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   Man's cunning plan to overcome his fear of rejection by making one ridiculous request a day is stymied when he goes to a Krispy Kreme and orders five donuts in the shape and color of the Olympic rings-and the staff delivers

27 Nov 2012 11:23 AM   |   12355 clicks   |   Yahoo
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maxx2112     
Hello, lawsuit!

27 Nov 2012 11:26 AM
HailRobonia     
On one hand, the donut guy is cool. On the other hand, I have come to loathe these Internet Personal Projects. Look at me as I get 100 rejections! Look at me as I drink coffee at every Starbucks in the US! Look at me as I live for a year with a bird on my head!

27 Nov 2012 11:26 AM
Clemkadidlefark     
But did he ask for Vagina shaped doughnuts with extra Bacon Cheeseburger?

Nooo. He did not.

27 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
No Time To Explain     
Weird quest the guy is on, buy kinda cool they delivered

/wish I had a krispy kreme donuts shop here

27 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
thisiszombocom     
I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.

In any case, good on the krispykreme employee. Wish there was still one near where I live

27 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
fickenchucker     
That's a pretty cool story. His complete confusion at having a silly request granted is funny to me.

27 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  
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With a handy pic of what a doughnut might look like.

27 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
xaratherus     
Actually, his attempt at rejection was rejected by his success, thus he still succeeds.

Or something.

\\Dunkin' > Krispy Kreme

27 Nov 2012 11:29 AM
Expolaris     

HailRobonia: Look at me as I live for a year with a bird on my head!


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27 Nov 2012 11:29 AM
tricycleracer     
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27 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
KrispyKritter     
one must risk rejection to gain acceptance. dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.

27 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
Holocaust Agnostic     
Its like that time in high school when me and a friend were being jackasses and ordered a big Mac at Wendy's and the dude ran across the street to McDonald's for us.

/we tipped well
//there was no fark thread about it

27 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
Blowmonkey     

thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.


Well, rejection is what you're aiming to desensitize yourself to, the easiest way to get rejected is to make unreasonable requests. It's just a shorcut to the desired outcome, so that when you deal with it in normal life you handle it better.

27 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
Pinner     

Blowmonkey: thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.

Well, rejection is what you're aiming to desensitize yourself to, the easiest way to get rejected is to make unreasonable requests. It's just a shorcut to the desired outcome, so that when you deal with it in normal life you handle it better.


I asked my wife if we could lick each others buttholes in a denny's bathroom someday.
She said no. I accept that.

27 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
HailRobonia     

thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.


Actually what happened was he asked his girlfriend to do an anal furry three-way, and when she said "no" he said "uh, yeah, I was just joking... I'm doing a project where I make outrageous requests in order to get rejected...."

27 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
TheWhoppah     
Why not just find a beautiful woman and say, in the words of Jello Biafra, "Let's get buck naked and fark!" ... and if she says "No" it wouldn't be some horrible embarassing thing ... you could just be friends and it wouldn't be awkward.

27 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
NkThrasher    [TotalFark]  
Never underestimate the resourcefulness of bored employees when you strike their fancy with a weird request.

When your job is "Pick up X amount of Y doughnut, put into bag, rinse, repeat, wipe hands on pants" something like this once in a while probably breaks up the monotony nicely.

27 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
hundreddollarman    [TotalFark]  
Dammit, now I really want Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Thanks a lot, subby.

27 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
Nonrepeating Rotating Binary     
I submitted this article with the headline;

Olympics copyright infringement lawsuit in 3...2...1...

27 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
spunkymunky     

Pinner:
...
I asked my wife if we could lick each others buttholes in a denny's bathroom someday.
She said no. I accept that.


So does he.


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27 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
davidphogan     

NkThrasher: Never underestimate the resourcefulness of bored employees when you strike their fancy with a weird request.

When your job is "Pick up X amount of Y doughnut, put into bag, rinse, repeat, wipe hands on pants" something like this once in a while probably breaks up the monotony nicely.


I worked at a taco and sub shop and loved odd requests. You want a taco meat and bean sub with cheese and grilled peppers? Why not!

27 Nov 2012 11:55 AM
talulahgosh    [TotalFark]  

KrispyKritter: dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.


that is actually one thing he did. his blog is pretty cool, it's like improv everywhere for one guy. it's definitely more creative and interesting than having a coffee at every starbucks. and the guy is getting over his fear of rejection.

/haters gonna hate.

27 Nov 2012 12:00 PM
lordjupiter     
Ah, so annoy other people for 100 days so you can feel like less of a tool.

Brilliant.

27 Nov 2012 12:01 PM
Ed_Severson     

tricycleracer: [25.media.tumblr.com image 811x570]


"No, look, I rearranged the rings. And I spelled Olympix with an x."

"And you misspelled London."

"Yeah, I gave it an o instead of a u."

27 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
scruffy1     
But he was rejected so he didn't fail. He was rejected by reality.

27 Nov 2012 12:05 PM
Sweaty Dynamite     
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Y'all are slipping.

27 Nov 2012 12:05 PM
KierzanDax     
We could point out his video shooting failure and that he suffers from V.V.S. (Vertical Video Syndrome).

I say we get him help.

Remember kids:
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27 Nov 2012 12:06 PM
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier    [TotalFark]  

Pinner: Blowmonkey: thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.

Well, rejection is what you're aiming to desensitize yourself to, the easiest way to get rejected is to make unreasonable requests. It's just a shorcut to the desired outcome, so that when you deal with it in normal life you handle it better.

I asked my wife if we could lick each others buttholes in a denny's bathroom someday.
She said no. I accept that.


Now try a Grandy's bathroom.

27 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  

davidphogan: NkThrasher: Never underestimate the resourcefulness of bored employees when you strike their fancy with a weird request.

When your job is "Pick up X amount of Y doughnut, put into bag, rinse, repeat, wipe hands on pants" something like this once in a while probably breaks up the monotony nicely.

I worked at a taco and sub shop and loved odd requests. You want a taco meat and bean sub with cheese and grilled peppers? Why not!


Back in the 80's when they were still a Marriott company, I worked at Roy Rogers and given that we had all the essential ingredients for decent cooking (a loaded salad bar, dough for biscuit making, giants slabs of beef and ham for the deli slicer, fresh chicken for fried chicken, etc) the Crew used to challenge itself to make gourmet staff meals with the available ingredients. We finally got ordered to stop when one too many people tried to order the burger-cooker's insanely tasty Stir-fry that he'd whip up on the big grill surface. (tehnically he cheated slightly because the soy sauce game from home, all other sauces he made from combining existing slad dressings a ingredients)

27 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
clevernamehere     

Pinner: I asked my wife if we could lick each others buttholes in a denny's bathroom someday.
She said no. I accept that.


Shooting for unreasonable as well, I see.

27 Nov 2012 12:19 PM
Rhames     
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What shape do you want the turnip in?

27 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
Gough     

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I submitted this article with the headline;

Olympics copyright infringement lawsuit in 3...2...1...


Came for this, thanks.

27 Nov 2012 12:24 PM
Fat_Head_Carl     
Not one comment about those teeth, huh?

/am I the only heartless one?

27 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
lostinjersey     
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27 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
orclover     
Yea been to that Krispy Kreme, had her at the window. Cool

Krispy Kreme needs to pony up some kudos and promotions for that kind of publicity.

27 Nov 2012 12:26 PM
The Only Sane Man In Florida     
This article made me sad that my local Krispy Kreme went out of business.

27 Nov 2012 12:32 PM
davidab     

thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.

In any case, good on the krispykreme employee. Wish there was still one near where I live


Doesnt matter, the guy is missing the point of his own therapy. His goal is to get over the fear of rejection. By simply asking for something he thinks is unreasonable, he is making progress. In fact, he made two unreasonable requests when he told Jackie that he needed the Olympic rings in 15 minutes.
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Now if his goal was to get used to rejection, then he failed in the mission (twice).

27 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
orclover     

davidab: thisiszombocom: I don't see how making ridiculous requests prepares you for rejection when making reasonable ones.

In any case, good on the krispykreme employee. Wish there was still one near where I live

Doesnt matter, the guy is missing the point of his own therapy. His goal is to get over the fear of rejection. By simply asking for something he thinks is unreasonable, he is making progress. In fact, he made two unreasonable requests when he told Jackie that he needed the Olympic rings in 15 minutes.
[cdn.inquisitr.com image 475x259]

Now if his goal was to get used to rejection, then he failed in the mission (twice).


He should just start asking for sex. Get his quota in a day.

27 Nov 2012 12:55 PM
too_amuzed     

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I submitted this article with the headline;

Olympics copyright infringement lawsuit in 3...2...1...


But they didn't make any money on it. Article says he didn't charge. Don't you need that for infringement case?

27 Nov 2012 01:09 PM
mahdi_raen     
This employee will succeed where ever she goes. I'd hire her in a heartbeat because she was resourceful, took initiative, and was responsive to the customer. These are traits that can't be "trained."

I could tell she really listened to the problem and had a deep understanding of her systems and processes. I would wager that if someone else asked her for it today, she would have a better solution. I bet she thought about a better, more elegant solution all night.

So many people would have just said, "No. It's not my job." and then go and complain that they never get promoted and are stuck in a dead-end job. Not her, though. She took ownership of the problem and devised a solution. Great job, girl!

27 Nov 2012 01:15 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

KrispyKritter: one must risk rejection to gain acceptance. dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.


csb: I attended a small tech college in the early 70s. There were only 127 female students. One day, my friend and I polled every one of them with a simple question: "Will you go to bed with me?" Nobody called the cops. Five said "yes." Three actually meant it.

27 Nov 2012 01:47 PM
Jument     
Solution: ask for BJs. Your odds of rejection are higher and a fail is a win.

27 Nov 2012 02:20 PM
ringersol     
mahdi_raen: "So many people would have just said, "No. It's not my job.""

Not at a donut shop. After about 10:30am those places are soul-sucking-ly boring.

If you present them with what amounts to *entertainment* during the dead hours I would expect more people than not would take you up on it.

/ i once spent the better part of my lunch hour constructing a donut-hole-snowman massacre
// props to calvin
/// if i could've worked an excuse to do it on the clock, i'd have done it in a heartbeat

27 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
ggecko     

BarkingUnicorn: KrispyKritter: one must risk rejection to gain acceptance. dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.

csb: I attended a small tech college in the early 70s. There were only 127 female students. One day, my friend and I polled every one of them with a simple question: "Will you go to bed with me?" Nobody called the cops. Five said "yes." Three actually meant it.



But of those three (or five) was it for sex or for sleeping? Ya see, you have to ask the right question.....

27 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
Grave_Girl    [TotalFark]  

too_amuzed: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I submitted this article with the headline;

Olympics copyright infringement lawsuit in 3...2...1...

But they didn't make any money on it. Article says he didn't charge. Don't you need that for infringement case?


Not if you're the IOC. Remember, they went after Ravelry members this year because "Ravelympics" (which is crocheters & knitters making challenging projects, no money involved) was too close to Olympics.

27 Nov 2012 02:33 PM
Pinner     

ggecko: BarkingUnicorn: KrispyKritter: one must risk rejection to gain acceptance. dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.

csb: I attended a small tech college in the early 70s. There were only 127 female students. One day, my friend and I polled every one of them with a simple question: "Will you go to bed with me?" Nobody called the cops. Five said "yes." Three actually meant it.


But of those three (or five) was it for sex or for sleeping? Ya see, you have to ask the right question.....


It was probably for sleeping since in the early 70s you had to smoke an entire bag of weed just to get a buzz and you most likely were just plain tired after all of that work rolling jay after jay....

27 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
kcfoxie     

HailRobonia: bird


I've been living with a bird on my head for three years, with another 50 expected. Damn african greys!

//but I don't blog about it
///unless she tries to steal my cheerios off my spoon, because that's just funny.

27 Nov 2012 03:22 PM
Benni K Rok     

ringersol: mahdi_raen: "So many people would have just said, "No. It's not my job.""

Not at a donut shop. After about 10:30am those places are soul-sucking-ly boring.

If you present them with what amounts to *entertainment* during the dead hours I would expect more people than not would take you up on it.

/ i once spent the better part of my lunch hour constructing a donut-hole-snowman massacre
// props to calvin
/// if i could've worked an excuse to do it on the clock, i'd have done it in a heartbeat


When are the dead hours for a donut shop?

27 Nov 2012 03:38 PM
oren0     

BarkingUnicorn: KrispyKritter: one must risk rejection to gain acceptance. dooshbag should become a used car salesman. salesmen quickly learn that every no brings you closer to that yes.

csb: I attended a small tech college in the early 70s. There were only 127 female students. One day, my friend and I polled every one of them with a simple question: "Will you go to bed with me?" Nobody called the cops. Five said "yes." Three actually meant it.


Was the combined weight of the three who meant it more or less than 1000 pounds?

27 Nov 2012 04:00 PM
ladyfortuna     
You guys are missing the part where the employee has a chronic fear of saying 'no' and this guy just played right on that...

27 Nov 2012 07:12 PM
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