April 2nd, 2006

books

liquor is important!

Not really a severe case of bad service, but certainly memorable and worth a good laugh.

A few days ago, I decided to have dinner with my mom at a local restaurant. As is my bad habit, I ordered a margarita. The server asked me the usual questions, and left with an order for the dinners and my margarita on the rocks and without salt. She then came back a minute or so later, with a question that she told me she had forgotten to ask.

She wanted to know if there was any particular brand of vodka I had wanted in my margarita.
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tiger on your couch

Update! Miserable Landlord-Tenant Service

Recap: Back in December I posted this entry ( http://community.livejournal.com/bad_service/522712.html ) - about my miserable former landlord who withheld half my security deposit ($400) because thought my boyfriend was staying over too frequently, although there was nothing in the lease prohibiting it. The landlord monitored my comings and goings and wrote down what times I entered/left, as well as noting any visitors.

Just wanted to update and say that I did end up filing in small claims court, and although we tried to go through mediation to work it out (to be a decent person, you know how it is) he refused to give back any more than half of what he originally took. So it went to trial and the judge did indeed rule in my favor and I will get my $400 back! Double or triple damages weren't awarded here, so that's a bummer - but at least I'm getting what he took, and court costs.

The judge spoke rather harshly to him about privacy laws, after the landlord came in waving like a crazy man that damm calander with all the times and dates on it. He didn't seem to listen or care so I don't know if it will do any good for his next tenants, but at least it's not my problem anymore. This is the first time I've ever fought any bad service, but $400 was too much to just lose. So all's well that ends well. :)
Aim to misbehave

Annoyingly bad service

This is kind of minor, but it was still bad, and I was already kind of cranky when it happened.

I was at JCPenney yesterday, patiently waiting my turn in line to check out. This is one of the stores where they have four registers in a little square "fort," with a single line. Only one person was ringing (it wasn't busy), at the register to the right of the "front" of the line, where I was standing. While I was waiting, a second cashier came up to the register directly in front of me.

And proceeded to turn to the person behind me in line and ring her up.

WTF?? Lady, it's not like you could miss that I'm next in line. I'm standing right in front of you. And it's not like I'm a small person who could be easily overlooked. I wasn't hanging back or anything. It was very clear I was waiting in line to check out.

I took a half-step to the left, and as soon as she'd finished with the other woman (it wasn't really the customer's fault, although if it had been me, I would've pointed out who was next), I held out my items and said mildly, "Actually, I was next in line."

She didn't apologize, didn't look at me, didn't say a word except to tell me when to slide my card.

Seriously. WTF??
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Denny's July 3rd 2005

This is a tale that happened last year. During the magical time that is known as Anime Expo.
The time was July 3rd 2005 at 6pm-ish, location was of course Anahiem California.
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I'm sorry for any grammatical or spelling errors my post my contain. I am not that good with writing english yet.