December 24th, 2009

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It's 7.50am, I'm on a train, watching the sun rise over the fields of Lincolnshire.

It's a 5 hour journey I take at least once a month, and it involves a sleepy start at 6.15. So I'm very happy to load up with food at the Upper Crust at King's Cross station. The cost is sweetened by my Bite Card - a scheme that offers 20% off food bought at Rail Stations.

This is the conversation I have almost every time I travel:

Sleepy me: Do you take the BITE CARD?
- Holds it up for identification - I do this because of previous problems...
Sleepy server: Yes!
Me: I'll have the ham/cheese baguette please.
- Server taps till, bags, hands over sandwich.
Server: That will be £3.99
Me: Is that with the 20% Bite discount?
- Server goes pale, glances at till.
Server: Ah - um....
Server: Would you like a free coffee instead.
- I'm already juggling a Cafe Nero coffee (Upper Crust Coffee is pretty vile stuff)
Me: No thanks.
Server: Oh.

Obviously the till does not allow the server to retrospectively apply the discount if it's been forgotten. I leave with a random discount in loose change, and the server ends up with a till that won't balance....

This has happened five times this year... and I still have one more 6.15 trip to make before 2010!
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Futureshop , yesterday , trying to find a camera for my sister that I WILL buy as soon as I find it.

But the display is a mess and I need help finding that model in question. No questions , no playing around , just pick up buy and leave.

SO I asked help from a rep .

his answer ?

"LOOK! I don't have time for this ! I have to help customers!"


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Extortion, ho ho ho.

My brothers bought their holiday gift at The Game Store at Franklin Mills Mall. It was that new Super Mario Bros. game, which they were very excited for.

We exhausted every other possible store, but The Game Store was the only one who had it in stock.

The catch? You had to buy an unlicensed Wii skin and a licensed 'remote grip' in order to purchase the game. I wasn't there at the time of purchase, so I wasn't able to call 'bullshit' in person (and I would have, I assure you).

I called the store when they came home and after a few rings I got some who claimed to be the manager. He knew exactly what I was talking about and said 'that sucks'.

Um, excuse me? No. Angry customers don't want to here 'that sucks' from professional people.

I asked for the number to corporate and, gasp-shock-surprise, he claims he is the corporate manager. I demanded to know why my brothers had to purchase these useless things and, supposedly, Nintendo 'wouldn't sell the them game without them'. I asked them why we had to purchase them, and I got some spiel about how they are a business and need to make money.

I can't find a website, but I'll be calling after the holidays and hopefully get the real corporate number instead of some unprofessional snot who's claiming to be the boss.
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I have two complaints about my local Dominos Pizza. The first one happened a couple of months ago, the second happened yesterday.

To summarise: They don't ask for credit card confirmation for internet orders as they are supposed to do to prevent fraud (which led to someone 'stealing' my pizza), and they take an hour and a half to deliver and expect you to pay full price for cold-to-the-touch pizza.

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Short one.

A few weeks ago I was doing some Christmas shopping for my little cousin, and I was in the toy section of a local non-franchise named shopping center. I noticed there was an open package for something (I think it was polly pocket or littlest pet shop...I don't know, one of those really girly things). I also noticed near it there were several open and disoriented packages of the same thing, it looked as it someone opened a bunch of them and picked & chose what parts they wanted, I don't know. So, I picked up one from the floor and looked around a bit for someone who worked there.

I found a boy who looked a little older than me, and I offered it to him, saying, "I found this on the floor as is, there are several in the other aisle," in an effort to help him out.

He looks at me a moment, and responded with, "So I suppose you just want me to give you it now, huh?" in the most flat, agitated voice ever.

Really, I was so flabbergasted I didn't say anything, I just set it down on a shelf and left the store. I felt really embarrassed, too.
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