October 21st, 2005

PoTC

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Long time lurker, first time poster :) I've been very happy that I didn't have any horrible stories to post..until today.

Last Friday 10/14, I went to Nirvana Massage Therapy and paid $25 for a month of unlimited tanning. I thought this was very cheap as the last time I needed to tan before our last vacation, I was seeing prices for around $50 for unlimited tanning at other salons.

I had my own tanning lotion left over from then, and so for this first week, used my own supply. Today, I was out of lotion and needed to buy a new bottle. I honestly didn't mind the prices ($26-$51) for the bottles, even though they are a bit expensive. However, when I am buying a bottle of indoor tanning lotion and I am asking the lady behind the counter for advice, I expect the employees to have some knowledge of the products their salon is selling.

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flapjack // wherever YOU wanna GO

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I was just reading back a few posts and was reminded of an unpleasant trip to McDonald's.

This was probably about eight years ago so I was sixteen. I went to eat with two of my friends and I was not eating meat at the time so I ordered some fries and a cheeseburger with no meat and extra pickles. I got my order and everything was fine. We sat down and I opened up my burger and took off the top bun, then dumped my fries on the wrapper so I could put some fries on in place of the meat, yanno?

Anyway, when I dumped the fries out, the body of a fly came tumbling out as well. It was very obviously a fly. Granted it had been deep fried, but you could still kind of see the shiny bits on its back well enough to know it was a bottle fly, and a fairly good sized one to boot, though it only had five legs.

I took the fries back up to the counter and showed them the 2/3s of a fly that came along with them. They were very apologetic and tossed all my garbage in the trash immediately and went to go get me some more fries. At that time, a friend came from the table up to the counter to get some condiments or something and we started talking. I waited for about two minutes for my fries and she stood and waited with me. I was fine with that 'cause I figured they were making another batch.

I get my fries, she gets her ketchup or whatever and we go back to the table where I dump out my fries again.

And I find the head and the missing leg of the fly.

Apparently they did not make a fresh batch of fries. Stupid me for getting distracted by my friend instead of eyeing them like a hawk while they re-prepared half of my meal.

In any case, I took the fries back up to the counter and got my money back.

And that's just one of the reasons I hate McDonald's and I can no longer bring myself to eat there.

At least they weren't rude about it. Just a slight bit on the incompetent side. =P

(p.s. whoops! i totally almost just posted this to bad_sex. bahaha.)
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sarah_mascera's post reminded me of this

you may wanna skip this if you're eating...

my husband and i like vietnamese food, we had a favorite place to go in san antonio, but we recently moved to dallas. luckilly there are tons of little mom-and-pop vietnamese restaurants where we live, so we set out to try some.

one night, we were finishing our bowls of pho (a type of vietnamese noodle soup) and i had picked around most of the cabbage in it to eat the better stuff. i pulled a piece of cabbage out of the bowl to find a little bug on it, on further inspection all the cabbage had little bugs on them. i had been eating stewed bug soup. i was HORRIFED.

it was a small family restaurant so brought a piece of cabbage with a few bugs up to the only person working there. she said "that not bug" WTF yes it is. there are many of them. they have legs!!! my husband had eaten the same type of soup and we were both super grossed out, wondering how many little bugs we actually ate.

after much arguing about whether or not they were bugs, all she would do was comp one bowl of soup. i seriously haven't been able to eat a bowl of pho again.

ps- don't go to noodle garden in plano unless you like bug stew!
pizza

Dominos pizza. Bleah.

I hate Dominos, they make me itch.

Our first pizza tonight arrived 'free' to the bemusement of the driver and me, but minus the side orders. Open it up while on the phone to the store to request our side orders and find out why we didn't have to pay, and lo and behold it has 3 of our requested 5 toppings and one random other, making it a roast chicken, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, and tuna pizza. Which was odd, and nearly cold by the time I tried any. It's not bad but I doubt we'll order it again.

Turns out that when my husband said he'd like to pay by credit card, the dippy woman on the other end said 'ok' and then put the phone down on him. He went out to get cash, assuming she'd continued to be dippy and had pressed the wrong button. Meanwhile she apparently pressed 'credit' and completed the transaction, without his credit card number or details. Clever trick. Free pizza for us. The manager comped it off his computer and arranged for one with the correct toppings and side orders to be sent out, and I paid for that with my card. (Yeah, two pizzas, but we like reheated pizza so it will serve as tomorrow's lunch.)

The second pizza turned up, hot, with side orders, less than 20 minutes later, so all was well until we opened it and discovered that they'd put two pieces of pineapple into it. Which I'm allergic to, hence the itching, as I made the mistake of picking a piece out and saying 'what is this - oh shit' as it started to burn my finger. I haven't phoned back to complain because at least I didn't actually eat it, and at this point I don't know what the hell we'd do with a third pizza. (They don't give credits for future pizza, just replacements.)

Gah. Maybe it's time to see if Papa John's have sacked all their incompetent staff and hired better ones next time we feel the need for an expensive takeaway grease hit?

x-posted to bad_service, livejournal_uk