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Old 08-14-2008, 04:07 PM   #796
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I'm talking take-out. Fancy or cheap, they all come with those teeny messy hard-to-open thingies.

Do your take-out orders come with easy to use ketchup packets? If so, I wanna know where you eat.
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:09 PM   #797
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At the McDonalds in Anacortes, the ketchup was *on tap*.

You slid your little paper sample cup under the spigot and pulled the handle forward. Out gushed a pressurized stream of tomato-y goodness. Ketchup plumbing. What will they think of next?
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:11 PM   #798
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well, sure. we got ketchup on tap here, too.

But I'm talking TAKE-OUT! Like for the cheeseburger quesadilla from Applebees that I had for lunch. (yummy nom nom!). First, they gave me two ketchup packets. Not enough--you can barely get a teaspoon out of one of those. So then, they gave me a handful. Fine. But I have to open 10 of the damn things to get enough, and by the end of the process my hands are covered with ketchup, so slippery that I can't open the final packets, and I have a big mess o'messy packets.

And, no, ketchup does NOT make good lube!
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:32 AM   #799
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Cloud - more than two is a SERIOUS amount of ketchup (in this country - YMMV). I recommend you buy a squeezy bottle and keep it in your glovebox.

I've just had some home-made carrot cake. It was yum. But it had been wrapped in clingfilm all day and the topping was all gooey. It looked like it was covered in pus. I don't know whether to be proud of my logical mind for knowing it wasn't pus and eating it, or ashamed of my greed which over-rode my evolved sense of disgust...
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:34 AM   #800
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At the McDonalds in Anacortes, the ketchup was *on tap*.

You slid your little paper sample cup under the spigot and pulled the handle forward. Out gushed a pressurized stream of tomato-y goodness. Ketchup plumbing. What will they think of next?
Dude, we have those everywhere in Texas. I mean, not everywhere, but it isn't a novelty.
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well, sure. we got ketchup on tap here, too.

But I'm talking TAKE-OUT! Like for the cheeseburger quesadilla from Applebees that I had for lunch. (yummy nom nom!). First, they gave me two ketchup packets. Not enough--you can barely get a teaspoon out of one of those. So then, they gave me a handful. Fine. But I have to open 10 of the damn things to get enough, and by the end of the process my hands are covered with ketchup, so slippery that I can't open the final packets, and I have a big mess o'messy packets.

And, no, ketchup does NOT make good lube!
One time the drive through person at Taco Bell insisted that the rule is "one sauce packet for two menu items" ...think about that for a minute.

So we drove around, went inside the store, and cleared out ALL of their sauce packets.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:37 AM   #801
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Oh I missed that.
Yup, we have them in 90% of our McDonalds in the UK too.
And BBQ sause.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:01 AM   #802
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My first experience with pressurized ketchup. We've had self serve pump style for some time around here.

As for the packets, when I am eating fries behind the wheel, or hash browns, or some other suitable ketchup carrier, I usually use this method. I cut/tear a small nick from the corner of the packet. I hold the packet with my left forefinger and thumb along the long edge, away from the side that has the nick. I can still steer with my left hand now, since I've only drafted these two digits for ketchup duty. Now I can take a bite from the food held with my right hand, putting it down afterward, shift my right hand to the wheel freeing my ketchup hand, and then bring the packet to my mouth and squeeze a little ketchup into my mouth directly from the packet. Chew, swallow, rinse, repeat.

This doesn't directly address the question of ketchup/carrier proportions, but it can help reduce waste and mess.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:04 AM   #803
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You put the ketchup and the food in your mouth separately? No, no, no, this is wrong.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:06 AM   #804
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Who made you de big ketchup sherriff ub de house?!
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:35 AM   #805
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Hi guys! I'm around . . . just supervising for a while.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:07 AM   #806
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:00 AM   #807
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Awww! How time flies! Here is how Michael looks today!

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Old 08-29-2008, 10:43 AM   #808
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I saw two grown men on a bike the other day.
One was giving the other a backie. Like they were eleven.

It was broad daylight (about 18.30) and they weren't drunk.
It was really... odd. Cool I suppose.
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:08 AM   #809
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Yeh but his face is what 8 or 9?
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:02 PM   #810
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So, ya reckon there'll be clowns and stuff at his party?
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