April 6th, 2009

[Cephalopods] Need love!

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A WTF I experienced recently.

I went to a local sandwich place to get some lunch. I approach the counter, and greet the server with a "Hi!"

The server then holds up a piece of paper. Written on it are a bunch of different things. He points to the first line. Hi. How are you?

I stop, thoroughly confused, then say. "I'm fine, and you?"

There is a pause as he turns the paper back to himself and scans the list. He shows me the paper again and is pointing to another sentence. I'm fine. What can I get for you?

"I'd like a turkey sandwich please."

He looks back over his list again and points once more. Everything on it?

"No, no tomatoes and no cheese, please."

He punches it into the register, and once again looks over his paper. As he's doing so, another coworker walks by.

"What in the world are you doing, John?" she demands.

"Sarah, I'm so sick of saying the same thing over and over again. This just makes life easier!" He then points to another phrase. Would you like a drink with that?

His coworker shakes her head in disbelief, laughing a little, then disappears into the back.

"No, just a glass for some water."

Anything else?

"No, thank you, that'll be all."

He rings me up, and points to the total. We exchange money, and I start to turn away. He holds up his finger, stopping me. He spends a moment looking over his list, then points for the last time. Thank you and have a nice day! :)

"Um, you, too."

Yeah. I mean...it was kind of like...what? Is it so hard to talk, dude? And that coworker of his seemed so nonchalant about the whole thing. It was just...weird. That dude is going to be in serious trouble if his boss ever finds out.

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Bad bank service

I have two bank accounts. One is at a local bank at the place I stay during the summer and the other is the account I use while at school. I periodically check both accounts to see how much I have. Late on Friday, I checked my summer account, and saw a deposit for $300 that looked like it came from my insurance. Since I needed some groceries, I went out on Saturday and bought some stuff.

I go to check the account on Monday, and it turns out the deposit was an error and was meant for someone else. The problem was, with the groceries I bought, it went over the ammount originally in my account. So I call the bank to tell them I will send a check since the bank has no branches where I am currently living.

This is where the bad service comes in. The customer service rep says that because the charges were from the weekend, they only went through today. Somehow, they went through after the money was taken out of the account. She tells me that even though this is their error, I will have to now pay overdraft fees as well. She says that if I had made the charges on Friday, this would not be the case. I keep asking her to explain the reasoning why, since this is their error. She keeps saying that yes this is their error, but I will still have to pay the fees. She won't explain further.

I have sent an email to the bank. I hope I can at least get someone to explain this to me. Right now, I am really pissed. Why should I pay extra money for their error?
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Harry Ramsden's suck

A few months ago my family came to visit me at uni. Mum, Dad, and brother come from home, and Gran and Aunt come from their home, and we all meet up at my place. The six of us went off for a nice Sunday meal out at Harry Ramsden's. The HR we went to is basically a fish and chip restaurant (as opposed to a nice takeaway place, which in other locations it is).

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