The 'Why aren't there any more rant threads?' Rant

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  1. RyanB

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    Yeah me too. You’ve gotta watch the sweet tea here too. Most places take the ‘sweet’ part to the extreme.
    Champy’s?
     
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    No, Champys is great! This was at Public House. Yuk.
     
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    Thanks for the PIREP, I haven’t had their chicken. Most of their food is quite good, so that’s surprising!
     
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    Fried chicken... getting hungry now.... oh I loves very much fried chicken.

    Popeye's Spicy. Love it. Love it. Love it.

    And strangely enough, Royal Farms... for some reason, their chicken is really good.
     
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    I like me some fried chicken too. Can't eat it often, but super yummy.
     
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    Subway Snobs

    You're in line for a quick sandwich on your limited lunch break. Now, how hard is it? Tell the nice person what bread you want, what size, what meat, and what to put on it.

    Every now and then you have someone who is so damn particular. 6 pepperoni slices UNDER the ham, warm the chicken breast buy itself but not anything else. Then proceeds to have a 200 combination request on the condiments - each one "light", "extra heavy", "one pass of vinegar", "spicy mustard on the bread portion, light", etc. Then they need it cut into various pieces worthy of a college geometry final.

    The combinations I observe are bizarre - they can't possibly taste good. I swear some people just like to feel better about themselves by having complete control over a poor 16 year old behind the counter who just wants to make it though the day.
     
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    @WDD i can’t like this enough. It’s subway - not The French Laundry. Lettuce. Tomatoes. Whatever. Slap em on there and move on. And pls order ahead if you are picking up food for all 14 members of your household.
     
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    Be careful with that!

    I asked for that in New Jersey and got some half-lemonade crap...
     
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    Perhaps ask for unsweetened tea with sweetener on the side?
     
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    Arnold Palmer - got to admit I like those
     
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    John Daly = Arnold Palmer + Vodka. (Unsweet Tea).

    Never knew Unsweet was a word until my first Arnold Palmer in Charleston SC. Waitress asked did I want Sweet or Unsweet tea in it being I was a Yankee and all.

    Cheers
     
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    Arnold Palmer = yes.
    John Daly = yes.

    Good idea about the half and half.

    Rant - why do manufacturers have to install machines screws so tight that only a robot can get them off?? I had to replace a transformer and power control board in a small beverage fridge that got fried probably by a power surge. (by the way, EdgeStar customer support is frigging amazing - highly recommend. Great products, too at much better prices than the gourmet brands)... anyway, I digress away from my rant.......

    So these screws that hold the tray that contains the transformer and control board were torqued on so tight It was near impossible to get them off... in a really tight space, too. Busted up several knuckles and sliced the bejeezus out of my fingers due to screwdriver slippage... finally got enough upward pressure on the screws to get them loose and we now have a beverage fridge again. But why oh why so tight? No reason for it. But it was pretty much the only rant-worthy thing today. So that's not bad.
     
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    {Mini-Rant On} Overcooked steamed broccoli is horrible tasting and worse than mush! {Mini-Rant off}
     
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    The smell is nauseating, too.
     
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    Hmm, yeah, I suppose it depends on the level of overcookedness. I'll take slightly overcooked over undercooked.

    But in any case, I totally hatred pretty much any frozen vegetables besides peas and corn. I'm not a 'fan' of frozen peas and corn, but I can tolerate them.
     
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    I do love frozen mixed mixed veg. But cooked in microwave. RANT: Any veggies boiled to death and served with a gallon of water. If I wanted soup, I would have asked for it.
     
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    The microwave has its place, but to me, 'frozen mixed veggies' and 'microwave' are a double negative. And not in the sense that it turns in to a positive.

    #1 son likes those frozen hamburgers. The kind where the entire hamburger is frozen, with bun. They are tasty, but if you over microwave the bun it's dry and tough, and the hamburger is still frozen.

    I'm like... why don't you get the frozen precooked patties, and use fresh buns and cheese and veggies or whatever? It would taste better, plus I'd eat them more because I don't eat buns.
     
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    Yes I hatred frozen broccoli cooked in the microwave. It never comes out over or under cooked... just...... rubbery. Awful. I loves fresh broccoli steamed just right with one of those steamer strainer thingys... just so it is done enough so when you put a fork in it the fork goes through it with not much force... but not so cooked that it is soggy and soft. Then smother it with either butter and salt or better yet - melted cheddar cheese sauce. Oh I loves that.

    Hatred - frozen green beans. Cooked any way, they are inedible.
    Double super hatred - Lima beans. Frozen, fresh, doesn't matter how you cook them they are evil and should be banned.
    Triple double secret hatred - succotash. Who invented this????? Why mess up perfectly good corn with aforementioned vile lima beans??
     
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    Good, but not as good as roasted/grilled.
     
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    My favorite TV watching snack (back when I watched TV) is frozen peas right out of the box...
     
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    My wife does, too. In fact, I think she likes it better than straight iced tea.

    Cook broccoli any way you want and I still don't care for it.

    Frozen peas beat canned peas all to heck. Canned peas are best thrown at someone before opening the can. Otherwise the contents go down the garbage disposal before the can goes out in recycling. Really bad stuff. Fortunately, my wife agrees, so you won't find this horrible stuff in our house. Canned corn, on the other hand, is just fine.
     
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    this is a very true statement. Drizzled with olive oil and a little garlic powder sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roasted until the little ends get a bit crunchy . ... ya.
     
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    Speaking of peas: yes or no to peas in carbonara?
     
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    If you don't want to grill, the best way to cook broccoli is in the microwave. No water, nothing, except perhaps garlic powder and pepper. Just throw it in a bowl and nuke it for a minute.
     
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    Of course. What are we here, Neanderthals?
     
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    This rant thread is dying from lack of rants. :)
     
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    People who pick up after their dog and put it in a plastic bag. And then leave the bag on the park trail or sidewalk.
     
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    It would truly be disturbing to find a dog stuffed inside a plastic bag on the park trail or sidewalk.
     
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    Do people really do that? (no pun)
     
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    Yep. It's a never ending source of invective on Nextdoor dot com when neighbors pick up after their dogs and leave the bags on other peoples lawns. Or in others trash cans. One particularly nasty dog owner left said paper bag on a neighbors front door step.
     
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    wow - maybe it depends on the locale... not aware of anything like that in the Boston area... and I'm not sure how doing that could possibly be compliant with the pooper-scooper laws (but IANAL)
     
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    Virtual doo doo signaling. Doesn’t make things better, in fact makes it worse, but the person is doing something so they feel they are a responsible person doing their part.
     
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    Same here. You and I must live in the same neighborhood in the DC suburbs... Why, oh why do people do this??? Finish the job. Take the baggie with you. you did a good job picking up the poop. Now take the poop with you. Is it hard? Must be given the number of posts on the neighborhood FB page and nextdoor.
     
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    When has anyone in DC ever done anything the right way?
     
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    I thought you were going to work in "poop" in your "When has anyone in DC.....".
     
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    Same on the other side of the country, only it's more common to see the little bags alongside trails in the parks. Someone told me that people leave them there until they walk back by the same route, but I'm pretty sure that's not true for all the little wrapped presents. There are too many of them.
     
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    Some people would complain if you hung them with a new rope. (too scratchy)

    I bought coffee for work. I usually drink it black with just enough creamer to change the color. Since I knew it would be sitting in my truck for hours before I went to work (had to run several errands beforehand) I bought powdered creamer instead of the usual liquid. (Italian cream in case anyone wondered) Anyway, someone at work complained that the coffee wasn't what they usually drank and the creamer was powder instead of liquid. Free coffee people, like it or buy your own!
     
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    We had a similar one in the can in the dorm when I was a Freshman in college. Referring to the dining hall, it said, "Flush twice. It's a long way to the Roto."
     
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    I ranted today. But, productively.

    In my rant thread, I expressed my dislike of green leaf lettuce in lieu of iceberg, in lettuce wrapping burgers. So I did the online bitch and moan form to Carl's corporate to air my opinion.
     
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