November 28th, 2007

Bug Salad

I went to Red Rooster for lunch today and ordered the Garden Salad (health kick, wee!)

I took it back to work and realized that it must have been ripped straight from a garden since it was home to many bugs. Who knows how many I ate before I realized.

I sifted through the remaining salad and counted FOUR!!!! bugs. There was only about 1/3 of the salad left.

I feel sick. I sent an email to their HO. I don't want my money back, I just dont want BUGS for lunch.

They should, oh I don't know, wash their vegetables? That'd be nice.

There was no dressing on it either, but I'm not sure it comes with dressing.

Ewewewew.

Problematic Food Again

This is why I'm glad I check the expiration dates on food...

Two weeks ago when I was trying to buy some fresh mozzarella cheese from the small local grocery store I noticed that some of the cheese had expired on 10/27/07. About half the bin of cheese packages had this expiration date. I told the cashier about it, and she sent someone to deal with it.

Today I went to get more cheese, and noted that the same cheese from 10/27/07 was still there, now one day short of a month expired. The newest cheese in the bin had an expiration date of 11/24/07. The bin next to it had cheese that was still good, but the bin was covered in sticky residue, probably from a cheese package bursting. I took the bin of expired cheese to the cashier and pointed out how out of date it was, and that this was the same cheese I pointed out two weeks ago. If it is still there the next time I go in, I think a call to the health department is in order. I'm glad I check expiration dates, some people just assume that if it is still on the shelf it is good.
magic proff

McD's

A copy of what I just submited via the McDonalds webstite feedback form...

*Removed Personal Information*
VisitType: Drive-Thru
RestAddress: 11364 FOLEY BLVD NW
RestState: MN
Comment:I ordered a #11 (10 Chicken Nuggets) meal and it was so cold I didn't stick around to check out what I had, since Ive always had good service at this location in the past and it was a cold night to be sitting in the cold(7 F). However when I got home and checked my meal, I found inside a Nugget box, labeled as a 10 Chicken Nuggets, was 3 of what appears to be chicken strips.If the location was out of nuggets, and was substituting I was NOT warned, and I do not believe that 3 strips is = 10 nuggets. I would have had no problem if I had been TOLD and given the option of ordering something else. However I do not believe it to be good practice to assume someone will just accept something in place of what they ordered.I would go back, however it is 7 F outside, and extreamly cold, and I don't feel its worth the trip over something so small. I just wanted to voice how unhappy I was to not be asked first, or warned about the switch. I will be thinking twice about going to this location a second time in the future.
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Anyone know if this is common practice nowdays? I know that the value of 3 strips is the same or more then 10 nuggets but to be honest it's not as filling as 10 (as I'm REALLY starved) and 2 of the 3 strips where scrawny, with about 1 1/2 bites worth of meat. Unlike the third that was a full sized 3-4 bite strip. I just assumed good business practice would be to WARN me or ask, before they just give me something else in place of them.
swine flu

A general gripe

I'm in desperate need of some warmer clothes (just moved to a MUCH colder climate) and also some nicer things like slacks and blouses because I am greatly lacking. So far every store I've gone to this month has just been INSANELY disorganized. And I mean long before Black Friday.

Now, I'm not going to get miffed if the hangers are labeled with a size and the item on that hanger isn't the same size. This is why I check the tag before I pull something off the rack-- you can't always trust the hangers, and sometimes they're wrong. But so far every store I've gone to has had everything on hangers that are meant to label size, but they're all mixed up. I mean, ALL of them are mixed up and only a couple in each store is actually on the correct hanger. The overwhelming majority is on a hanger with a totally random size on it. This makes it REALLY, REALLY difficult to sift through racks that have lots of different items on them, or racks that have lots of items where size isn't immediately evident (like pants). It's been the same with folded items-- usually, the smallest sizes are on the top and get bigger towards the bottom. The places I've been in recently don't even have half the stuff folded most of the time, and the rest of it is out of order.

This isn't something that usually bothers me at all (because I know organizing that stuff is a pain in the ass and VERY difficult to do when the store is busy) but it's EVERY DISPLAY AND RACK in EVERY STORE I've been in this month. It makes it take a crapload longer than it should to find a size, and considering that my size is difficult to find (my size is basically whatever the smallest size available is-- 1, 0, 00, etc) and is too big more often than not.

And I don't shop at peak times like weekends, either. I shop square in the middle of weekdays after my morning classes when no one else is in the store. I would expect this just after Black Friday, but it's been like this since long before that. Cripes. I know it's not a huge deal but I'm actually in pretty serious need of warm/business clothes and I'm very short on time with finals coming soon and final projects/papers all being due in the next week. Today it took me some thirty to forty minutes to find two pairs of pants (one size away from mine) and three skirts (my size) because they were all jumbled together with styles mixed up everywhere and nothing on the proper hanger and even some things had tags that didn't match the label attached to the garment! I never mind this when it happens occasionally, but EVERYTHING in the store? Come on, guys.