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Working from home [Mar. 15th, 2005|02:13 pm]
Mike
Working from home yesterday was great. I think I need to do it more often, if I can convince my boss to let me.
The new windows were installed in the house, except for the kitchen. The contractor ordered the wrong size. So that'll be done on Friday or Saturday. Every thing else is done. The house looks much better than it did. Now I can start on the landscaping in the front of the house.

After yesterday, I will never eat at a Burger King again, or at least not at the one by my house. I stopped there yesterday at noon to grab a quick lunch. After waiting in the drive-thru line, I attempt to place my order

BK - Hi, welcome to Burger King, would you like to try one of our combo meals today?
ME - I'd like a #1 with a coke.
BK - I'm sorry Sir, we are out of Whoppers right now
ME - How can a burger place be out of burgers at noon?
BK - I do not know Sir. We only have chicken available right now
ME - Ok, I'll have a crispy chicken sandwich, no mayo and no cheese
BK - and to drink?
ME - Coke
BK - Ok, your total is

I drive to the window, where I pay and receive my coke. 5 minutes later, the window opens and the girl asks for my money. I explain that I have already paid and said that I am waiting on my sandwich.
Another 5 minutes passes, and a guy opens the window and tells me to pull into the parking lot because the sandwich isnt ready yet. 10 minutes later it arrives. so much for a quick lunch.
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[User Picture]From: daltxfurry
2005-03-15 08:42 pm (UTC)
I know EXACTLY what you mean.....There was a BK somewhat close to my place that I would go to periodically. Every single time for 5 bloody years it took them FOREVER to get the meal together....every time. Once I waited i the drive through like 35 minutes...35 MINUTES!

Interestingly enough...that BK is now closed down.
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[User Picture]From: txlthrson
2005-03-15 09:11 pm (UTC)
seems like a lot of BKs are closing down in the area. I'm surprised that this one is still open.
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[User Picture]From: daltxfurry
2005-03-15 09:16 pm (UTC)
Customer relations seem to have gone down. They are getting downright surly at some of them
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[User Picture]From: pup_ajax
2005-03-15 09:27 pm (UTC)
customer relationships is unfortunately a thing of the past in the good ol' U.S.A.

i was Albertson's today and they had huge lines in the five out of 20 checkouts that were open and not bothering to open any more. The check-it-yourself line was way backed up as well.

i made the mistake of getting in the "Express" lane - 15 items are less and, of course, it was the slowest of them all. To top it off, the lady in line in front of me had about 30 items in her cart and just ignored the "15 items are less" sign. The checker didn't say a word to her about it. My guess is he's not really allowed to.

my point? i was just supposed to be in and out to buy a newspaper and it took almost 30 minutes.

ugh.
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[User Picture]From: daltxfurry
2005-03-15 09:30 pm (UTC)
Well I know in grocery stores they have been cutting back on employees...they should open more lanes but quite possibly they don't have anyone there to check. It sucks I know....

Some places are REALLY down on CS though......and it infuriates me...like they can't be bothered.

Some places surprise you....Sonic almost ALWAYS has friendly staff when they greet you on the intercom and bring your order to you. Actually they ALWAYS repeat back the order on the intercom and then the carhop ALWAYS reads back what is on the receipt. I always tip them well when I can
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From: ex_handinglo300
2005-03-15 10:29 pm (UTC)
Oh how I miss Sonic! Thanks for bringing me down.
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[User Picture]From: daltxfurry
2005-03-15 10:36 pm (UTC)
I could ship ya some if you like! :-)
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From: ex_handinglo300
2005-03-15 10:37 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm! Mold burgers!
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[User Picture]From: daltxfurry
2005-03-15 10:38 pm (UTC)
Overnight at the latest..... :-)
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From: ex_handinglo300
2005-03-15 09:11 pm (UTC)
:( Sorry!
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