November 27th, 2007

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This is more irritating than actually zomg bad.

This occurred with my parents when they were in Canada. They were shopping for clothes for me (I stayed home) and when they were approaching the cashier they were discussing whether or not they will fit me. They had gotten me a couple of miniskirts and a baby doll shirt (that's what they're called?) Now, I would think my mom would know my size best, but my dad kept arguing they were too small. My dad mentioned that I was about the cashier's size, but my mom just said "no, she's smaller," in no way insulting. The cashier overheard all this and I guess took it the wrong way and got all snappy with her. She snatched the clothes from her hand and went, "Yeah, well. These are out of style anyways" in a snotty tone. My mom responded with, "It doesn't matter. She looks good in these clothes."

sidenote : I'm a really small person, so apparently the cashier couldn't have been much bigger than me for my dad to mistake our sizes. My mom said that she was maybe a size bigger than me, so oh my god. Good job getting offended that you're not the skinniest person in the world.

I just think that cashiers should leave personal opinions to themselves unless asked otherwise and not get so easily offended. It's not like my mom called her fat.

Banking bad service turned good

*Disclaimer*: They did fix their mistake, however I still feel it was bad service on the part of the teller, and because it took me all day to fix (and I had to borrow rent money from my parents).

I got a new husband in June, and along with him, we signed up for our first joint checking/savings account. Once I got all the paperwork filled out to get my name changed (we opened the account 3 weeks before we got married, then changed my name on it as soon as the license came in), I decided to order checks.

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 This isn't a story, but a question. About fast-food restaurants. If it's true that in some of them, the workers will spit or otherwise put various other sorts of bodily fluids into the food if the customers are rude to them, will some of them do it no matter what, even if some of the unlucky customers are nice?
I ask because ever since I found out about this disgusting practice, I've been on my guard every time I eat fast food, almost paranoid that the workers did something to my food even if I was perfectly nice.

Bad hotel service...

Backstory: I'm in a long distance relationship, and my boyfriend and I made plans for him to come visit me while we were both on Thanksgiving break. I'm living with my family while I'm in school, so he couldn't really stay with me; thus, we made arrangements for the two of us to stay at a nearby Holiday Inn for the duration of his trip.

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I just came back from Coles Supermarket, Port Adelaide.

They run a system where you need a gold coin ($1, $2) to get a trolley. I guess because of the area (hurray, high unemployment rate, derosville!) they get a lot of trolleys go missing, and hence need to use this system, because a few other Coles nearby don't do this.

I happily get my trolley, do my shopping, put it in the car, go to return the trolley.

Coles and K-Mart (Coles = supermarket. K-Mart = everything else i.e. clothes, hardware, music stuff, auto stuff, etc) are sharing one building, split in half.

Hence, they have COLES trolleys and also K-MART trolleys.

Do you think they consulted each other when purchasing trolleys? No. Do they fit one inside the other? No. So you cannot shove a Coles trolley in the back of a K-Mart trolley and vice versa.

This is annoying, but the trolley returns in the carpark have 3 rows - 1 Coles, 1 K-Mart, 1 Woolworths (another supermarket on other side of carpark).

SO TODAY i go to reutn my trolley, find a row of a dozen Coles trolleys, and shove my trolley up the back of this row.

No go.

I pry my trolley back out &try again, thinking I was off alignment.

No go.

The trolley collection guy came past with a row of trolleys at this point &informs me 'Nah, it won't fit love. It's a different trolley.'

I say 'it's a Coles trolley going into a Coles trolley.'

He tells me 'yeah nah it's a new type of trolley. You've prolly jammed it in now.'

By this point I am walking away, thinking i really am not that depserate for my $1 coin back that bad and say 'There's no sign for that.'

He says 'Don't worry, babe. They just got released for use today.'

He was semi-nice about it, and didn't mean the 'you're prolly jammed it in now' comment meanly (although he should have, for $4 an hour i'd be constantly pissed off at that job) but I just shrugged if ott &got in my car.

REALLY. NEW TROLLEYS? THAT LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE OLD ONES? That's not going to cause many people to get pissed off is it?! And by not taking the old ones out of circulation?

I realise now that when i picked my trolley when i first started this shopping expedition, inside Coles, the trolley was not pushed into the back of another one.. it was just chained to it, facing the other way. Obviously I'm not the first today to have this problem.

You suck, Coles. If it weren't for your 4c off a litre of petrol (plus my Coles Source card giving me another 4c off) I'd go elsewhere.
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