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  1. knitterknerd commented on Dilbert Classics 3 months ago

    It’s not a decision, is it? There’s a correct answer, and the answer is a fact. That’s like asking who decides if Earth is flat or round. (Although someone could certainly say the creator of Earth decided, but that’s beside the point.) There’s a right answer, even if we can’t prove which one is right.

  2. knitterknerd commented on Dilbert Classics 5 months ago

    To engineers, like Dilbert, the glass isn’t half full or half empty, it’s just twice as big as it needs to be. I think we can safely say the canyon is smaller than it needs to be.

  3. knitterknerd commented on FoxTrot Classics 11 months ago

    I learned the definition of the word invincible because it was in my Game Genie book. That and infinite. See? Video games are educational!

  4. knitterknerd commented on FoxTrot 12 months ago

    Jason mentioned football uniforms.

  5. knitterknerd commented on FoxTrot Classics 12 months ago

    I like both! It’s easier to eat for breakfast with milk, but it makes a better snack when it’s dry. Of course, it depends on the cereal, too.

  6. knitterknerd commented on Dilbert Classics 12 months ago

    In my opinion, the best option would be to do exactly that, to the point where it would remove the need for tips. Preferably, smaller tips would still be optional. (Maybe 5% for excellent service?) This would cost the restaurant more money, which they would pass on to the customer. This is fine for customers who normally pay tips, because it should roughly equal out. But the restaurant would look more expensive on the menu, which would still drive customers away. Plus, it would increase payroll taxes for restaurants whose employees don’t report their cash tips. (This is illegal, but many restaurants encourage their servers to do it.) So, in a perfect world, this would be a great solution, but sadly, it wouldn’t work in practice unless it was made law.

  7. knitterknerd commented on Dilbert Classics about 1 year ago

    Ah, but you’re assuming people are decent. That tells me you’re a decent person, which is awesome, but you’d be surprised how many people go into a restaurant planning not to tip, or to tip very little. Many of them will even go to the same restaurant regularly and never leave a decent tip. Hopefully, other generous customers will make up for it, but this isn’t always the case. And when you’re working paycheck-to-paycheck, you can’t afford a bad day.

    Yes, they know what the pay is when they take the job, but if they can’t find anything better, they have to take what they can get.

    That being said, I’m pretty sure nobody would argue that what the waiter in this strip did was appropriate. Servers should be decent people too.

    Fair disclosure: My husband is a server with a master’s degree, and I just got out of a several-year retail job to work in a warehouse, and I’m working on my master’s, so my view is admittedly fairly one-sided.

  8. knitterknerd commented on Dilbert Classics about 1 year ago

    I’ve knitted tiny sweaters (as ornaments), but I can honestly say I’ve never used floss!

  9. knitterknerd commented on Dilbert Classics over 1 year ago

    If we’re going to stereotype, I would have thought the typical man wouldn’t care what his Kleenex box looked like.

  10. knitterknerd commented on FoxTrot over 1 year ago

    I’m under 30, and it drives me crazy all day when I forgot to wear my watch! Sure, I have a cell phone, but it’s not appropriate to check your phone in all situations. Plus, my phone isn’t conveniently located on my wrist.