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    86: Seeing Past The Piggies

    enJune 10, 2024

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    • Summer challenges for Instacart hostsInstacart helps skip shopping during summer with quick delivery, but hosts face unexpected challenges like pest infestations and weight loss journey intensification

      This summer, no matter where you find yourself or what kind of summer you're having, Instacart can help you skip the shopping side quests and get the goods delivered to you in as little as 30 minutes. Meanwhile, our hosts shared some unexpected challenges they've faced recently. One host had an unwelcome guest in his living space – rats. Despite trying various methods, including peanut butter and Snickers, he ultimately had to call in a professional exterminator to deal with the infestation. Another host, who is on a weight loss journey, shared that his personal trainer is now invested in the bet and pushing him harder during workouts. The hosts also reminded listeners that they can tap on links in the episode description to see pictures discussed during the recording.

    • Office habitsFinding effective communication strategies is crucial when dealing with uncomfortable office habits, rather than resorting to extreme measures.

      Dealing with a coworker's unusual office habits can be a challenging situation. In this case, a cubicle mate frequently removes her shoes and socks at her desk, causing discomfort for her colleague. The colleague, unsure of how to handle the situation, considered various strategies to dissuade her from continuing the behavior. Some suggestions included creating a perceived threat, such as a spider infestation or a glass break, or attempting to outweird her by clipping toenails in the cubicle. Another idea was to use a strong smell, like Parmesan cheese or hot oil, to deter her. Ultimately, the colleague considered involving a higher authority, such as the receptionist, to address the issue. This situation highlights the importance of finding effective communication strategies when dealing with uncomfortable workplace situations.

    • Workplace ChaosCreating chaos in the workplace can disrupt a meticulous coworker's routine, but it's important to consider potential consequences and workplace culture before implementing anonymous notes and subtle pranks.

      Creating chaos in the workplace can be an effective way to deal with a meticulous and controlling coworker, but it's important to ensure the chaos isn't traced back to the instigator. Anonymous notes and subtle pranks, such as leaving dirty feet in shared spaces or spreading rumors about pests, can be effective methods. However, it's crucial to consider the potential consequences, such as the receptionist becoming overly OCD or the coworker becoming suspicious. Additionally, it's essential to be mindful of the workplace culture and the potential for backlash. Overall, the goal is to create enough chaos to disrupt the coworker's routine without causing significant harm or negative consequences.

    • Unexpected issues in photography/financesAddress unexpected issues in photography or finances with creativity and resourcefulness, using editing tools or apps like Rocket Money to save money.

      Unexpected issues can arise in various aspects of life, such as photography or finances, and it's essential to address them with creativity and resourcefulness. During a call to the podcast "We're Here to Help," a listener named Savannah shared her predicament of her husband's unwanted appearance in their engagement photos. The hosts offered suggestions to honor the photos, including using editing tools or creating a fun project. Later in the podcast, the topic shifted to saving money through the personal finance app, Rocket Money. The hosts discussed the importance of canceling unwanted subscriptions and how the app has helped save significant amounts for its users. Overall, the episode emphasized the importance of dealing with unexpected issues with a positive attitude and taking advantage of available resources.

    • Wedding Photos EditingProfessional photo editing, redoing photos, or cropping are solutions for unwanted elements in wedding photos. Consider emotional significance, ease, and cost before deciding.

      When dealing with unwanted elements in wedding photos, such as an unexpected appearance of a large figure, there are several solutions. One is to find a professional photo editing company to help blur or remove the unwanted element. Another is to redo the photos, either by taking new ones or finding a photographer to help recreate the original setting. Cropping the photos to focus on the couple is also an option, although it may not be a perfect solution. It's important to consider the emotional significance of the original photos and weigh the ease and cost of each solution before making a decision. Additionally, the conversation touched on the idea of a potential business opportunity for a company specializing in editing out unwanted elements in wedding photos.

    • Creative problem solvingApproaching unconventional situations with creativity and humor can lead to unique and enjoyable solutions. Turn potential negatives into enjoyable experiences by using creativity to edit or caption unwanted images.

      When faced with unconventional or challenging situations, approaching them with creativity and a sense of humor can lead to unique and enjoyable solutions. During a call on the podcast "We're Here To Help," the hosts provided advice to a listener named Savannah regarding her husband's unwanted appearance in their wedding photos. Instead of getting frustrated, they suggested turning the situation into a fun project by creating a book featuring the offending photos with clever captions or edits. This idea not only allowed Savannah to still appreciate her photos but also provided a way to share the humor with friends and family. The hosts also suggested adding text or hearts to cover the unwanted areas, or even creating a "Where's Waldo" style book with the offending images. Overall, the conversation highlights the importance of finding the positive in unexpected situations and using creativity to turn potential negatives into enjoyable experiences.

    • Unexpected success with unconventional strategiesUnconventional strategies can lead to unexpected success, even if they don't fully follow the original plan. Learning from mistakes and adjusting approach can help teams improve and eventually achieve their goals.

      Sometimes, unconventional strategies can lead to unexpected success, even if they don't fully follow the original plan. In the case of Nino from the "Mama's Boys" episode, he and his team attempted to use drama and alcohol to win a golf tournament, but things didn't go as planned. However, they still managed to finish in 2nd place, which was a significant improvement from their previous performance. This experience taught them that sticking to the original plan, such as the water swap strategy, could potentially lead them to a championship in the future. While they didn't win that year, they took a step closer to achieving their goal by learning from their mistakes and adjusting their approach.

    • Deception consequencesDeception can lead to disappointment, confusion, and skepticism among those involved. Honesty is important even in small matters to maintain trust and respect.

      Deception can be used in various ways to navigate difficult situations, but it's important to consider the potential consequences and the likelihood of being caught. Sarah, a caller from Utah, shared her experience of lying to her husband's cousin about giving away her leopard gecko. She had initially agreed to let the cousin watch the gecko while she was away, but later changed her mind and got rid of it. Sarah tried to sell the gecko to the cousin's parents but they weren't interested, so she decided to tell them it had died. She waited until the night before she left to break the news, which left the cousin feeling disappointed and confused. The text exchanges between Sarah and the family members revealed their reactions, with some expressing sympathy and others seeming skeptical. The call served as a reminder of the importance of honesty and the potential repercussions of deception, even in seemingly small matters. The podcast hosts offered advice on how to handle similar situations more honestly and effectively. Overall, the discussion highlighted the complexities of interpersonal communication and the importance of considering the feelings and perspectives of all involved.

    • Honesty in personal relationshipsBeing truthful and upfront about mistakes is crucial in personal relationships, even if it leads to short-term fallout, as dishonesty can have long-term negative consequences.

      Communication and transparency are crucial when dealing with unexpected situations or mistakes. In the discussion, Sarah and her colleagues were faced with the dilemma of admitting to her family that they accidentally gave away a gecko they had promised to them. The group brainstormed various ways to handle the situation, including buying a new gecko or framing it as a replacement. However, they acknowledged the importance of being truthful and upfront about the mistake. They also emphasized the potential long-term consequences of deceit and the importance of being prepared for potential fallout. Ultimately, they decided on a plan to be honest with the family and work together to find a solution. The conversation highlights the value of honesty and the potential negative consequences of dishonesty, especially in personal relationships.

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    Later, Jake and Gareth follow up with the first caller from episode 73 "You Are Not the Barber with Daryl Johnson and John Feitelberg." 

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