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Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by AaylaSecurOWNED, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    I am in Philadelphia. I called a restaurant to order takeout and a rude gentleman answered (I guess Philadelphians might call him "brusque" or "normal"). I said I wanted to place an order for takeout. "For pick up, you mean?" Yeah, sure, pick up. Then he asked what kind of dressing I wanted on my salad and I said vinaigrette, "You mean oil and vinegar?" YES THAT'S WHAT VINAIGRETTE IS. DID HE JUST BUY A THESAURUS? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

    Then he said "Fifteen" and hung up on me. I didn't even have time to say thanks or bye. Should I assume that's the number of minutes before my order is ready or the cost of my food?

    :(


    Edit: The thought just occurred to me that it might be a social norm in Philly to end every conversation with the title of your favorite Taylor Swift song, since she is a PA native, in which case I know neither how long until my food is ready nor how much it will cost me. Also I didn't have a chance to say mine which is good because, frankly, I'll never be able to choose.
     
  2. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Throw a battery at him when you arrive. That's the Philly way.
     
  3. wannasee

    wannasee Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't mind when people seek to confirm that they have understood my order.

    I am from the North.
     
  4. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    Is there really a big enough difference between "take out" and "pick up" that it needs confirming?
     
  5. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    At least he didn't ask where you were taking it out to.
     
  6. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I am in Philadelphia.

    This is where you went wrong. Everything stems from this.

    Amazing.
     
  7. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    I meant to go to New York but I got on the wrong plane and just decided to stay.
     
  8. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Have you run across the Italian Stallion yet? Do me a favor, and punch that Rocky statue, if you happen to make it by there.

    [image=http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1094/617952552_00b4d8dfb8.jpg]
    Oh, and you should probably do this, just to say you did :p
     
  9. wannasee

    wannasee Jedi Master star 4

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    Sometimes "take out" is delivered to people's homes.
     
  10. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Um, no, take is taken out, delivery is being delivered,
     
  11. wannasee

    wannasee Jedi Master star 4

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    It's possible that a person would ask for "take out" and expect delivery.
     
  12. Ostrich_Stapler

    Ostrich_Stapler Jedi Master star 5

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    While being in Philadelphia is undoubtedly the root of your problems, ordering a salad is also problematic.
     
  13. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I've never heard of "pick up." It's "carry out" or "delivery" here.

    And what would "vinaigrette" be other than oil and vinegar?

    Back to December.
     
  14. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm going to be in Philly in mid-February. That's all I have to contribute.
     
  15. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    The standard first question from a pizza shop here is 'pick up or delivery?'. The poor salad drone was obviously confused by the change in terminology.
     
  16. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Well...she should probably kick the salad's ass
     
  17. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    You have excellent taste.
     
  18. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    You didn't start the call off by insulting him and therefore lost his respect.
     
  19. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    LOL. The great North-South language divide. Try living with a native Bostonian. :p
     
  20. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Whenever I think of Philly, I think of this. :


    [image=http://www.hotstovephilly.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/pennant2.jpg]

    [image=http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images//t_38819.jpg]


    [face_frustrated]
     
  21. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Oh, I'm sure it's wicked awesome Lee.
     
  22. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    The average Philadelphian doesn't know what 'brusk' means. The standard take out phone receptionist is trained on the following protocol: Answer with a slurred, yet swiftly delivered announcement of the establishment's name (no salutation is given... just "Pat's!" or whatever the name is) and the simple words "pickup or delivery?", with the occasional "whatcanIgetcha?" bandied about for some variety.

    I agree with the battery throw. You'll get treated like a local if you try to blend in.

    Also, if you get the chance, hit a drive thru near HUP and reiterate that you'd like your order "to go". They love to hear that.

    As for the "15 minutes"... depending on the accent, you are sometimes left wondering whether it is 15 or 50, with nobody to clarify, since they hang up as soon as humanly possible.

    When I whine you and dine you on Monday, we'll eat at a place on fourth that is operated with clear communication and proper manners. It's foreign owned & operated. Gotta get you away from the mercy of these local Philistines.
     
  23. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Legit. :p
     
  24. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    He didn't even say pick up or delivery! He just said the name of the place! If he had said "pick up or delivery" I would have known to repeat back "pick up" which is what I learned after getting burned not ordering "take away" in England.
     
  25. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh, so you're clearly staying in SOUTH Philly... crazy Italians...