The following is a letter I wrote to Yahoo. In the past month,Yahoo has been forcing their users to adopt their latest version of YahooMail. I believe the goal is to have the new format to be a lot more like Google mail. I have both Gmail and yahoo. I have always like yahoo classic much more than Gmail, which I find to be a much more intrusive system. So I was not thrilled with the switch.
Nevertheless, my main problems with the new YahooMail are the faulty programming in the new system, rather than the philosophy of message sorting or intrusive nature of social media linking. So I wrote them the following letter. I shall keep you posted on their response, if any.
Tonight, The hubs and I wanted to have soft serve dipped in Chocolate. Where to go? Dairy Queen. It's 10:50, so we use the drive through. We place our order for 2 medium vanilla cones, dipped in chocolate. The girl in the box says our total is $9.36. The hubs and I look at each other and kind of do this o.O Uh... $9.36, I think you're mistaken. So we ask. She tells us with a small laugh. "Oh Sorry, I thought you wanted 2 chocolate and 2 vanilla. Ok.. so your new total is $8.10.
Now we're both even more concerned, still confused as this really is off. We'd done this last week and the total was just under $5. Driving up to the window, the husband asks. "$8.10 for 2 medium vanilla cones, dipped in chocolate?" She says yes, the chocolate makes them that price. I look at her like she has four heads. I -know- the price is wrong. So I counter her. "$8.10?" Her tone turns snippy.. "Ma'am I don't -set- the prices." Ok.. So we tell her to cancel the order, I can get 2 hand blended ice creams at cold stone for the same price, so Thanks but no thanks. We drive off.
The husbeast is a little confused, as am I, wondering why the price was so high. Admittedly we didn't look at the light board - I'll look tomorrow as I go into town, but I decided to use the trusty interwebs, and sure enough, the Dairy Queen Price list says that a medium vanilla cone dipped in chocolate is.. $ 2.19. We think that either she was really confused, didn't want to void the order, or someone was skimming off the top. Either way, I'll chat with the manager tomorrow. The snippy attitude, the whole laize' faire-ness of it all *shrug* I suppose it doesn't matter one way or the other, just that $3 is better in my pocket vs theirs.