July 15th, 2005

I wonder

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Update on my previous (and first) post.

I met with the store manager (SM) and the offending manger and found out some really sad, yet interesting things. One, I was one of five complaints about the toys and attitude. Second was the little snot manager tried to say that we were lying, but the manager took our sides because of  evidence and fellow employees telling the SM the same thing we did. (three of us brought in our receipts as proof that we were there etc.)

Anyways, the little snot is most likely fired because of the customer and employee complaints. One employee goes attends the same playgroup on the base (where I live) and today (a day after I spoke with the manager) she told me a few stories about this guy. None of them nice ones.

That's it. Even though the guy deserved it, I feel slightly bad for him. Just a wee bit.

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Lily Haloween

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First bad service story: I hate you, T-mobile. They apparently took my bill, and decided to change it because the first time they calculated it, they forgot a few extra charges. Or so they say. Now, I barely used any of my minutes, I didn't buy any ring tones, and I didn't use all of my text messages. I was out of the country for all but 6 days of that period. So, why do I have extra charges?

Then when I was on the phone, the guy wouldn't answer my questions. Seriously, 10 times he said, "I don't know, actually... hold on" until I asked for somebody else.

Second: I was at Valero, buying gas and cigarettes. I went in, asked the lady very politely for the kind I wanted, set my credit card and my ID down on the counter, and waited. She looks at the ID, looks at me. Looks at the ID, looks at me. Looks at the credit card, looks at the ID, looks at me. So I asked her if there was a problem. She gives me back my credit card and my ID, puts the cigarettes under the counter and simply says, "Nice try". She explains that the ID isn't mine. Although the info matches the info on my credit card... no, I stole it. Yes, that ID picture is from 4 years ago. But I still look somewhat the same. I put my credit card and my ID back on the counter and began pulling out more ID's. All with pictures of me. Still, you didn't believe that it was me. Ok, so I look different in my ID pictures than in person. But, why would I have 10 cards with the same name, same info, and multiple ID's with my picture on them, if it wasn't me? Oh well, you finally sold me cigarettes but told me not to come back. I won't.

Third: I don't know why I go to Valero. Nobody's ever nice there. I went in about two months ago, got a soda, cigarettes and gas. And I am handing the guy my ID. He looks at it, laughs, and said, "You used to be really fat and ugly!" I was tempted to say, "And you still are" but I'm just not that mean. Yeah... my ID is from when I was 15. My hair was really dark red, I was "fat" and "ugly" apparently. Now my hair is very light strawberry blonde. I'm not that chubby, and I'm not that bad looking. I don't know how many people have looked at my ID and said something like, "Wow, you used to be really fat/ugly" or "What the hell happened to you?" People are great.
Bad Kitty

24hr Chinese Food

I just read a post about restaurants that lock the doors way before the posted closing time and it reminded me of this...

Years ago a friend and I went to a 24hr Chinese food restaurant at about 3AM. The place was deserted...we were the only customers. About five minutes after we got our food an old Asian man came up the isle with a huge old vacuum cleaner and he started vacuuming right by where we were eating.

We asked him to wait until we were done but he didn't even acknowledge our presence (I don't care if he didn't speak English...he completely ignored us and refused to even make eye contact).

The last proverbial straw was when he started vacuuming UNDER our table hitting our shins with the vacuum cleaner (still not making eye contact or acknowledging our presence).

My friend started speaking "fake" Chinese to him and asking if he was saying anything.

Example: "Hoong fa to chi wha? Cha fa ti my foh ma loh. Wha tee na feng shi? Hey, HEY! Did I say anything? I know I didn't say a sentence but did I get a word right? Did I get a letter right? Come on, one of those must have been a word. Did I get a word right?"

It was a little embarrassing but the guy took off after a minute never to be seen again and we got to finish our meal in peace.

Thank you for Guarding my Life

Ok I have lived over 28 years withoutkowing how to swim, Yesterday My GF and I went to a local waterpark after work and i learned how to swim (or i learned how to not drown and move in an intended direction). after a few lessons we decided to go back to the water slides.

Now this park has a pair of tall waterslides, one is meant for body slidingm the other for using tubes (like inner tubes). Now we where having fun going down the tube slide repeatedly, however when you sit in these tubes your weight, plus the water and the nature of the tube creates a sunction cup making it hard to get started. On the time that i am mentioning we had a double tubeshe had sat in the back an i was trying to get in the front, my foot slipped and i fell, hard, the life guard who is supposed to be monitoring the slide to make sure people dont slam into each other, is busy talking to someone and isnt able to assist. as im almost up and standing she fially turns around and helps buy saying:
"Sir you need to use a tube!" Then she turns around and goes back to chatting. as I try to cross over to the other side of the tube to try again, i fall again, worse, and have had an aching shin and foot since yesterday, beyond that I didnt hear any more from her as she was too busy chatting.

Glad to know I was in such capable hands!

This is NOT incredibly sucky (just...kind of annoying and a small rant)

We went to dinner tonight and the food was AMAZING. But we had two waitresses (why?) and they were kind of annoying. We didnt need two for one thing...one or the other literally came by every 2 minutes or so. My table could not have a conversation because the first one would come up and ask if we needed anything and then a minute later the next, and then the next would ask if we needed water, and then the second one would ask a minute later.
I was almost expecting one of them to jump out and tell us that we had been pranked or something :p
Has anyone else ever been OVERserved? Or had someone check on you too often? Normally, its the other way around and I am waiting 30 minutes parched and dying for a refill or something.
Note for anyone who wants to attack me-the ladies were VERY nice and we were nice back. I was just 1. confused as to why we had two waitresses regularly waiting on us and 2. A little annoyed that they were around our table so much that it felt like they were eating dinner with us :p
We tipped 20% anyways because they were really friendly...just need to work on the timing stuff.

My other rant...Ill cut it because I may get long and preachy :p
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