May 21st, 2011

  • kilaen

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So, a couple of days ago, I decided to go a family owned pizza place for lunch. They have a cluttered atmosphere because of how small the place is. They only have two tiny tables, and the oven is literally right next to the ordering counter. It isn't what I would choose, but they have great pizza, so I keep going there.

I was ordering my pizza, when suddenly an employee (a server?) rushed in from behind me, for no discernable reason. As they ran past me, they pushed me against the very hot oven. I got second degree burns on my forearm and some scattered first degree burns on my upper arm. I'm thankful it wasn't worse, since they keep that oven hot! 

I got an apology from the owner and a bunch of free pizza coupons, but I'll refuse to patronize there again until they move the oven. 

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We live on an acreage and have no well (yet). We use a cistern, which we have to fill ourselves due to bad service on the part of the only water guy who services our area (basically, he refuses to deliver to anyone who does anything to piss him off; not sure how that keeps him in business, but whatever).

We have a truck. It is a small truck; a 1991 Chevy S-10 pickup with a short box (but it was standard back then, apparently). We also have a 300 US gallon water tank that we can fill at the water treatment plant in the nearest town (which we can do for $3 for 250 Imperial gallons, which in case you were wondering is way more than our tank will hold). The tank is too much for our little truck, but we have a bunch of random stuff that the previous owner left behind, so my husband is working on fixing up a truck box trailer that he found in one of our fields so it will be useable for this purpose.

In order to hook the trailer up to the truck, we needed a hitch installed on the truck. The bumper (step-style) has a place for a hitch ball, but isn't strong enough to use for hauling much of anything, especially not 4,000 lbs of water (it says on it 2,000 lbs but it's probably not even good for that).

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TL;DR: Canadian Tire never makes calls they say they will, loses two hitches that were special-ordered for our truck, then finally gets one in and installs it - sadly, it's the wrong hitch and we only find out thanks to good service at another shop. It's all okay in the end, though, as Canadian Tire ends up buying the correct hitch from the other shop and installing it for us free of charge, gives us a $50 gift card, and we're getting other stuff eventually to make up for the three-week hassle.