This perfect basket domino
By - tanuj_maheshwari
Hey new guy! Clean this up!
We’re the ones that gotta clean this up, Michael!
I was like "someone's gonna have to pick that up."
Opened the thread and saw my name. So I guess I'm the asshole that gets to do it
What are you talking about? If your name is Michael then what he said wouldn’t mean “Michael” is cleaning it up . It meant he was going to.
Plus it’s from “the office”
It's 5:30 am and I'm stoned. I have no other excuse
Don't worry. That's a perfectly valid excuse.
From the what? Anyway Michael this message is for you, time to clean your room.
I don't wanna and you can't make me
I can't, but HE can.
*points toward a crowd of people*
Shit where'd he go..
Hes talking about his name being the same as the one mentioned. Not that hard. Also, not everyone watches the office
I'd never do this *ahem*
Came here for this
lol underrated comment
DAMN IT MICHAEL
Luckily they're the plastic pallets , but still gonna be a pain in the ass to restack them
They're light**er**, they are still a pain in the ass to move individually and stack. That's not to mention that they are just light enough that a small stack on a pallet jack will shift awkwardly in the worst way if you bump anything, especially if they aren't perfectly on the jack.
No splinters though, that's a big bonus I'd imagine.
It is, but the fact that they are reused more times than wood pallets means that they are more likely to be carrying something nasty too. One of the main reasons that it is tricky at best to reuse wood pallets, either commercially or for home projects, is that they can soak up things, which is less of an issue with plastics, but that still doesn't mean that they are exactly clean, and it's not like most places are willing to put in the time and effort to properly clean them between uses. Also, ABS or whatever plastic is used for them can splinter as the edges of the pallet break over time or the pallet breaks apart due to misuse or overloading, and plastic splinters hurt.
> They're lighter, they are still a pain in the ass to move individually and stack.
Doubly so since there's a thousand of them.
I have dealed with multiple plastic pallets. Some are indeed lighter, but some are solid inside and will break your back. Like why the fuck?
Even the wooden pallets have quite a wide variation in weight for things that have pretty much identical dimensions.
Wet pallets are the fucking worst
Wet OAK pallets are the worst
Blue CHEP pallets
Getting a new delivery of new dried chep pallets was always the highlight of my month, they were so light you could carry one on each shoulder... then we would leave them outside in the rain until we needed them
EU-pallets weighs 25kg (55 pounds) a piece. They are not fun to move manually en masse. At least they’re somewhat durable, compared to the alternatives.
Yeah. I remember they were not fun to stack in my early twenties when I weighed about 60kg, especially when they get to chest height.
Those ones can tolerate more weight on them.
Weight plus repetitive motion. Yep, someone’s back is in for a lifetime of yoga.
Those darn blue wooden pallets are back breakers. "Hey new guy, that stack of blue pallets must be 10-high!"
Sure thing, let me get on my forklift
No joke. If I have to move more than one pallet, you'd better believe I'm using a lift.
I shamelessly use the forklift for a single pallet if it's heavier than light af.
I value my back much more than I value company propane.
Used to stack at least 500 a day 10 high on my own. I was not payed enough for that shit
They’re not *that* hard to move. Use your legs and glutes and thrust it to the top.
Shift is over! See you tomorrow guys!
No one is leaving until this mess is cleaned up!
*managers and office staff still all leave at end of the day*
First shift is gonna be pissed when they show up in the morning.
[We’re the ones that gotta clean that up! ](https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/60914631-d8e2-483a-984d-8f95c6a61cbf)
If there's time to lean, then there's time to clean.
I was expecting New Guy to be stood at the end with a rake placed in such a way that the last pallet would land on it and make it spring up and hit him in the nuts. Kinda disappointed, not gonna lie.
Ahhh, Sideshow Bob!
Supervisor: I see you guys have some free time on your hands. Here’s a list of things that need to be done. Please start with the clogged toilets.
Was a world record attempt
“The workers at Exporta Global have just set the world record for the most pallets toppled in a domino chain reaction. The product handling company used 1,377 pallets stacked on their end to create the record.”
Ahw, if only they used 40 less..
Why? I don’t get it
Edit: I get it now
Because it would be 1337 pallets. And that would have been elite.
Sorry but why is 1337 significant?
1337 was a thing for a while. Stood for "elite" cos "lEET" 1337. Happened when I was about 40 years old so a long time ago. Was for younger people than me at the time. Gamers.
I can't believe we've gotten to an era where 1337 is now "old people" slang.
When did I get old? Why can't I be a 1337 haxx0r 4eva?
That's alright, I still refer to 13:37 as leet'o'clock
I'm glad to find another! I was the only one I knew all this while. I say "it's leet time"
I said “It’s leet o’clock!” to my niece once and she thought I said it was yeet o’clock. 🤦🏻♀️
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking 1337
Was it the 20th of April, by chance?
God we're old. The fact that we even have to explain 1337 l33t, or leetspeak, oooof....
Our age is showing. The other day some guy six years younger than me call me a boomer. Fuckin n00b.
Tomatoes are most likely readily available at your local market
As a Melinnial, this is gonna be my reply now to genZ's/zoomers who call me a boomer. Also my gamertag on battlenet was #1337 so I hold that dearly
We're gonna be 1337 haxx0rz in our hearts forever.
We got pwned by the passage of time.
One of my youngin employees mounted an SSD on A: ... You can't do that mate. It was emotionally difficult to explain.
Next they're gonna tell me they don't know [what sound a roflcopter makes](https://youtu.be/2J6wAiHQ5U0)
dun wury, its k
it's the kids who are wrong
we're still leet
My 6 year old called me a "boon" the other day, because it was "noob" spelled backwards so it was newbier than a n00b.
>When did I get old
When I submitted a college paper with a copy written in 1337speak and the professor accepted it. That's when I knew I was old.
I mean it’s not really. I am 23 and used 1337 as a kid.
Ya old ppl slang, along with foobar.
Ah to be in the era of dial up again... I don't miss it.
I think most people who used 1337 did so ironically. They were all unironically dorks, though.
It was 100% not ironic for a minute there. Late 90s and early 2000s were uh, weird.
1 123m3m13312 13412n1n6 70 w12173 10n6 455 73x75 1n 13375p34k 4nd d3c1ph3121n6 7h3 73x7s 1 607 53n7 4 fun
(I remember learning to write long ass texts in leetspeak and deciphering the texts i got sent for fun)
Jesus christ, how was I able to read that? I didn't even ride the 13375p34k train at the time. I barely know any pager code.
So weird it’s not even funny when you look back 😂😂😂
Not weird, we were just too busy talking to hot internet babes on AOL and IRC chat rooms to form full sentences.
And hacking, of course.
It was interesting to watch the birth of a new language. At first it was alphabetical letters, then when we had access to all the keyboard letters of the world, we used those. You could create your name but in čöøł letters and still read it.
Then the underground market used it to mask their activities because you can make it similar to graffiti.
I hate how often I start to use things ironically so much that it eventually becomes unironic.
I never realized leet was short for elite. Does that make 1337 5p34k elite speak.
Yes, yes it does. I vaguely remember catching the tail end of it before it died off
It never died.
Dun Dun Dun
My culture is being attacked by children and I don't like it.
Oh my god this website is full of children for real
I saw a thread where a guy burned his thumb on a car cigarette lighter, with TONS of comments going: What was that thing and why does his thumb hurt? Made me feel so old and I'm still in my twenties.
Holy fuck I'm old
`"Leet (or "1337"), also known as eleet or leetspeak, is a system of modified spellings used primarily on the Internet. It often uses character replacements in ways that play on the similarity of their glyphs via reflection or other resemblance. Additionally, it modifies certain words based on a system of suffixes and alternate meanings. There are many dialects or linguistic varieties in different online communities."`
Next they'll say Napster was the name of a sleeping dog.
Limewire was the black market citrus trade
It's amazing how tpb still survives but is far from king now.
1337 was a nerd language i used fifteen years ago on neopets.
God this question makes me feel old.
Ah thanks I see
THIS GUY FUCKS
Holy fuck, am I that old now? Fml
Eh im in the same age group as when they were using that L337 a lot I just didn’t put it together
Yeah was about to say - if this was simply a 'bored at work' scenario then this would straight up be fireable xD
They can probably charge more for a delivery on a world record holding pallet….
It's a project I could see a marketing team putting together. It gets employees doing something fun and you end up with a very shareable video.
What a stupid world record category. Dominos I can understand, but by this logic, I can just have literally any objects toppled and claim it a new world record.
As long as you pay Guinness to come officiate, yes, you can claim it a new world record. That’s their business model.
Have a look at [Record Setter](https://recordsetter.com/) - people just submit random unofficial nonsense.
Like "Longest Time Balancing An Electric Guitar On Chin While Lying On Back" or "Most Ice Cream Sandwiches Given Away While Jumping No Handed On A Pogo Stick"
I can’t say I find competitive eating a particularly wholesome activity, but people like to be best at something. Lots off oddball world records out there.
You are a stupid world record
“Your package has been delayed.”
dpd, we aim to please.
Wbo the fuck looks at pallets and thinks "oh that's clearly a basket"
People who post on reddit. Good luck getting any of them to even attempt to call something by its actual name.
I had a mildly infuriating moment yesterday: i checked out /r/Natureisbrutal (NSFW), & a person called a pufferfish a "spiny fish" in the title ... I know most of us aren't zoologists, but it's a fish that puffs... come on dude.
when you're bored at work
*Starts flashing flashlight*
OP, what part of you thought those were *baskets*?
(Morgan Freeman narrating) "Every Amazon worker was fired that day, but for a few brief moments, they were gods."
Boss: hey intern, I have a very very important task for you. This determines if you stay or not
My only real thought the whole time was “who’s cleaning that shit up?”
The people who had the idea in the first place went back to their chairs and started typing while the warehouse drones had to restack 1377 slippery plastic pallets
> *"Drone better."*
~ Ivan Vanko
[Pallets](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallet) not [baskets](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basket)
I assumed baskets was a regional term.
It's an Albany expression.
nope, just wrong
This is NSFW!!
Is this even legal?
Not in Canada, placing even one pallet like this can be a $500 fine
I was being silly, but TIL.
Huh, the things they don't teach you. We used to stand pallets up between other stacks all the time at the grocery store I worked at when I was younger
Also a $1000 fine in the U.S.
50-7000 OSHA’s discretion.
I'll be damned, good to know
Been doing warehouse shit for like 5 years off and on, had to watch a lot of corny ass videos. Thought they were bullshit until my coworker told me he watched someone get flattened by a falling pallet.
Done it for a while as well. It's easy to laugh about regs... until you see someone's hand "get peeled like a grapefruit" in a conveyor one too many times
Oooof, yeah I’ve just been an order selector most of the time but I did man a saw at a fabrication warehouse and had a scare when the blade got too hot and snapped. That degloving shit looks brutal.
Worked at a small custom fabrication joint for 2 years. Saw a dude get mashed by the cnc punch press. Dude survived crazily enough. Has a gnarly scar on his arm and right side.
I feel like one time would be too many times for me personally.
It really is. Unfortunately, these jobs have high turn over and low requirements, thus you get more sorry bastards who come in and have to learn it all over again
Even just working in a supermarket, I saw some dude have his leg broken by a pallet falling on him. Apparently they are more dangerous than mines. There was a hair-raising scream from the pasta aisle.
This was a full pallet from 30 feet up and reduced the guy to tomato paste. But vertical pallets are not only a trip hazard but they can also fuck you right up as you explained.
$50-$7000 fine per OSHA regulations in the US.
I work at Walmart in the US and I'm told its a 2000$ fine per pallet.
I will make it legal.
OSHA: “and I took that personally”
Other than the OSHA violations. This is a nice morale builder.
Baskets? No, these are pallets.
Oh okay, you you're in production warehousing, what do you make?
A fucking mess.
Imagine someone took out some corner pieces and it stopped mid-curve.
Heck if it stopped for any reason at all, would’ve lost itttt
Good thing it was posted on this sub and not /r/mildlyinfuriating, so I already knew that wasn't going to happen.
Worked in warehouses for years. Who the fuck is gonna sort this out? Looks like a massive pain I'm the ass LOL
> I'm the ass LOL
Well, the first step to changing is recognizing you have a problem so good on you.
Those are pallets, not baskets.
It’s been 0 days since the last shenanigans
I made this from reclaimed pallets
when you got day off but your homies don't be like:
That must have taken an entire day's labour to set up and clean
When bezos is in space:
Those are very densely packed.
I wish they did the thing where it started with a regular domino nd hit larger and larger ones til it got to the pallets. [like this](https://youtu.be/JcJv7l2W_h8)
Pallet go brrrrrrrrrrrrrr
That is the least secure logistic system i have ever seen and i worked at a sawmill where they essentially juggled saws. i love it.
Probably the only thing these types of pallets are good for. I come across two different types of black plastic pallets. IGPS, which seem to be ok except they have slippery surfaces and if you go around a corner at normal speed often times things slide off. Entire pallets of product on the ground. These look like the other type of black plastic. I don't know who makes them or if this is the same kind but they are significantly less sturdy than the IGPS because they're made with a lot less material in an X lattice structure. Either it breaks from even light loads or just is crushed by the warehouse equipment. I've had them snap in half or, the bottom snaps when being put in storage. Just a waste. If this video is seen by anyone in manufacturing, Please: If it weighs a ton or more, it needs to be on a pallet with 5 or more boards on the bottom to distribute the weight. Plastic pallets deform on warehouse rolling storage, and blue (chep) and red pallets don't have enough boards to support the weight unless it never sees a storage rack, or is light.
Blue and red don't have enough boards? Aren't those the best ones though? Unless I'm misunderstanding, I'm just a lowly produce boy, and you seem to know a lot about pallets. We get in tons (literal tons) of potatoes on blue and red
They do unless knocked broken idk which he's dealing with. I'll take Blue and Red chep pallets over the shitty white wood pallets. Or plastic ones any day.
For a brief momento it felt like an episode from The Office.
The best part was the end when everyone cheered.
are they called baskets in other countries? those are pallets
Jesus that’s a lot of pallets
Sometimes I don’t understand white people
The epitome of “boys don’t grow up, we just get older”
imagine calling pallets "baskets"
Warehouse manager walk in: why is everyone stood aroun…… what the ffff…. Get back to work…. AND CLEAN THIS UP!!!
Ugh all I can think about is the cleanup
Boss is proud
Welcome to the SEC warehouse
The day Michael Scott goes down to the whorehouse
That's a minute and 14 seconds of my life very well spent. That was awesome, very satisfying, and I'm sure very exciting for them
So this is what they do when Bezos is in space
Fun to watch this :)
Amazon employees when Jeff Bezos isnt watching
I wanna be part of that crew
I 100% believe if we were allowed to do stuff like this during work hours there would be a LOT more productivity when we actually had work duties to finish.
Guessing that's not an Amazon warehouse.....
That's an OSHA violation.
Going to need you guys to come in on Saturday to make up for the down time.
Woooohooo! …………..ah shit, we have to pick them all up now.