#443 – Yellow

I wonder if employees at these stores take naps on giant stacks of mattresses in the back. Maybe build a huge mattress fort as their break room. I bet at least one place had a mattress domino rally contest.

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13 thoughts on “#443 – Yellow”

  1. Sammy says:

    If I worked at one of those places, I would definitely take my lunch on a huge pile of mattresses!

  2. Hawke531 says:

    I work a graveyard shift at a Grocery/department store. One day, one of our new workers (over in grocery where I work), about a week old came to work and disappeared shortly after. It was not long before we found him in the first aid room, where there was a cot sound asleep. He was rudely woken up and told to get to work, to which he mumbled and grumbled and went to the floor. Now, over in the housewares section at the time, we had a mock up of a bed made with boxes and tubs, all decked out with sheets, comforters, blankets and pillows. 20 minutes after we got the guy out of the first aid room…. we found him in that “bed” sound asleep again…. Safe to say he was escorted out of the building before he even woke up to comprehend the fact that he is now jobless.

  3. Psi says:

    Tired lately?

    It’s liters, with an S, for plurals.

    1. Chris says:

      Huh? It’s a 2-liter bottle of soda, called “a 2-liter”. At least here in the Midwest. Maybe that’s a regional phrase?

      1. Wizard says:

        I’m pretty sure it’s customary to use the singular when referring to a container’s size. 2 liter bottle, 55 gallon drum, etc. Whoever heard of a cowboy wearing a ten gallons hat?
        The line made perfect sense to me, but then I’m also a Midwesterner.

        1. m4rek says:

          While I suppose it is technically correct, it’s very unusual (perhaps outside your region, if it is common there) to refer directly to the size of the container and then refer to what it contains. “2-litre of soda”, what would probably seem less wrong for the rest of us is either referring to the quantity of soda rather than the container “2 litres of soda”, or refer to the soda directly “2-litre soda”

          As for the examples you cite wizard, yes it is a 55-gallon drum or a 2 litre bottle, but it is generally a 55 gallon drum of oil, or a 2 litre bottle of pepsi, not ‘a 55 gallon’ of oil or a ‘2 litre’ of pepsi. Outside of technical context, I don’t know anyone that refers to a specific container by the capacity; however I can see how some might refer to it, and it wouldn’t exactly be wrong. Just confusing for anyone not used to that construction; as it is.

    2. Polomint38 says:

      It is 2 Litres as per international standards.

  4. Reavenk says:

    Why’s he so mad? Just flip the mattress over.

    1. R. E. Hunter says:

      Yeah, but he’s done it before, so the mattress has already been flipped.

  5. kingklash says:

    I thought we were supposed to say, “Dog Kennel” instead of “Mattress.”

    Did those feet,
    In ancient times,
    Walk upon England’s mountains green….

  6. Myk says:

    In the wayback days I worked at a mattress store. Yes… one night, after closing after a rough day, with all the employees ticked off at the regional manager, and knowing the regional manager was going to be the first one to get to the store in the morning, we did in fact set up a mattress domino rally around the store- triggered by opening the door. Security camera footage didn’t do it justice. The regional manager was immediately on the phone to the home office demanding they send out a temp crew to work the store because he was going to fire the lot of us. A few days later the RM was demoted- it seems the company felt that anybody who drove their employees to that sort of action, then couldn’t take the joke needed more training at a lower position. Ah… the good old days.

  7. witunderpressure says:

    i’ve always wondered what people at the booth for toll roads do when they need to use the restroom. i don’t think i’ve noticed any sort of office on the side of the road

    1. Chris says:

      They are always there. I guess you just didn’t notice.

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