There are things humans must avoid thinking about in order to preserve our sanity -- namely, the inevitable death of all things, the futility of all our actions in a meaningless universe, and what goes on behind the scenes in fast food restaurants. Unfortunately, technology is making it harder to avoid that last one. The following things have been going on in the food industry since times immemorial. The only difference these days? All of this dreadful shit is now being meticulously cataloged on the Internet.
#3. Social Networks Show Employees Getting Intimate with Your Food
If you've never worked in the food industry, you've probably wondered at some point how restaurant employees manage to be around all that delicious chow all day without touching it. Thanks to social networks and such, we now know the answer: They don't.
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Considering this is Taco Bell, he might actually be leaving those cleaner.
Everybody gets bored at work, so we understand the primordial impulse to spice the day up with some good ol' fashioned kiddin' around. But when you're a police officer who's tasked with defending citizens from themselves using the judicious application of deadly force, the monkeyshines should probably be saved for those hours when you aren't carrying a gun. And you sure as shit shouldn't pull the following pranks while wielding a badge, such as ...
#4. Lightheartedly Inciting Violence Against the KKK on Twitter
Apparently, some people still haven't realized that things you type on the Internet don't just disappear into a consequence-free universe of dancing unicorns. Take this, for example:
You have to admire his entrepreneurial spirit.
Going to the doctor can be an ordeal even before your bunions are properly diagnosed as leprosy -- among those forces conspiring to test your patience are interminable waits, loud children, and shitty magazines. ("Oh, a single issue of Redbook. From 1996.")
Some medical professionals, however, seem to go out of their way to elevate the entire experience from "horrible" to "hellish" in a way you just can't learn in medical school. Here are five real MDs who make Gregory House look like Dr. Dolittle.