as i was leaving price chopper, i stopped at the various gumball dispensers to get a watermelon gumball bc i really like how that one tastes. i had just gotten paid and i finally had quarters so i was very happy. to my dismay, somebody had put a nickel in the watermelon dispenser quarter slot, which cannot be cleared of anything that is not exactly a quarter. knowing there was no way i could possibly ever remove the nickel but still delirious from shock and denial, i poked at the nickel, wiggled it back and forth to see if it could roll, and for some reason tried to see if there was a coin release lever on the machine. finally, i stood up and decided to move onto the blueberry gumball dispenser because it was right next to it. i decided some 7-year-old had jammed a nickel in the watermelon dispenser slot bc he thought it’d be funny to ruin peoples’ day. however, the slot on the blueberry machine was all clear. i put in a quarter, turned the knob all the way around …….and nothing came out. thinking i had turned it wrong, i squatted and started jiggling the knob and attempting to shove my hand up the dispenser to see if the blueberry gumball had been released but had maybe gotten stuck somewhere on the way down. nope. at this point i was blocking people from leaving price chopper with their carts, so i stood up to let them go. i looked at all the other candy dispensers to see if there were any other gumball flavors i might like. the only one left was limeade which is a gumball flavor i’ve tried before and don’t particularly like. then i thought that the hypothetical 7-year-old kid who jammed a nickel in the watermelon dispenser must’ve experienced a very similar candy dispenser situation and shoved the nickel into the watermelon gumball machine in selfish frustration, rather than anything to do with sadism. i decided that i would settle for the limeade gumball even though i didn’t really want a gumball anymore at this point, i just wanted to spend a quarter and actually get something. so finally i put a quarter into the limeade gumball dispenser and turned the knob, not really even caring what happened. three gumballs came out instead of one. i don’t even know what to tell you or what to make of this. as happy as i would have been any other time to receive way more than i had paid for, at that moment, when i had three gumballs, i just thought, “whatever.” and finally left price chopper.
just got out of work! ^____________^
“The abstract reads: To see whether estrus was really “lost” during human evolution (as researchers often claim), we examined ovulatory cycle effects on tip earnings by professional lap dancers working in gentlemen’s clubs. Eighteen dancers recorded their menstrual periods, work shifts, and tip earnings for 60 days on a study web site. A mixed-model analysis of 296 work shifts (representing about 5,300 lap dances) showed an interaction between cycle phase and hormonal contraception use. Normally cycling participants earned about US$335 per 5-hour shift during estrus, US$260 per shift during the luteal phase, and US$185 per shift during menstruation. By contrast, participants using contraceptive pills showed no estrous earnings peak. These results constitute the first direct economic evidence for the existence and importance of estrus in contemporary human females, in a real-world work setting. These results have clear implications for human evolution, sexuality, and economics.”
it’s from wikipedia regarding estrous cycles. after reading about melatonin’s effect on mammals i tried googling if humans were long-day breeders or short-day breeders and ran into here. how did this study ever fly?
this is an internet k-hole i didn’t think that i would run into simply by reading about melatonin.
giant fetishes have spawned the most absurd sims/cgi youtube videos that i have ever seen (but awesome bc of the absurdity?).
they may be my next obsession in a wtf-am-i-looking-at way.
i’m going to make a phone ap for this. grindr4glasses or something and make so much money. haha, not.
although i could look at pictures of melissa shoes all night, i should probably go to sleep. drinking caffeinated drinks puts my online window shopping into overdrive.
how did my yard sale go, by the way? amazing! i made one dollar!
i’m going to try to merge with a friend’s yard sale next week and try again. i did terrible advertising/preparation for it and had it in one of the worst neighborhoods in town. i had it on the same street where 3 people got shot last summer. i couldn’t have it outside my apartment building because that’s not allowed, so i had it outside my friend tim’s house which happens to be in a crummy neighborhood (and also 3 buildings down from where i used to live 6 months ago).
seriously though, i was selling everything for a dollar and only one person bought something. stuff still with tags that’s really nice. argh. i guess it didn’t help that i was only there for an hour before i packed up and left, but i wanted to make it to my friend’s bbq, too and at that point i’d realized that nobody was going to buy anything anyway bc of the location. better luck next time…..