The Ice Cream Coincidence

The Ice Cream Coincidence

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SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6291
So I was reading this on NotAlwaysRight: notalwaysright.com/losing-their-marbles/12249

It mentions a "marble slab creamery." So I wondered if that was Cold Stone or something actually called Marble Slab. Sure enough, Marble Slab Creamery is a real shop.

And I was like, well I've never heard of that before. So I went to their website to see if there are any in my state (Washington).

And sure enough there is exactly one. So I look at the Google map for it. And it's a map with my house right in the middle. My house.

So I thought, well that's a weird bug, it's showing me my house instead of the Marble Slab.

But it wasn't a bug. The shop is 400 meters from my house.

And I live in the middle of nowhere. I've just never noticed it before.
 
 
2011 Jun 29 at 14:10 PDT — Ed. 2011 Jun 29 at 14:17 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
It's funny, cuz now I know where you live, and will be watching you.
 
 
2011 Jun 29 at 14:32 PDT
phoenix_r

2009 May 13 • 902
17 ₧
I've only been to Coldstone before, and only a few times at that, but if the place by your house has cake batter ice cream I strongly recommend it.

Must have been a fun feeling when the map first loaded. I hope yours is the one to the northeast with a sweet greenhouse out back. Also, 'hey, I can see my house from here!'

That it was a bug was not my first impression - I think it would be pretty cool if location-enabled devices (or even the default location tied to a particular google/fb/whatever account) would give you directions to the nearest location when you used a store-finder. I know it's a simple few clicks to get from the map of locations on the store site to directions from your house to the nearest store, but I still think this would be kinda slick.
BOO
 
 
2011 Jun 29 at 14:55 PDT
the_cloud_system
polly pushy pants

2008 Aug 1 • 3074
-6 ₧
check if there's any fingers or small body parts before you eat.
I drink to forget but I always remember.
 
 
2011 Jun 29 at 22:18 PDT
NatureJay
SJA: Commander of Ruthless Abuse

Good Conduct Medal
2005 Mar 22 • 1871
574 ₧
Man, God is sure trying to tell you some pointless bullshit.

Also that metaphor/allegory thing sounds like something that I would do on purpose.
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2011 Jun 29 at 23:19 PDT — Ed. 2011 Jun 29 at 23:21 PDT
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6291
NatureJay said:
Man, God is sure trying to tell you some pointless bullshit.

Also that metaphor/allegory thing sounds like something that I would do on purpose.


I suspect a lot of the not always rights are on purpose, even if the person posting it didn't know that.
 
 
2011 Jul 1 at 19:59 PDT
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