Today is the 3rd day of the 43rd week, the 22nd day of the 10th month, the 295th day of 2019, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Clean Up the Earth Day
- Eat a Pretzel Day
- INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY
- International Stuttering Awareness Day
- Kof Awareness Day ((not to be confused with “kef” ))
- National Color Day
- National Knee Day
- National Make a Dog's Day Day
- National Nut Day
- Simchat Torah
- Smart is Cool Day
362 - The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire
1797 - Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes the first parachute descent from a balloon in Paris
1861 - the first telegraph line linking the US West and East coasts completed
1875 - First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
1897 - World's first car dealer opens in London
1907 - Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus
1930 - the first concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult
1936 - the first commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii
1938 - Chester Carlson demonstrates the first Xerox copying machine
1939 - NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field
1951 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1956 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1962 - US President John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba and imposes a naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crisis
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1964 - US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Mississippi
1966 - USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
1968 - Apollo 7 returns to Earth
1971 - USSR performs nuclear test
1975 - Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus, becoming the first lander to return images from the surface of another planet
1976 - Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
1977 - International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 and 2 launched into Earth orbit
1979 - Walt Disney World's welcomes its 100-millionth guest
1981 - Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified, which many consider the start of the disenfranchising of unions and the decline of the middle class
1981 - US national debt tops $1 trillion
1981 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1987 - "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 262 performances
1992 - Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) launches into space
1993 - Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
1997 - Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon
2008 - India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
2008 - Google Play is launched, the official app store for the Android operating system
2016 - AT&T buys Time Warner for $85.4 billion
Okay, I’m going on a rant here, so if you want to ignore the rest of the post, please feel free to just skip to the bottom of the post for the usual picture..
And like so many rants, it is triggered by something very trivial – in this case the toilet paper in the ladies room at work. Now I get that owning a building involves a lot of costs, and that if you contain costs you increase your net income – which is why the business exists. But how much money do you really save by putting in a roll of toilet paper that is so thin one can see their hand through it? To get a decent wipe, one has to pull of over a yard of toilet paper, and sometimes do that multiple times, which means the paper runs out more quickly, so explain to me how you are realizing any cost savings again? And on top of it, the paper is so thin that a chunk will tear off before the roll starts to roll – which results in a litter on the floor of each stall of little pieces of torn paper. Looks unsightly and unclean, two vibes you don’t want to subject tenants or visitors to!
*takes a deep breath*
Okay I feel better now.
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