning for eight days in a row, locking the data up in a safe every time they use the bathroom... it's like something out of ''Series/MissionImpossible''. Last time they erred in releasing data was November 2008, which led to a series of internal investigations and a thorough review to make sure the data had not been compromised. The mishap? Releasing the report ''twenty-five seconds early''. [[http://www.[[https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/jobs-day-an-economic-and-political-obsession/2012/03/09/gIQADZPW1R_story_1.com/national/jobs-day-an-economic-and-political-obsession/2012/03/09/gIQADZPW1R_story.html You think I'm making this up]]?
19th Jan '18 10:11:48 AM Malady
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* [[RuleOfThree As detailed above other two times]], in Italy preparing and selling food or beverages in ways that don't conform to the strict health laws means getting a visit by pissed-off militarily-trained police officers whose standard equipment includes [[MoreDakka machine guns]].



* [[RuleOfThree As detailed above other two times]], in Italy preparing and selling food or beverages in ways that don't conform to the strict health laws means getting a visit by pissed-off militarily-trained police officers whose standard equipment includes [[MoreDakka machine guns]].
19th Jan '18 10:05:57 AM Malady
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* On the subject of [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds Mickey D's]], their rules involving [[http://consumerist.com/2011/01/woman-fired-from-mcdonalds-for-letting-adrian-peterson-use-the-bathroom.html using the restroom afterhours]] is very serious business. An assistant manager working the late shift drive-thru noticed that the man that came to the drive-thru and asked if he could come inside to use their restroom was NFL running back Adrian Peterson of all people. How could she say no? Well, violating that rule cost this mother of three and seven-year employee her job.
** She eventually got her job back.



* On the subject of [[UsefulNotes/McDonalds Mickey D's]], their rules involving [[http://consumerist.com/2011/01/woman-fired-from-mcdonalds-for-letting-adrian-peterson-use-the-bathroom.html using the restroom afterhours]] is very serious business. An assistant manager working the late shift drive-thru noticed that the man that came to the drive-thru and asked if he could come inside to use their restroom was NFL running back Adrian Peterson of all people. How could she say no? Well, violating that rule cost this mother of three and seven-year employee her job.
** She eventually got her job back.
19th Jan '18 12:50:10 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** This is also applicable if you're of Latino descent and live in the United States; in fact, if you are so and live in a border state (California, Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas), the chances are very good that if you do decide to go with the ''quinceañera'' (since Chicano households give their daughters the same kind of choice as the Mexican households do[[note]]The troper editing this bullet point into the article had already been confirmed when she was 13 years old, so she felt no need for a quinceañera; she and her parents used the money to tour through Vancouver, Seattle, and San Francisco instead.[[/note]]) your family will also spend ridiculous sums of money on the ceremony.

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** This is also applicable if you're of Latino descent and live in the United States; in fact, if you are so and live in a border state (California, Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas), the chances are very good that if you do decide to go with the ''quinceañera'' (since Chicano households give their daughters the same kind of choice as the Mexican households do[[note]]The troper editing this bullet point into the article had already been confirmed when she was 13 years old, so she felt no need for a quinceañera; she and her parents used the money to tour through Vancouver, Seattle, and San Francisco instead.[[/note]]) do) your family will also spend ridiculous sums of money on the ceremony.



*** While we're at it, drinking. Alcohol, that is. You're pretty much destined to become a loner if you don't drink. Even if you drink, but do not enjoy getting wasted, people will get suspicious, because it's associated with hiding something horrible about yourself. It's significantly harder to socialize with drinking folks without drinking yourself. Furthermore, your demeanor while drunk will be used to judge you, and a lot of people will treat it as your "true self"; if you have no clue what you're like, you better hope beyond all hope that you're not a mean drunk, as the word will get around and people will treat you like you're an asshole even when you're sober.
*** This isn't always true and depends on your circle of friends/family. This Troper never drank any alcohol and his friends and family don't have the slightest problem with it. Even when his friends are dinking alcohol and he isn't.

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*** While we're at it, drinking. Alcohol, that is. You're pretty much destined to become a loner if you don't drink. Even if you drink, but do not enjoy getting wasted, people will get suspicious, because it's associated with hiding something horrible about yourself. It's significantly harder to socialize with drinking folks without drinking yourself. Furthermore, your demeanor while drunk will be used to judge you, and a lot of people will treat it as your "true self"; if you have no clue what you're like, you better hope beyond all hope that you're not a mean drunk, as the word will get around and people will treat you like you're an asshole even when you're sober.
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sober. Of course, this isn't always true and depends on your circle of friends/family. This Troper never drank any alcohol and his friends and family don't have the slightest problem with it. Even when his friends are dinking alcohol and he isn't.friends/family.
14th Jan '18 7:51:25 PM SaintMnument
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** The same can be said for the Japanese court in the Heian Era. Upperclassmen and noblewomen took very ''serious'' deals on your poetry skills. It's all about using flowers and nature as metaphors or analogy to reflect your feelings or mood, making it all sound indirect without overdoing the limited syllables that were required, [[UptoEleven and using whichever appropriate paper to write on]]. If you accomplish all this, congrats you are a celebrity and you get to receive the royal recognition! And that automatically makes you beautiful in their eyes! If not, sorry but that means you are not the right person to associate with. Therefore, nobody would want you as their lover and your poem makes you look dumb, uninteresting, and unattractive to them.
9th Jan '18 3:00:57 AM Cryoclaste
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** If you're in a place without mic use, [[ValveSoftware Gaben]] above help you if you don't type at least 100 words per minute. Fewer words per minute means it takes you longer to communicate. Longer to communicate means less time on the objective. Less time on the objective means the other team gets an advantage. [[InsaneTrollLogic The other team getting an advantage means you are definitely, totally losing the game because no one can come back from ten seconds of typing.]]

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** If you're in a place without mic use, [[ValveSoftware [[Creator/ValveSoftware Gaben]] above help you if you don't type at least 100 words per minute. Fewer words per minute means it takes you longer to communicate. Longer to communicate means less time on the objective. Less time on the objective means the other team gets an advantage. [[InsaneTrollLogic The other team getting an advantage means you are definitely, totally losing the game because no one can come back from ten seconds of typing.]]
4th Jan '18 6:21:21 AM ryanasaurus0077
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** For that matter, do ''not'' film portions of your picture with 15/70 IMAX cameras and then show the whole thing at a constant aspect ratio on IMAX screens. People living in a location without a 15/70 or laser projection theatre may be fine with that, but when ''Film/TheLastJedi'' did just that even on 15/70 and laser projection screens, InternetBackdraft ensued from the videophile sector of the fandom. To IMAX-going videophiles, the way a film is projected on IMAX screens is very serious business, indeed.

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** For that matter, do ''not'' film portions of your picture with 15/70 IMAX cameras and then show the whole thing at a constant aspect ratio on IMAX screens. People living in a location without a 15/70 or laser projection theatre may be fine with that, but when ''Film/TheLastJedi'' did just that even on 15/70 and laser projection screens, InternetBackdraft ensued from the videophile sector of the fandom. To IMAX-going videophiles, the way a film is projected on IMAX screens is very serious business, indeed.indeed--perhaps even moreso than the whole "15/70 vs. digital" debate in the first place, and that's saying a lot considering that one had been a major sticking point for the IMAX-going public for several years already to the point where some people who live in a purely digital location have been known to go out of town just to see a Creator/ChristopherNolan film the way it was meant to be seen.
4th Jan '18 6:15:06 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''[[TheDogShotFirst Han. Shot.]] '''[[InternetBackdraft FIIIIRRRST!!!!!!!111!!!1!1]]'''''

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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''[[TheDogShotFirst Han. Shot.]] '''[[InternetBackdraft FIIIIRRRST!!!!!!!111!!!1!1]]'''''FIIIIRRRST!!!!!!!111!!!1!1]]'''''
** For that matter, do ''not'' film portions of your picture with 15/70 IMAX cameras and then show the whole thing at a constant aspect ratio on IMAX screens. People living in a location without a 15/70 or laser projection theatre may be fine with that, but when ''Film/TheLastJedi'' did just that even on 15/70 and laser projection screens, InternetBackdraft ensued from the videophile sector of the fandom. To IMAX-going videophiles, the way a film is projected on IMAX screens is very serious business, indeed.
2nd Dec '17 9:19:08 PM YT45
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*** The traditional Cambodian wedding is a week-long feast and festival with the bride and groom wearing different outfits—elaborate dresses for the bride, with the groom wearing tunic jackets with tasseled epaulets and a medal-festooned sash worthy of a 19th Century warlord—parading Down the street each morning before spending the rest of the day getting hours’ worth of blessings from Buddhist monks while family, friends, and neighbors bring them plate after plate of food. This Catholic troper is married to a Protestant Khmer girl whose parents are Buddhist: three weddings over the course of ten days to keep everyone happy, and the other two were cheap and easy by comparison!

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*** The traditional Cambodian wedding is takes it even further, being a week-long feast and festival with the bride and groom wearing different outfits—elaborate dresses for the bride, with the groom wearing tunic jackets with tasseled epaulets and a medal-festooned sash worthy of a 19th Century warlord—parading Down the street each morning before spending the rest of the day getting hours’ worth of blessings from Buddhist monks while family, friends, and neighbors bring them plate after plate of food. This Catholic troper is married to a Protestant Khmer girl whose parents are Buddhist: three weddings over the course of ten days to keep everyone happy, and the other two were cheap and easy by comparison!
2nd Dec '17 1:28:28 PM YT45
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*** The traditional Cambodian wedding is a week-long feast and festival with the bride and groom wearing different outfits—elaborate dresses for the bride, with the groom wearing tunic jackets with tasseled epaulets and a medal-festooned sash worthy of a 19th Century warlord—parading Down the street each morning before spending the rest of the day getting hours’ worth of blessings from Buddhist monks while family, friends, and neighbors bring them plate after plate of food. This Catholic troper is married to a Protestant Khmer girl whose parents are Buddhist: three weddings over the course of ten days to keep everyone happy, and the other two were cheap and easy by comparison!
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