Archive for the ‘food & drink’ Category
We went to one of our usual restaurants for dinner last night. I think we’ve been their customers for years, since they opened goodness knows when. Strange as it may sound, though we eat there like once every couple of weeks, they still don’t know that we don’t like nuts, we like our eggs well done and we need extra servings of fish sauce each time.
Every single time that we go there, we have to repeat these same things over and over to them again. Mind you, the staff are all the same ones, so no excuse that they are new and don’t recognize us. Oh and speaking of recognition, the staff there look at us each time like they’ve never seen us before.
How’s that for super annoying customer service?
The cake store where I used to buy all my birthday cakes is gone. Closed down. So hard to believe that I was there only 3 years ago and it was doing brisk business. They do make pretty good cakes albeit a little too sweet.
I had to drive around to look for another bakery that sells decent cakes. I still can’t believe it’s closed down, just like that. What a shame!
Well, Thanksgiving is next week if you can believe that. I’m pretty sure everyone’s getting all set with their travel plans and Thanksgiving menu, right? Except me, of course. I haven’t done a thing yet and that’s because we don’t have to travel and Thanksgiving dinner is basically just the few of us here.
So nothing too fancy for us. But even then, we can’t wait ‘cos we really love the chance to sit around and enjoy a golden roast turkey with all the trimmings and sides. What are your plans for Thanksgiving?
We took some friends out for dinner last night and got ripped off. It’s a restaurant that none of us have been to in a long while. Maybe for good reason, except that we wish we’d thought of it earlier. I’ve only been there once myself so I really had no recollection of how bad it would be.
And bad it was. They overcharged us by an arm and a leg. The food was clearly not the best and definitely overpriced. Well, guess what? You can cheat your customers once but note that we’re never going back there, period! And we’re going to tell our friends. So was the rip-off worth it? Think again.
The trouble with signing up for a membership card is that you are inadvertently opening up yourself to spam and more spam. The newly remodeled grocery store that we frequent makes it a point to send me a text alert every morning at 8 with their promo items for the day.
Seriously! Every. single. day?
And no, I did not sign up for promo alerts aka I did not give them permission to spam me left and right.
We’ve fallen back to the practice of grocery shopping on weekends, simply because it ties in well with our tendency to eat out on the weekends. It’s actually much more stressful to shop when the weekend crowd is out in full force, tripping over each other to buy everything and anything from shrimp to Slatwall Panels.
I typically can’t afford to browse, much as I would like to. I grab whatever is on my grocery list and I am out of there before the checkout lines get impossibly long. By the time we’re done navigating the crowds and traffic, we’re pretty much bummed out when we get home.