• Almon Brown Strowger noticed he was
losing business because a competitor's wife,
who was a telephone operator, would redirect
calls for Strowger to her husband's business.
Strowger later invented the automatic
telephone exchange which eliminated the
need for operators.
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    • Lady tries to cheat him out of business, he ruins her career. Seems pretty cool.
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    • This man destroyed an entire workforce, ultimate chad
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    • chad moment
      iScare 5 jul
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    • He destroyed an entire workforce
      Krew 5 jul
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    • My man really said fuck you and Eliminated an entire career path
      God_777 6 jul
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    • Never cross a man that can grow facial hair like that
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    • Prime example of how capitalism and competition cause innovation
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    • She got what she deserved. Her actions caused her compatriots to lose their jobs. It’s her fault and she should be ashamed.
      Yodah 6 jul
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    • Keep in mind this man changed phones for the better. He did ruin this woman’s work, but also innovated the system we use today. This is something that would happen anyway
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    • They didn't include the detail that the guy owned a funeral parlor. The woman was stealing the dead away from him, for her husband.
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    • misread his name, thought it was almond brown sugar i was like damn if that ain’t a stripper name
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    • This is true! Strowger was born in Penfield, New York, but settled in Kansas City. He was the only undertaker in town, and ran a very successful business. When it began to struggle in the late 1880s, he investigated, discovered the trickery and made the most badass move of the 19th century.
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    • Imagine pissing someone off so bad they not only ruin your career, they completely make your profession obsolete
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    • In my town we had a racket going on like this, where a lady who worked in the permits office for the county was the wife of an independent electrician, and she refused to give out permits for any other electrician in the area. Now no one pays for any services in any way except for under the table
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    • What to take from this: Spite is the world’s greatest motivation to do basically anything
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    • He owned a funeral parlor. That's the best part. Oh wait too comment mentioned it damn it.
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    • Him: fuck your job security
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    • Man just destroyed an industry and thousands of jobs because one women decided to be smart. Moral of the story, karma has an area of effect
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    • Perry this you fucking casual
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    • Wasn’t he a mortician
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    • Her husband. After she resents him for letting this happen.
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    • Epic Chad moment
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    • The true definition of "Phuck dat bish"
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    • Anyone else ever look at history and see all these super genius people that figured out how to do amazing stuff. Its seems so rare now. I wonder if we are just numb to it because there are more of them or innovative people have all their creativity grinded out during a public education.
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    • This mans hated a dudes girl so much he invented the automatic telephone. This my dude.
      shrek55 6 jul
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    • Never mess with a mans livelihood
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    • So it's because of this b*tch I have to waste my time waiting to be connected to an operator dealing those stupid auto-systems
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    • Ultimate fuck you.
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    • Legendary move
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    • Almond Brown Sugar did what now?
      Johnny 6 jul
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    • Almon Brown be like:
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    • Parry that you fucking casual.
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    • Anyone else read "brown sugar" at first?
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    • Parry this you fucking casual
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    • Savage perhaps?
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    • Cross him? You gonna get put on the cross. Now thats the good sauce
      Nihilis 6 jul
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    • What a cunt. Her shitty business practices destroyed a workforce
      Bug__Boy 6 jul
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    • Hey, nigga from 2004 here, I don't understand this, even though I should. Anyone could explain this to me pls?
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    • These wieners really whining like this wasn't a world moving innovation and not just making women fight for equality to do a job that one exploited to cheat the system whose business still got crushed by ingenuity?
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    • Bullshit
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    • When he found the woman that was tricking his business
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    • Oops wrong meme
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    • Stop bitching about Nintendo switch and whatnot at least I don’t have to pay to play online games
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    • If it weren't for Stroger's invention the United States telephone system wouldn't function. There wouldn't be enough women to operate the system manually.
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    • In conclusion; get fucked you hoe
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    • People will come back and then claim that the source for automatic redirect calls were this woman’s idea
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    • Almond brown sugar
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    • Fuck that bitch
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    • Almon Brown Chad
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    • Checkmate bitch
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    • Destroyed an entire profession.
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    • Dudes name is Almond Brown Sugar.
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    • His competitor won the battle but he won the war
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    • Take that you sorry ass bitch
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    • The Ultimate get fucked moment.
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    • How petty can you be
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    • Almond brown suger is so cool
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    • I read almond brown sugar at first. I think I’ve been awake too long
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    • Pimp
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    • Bitch tried to be slick so dude ruined her whole career
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    • Damn. He really took it next level
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    • Capitalism fuels innovation and progress once again! Go ahead and hate on capitalism on your smartphone now.
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    • he def fucks
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    • he ended that woman's whole career
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    • "He destroyed an entire workforce" stfu they can go get a real job instead of sitting on their ass
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    • Got em
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    • Dude straight played chess while they played checkers
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    • The ultimate flex
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    • That one woman: Congratulations, you played yourself
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    • He saw dead people.
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    • That's the level of pettiness I hope to one day posess
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    • And then he fucked her??
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    • Stick it to the man
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    • Moral of the story. Women suck
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    • His name looks like almond brown sugar
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    • Spite
      Sorna26 7 jul
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    • Good
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    • Mess with my profits...well, guess who’s entire career is obsolete?
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    • like a fkin legend
      Coren79 7 jul
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    • This is kinda what big businesses do to small businesses. To take more customers/market share, they are dropping prices to the point of zero or negative profits to knock out competitors. The point is to take more business
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    • You're leaving out the best part! The guy was a funeral director.
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    • Almond brown sugar
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    • “In conclusion, get fucked”
      yink 6 jul
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    • Cheat me out of business, I'll cheat your job out of existence
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    • Get fucked
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    • Mens 6 jul
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    • Took all my effort to not say Almond Brown Sugar
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    • Bitch hustled herself right out of the game.
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    • Almond brown sugar
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    • That should be illegal.
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    • WAR, catalyst for all inventions...
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    • Parry this you fucking casual
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    • You for featured my dude!
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    • Get Mcfucked lol
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    • Such a shame...took a jobs away from people
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    • It’s true. He owned a funeral home.
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