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3:38 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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So, I was at Caribou Coffee this morning getting my daily fix...

Cashier: Welcome to Caribou, what can I get you?

Me: Small vanilla latte, please

Cashier: That'll be 4.04 please.

Me: 404? Page not found, eh?

Cashier: <<blank face>>

Me: Nevermind.

Cashier: Thanks for choosing Caribou.

Guy Behind Me: Too bad it wasn't $4.02. Then you could have said "402? Payment Required, huh?"

...No one else got it. Anyway, the conversation led to AdSense and web publishing, and I made a friend out of the deal. Thanks AdSense!

3:45 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What if it had been $3.02 - you would have been asked to pay at another till and a huge bouncer called Google would have kicked you out of the shop
3:47 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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$4.04 for a small latte?! I am in the wrong business ;)
3:52 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"$4.04 for a small latte?! I am in the wrong business ;) "

You're not kidding. 5 cents for the coffee and 5 cents for a cup. Nice markup.

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What if it had been $3.02 - you would have been asked to pay at another till and a huge bouncer called Google would have kicked you out of the shop

Or $3.01, a.k.a. "Okay, wise guy, redirect yourself permanently to Starbucks."

Seriously, maybe it's a good sign that the Caribou person didn't know what you were talking about. A few years ago, that cashier might have been an unemployed Web content developer. :-)

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Or $3.01, a.k.a. "Okay, wise guy, redirect yourself permanently to Starbucks."

Haha, unfortunately the city I work in (St. Paul, MN USA) only has ONE Starbucks downtown. There are Caribou's everywhere.

4:18 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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More 404 humor

[bash.org...]

(Warning, some objectionable language)

4:33 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Drshields if you have got to the stage of cracking 404 jokes to cashiers in coffee shops you should perhaps consider taking a wee break ;)
4:36 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I get the 404, but what is 402?
4:48 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Or you could've received it for $5.00, where the Caribou cashier subsequently makes an internal error and gives you back the incorrect amount. :)
5:01 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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or a 403 forbidden.

Mmmm forbidden coffee.

5:08 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Cashier: Actually, I made a mistake: it's $4.10.

*looks up*

Cashier: Where'd he go?

5:21 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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She could charge you $2.06 because they just ran out and the cup only has partial content.
5:21 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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forbidden coffee...

The higher priced blend at $5.03. And if your Caribou Coffee House wasn't social software a ten cent NoDoz tablet would do as well and wouldn't burn your tongue.

5:23 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You're not kidding. 5 cents for the coffee and 5 cents for a cup. Nice markup.

It's obvious they have a huge markup just so they can pay the cashiers enough to tolerate nerd jokes all morning.

5:36 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Starbucks has nerds?
5:50 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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drshields wrote:
Thanks AdSense!

OK, I may be being slow here, but what's the connection with Adsense?

If the cashier had said: "you've been in here several times without buying anything, so we're going to offer you a discount" then I could have seen a SmartPrice connection.

If, whilst you were paying, the cashier had said "You're Payment's In Progress, Sir", or even if she was called "Pip" (short for Philippa) I could have seen the Adsense pun.

If you had said something rude, and she had banned you from the store because such language was against their "Terms Of Service", then I might have wondered if the cashier worked for the Google Adsense team.

If, indeed, you had paid with a hundred dollar bill, and the cashier had said "you get no change now, but you'll get change when your change accumulates to more than a hundred dollars", then that might even have been slightly funny.

But 404s? You aren't even allowed 404s in adsense!

6:08 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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OK, I may be being slow here, but what's the connection with Adsense?

I mostly posted the comment because it was funny, and all the other web guys and gals out there would get the joke (lame as it may be!). Relation to adsense was that the guy behind me knew what it was, and we had a nice conversation.

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I mostly posted the comment because it was funny

Ah, that's why I didn't see the connection: I don't have a sense of humour. For example, in your position, if the guy behind me in the queue had said "I'll click yours if you click mine" I'd have reported him to Google!


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Technically error 404 is a LOT older than Adsense, but I hope I'm always feeling like gratuitously saying "thanks AdSense."
7:22 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My previous apartment number was 404!

Thank got I moved otherwise the Adsense team might have said "home not found" while delivering the check.

Flip

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Thank got I moved otherwise the Adsense team might have said "home not found" while delivering the check.

Did you put up a notice 301 moved permanently so you still get the rest of your mail?

9:30 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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HAhaha this could could go on all day...
11:30 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Redirect loop.
8:06 pm on Apr 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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To join in with this nerdy humor, suppose it had been $5.50?

"Do you mean to tell me I don't have permission to buy coffee here?"

Or perhaps $4.08: "What, did I take too long to order?"

This thread is really sick... ;)

9:23 pm on Apr 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

And asking for an initial 100c indicates that you should continue handing over money...

Rgds

Damon

PS. Geek humour? Oxymoron!

9:59 am on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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...if the guy behind me in the queue had said "I'll click yours if you click mine" I'd have reported him to Google!

ROTFL
ROTFL
ROTFL
ROTFL ... *gasp*, *wipe eyes*

teylyn

7:34 pm on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Or he could have crashed and youd have got nothing
 

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