Of course Grub hub’s line is that they “totally communicate with all the eligible restaurants through email and the app”.
Which means they sent an email and put 2 notifications on the app that a small business owner is supposed to keep track up on top of ten thousand other things.
It seems really plausible from a lot of fronts. I could see a class action coming down the pipe for users. For restaurants I assume it would be harder, especially if they don’t want to bite the hand that feeds with grubhub, which I think is a whole thing now.
I can’t remember if the discussion was here or in the comments on Ars Techncica - think it might have been the latter. But a lot of restaurants end up only breaking even or taking a loss when orders are placed through 3rd party websites. (I think the context was actually a class action filed against Google over the way it creates its own restaurant pages and may not link directly to official web sites.)
Basically, a common refrain among the anecdotes posted by those who’d asked individual owners/managers was that if they’re not on Grubhub/Foodora/UberEats, they may as well be closed, but they only make a decent return on take-out/delivery if customers end up ordering direct (either by phone or web site).
I’ll sometimes find myself looking at a menu in one of those food delivery services, but I absolutely refuse to use them to actually place orders.
Well I live in the boonies where they don’t have service anyway. May it stay that way. I’ll order from there if I’m on a trip in a bigger city mostly because city driving scares the dick out of me and I’d rather just stay holed up in my hotel with my laptop.
When I’m at a hotel, I usually grab a bunch of the flyers/menus for local food joints they tend to have in the main lobby for guests. Those often have a fair number that offer delivery to the hotel, and you can sometimes get a discount that way.
We try to order direct whenever possible. There are restaurants that don’t have their own sites around here, who’s only method is GrubHub/Seamless/UberEATS, and some that wouldn’t take an order/payment over the phone. But we always check before we use a 3rd party.
Would’ve definitely have been up for $15 off though.
Also, not bad for someone with Covid brain fog. Apparently, having long Covid has the same affect on the brain as aging twenty years. Um, no thanks.
The older I get, the more I think everyone should get an up-to-date dictionary and a refresher course in reading comprehension as a birthday gift each year.
Maybe the dictionary could be biannual.
The dictionaries are usually quite a bit behind, too…
That’s alright though, since many new expressions and/or youth slang have all the longevity of a kamikaze mayfly.
Yeah, make the mistake of using a youth culture slang term from even the latest dictionary, and you’re guaranteed a collective eye-roll if not an outright “OK Boomer!”
Somehow VH, given the amount you like dad jokes, I doubt that stops you. Might even be the point.
Yeah though, I didn’t even much like a lot of the slang I grew up with.
My favorite thing is to drive by middle schools yelling boomer.
Gotta keep them young minds stronk.
Two consecutive days of >80°F and ≈50% humidity, now my body feels like a note I wrote then crumpled for the bin because I realized it was incoherent.
I was going to quote the word and make a comment about how GenX /Boomers went rushing to Urban Dictionary (aside : as I typed dic, my phone suggested “dickishness”. That’s a problem when my phone thinks I use that word more often than “dictionary”), but I think the screenshot does the trick.
There are absolute gems on Twitter, if you can get past all the coprolite.
Atwood is a hero. And Penguin too.
Announcing the book, Penguin Random House said: “Across the United States and around the world, books are being challenged, banned and even burned. So we created a special edition of a book that’s been challenged and banned for decades.
“Printed and bound using fireproof materials, this edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was made to be completely un-burnable. It is designed to protect this vital story and stand as a powerful symbol against censorship.”
Edit : this from a list of banned or challenged books
Actual curses and spells. Maybe someone should tell these people that……
Can I drop one of 'em if I point a wooden stick at them and shout ‘Avada Kedavra’?
I mean, if someone believes that it’s an actual curse…
Maybe that’s a little harsh. Can they fly when hit with a ‘Vingardium Leviosa’? That would be fun. A bunch of religious fundamentalists floating under the ceiling.
And yes: Go Margaret!
Can you imagine such a person might actually wince if you threateningly point a random stick at them?
My dog carries my wand for me on our walks - sometimes I toss it but she always brings it back, even from the lake. I also taught her how to cast spells so you better not mess with either of us.
Oh and make sure you say “levio-SAH” otherwise poor results.
@Curmudge0n Good catch!
@VaultHunter101 Try to hide from me in the pictures thread will you?
Also, it’s Wingardium Leviosa.
I thought a Leviosa was one of those stuffed pastry hors d’ouevres with the spicy filling?
Now I want food! Is the cake real? Apparently not.