September 23rd, 2007

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A quick note to every hotel I've stayed at:

Stop trying to not allow me a choice between your shitty brand-new movies and my ability to sit and play a fantastic old thing like say, the last unicorn, which will never show up on your list o' shit.

Stop trying to not allow me my ability to play my own video games on my own ps2. I'm an rpg player. You have pure shit taste in games.

Stop telling me what the fuck I can do in the room I'm renting from you when I am NOT hurting your room in any way, shape or form. I am renting your room. Would you expect someone to walk into your furnished apartment and slap a 'security box' on your tv and tell you you have to pay $15 a movie or per hour to play games when you have your own shit? I think not.

Thanks,
That girl that knows every damn way around those security boxes, your special little codes and even how to mod those tvs you special order (though that is a BITCH).
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Burn, Amazon. BURN!!!!

My first post, so I'm a newb. (lol)

So I've shopped at Amazon.com a couple times, and I've never really had trouble with them... Until now.

Being a college freshman and all, I was quite strapped for cash. So when I found out that they were selling the textbook for 60 dollars less than the actual price, I was like yay! Now my college can't rip me off more than they have to!

Boy was I wrong. First I order it, and the shipping estimate (which is a piece of shit, because its less of an estimate than it is a device to make you HOPE that you'd get the book on time) says that the textbook would be here by September 12th.

September 12th has gone and past... about 2 weeks ago.

I double check the website - hey, they could be wrong right? - and the shipping date has been moved back to 09/18. That's not too bad - its a month before midterms! So along comes 09/18, and I eagerly await my now long overdue textbook. Checking, once again, the where's-my-shit on amazon.com, I see that, ONCE AGAIN, the shipping date has been moved to October. Which also happens to be HALF-WAY through the course.

Now I wouldn't really care about this normally, except that on my syllabus, the textbook is expected to arrive exactly 5 days AFTER my midterm. And it wasn't just me having this problem - it was all of my friends who ordered from Amazon.com. Every single friggin' one of them had Amazon.com go crazy on us for some reason, leaving me to believe:
a) They never had the textbook in the first place, or
b) They did, but they had it in such low qualities that even a couple of orders would clear the entire inventory out.

What the fuck man. WTF?! Either tell the customers that you don't have the textbook and won't be able to ship it anytime soon, or just don't sell it at all. It also doesn't help that I had to cancel one of my OTHER orders, simply because they had also moved the shipping date for that just about 10 times before I gave up hope on it ever reaching me.

Very obviously, I definitely WON'T buy from them again. 
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Fuck you shitty Red Lobster Staff

Oh Red Lobster, you pissed me off last night.

I went out to Red Lobster for my birthday party. Told the hostess that there would be 6 people in our party. She said "okay, there will be no wait for you, but take the little vibrating box anyway." I knew something was up when she made us take the box. We waited outside for an additional 20 minutes. We go inside and ask her what the real wait will be. We also tell her our party is down to four people, not the six it was originally.

Bitch gave me a fucking attitude because the number of our party changed. "Why didn't you SAY anything?" with the biggest eye roll I've ever seen isn't the professional way to go about it. We finally get seated. And that's it.

It took my friend getting the manager for them to get our drink order. After 15 minutes of waiting. We arrived at Red Lobster at 8:00 PM, and we finally got our drinks at 8:45. And the manager had to take our order. Our waitress would come to every table but ours. It was the most ridiculous fucking thing I've seen in my life. Then when she finally did come to our table to fill our drink orders, she poured water in everyone's glass. My friend had ordered a Sprite. It took her another 10 minutes to bring my friend a new Sprite. She would flit around every table in the vicinity but ours, holding the Sprite in her hand.

We eat our appetizer and notice that our waitress has gone back to ignoring us. Once we finish, our waitress comes over and says she'll bring the check.

We were paying customers. We wouldn't come to a restaurant if we couldn't afford to pay for a full meal. But at this point, we decide that McDonald's is probably a better alternative to this place. So we pay for the meal and go to leave.

For good service, I generally leave a 25-30% tip. If this girl was ignoring us because she thought we wouldn't tip, she was sorely mistaken. And for her shitty service, she only got a penny tip. As we left I told the manager that we had a horrible time at her establishment and that we won't be frequenting her restaurant in the future. Then we left.

Never going back to that Red Lobster unless I have to. And if I do I will ask for a different table if I ever see that horrible waitress again.
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Crappy florist experience

My sister got married yesterday, and had asked my fiance to pick up the flowers from the florist for her. The florist was about 15 minutes away from the wedding venue, so he made a quick trip out there and brought them upstairs to us so we'd have them in time for pictures.

When he brought the flowers in, my sister went to lift her bridal bouquet out of the box. I was in the other room getting ready when I heard several exclamations of shock coming from the room that she was in.

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mini update:

I was telling my boss about the experience, and she said that they used to have an account at that particular florist, and used them to send arrangements to employees when a baby had been born or a family member had died. Apparently they cancelled the account about a year ago because arrangements kept arriving with dying or wilted flowers, or, like my sister's bouquet, fell apart when handled. Yikes. I want to know how they've managed to stay in business if they provide such shoddy service.