Alright question club. I need to find out who to contact about my local PD dropping the ball tonight. I'll relate my tale and hopefully someone will have some advice for me....so...to make this relevant...Who would you call? What would you do?
so..I work at a gas station. Lately several gas stations and check advance places in my area have been getting robbed. Since this has been happening, I've been extra paranoid at work. Well..today...arg...
Here's the deal
Around 4 pm our store was dead. I went into the cooler to put up the beer order and I left my coworker to handle the few and far between customers. A regular was at one of our two tables reading a newspaper.
Out of no where, a car pulls into the lot across several parking spaces. Two (I'm only using these as decriptors, so none of that racist bs please) 6 foot tall african american guys come strolling in. They start to approach the counter, all the while they are looking back and forth across the store. When they got a few feet from the counter, the regular got up to get himself some more soda. When the 2 guys saw him, they turned around, ran out the door, jumped in their car and sped off.
That sounds like an attempted robbery to me.
My co-worker buzzes me from the back, she and the customer explain the situation and we decide to call our boss and the cops. I searched the tapes from the parking area and I managed to barely get the license plate number. I call the police and explain the situation. I ask them to send a car periodically though the night to check in on us. They tell me no problem. The dispatcher tells me to call if they come back. She sounded like she was taking me seriously.
So my co-worker and I are paranoid all night long. After asking a few people I knew and relating the story, it turns out I went to highschool with the two "alleged attempted robbers". Yeah, ain't that some shit.
What's bigger bs though, we never once had a police officer stop in to check on us, let alone drive by. What the hell?!?! They acted all sympathetic on the phone and you would think with all the robberies going on in the area, they would do something. I'm soo freaking pissed. What if we would have been robbed? If they would have came back you would bet my local police department would be getting a whole hell of a lot more than an earful from me!
what words would you use to describe someone with red hair?
 I guess I really meant words to describe red hair. Like just the hair.
Why does my computer shut down when I leave it alone for a few minutes? Ive made sure all the power options say never turn off anything unless running on battery, it isnt going on stand by and I dont think its overheating because it doesnt do it if I sit here for an hour.
Have you ever had a nightmare about work?
Want to share...?
Someone recently told me they need some tension to be productive... they need to feel like they have to prove someone wrong to be motivated at work. The tension gives them energy. (And the person IS highly successful, just... often tense!)
Can someone explain this to me? I can't relate at all.
Should I go to a specialty lawyer's association lunch b/c my prof suggested that we all go, or stay home and get more rest (I only slept 5 hours) and study? Does it matter that I'm feeling really peopled-out?
Hey, I've got a question for all the good folks out there who have disabilities, physical or otherwise.
Poof! Medical technology has advanced to a point where there is a cure for whichever/whatever condition you have. If you take the cure, your body and mind will be completely restored to that of a neurotypical able-bodied person.
Do you take it?
Why or why not?
I'm looking to learn some drinking songs so that I may never find myself in a pub on International Talk Like a Pirate Day with my repertoire consisting solely of "Fight For Your Right to Plunder."
What are your favourite drinking songs? SCAdians, what kind of songs do you sing at Faires?
I think I've missed many of the new television shows that have premiered this week or last. Is there any website that you know of which lists all of the fall premieres (either new shows or new episodes of existing shows) across all networks, along with the day and time that new episodes start?
1. Doctor appointment tomorrow at 12:30pm. I usually have to wait to see him for 1/2 to 1 hour. There will be an EKG, an X-Ray and an Echocardiogram involved. I expect the appointment to take a couple of hours at least. The patient is my 2 year old daughter and she will have missed her nap and probably have not had a good lunch since we'll have to eat in the doctor's office. Should I go in 1/2 hour early like their message I got today says?
2. When getting on an elevator, do you stand back and wait for the people in the elevator to get off first or do you shove your way in? If you are a shover, why do you do this? Do you realize it's rude?
3. When you go into a public restroom and go into a stall and notice that the toilet has been newly flushed because the water is still swirling around, do you exit that stall and go into another or does it not bother you that the seat is still warm from the last person?
4. Have you used Skype? Is it good for communicating with people in other countries? Are there alternative services to Skype?
Does anyone have any experience buying police impound cars? I'm sifting through the classifieds in search of a vehicle and keep coming across these ads with seemingly incredible deals, but have not called any of them yet. The ads say they're police impounds and have an 800 number listed as contact info. What say you, TQC?
I'm going to be decorating some unfinished wood, and my idea was to paste like, magazine cut-outs and paper, etc on to it.
What would be the best adhesive/materials to use in order to accomplish this?
1. Do you like my icon?
2. Do you recognize the original (forefront) piece of artwork? Artist name/painting name?
3. Do you see my blatant symbolism as interesting, pretentious, boring, or not so blatant at all?
4. Do you agree with the sentiment of the icon?
Also, if you were a chimpanzee, would you want to have wings and a fez?
What can be done about getting a yahoo email account deleted. Basically someone created a yahoo account using my friend's name and is using it to post listings on sex sites impersonating her. I tried looking around online but the only things I've found abotu identity theft have been regarding financial issues not defamation. Any help please???
Are there any communities where you can submit your essays to be graded and rated? So far, all I have found is poetry, fanfic and RP communities.
I don't have anyone to rate my school essays for me, and I've gone over it a few times and it seems alright to me, but when someone else reads over it, they usually find things you can fix.
MANY thanks in advance if you can help me.
Okay, my professor wanted us to look up some paintings on the web...but I can't seem to find one of them.
It's allegedly called "The Garden Party" by Monet, except I can't find any of Monet's paintings called that. There's LOTS of garden paintings by him, but I can't find one with that specific title.
Did she mean something else, or am I missing something here?
I'm curious about emancipation.
I always thought it was a very obscure thing, but recently talking to people on airplanes and such, I find that its more common than I thought.
1. Have any of you been emancipated?
2. If so, how old were you?
3. Would you sign for your own children to be emancipated?
Anyone care to explain to me how someone goes about this?
Those of you that have seen the remake of Freaky Friday with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in it; i have a question reguarding the guitar Lindsay uses.
Does anyone know what kind it is? I really liked the way it sounds.
do mac computers get viruses?
I'm doing a survey for a class, so I'd like everyones help...
How has primetime television affected your life?
Does it spark your imagination?
Have you (or anyone you know) found a hero in it?
Are your action influenced by it?
I've got a tough situation here.
A month ago, I got a new job, and I love it. The problem is that ever since then, I've been sick a lot and it's been causing me to miss lots of time (I've been out for two days now and told by my doctor to not go back until Monday) and my performance hasn't been the best while I am there because of the health problems (hard to do your job when the room is spinning and you're trying not to puke).
Any advice on how to get through this and still keep my job? I can't afford to be unemployed now, and since I've only been there for a month, I'm not eligible for unemployment or FMLA or anything like that.
How often do you have your hair cut?
How much does it cost?
Do you have a regular hairdresser, or does someone different do it everytime?
Is the salon/barbershop that you go to considered upscale, or do you just go to any old place?
I know that if you're under 19 you have to have completed driver's education to get your license, but I'm wondering if you have to complete the "behind the wheel" part. I'm turning 18 next month and I'll be getting my permit soon, but I don't want to have to go to driving school (I'm hoping my parents can teach me). Does anyone know if it's a requirement if you're over 18?
I looked at the DMV site and I could only find information about completing driver's ed in school as being required.
I'm in Virginia btw.
You know how people answer a question that is an obvious yes with something like "Is the Pope Catholic?" What's your favorite version of that phrase?
I like "Does Rose Kennedy own a black dress?" (I know, tasteless!) and "Is a bullfrog waterproof?" (from a song by The Kennedys, actually, but no relation...)
What's your favorite version of the "Make like a tree and leave" phrase?
I'm a big fan of "Make like a bread truck and haul buns" and also "I'm off like a prom dress."
I currently take Cilest... it's very good, and the only side-effect is decreased libido. But I would like to be on a pill that doesnt decrease my libido, or increases it. So does anyone have information about types of The Pill and their common side-effects?
We get The Pill for free here in the UK, no matter what your circumstances, but I was wondering if it's the same in other countries... particularly the USA. If you dont get it for free how much do you have to pay?
1. Do you believe in God?
2. Have you ever pressed on the gas pedal when you meant to brake?
does anybody know how to set up a pay-pal donation thingy?
i want a website to be able to take donations. it doesnt even have to be paypal.
just lookin for a free solution
What do these words mean?
and that is all I can think of!
What kind of apple do you like best? I never used to eat apples ever, but since coming to college, I've been having a Golden Delicious just about every day, but I think I'm ready for a change.
Guys, (or chicks) how long is your penis when down?
Be honest now, down is no indicator of up length.
My question is very specific, and it's to help me with a birthday present for a friend.
Name me some lesbian female celebrities/well known fiction characters?
(Lists I've found online are incomplete and there's a tendency to include bisexuals in them.)
Now, if I need to get a single paper filled out, signed, stamped with a seal, and mailed to me, how can I go about doing that from across the country?
I have tried multiple emails and multiple phone calls, all of which have lead me nowhere. I have been working on this for the last... month.
Experiences? I just tried to download a movie for my spanish class, and tragically, I have no idea how it's working/not working. SOS help plz?
My roommate and I just purchased a washer and dryer from Craigslist. We checked it out, and it works fine, but our problem is this: we're not strong enough to carry them up the stairs. As we have no stronger friends who can help us, we wondered what could we do to get them in the apartment (2nd floor). So does anyone have any idea how we can get the washer and dryer inside?
ETA: Answered, thanks!
I can't find any of my good cds. Where are they?
Also, but not more importantly, do you and your friends say 'your mom' jokes?
Ok and one more thing. Does lack of capitalization and/or incorrect grammar invalidate someone's statement? Or in other words, if someone types a response that is full of technical errors are you less inclined to view that response as true?
OK, OK last one, promise. Are you more apt to trust short people or tall people?
I already asked this in a Photoshop community but I'm going to bet I get an answer here first, so here goes.
I'm using the pen tool to select an area, I have my selection but when I hit "fill path" it fills everything but my selection. It didn't used to do this so I know I must have changed something along the way and I'll probably feel really dumb when I find out what it was. Can someone please tell me how to fix this?
when you kiss, do you prefer to lean your head to the right or to the left? or do you not have a preference?
What is your opinion of schools 'bribing' students to come to school or to do well in school?
I've heard of lots of schools lately that have raffles for those with perfect attendance, high grades, etc. I CAN see it as a reward to those who are already doing well, but overall I'm not sure about it.
Our school is throwing around the idea of paying for some of the students prom ticket or graduation fee if the 'meet standards' on the PSAE in the spring.
What are your opionions?
I don't know if this is common sense or not, but I'm planning to go out tonight and probably try alcohol for the first time.
Question: would taking 2 extra strength tylenol pills before or after drinking alcohol have any bad effect? I mean, I know people die by like swallowing a whole bottle and then downing tequila, but 2 shouldn't kill me, right? I'm having a tootache, so I need to take 2 eavery few hours (so no, I'm not suicidal.) THANKS.
p.s. Also, any advice on how to take care of myself while partying? I'm still getting adjusted to the whole college scene so...yeah.
Y'know how on Internet Explorer if you're on a secure website, there is that little lock thingy at the bottom right corner of the screen?
Is there a name for that, or is it just the little lock thingy?
Also, would you give out your credit card info over a page that didn't have the little lock thingy, even if it was a PayPal site?
I'm sitting in the computer lab, and one of my project partners is trying to find a picture of this parrot or cockatiel or something... where the feathers didn't develop right and so it's all spiky.
Help us? she can't remember what kind of bird it was, and google image searching for parrot + spike just has weird stat diagrams.
Edit: maybe she is crazy and it was still in pinfeathers or something. That is also possible. But she seemd to believe it was a fullgrown pet bird of some sort that was 'spikified', liek something actualyl wrogn with the feather development.
What is the hardest thing that you've ever had to do?
What would you do with a deck of hermaphrodite porn cards?
I've just come into possesion of them, and figure something must be done. The only suggestion I've been given so far is that a friend wants them so he can give them to my brother. Quote: "I figure the cards will get him halfway over, and I'll take care of the rest."
My brother's still seventeen, so I'd rather not.
Any other ideas?
So I move in to my college dorm tomorrow. I'm a freshman and I'm almost all the way packed.
Anything I shouldn't forget?
Have you ever forgotten anything very important that you needed when moving into college?
Any other advice?
I have come to the conclusion that I cannot handle work days lasting longer than 5-6 hours. I cannot handle work weeks lasting longer than 4-5 days. I used to work at a greenhouse. It was 9-10 hours a day, 6-7 days a week, for $6 an hour. In other words, SHIT. Now, I work at Starbucks. It's only 4 days a week. The days range from 4 hours to 8 1/2 hours. And yet, I STILL feel like total crap all the time. I thought that compared to the other place, this would be cake. But...I feel like I could DIE. Henceforth the conclusion of what my hours should be in order for me to live.
My question is...do any jobs with those kinds of hours even exist? And I mean ones that pay well. Preferably over $9 an hour. And nothing that involved heavy lifting or stressful work (like remembering complex drink orders....or example). I don't have any degrees. Just my GED.
Ooookay I didn't know this would turn into some kind of war of opinions up in here so I call this thread closed on my part. I'll leave it open if other people want to debate but I think I'll stay out of it considering I only wanted legitimate answer rather than a bunch of negative opinions.
Thank you to the people who responded to the question positively. You're very kind.