995 I Love It When A Plan Does What Now?

In Ghostbusters, when Ray says “Get her!”, that’s technically a plan.

Some of the games I have for the 3DS have started offering DLC recently. Mutant Mudds has 20 additional levels you can get for free, and Mario Bros. 2 has ones you can buy. The Mario stuff runs the spectrum from stupid easy to insanely hard, but the Mutant Mudds stuff is just brutally difficult. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. As I said about MM before, it doesn’t feel cheap. When you screw up it seems like it was your fault for not adequately reading the situation. The Mario stuff is pretty good too without feeling cheap. That said, the controls are not as precise, so sometimes one kind of move doesn’t happen the way you expect and causes a restart. I’ve only completes one bonus level in MM and haven’t even completed one section in Mario Bros., so you know these aren’t playing nice. The super easy Mario levels are just fun because it’s all coins everywhere and almost no danger. Good times for when you can’t pay close attention to the game. Plus, I’m nowhere near the million coins Nintendo hopes people ammass.

There’s one strange thing I noticed about New Super Mario Brothers 2… The coin collecting doesn’t have anything to do with the “story” The shops don’t sell thing, they just give them to you. The only coins that unlock paths are the special start ones. The Koopas don’t want a ransome. It makes no sense. In Wario Land, or Luigi’s Mansion, the coins you gather have an effect on the endings. I never finished Luigi’s Mansion, but that’s what I heard anyway. Wario Land I played a lot of, so I know that’s how the mechanic worked. The more money you had at the end the better the castle Wario could wish for… Because the genie he wrested from the pirates uses money to grant wishes. Although I don’t see why you need a genie if you have enough money to build a castle it seems like all you’re doing is cutting out the contractors. I think it would be better to wish for something money cant already get you through regular channels. Anyway, whatever, logic isn’t ever a big part of Mario Brothers storytelling. It does seem like they could have done something with it though.


Lets toss up a die and see which number it lands on, then we can decide on who to hire instead. :D But I think Ed could stabilize the floor if necessary.

Ed could do it but Reggie would throw the mother of all hissy fits since he’s been vying for some kind of promotion forever. That and he’s the one with the least respect for Ed. The combination could make him insufferable.
The whole thing is disaster territory, though. I don’t know if megatainment has a policy about employee dating (I’m sure they frown on it, part of why Carol and Thomas are hiding it) but they damn sure won’t put up with it if Carol gets a promotion and continues to date Thomas. That’s termination grounds right there.
Ugh. Retail. Been there, done that, still doing it, shorting myself shortly.

As with any promotion from within, someone moves to a new promotion, there is a brief period of adjustment, things continue on one way or another anyway. Generally with less change than one would imagine, after the initial period of adjustment, that is.

In addition, they aren’t really losing Carol as a floor managing aspect in the entirety. To my experience most assistant managers remain a floor influence, with the addition of having o occasionally manage books for a day or two a week and less actual influence than even the managers have (and these days, especially corporate situations, managers have the equivalent power of a toothless puppy with a herd of lawyers restricting their available actions… There’s probably some accurate metaphor for the lawyers that I am unwilling or unable to make, too….)

That being said, if I could find a job where as an assistant manager I could largely disappear from the sales floor end of things… Wait, I did apply for that once. They made me a store manager instead, then I got fired for embezzlement. How do I keep forgetting about that?

I’m very confused at Thomas’ words. I knew that Carol was training Mike, but I’ve never seen even a hint of her training Ed. There were a lot of hints about Thomas grooming Ed to replace him though.

Thomas saying that she’s been doing it IS a hint that she’s been doing it. Although I expect I set it up at some point other than this, since I usually do, I honestly can’t remember where though.

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