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Offline yirj17

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Why is anyone eating pizza at all? It's LITERALLY poison, with or without plastic tape.

Are you secretly basedcowboy's sock? :laugh:  Or vice versa?   :shocked:

Some folks pick their poison in the form of alcohol or smokes. 

My vice is mainly sweets, but sometimes I choose pizza. 

With pineapple.   :angel:

When did it become a hot meme to make fun of pineapple on pizza? It's good. And Hawaiian pizza is a pretty normal menu item.

I actually love pineapple on my pizza (but sans ham, i hate ham on my pizza) but I knew that it was a provocative statement that sends people into a tizzy.

Because for some reason the mere mention polarizes people  :laugh:

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Here's another one: I've never really cared for bacon. Eat that statement.

As for the topic at hand... was at a friend's house here one time and one friend tossed away an empty drink container into the bin for recyclables without rinsing it. Other friend confronted the tosser about it, who said it "didn't matter."

Sucks for the people who have to sort literal garbage by hand as it'll probably get moldy and nasty by then  :undecided:

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Here's another one: I've never really cared for bacon. Eat that statement.

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, I like bacon but I don't get the obsession with it. Prosciutto, back bacon, mortadella are ALL better on a sandwich.

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Here's another one: I've never really cared for bacon. Eat that statement.

As for the topic at hand... was at a friend's house here one time and one friend tossed away an empty drink container into the bin for recyclables without rinsing it. Other friend confronted the tosser about it, who said it "didn't matter."

Sucks for the people who have to sort literal garbage by hand as it'll probably get moldy and nasty by then  :undecided:

People who don't rinse out their recycling are literally low quality people.

And yeah, bacon is fine but it's not amazing or anything. It's just food.

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Here's another one: I've never really cared for bacon. Eat that statement.

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, I like bacon but I don't get the obsession with it. Prosciutto, back bacon, mortadella are ALL better on a sandwich.

We would probably be friends in the real life.

And yeah, bacon is fine but it's not amazing or anything. It's just food.

The way some folks go on about it, you'd think it was legal crack or somefin. Have a friend who would eat literally a whole pack of bacon in a sitting. Barf.

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Here's another one: I've never really cared for bacon. Eat that statement.

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, I like bacon but I don't get the obsession with it. Prosciutto, back bacon, mortadella are ALL better on a sandwich.

We would probably be friends in the real life.

And yeah, bacon is fine but it's not amazing or anything. It's just food.

The way some folks go on about it, you'd think it was legal crack or somefin. Have a friend who would eat literally a whole pack of bacon in a sitting. Barf.

To be honest, supermarket bacon is pretty trash. But if you go to an actual meat specialist butcher type place and get some thick cut, good bacon, it is really tasty.

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At least some of this could be solved by not having everything wrapped in shrink wrap and then packaged in a plastic container or put in a styrofoam container and wrapped in even more shrink wrap. Most fruits and vegetables don't need to be packaged at all.

Of course they do! How else are they going to hide all the rotten and mouldy produce? :rolleyes:
yep. i have lost count how many times i've bought fruit/veg and it's ended up being rotten. they wrap it in polystyrene and plastic so you can't check if it's rotten

I don't really get the 'produce here is all rotten' thing. I only eat out maybe once or twice a week and do all my cooking at for myself and my significant other. I regularly buy groceries from a local mart, a traditional market, Costco, and Emart / Homeplus, and 80% of what I eat is fruit and veg. I very, very rarely get something that's gone off. The last time I did was over a year ago and I got a rotten squash, but I just returned it and they gave me a full refund.

Where are people buying this rotten produce from? And why aren't you going back and getting it refunded?

I'm up in the mountains.  Anytime I buy produce from the store there's a 50% chance that it's/something's gone bad.  And legitimately bad-mould, rotten, maggots. I'm not the type to get put off about bruises on my fruit.  Eg- On the weekend, I bought a bag of oranges for wayyy too much money. I get home and open the packaging and the bottom two oranges are half mould.  :rolleyes:
I tried bringing pack a package of mouldy sprouts when I first moved here and the cashier looked at me like I was crazy and then completely ignored me... :lipsrsealed:
Buying from the traditional market is usually fine, but that's a 20min walk away (one way).  I don't have time for that on a typical weeknight.

You sometimes need to be assertive about getting refunds in Korea. If they refuse to refund mouldy produce from a regular shelf (not clearance), I'd say you have every right to make a scene.

As for not having time to walk to the traditional market, my guess is that you do have time but don't feel like it. It'd probably be worth it if your only other option is a glorified convenience store with an old fridge covered in mildew, no matter the hassle.

Here's another one: I've never really cared for bacon. Eat that statement.

As for the topic at hand... was at a friend's house here one time and one friend tossed away an empty drink container into the bin for recyclables without rinsing it. Other friend confronted the tosser about it, who said it "didn't matter."

Sucks for the people who have to sort literal garbage by hand as it'll probably get moldy and nasty by then  :undecided:

People who don't rinse out their recycling are literally low quality people.


You certainly do love judging people. I wonder if there's anybody in the world who meets your incredibly high standards for humanity.

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I used to ask the butcher at my local supermarket to mince my beef. Sure no problem. First couple times.

Went in a couple weeks later and I picked up some beef and asked him to mince it and he said no and pointed to the corner of a fridge. So I waddle over and there it is. The tiniest most overpriced packet of minced beef you've ever seen in your life.

So basically the butcher couldn't be arsed to clean the mincer anymore (probs never used it till I came along) so ordered in the pre minced beef.

Looks like we're boycotting that place folks.
Going away golfing excitedly venturing to somewhere unknown carefree knowing my youthful demeanour is craving ketchup.

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Looks like we're boycotting that place folks.

Looks like he made mincemeat out of you.

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Looks like we're boycotting that place folks.

Looks like he made mincemeat out of you.

Oh shit... REKT  :cry:
Going away golfing excitedly venturing to somewhere unknown carefree knowing my youthful demeanour is craving ketchup.

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Looks like we're boycotting that place folks.

Looks like he made mincemeat out of you.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Looks like we're boycotting that place folks.

Looks like he made mincemeat out of you.

An udder catastrophe, he can go to the calf-eteria instead.

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I used to ask the butcher at my local supermarket to mince my beef. Sure no problem. First couple times.

Went in a couple weeks later and I picked up some beef and asked him to mince it and he said no and pointed to the corner of a fridge. So I waddle over and there it is. The tiniest most overpriced packet of minced beef you've ever seen in your life.

So basically the butcher couldn't be arsed to clean the mincer anymore (probs never used it till I came along) so ordered in the pre minced beef.

Looks like we're boycotting that place folks.
i buy all my meat on the internet. coupang has really good mince beef for about 6000won for 500g

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Looks like we're boycotting that place folks.

Looks like he made mincemeat out of you.

An udder catastrophe, he can go to the calf-eteria instead.

Going there might leave him hamstrung.

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the produce is awful. i hope ecommerce wrecks all the bodegas. there's no excuse for selling onions that are rotting already.

i've heard that the reason for the high produce prices and lack of quality comes from lots of middle men. the food goes through a lot of hands before it ends up at the stores. i guess it keeps people employed?

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In lettuce I bought TODAY... like, less than an hour ago.

Not actually surprised.