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Old 10-19-2017, 03:06 AM
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A story for FairyChatMom: Something went right at Not Always Right

So, a few weeks ago FairyChatMom started that thread, Tell me about being "written up", that started like this:
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I'm a regular reader of Not Always Right and its various categories. I've never worked retail or food service, so I'm not personally familiar with the practice of being written up. . .
So of course I just had to go read a few stories there. Damn you, FairyChatMom, I ended up spending whole day (then and several times since) reading that stuff!

Okay, if you're really a regular reader there, perhaps you've already seen this:

Here's a story of something that did go right at Not Always Right:

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Dear readers, we asked you for some of your favorite and most memorable stories we have posted over the last ten years, and your results were put to a vote!

Thousands of you decided on a clear winner, That Is ‘Pretty’ Awesome, which we are proud to showcase below!
The Illustrated Picture Version (If it's too small to read, you should be able to click on it to embiggen.)
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Old 10-19-2017, 05:24 AM
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I saw that story yesterday and it made me all warm-n-fuzzy inside.

Welcome to my addiction, by the way.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:31 AM
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Awww. That's wonderful.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:50 AM
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Just FYI, FCM left today for a week-long cruise, so she might not see this for awhile.

My nature is to be a bit skeptical of stories like that; still teared up anyway.

And thanks for another site I'm going to spend way to much time on; here's one for you (mind the language, but it is not what you think): http://fuckinghomepage.com/archive
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:10 AM
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Just FYI, FCM left today for a week-long cruise, so she might not see this for awhile.
Pssst, look two posts above yours.


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And thanks for another site I'm going to spend way to much time on; here's one for you (mind the language, but it is not what you think): http://fuckinghomepage.com/archive
On that note, this is a wonderful fucking weather app: http://authenticweather.com/ (if you like some salty language in your forecast.)
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:45 AM
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Love the site, I also hang out over at CustomersSuck.com =)
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:06 PM
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Kinda interesting, though, how they edited that story. The original (un-illustrated) version and the illustrated version are slightly different. One noticeable difference: In the original, he describes himself as ". . . a very big dude, covered in tattoos and a beard . . ." — but in the picture-version, he doesn't mention the tattoos, and he is drawn without any tats. There are other minor changes in the wording here and there too.
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:16 PM
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I must be the only person that read that and my first thought was "She waited six months before even saying 'thank-you'"?!
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:34 PM
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I read Not Always Right Right regularly. And from the comments, I get the idea that a certain percentage of the stories are made up, either by te submitters or by the editors/site operators. That's a little disappointing. On the other hand, perhaps it means people aren't always as stupid as the site would have you believe.
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I must be the only person that read that and my first thought was "She waited six months before even saying 'thank-you'"?!
And regarding that; this was the single mother of a seriously ill little girl. Presumably she had other things to do in the interim.

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Old 10-19-2017, 02:36 PM
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I read Not Always Right Right regularly. And from the comments, I get the idea that a certain percentage of the stories are made up, either by te submitters or by the editors/site operators. That's a little disappointing. On the other hand, perhaps it means people aren't always as stupid as the site would have you believe.

And regarding that; this was the single mother of a seriously ill little girl. Presumably she had other things to do in the interim.
She had time to download the photos. She had time to ping a single line message saying "these are great - thanks so much".
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:01 PM
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Just FYI, FCM left today for a week-long cruise, so she might not see this for awhile.
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Pssst, look two posts above yours.

()_&*^&*^&&*()* Never post before 9am, that's going to be my new rule (*^%^&%&.
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:12 PM
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()_&*^&*^&&*()* Never post before 9am, that's going to be my new rule (*^%^&%&.
Okay then, what if everybody follows that rule?

(The Fallacy of Composition.)

(ETA: Disregarding, for sake of argument, the issues about multiple time zones.)
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:14 PM
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I must be the only person that read that and my first thought was "She waited six months before even saying 'thank-you'"?!
No you're not.

But, perhaps, what Dewey Finn said.
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