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April 13th, 2006

Dear grocery-store cashier,

I am not a demanding customer. I've done the job you do, and expect far less of you than I myself did in the job. I ask only that you are polite and exercise common sense in the handling and bagging of my groceries.

I guess that last was too hard for you.

Yes, the bagger was being an ass and wouldn't come bag. Yes, I had a big order (I ought to know, since I bagged most of it myself).

BUT.

In such a situation, your customer may have a package of raw meat (like, say, chicken), which has germs that can make your customer sick and die so your store never gets any more of their money. The intelligent thing to do in that case is to put that item into a bag by itself so it doesn't touch foods that don't get cooked, (like perhaps, cereal and lunch meat?) This takes about .02 seconds and avoids much nastiness.

The really stupid thing to do is chuck the chicken onto the counter and then proceed to throw lots of stuff heedlessly on top of it.

Rice Krispies, side of salmonella!

Thank you for showing me that even the lowest standards can be broken by a truly talented moron.


No love,
Me

Sucky service at The Bon/Macy's

(Post from my personal LJ - I just found this community and wanted to share. This happened about a year ago)
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Update to my television saga

I called the repair place to see if they could put some pressure on Toshiba to get the part I need to repair my television. ESPECIALLY after hearing it is going to be another month... or more. The guy who answered the phone gave me more insight into what the problem at Toshiba is.

This is the condensed version of what he told to me:

Toshiba did not anticipate how popular the DLP format of High Definition TV would be so when the demand was great, they contracted out manufacture of some of the parts to other companies. The company they had making the bulb for the sets sent them bulbs that had an unnaturally short life. Toshiba replaced bulbs in defective sets but then ran out of bulbs... SO then they started replacing the whole LIGHT ENGINE to fix the problem of the bulb. Which lead to the depletion of their stock of light engines.


The light engine is the part that went out in my television.

Soooo... now I need to call the company I bought the TV from and see if there's anything THEY are willing to do for me. Even if it's only to put pressure on Toshiba to get my part. (This company's the proverbial 500 pound gorilla in town)

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