Can't people taste the drunken hatred that you ooze towards all people except the few who, through their own sad need to be liked by everyone, put up with your negativity just to feel like they're in the club? All the newsprint in Portland, all the reviews and awards, can't change the fact that you are locked in a prison of your own making. I feel sorry for you. People may like your food, and they may even think they like you because they are allowed to be a part of the hot new place, but if they really knew you, they'd feel revulsion. Being nice isn't a weakness. Being decent to the people who work for you, who care about your business, does not mean you're being taken advantage of. Rather, your bartenders who drink a bottle of whiskey every two days between the two of them are a liability. Your servers who get along with you can't do their basic job. I've seen what the people you abuse do in the prep kitchen with the kale. You can't pay a manager enough who can a) put up with your shit and b) actually manage. Good luck paying people to brown-nose you and put up with your abuse while your business falls apart.
Yeah, so what. You'd think in a town like Portland with all the open-mindedness and open sexuality that it would be easy to find women who are turned on by dominating men. I don't quite understand why its so hard to find. I refuse to find a sex worker because that is just plain gross, and even grosser is exploring the kink sites like Fetlife where STD's run more rampant than maggots in a graveyard. Is it totally impossible to find women who get turned on by exploring their dominant side or is every woman in this town who is into power play a submissive? Should I just give up hope?
I don't care that you're the manager of some hipster bar in a gentrified neighborhood or that you're 6'5" and weigh 250. You owe me money from your business. A "working interview," doesn't been an unpaid interview. You have to verbally state that before having ANYONE work for you. I looked up the laws and precedents and apparently you can't just tromp about this glut of unemployed young people and ask them to work for no money. That's called slavery. P.S. Size doesn't phase me, I don't ever leave the house unarmed, Broseph.
Dear City Managers,
Your plans for bicycles getting on to the Burnside bridge from Couch street is still dangerous. Just painting a Green box on the corner of Couch and Grand is no solution. I almost got right hooked again today. I don't even really fault the drivers because the design of that lane is so stupid.
From now on I'm skipping those dumb green lanes and riding with traffic instead. I feel bad for the inexperienced that will get smashed.
Your lid and sleeve game is wack. I don’t know if the person ordering your supplies is spending too much time focusing on the coffee’s notes of whateverberry musk, revising the number of frayed cutoff jorts baristas are required to wear, or maybe just trying to be nice to the environment by buying more eco-friendly sleeves/lids, but this essential facet of coffee-ing up Portland’s workforce has gone out the damn window. Have you actually tried slipping a freshly filled cup of coffee or espresso drink into one of your sleeves? They don’t work for shit. Your palm just gets super burning hot as if there were no sleeve at all. So you have to use two or three of them, which is silly and wasteful. Or, be constantly switching the cup from hand to hand or finding a place to hold it from the top, which is not easily accomplished on a lurching, crowded Trimet bus at 8:20 AM. Please go back to sleeves that work or styrofoam cups. And while you’re coming around the counter to try this out, throw a lid on there and take note of all the annoying little drips that leak out the side onto your hand. It’s maddening. It's like the lid doesn't actually fit the rim of the cup but is just used by the coffeeshop anyway because it's cheap and close enough. I could care less about your barista's hipness levels or attitude or even the fact that one coffee costs nearly three dollars now, I just want to sip coffee and get caffeine in me on the way to my job. So please, do yours. Thanks.
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