[2012-Jun-20] Lifehacking

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[2012-Jun-20] Lifehacking

Postby mcc » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:29 pm

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2647

What I like here is that the restaurant actually is named "RESTAURANT"

I'm choosing to take this as if this isn't an abstraction for sake of cartooning, and instead somewhere in a drab city is a squat mustard building with a dirty orange facade reading "RESTAURANT" in huge letters

This man has chosen to eat there
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:01 pm

I don't get it... cheese, olives, cashews and a load of dressing.. sounds delicious!
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:34 pm

mcc wrote:http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2647

What I like here is that the restaurant actually is named "RESTAURANT"

I'm choosing to take this as if this isn't an abstraction for sake of cartooning, and instead somewhere in a drab city is a squat mustard building with a dirty orange facade reading "RESTAURANT" in huge letters

This man has chosen to eat there


Moreover, this restaurant employs somebody with the job title "Salad Bar Clerk."
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Not Making an Account » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:49 pm

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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Guest » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:54 am

The irony is that all the mentioned items weigh significantly more than lettuce.
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Kaharz » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:37 am

Guest wrote:The irony is that all the mentioned items weigh significantly more than lettuce.


Because jokes aren't funny when you have to explain them...*

The joke is that all the ingredients he mentioned are presumably more expensive by unit weight than something like lettuce. So yes, he may have payed more for the 'salad,' but he got more 'value.' The joke is that although theoretically beat the system, he didn't actually get more value because it is a terrible meal. The highest value approach is not always the best approach. Engineers (especially those engaged in the value engineering process obviously) are often stereotyped as being too focused on cost efficiency and designing a terrible product because they didn't consider other factors.

*I make no claims as to whether the joke was funny or not to begin with.
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Salacious Schoolmate » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:11 am

Oh that was the joke? I thought it was that there was a place in america that served salad
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Apocalyptus » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:53 am

Zing!
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Lich Mong » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:12 pm

What I found most funny is that most of those things he mentioned are pretty heavy. A lot more dense then lightly packed lettuce at any rate.
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Salacious Schoolmate » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:28 pm

I wish I could find differences in weight funny for no good reason.
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Sahan » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:17 pm

You just have learn to enjoy the lighter things in life for that.
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby mcc » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:34 pm

Oldrac the Chitinous wrote:Moreover, this restaurant employs somebody with the job title "Salad Bar Clerk."


Job title... or legal name?
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Lethal Interjection » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:44 pm

Lich Mong wrote:What I found most funny is that most of those things he mentioned are pretty heavy. A lot more dense then lightly packed lettuce at any rate.


As someone (essentially) said, it is likely that the cost-by-weight salad bar is taking an average cost/weight ratio and charging by that average. So by packing your plate full of items that have a higher cost/weight ratio than the average means you are sticking it to the salad bar man.
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Salacious Schoolmate » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:11 pm

Maybe we're looking at this wrong, maybe he's saying the joke was so bad that the thing he found most funny was that something was heavy.
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Re: [2012-June-20] Lifehacking

Postby Kim » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:09 am

There's that word again, "Heavy". Is there a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull?
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