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July 4th, 2011

Potential bad/misleading service

So, I got invited to a last minute 4th of July barbeque, so I stopped at TJMaxx on the way home from work to pick up a summer type dress to wear. I found a maxi (aka, floor length) dress that seemed cute and holding it up to my body the length seemed right--I'm super short, I didn't want it to be TOO long for me.

Now, totally my fault, but I didn't try it on at the store because I work outdoors and I was sweaty and dirty and I didn't want to try on something I didn't own being that gross. So, I bought it and figured, I can put it on after I shower, and if it doesn't work, I'll return it and wear something else.

So I put it on, and it fit great. Almost...too great. The dress hits me exactly at the top of my feet, which as anyone else who is 5'1" knows is almost freaking unheard of. I was pretty pleased about that, until I went to put my shoes on and noticed that the bottom hem was raw...as if the dress has been cut at the bottom. Which would explain why the length was so right for someone so short.

It would also lead me to believe that someone bought the dress, tried to cut it to the right length, ended up cutting it too short and returned it. And that TJMAxx took the returned dress, ignored the fact that it had been CUT, and put it back on sale for full price.

Since the dress fits, I'm not super annoyed, but I don't think it's particularly impressive for a store to re-sell a returned item at full price. Kinda my fault for not checking the dress thoroughly before I bought it, but kinda their fault for doing it in the first place. The whole thing kinda rubs me the wrong way.

Domino's

My family placed an order at Domino's Pizza online tonight.  We ordered 3 pizzas and got them in about 15 minutes.  Pretty good timing, but I wish they had taken more time to cook one of the pizzas.  The pepperoni pizza was soggy and undercooked in the middle, and cold to the touch.  The other 2 were fine.  I called them back to request a new pizza and the person on the phone actually fought with me about it.  He said "it SHOULD be done, it went all the way through the oven."  I had to tell him 3 times that no, it wasn't done.  I asked for a new pizza to be sent out (and of course they could take the under-cooked one).  It arrived in 7 minutes.  Not a good sign.  The store is 3 minutes away, so thats a max of 4-5 minutes in the oven. 

I looked at the new pizza as the delivery driver ran off down my driveway and it was more undercooked than the first!  Half the cheese was off, slopped in the corner.  The other half wasn't even melted.  And the pizza was so undercooked it was difficult to lift off the box.  At this point my family had already eaten so I cooked it in the oven for 15 minutes before it was done. 

I emailed corporate, but I don't know if a phone call to the store is worth it.  We pick up pizzas from there alot and the workers don't seem to care too much for their jobs.  The last time we went in the store, the manager was practically humping the new trainee (standing over her, flirting, playing with her hair) and the rest of the staff was playing with cellphones and joking around.

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