Archive for May, 2009

Microsoft Outlook 2007 Arrange By Size

Found it humorus this morning when I had to clean out my inbox that if you sort your emails by size (right click the blue bar at the top of the listing that says “Arranged By”), they are catergorized into “Enormous”, ‘Huge”, “Very Large”, “Large”, “Medium”, “Small:”, and “Tiny” folders.

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Feel free to insert Micheal Scott “That’s what she said” joke here.

May 20, 2009 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

Mini Ketchup Packets – WHY?

If you were a restaurant owner or ketchup maker, why would you package ketchup in 0.6 oz packets? Have you ever seen a customer take just one packet? No, they end up taking a handful and squirt them all over their tray so they can dip fries in them. Even if you only wanted 0.6 ounces worth of ketchup for your hamburger and you ask the drive-through attendant for ketchup, you know you’re getting a handful of packets.

Why do I care? It seems to be a big waste. Not only in costs and resources to make mini packets, but also in my time to have to open 6 packets to have enough for my fries.

May 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm 1 comment

How is Wendy’s Water So Good?

I’m not sure if it’s the extra wide straw, the wax coated cup, or the temperature of the water, but there is something amazing about a cup of water from Wendy’s. Perhaps it’s all three?

It can’t just be the temperature. I can replicate the same thing at home with tap water and ice. Although the temperature may be the least attributable to Wendy’s, this is by far the most important factor.

The cup’s wax coating seems to lend just a hint of flavor to the water. Perhaps not the healthiest, but good nonetheless.

The wide diameter straw is by far my favorite part. While other chains have started to widen the diameter of their straws, Wendy’s has always provided the largest. This allows maximum water flow.

Who knows, maybe it’s something else. But for me, a 16oz cup of water from Wendy’s is gone before you know it.

May 1, 2009 at 10:34 pm Leave a comment