Friday, April 26, 2013
Meanwhile, Elliott is out in Anaheim, CA sightseeing and having a blast - and doing a little DECA competing as well. He is representing Delaware in the national competition. He ran into some future Boston College attendees out there and he is having fun. Ashleigh is doing well on her finals and will be home in a week or two.
Now about the rings... The top left image is what is left of my original wedding ring from 26 years ago. It was pretty thin metal and broke so we had it cut and mounted on another band about 25 years ago. The other day I pulled the sliding glass door shut a bit too hard and it mashed the ring, and the finger in it, pretty good. The ring took the biggest hit and it squashed into an oblong shape. I had to get pliers to just get it off but I couldn't get it back into shape. So I did some digging and found that tungsten is about the strongest metal you can get and it is quite inexpensive. So I went to a few jewelry stores but wound up finding that one in the lower right at Kohl's. After using a 30% savings coupon, gift card, and other markdowns, I got it for 74% off! It is thick and heavy which are terms I can identify with...
Posted by Shawn H at 5:59 PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
So customer service at restaurants - seems to be a thing of the past. A few weeks ago we went to a new local seafood restaurant chain and waited quite a while to be served. The food was good and they were new so we weren't too concerned. Went back last week. Waited 15 minutes just for our drink order to be taken and an entire hour (I timed it) for our meal to come out. At the 45 minute mark I asked the manager what the problem was and he blamed it on the kitchen. I made sure to say the waitress was very attentive and not to be blamed. When the food came out 15 minutes later, the waitress was upset and had been crying. To make it worse, our bill wasn't right (they should have given us the meal!). A couple of days ago we grabbed our Hardee's coupons and headed off to the drive-thru for a buy one, get one free burger special. Very simple - 4 burgers. No meals or anything extra. We got to the pick up window and waited, and waited, and waited... Finally they told us to pull around to the front and someone would bring us our food. So we did. And we waited. After 8 minutes we went back through the drive-thru. Oh, they were so sorry. Terribly sorry. So sorry that they gave us free apple pies. TWO! What?! Clearly there are 4 of us... On a positive note, our friends took us out to Chili's and we had GREAT service and a good time. So it's not all bad. At least I didn't think so till this morning. I was filling out the online customer review survey for Dunkin Donuts (they give you a code for a free donut when you submit it) and I happened to notice on the bill that without asking, they gave me the senior discount...
Posted by Shawn H at 11:20 AM