May 23rd, 2014

cat ninja
  • myrren


My pub has been having electrical issues for about 4 days now. The circuit that the Coca Cola machine and gents hand driers are in tripped on Sunday night and that was it, it wouldn't turn back on. At first we thought it was a fault with the coke machine, but a repair guy fully checked it and said the machine was working fine. So we got an electrician from the hand drier company to come out.

He was a lovely man, and he checked out the hand driers, but they weren't causing the issue. He did a bit of detective work though, tracing the cable from the circuit board in the cellar to where it goes through the floor up to the gents loos, and at this point he found the issue.

Flash back a few months. We had just taken over the pub and the beer cellar was totally overhauled for us by a large lager company. Well, one of their guys managed to put a nail right through the cable supplying the hand driers. It's been ok for a few months, but as was inevitable eventually it started arcing and that's what has been causing our issues. He showed me the nail, the area around is charred and we are damn lucky we didn't have a fire.

Seriously, our cellar was supposedly fitted out by professionals, but what kind of ass puts a nail through an electrical cable?! He's lucky he didn't fry himself, and we are lucky the place didn't catch fire.

So now we have to get the cable replaced, though the nice hand drier man isolated it from the circuit board so our coke machine works at least. The lager company will be getting a VERY angry phone call from us though!

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Dry cleaner update

I went back to the dry cleaners today to get my dress back and see if my friend who is getting married could have her seamstress fix it. I left it there so they can see if they can fix the beads and then when I realized it wasn't going to happen, decided to just get it because I paid for it and maybe this woman could help me.

It is a good thing I did because look at what I found when I looked at my dress once again! (I don't know how to size, so I just put them under a cut!)

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The dress came straight from my alterations lady and was inspected by three different people before I left. NONE of the rips were there, nor was the stain. They told me it was ripped and they had put a defective sticker on it (Which, even if it was, they never told me) and that sometimes stains don't come out. (How a stain can magically appear is beyond me though!)

I posted reviews on Yelp, on my business page on Facebook, Twitter and contacted BBB. The manager saw and called me to tear me a new one and--hand to God--called me a mean hashtagger because I hashtagged it as bad service. (because we are five) I finally got her to agree to give me $50 to pay for my new dress. (That I was lucky to find on sale at Macy's where I originally got it.)

She said I don't deserve it and she is doing it out of the goodness of her heart. REALLY? Almost ruining a wedding, messing up a dress and lying about it doesn't deserve compensation?

OH!!! and she offered me free alterations on it....I told her there was no way in hell I was letting her touch anything of mine ever again.