January 19th, 2006

Allaris

Yeahhhh.

My mom drove through KFC today after she got off work, to bring home dinner for everyone. We've always had problems with them, but she works right across the street from that location, and it happens to be the nearest to us, being a 10-minute drive. Collapse )
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OK. According to amazon.com's website, my camera case was delivered to my school last Saturday. My school is really good with their turnaround time for mail and packages, so I should have gotten the package slip by Tuesday, at the latest.

Still no package. My camera arrived just fine (two separate shipments, and it was with DHL/Airborne Express), but the case? Still MIA. Soooo...USPS and my school's mail room, which one of you has it?
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First entry.

Hey there, I'm Amanda. I have rarely gotten bad service in my life. But this is definitely one of those rare occassions....

My boyfriend and I are very nice and it can be difficult for us to really complain to a person because we feel like jerks. If you have made either of us mad to the point where we confront you about it, you've done something really stupid...

My boyfriend is a stocky and big guy (relevant to the story). I like him that way. :) He's also very silly and decided to run and jump on our bed one night. Well, I'm sure most of you can guess what happened. The box-spring broke. For about 2 and half months, we've been sleeping on a slouchy bed. We also co-sleep with our 7 month old most of the time. As time went on,  I was getting tired of waking up with him stuck to me because he kept rolling into me and getting too warm.

Anyway, my Dad comes down to visit and we go shopping for a box-spring. We find one reasonably priced, and plan on coming back the next day to purchase it.

Well, that day rolls around and we head back over to the store. We go to the same box-spring and ask a different guy to ring it up for us. The box-spring was originally 65 dollars, but for some reason the guy told us it was 152 dollars. Here's what happened....

 

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RCN Cable strikes again

Preface: My roomie and I have had problems with RCN from the get go...but we still deal with them since they generally have the best deals versus Comcast for my area.
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I'll update more when the remote control situation is resolved...or when I talk to them unsuccessfully again.
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Hollywood Video Blues...

Has anyone else ever gotten scammed by their video rental place?

A couple of years ago, I got a membership at a nearby Hollywood Video, and took a DVD out. Three days later (their max rental time for non-new releases is 5 days, so well under the limit) I slip in their drop box. A week later, I get a call from the store manager saying the DVD was not in the case. Funny, because I distinctly remember putting the disc in the case before returning it.

I go to the store, and he shows me the CD that was in there. I've NEVER seen this CD in my life, nor does it belong to any of my roommates. And, of course...I can't find the original DVD anywhere at my place.

So I just sucked it up and paid the $25 for a lost DVD...but needless to say I closed my membership and never went back to that store again. The worst part, unfortunately, is that I had no recourse or way to prove my innocence. I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but I still can't shake the feeling that someone in the store was running a scam. :-(
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I've never had such a difference in service at the same place at the same time before - my friends and I went to lunch at Friendly's, because we were hungry and I desperately wanted iced cream. Our waitress was an absolute dream: polite, attentive, getting us refills and taking our orders and checking on us, all with a terrific attitude.

However, unfortunately, our food wasn't so good. Since we have startlingly-similar tastes, my friends and I all ordered the same thing, Steak and Shrimp. I like my steak rare (I want my food to fight back, as my friend jokes) and one friend ordered hers' medium-rare. The steaks came out, and after a few bites I was sure they were just wrong: the meat was bluish-purple and 'mushy', as I called it, very soft. Very undercooked, even for rare. (My other friend, whose steak was done medium-well, was fine with her meal. She said that mine looked coagulated. I lost my appetite for steak.) My friend who ordered medium-rare had the same problem with hers, it was blue-purple and very, very soft. I decided to eat some of my shrimp, while we waited for our waitress to come by to check on us - then I found a blonde hair in the shrimp. All my friends are brunettes, as was the waitress.

At this point, one of my friends got up to get a manager. The manager was the one who gave us bad service - she grunted one-word responses, didn't apologize, grabbed our plates and practically stomped back to the kitchen with them. We were polite, even apologetic to her - "We're sorry about this," and "We didn't mean to be a bother" were what we said, while she GLARED. It was the waitress who came back and asked us to fill out 'free meal' cards, apologized for the food, and told us that we wouldn't be charged for the steaks.

So we wound up glaring right back at the manager and tipping the waitress $15, which was a hundred percent of the bill (drinks, appetizer, and ice cream).

Personally, I don't know very much about cooking steak, but I like to eat it, and I've never seen or eaten steak like that. I felt pretty sick after, but I don't know whether it was just psychosomatic or not. Either way, the manager had absolutely no reason to act like that - we all agreed that our complaints were legitimate and that we were polite (even apologetic) while making them. This woman was just... it's hard to describe her, really. She glared at us like we were trash or trying to scam her (could be because we're college student-aged, could be not) and barely said a word. There was absolutely NO need for her to act like that.

Props to the waitress, though, she was cool.