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Erm..

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:50 pm

.. I know our American Cousins can be a little crazy at times, but.............

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/753d/

In what universe would a company let that happen in the office? :mrgreen:
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Re: Erm..

Postby Dotsie » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:09 pm

I was working in the lab on a weekend once when I felt my back being pelted with foam pellets.... the specialist registrar had just been bought one of these, and he was on-call and a bit bored :lol:
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Re: Erm..

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:13 pm

Never heard of Pixar have you? XD

the better, less soul-less companies actually feel that employee morale is *GASP* important.
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Re: Erm..

Postby raisindot » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:15 pm

As Dotsie said, it has come Across the Pond is now entrenched in the Brit workforce, just as we planned, woohahhahahahaha!!!!


But, this sort of thing is used all the time in offices across the States, especially dot.coms. In fact, this is probably one of the least sophisticated of these weapons. Others use electronic foam missile launchers that are controlled by a computer of iPhone. Hell, no one surpasses us Americans in finding new ways to waste time at work!

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Re: Erm..

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:21 pm

Better than eating the bloody things. :mrgreen:
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Re: Erm..

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:26 pm

Actually, I've just discovered an internet store in the UK that sells US sweets/candy.

I'm now totally addicted to Big Red cinnamon gum. :oops:

They also now have Mountain Dew available, but although it's made in the EU, it tastes even better than US Mountain Dew!
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Re: Erm..

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:31 pm

There are a couple of actual shops in Cardiff that sell American sweets etc. :P
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Postby raptornx01 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:34 pm

they don't have marshmallows in the UK? :?
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Re: Erm..

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:49 pm

Yes we do, but we try not to brag about it! ;) ;) :lol:
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Re: Erm..

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:50 pm

Sure they do. :D They are disgusting.
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Re: Erm..

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:03 pm

Marks & Spencer Marshmallow Teacakes.

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Re: Erm..

Postby jaznbonnie » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:12 pm

I'm putting that on my Hogswatch list! :D It'd work great for those people who are just not worth prison time. ;)
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Re: Erm..

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:13 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Erm..

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:18 pm

Oddly enough, one of my favourite things to buy in the US was originated in the UK, but are much more popular overseas than in Britain. Callard and Bowser Altoids, come in all sorts of flavours, but I like the cinnamon ones best.

There is a chain of grocery stores in the US called Trader Joes. They do tins of vanilla flavoured mints that I love. You can also get really good Swiss, Belgian and German chocolate from there. ;)
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Re: Erm..

Postby Dotsie » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:09 pm

Now, Altoids could definitely be used as a weapon ;)
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