Thursday, May 22, 2008

Patronizing Prompt of the Day

This morning I called Bally's (the gym) to cancel my membership -- for the 3rd time in as many months, but that's another post -- I went through their telephone prompts to hopefully speak with a live person. Along the way, I was offered this as one of my options:
If you wish to cancel for buyer's remorse reasons, press 3.
As if trying to cancel an already paid-in-full contract wasn't difficult enough, they need to mock me while I'm doing it.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Time Waster of the Day

What do plutonium, FM radio, Spam and Israel all have in common?

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They are all younger than John McCain! Regardless of your personal political leanings (and I'm not about to get into mine here), the concept of this blog is pretty amusing.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

When waiters don't give you lemons...

When out for a meal, generally my drink of choice is a Diet Coke with lime. It seems silly, but it really grinds my gears when a waiter will refill my drink but not replace the lime/lemon. I can kind of see if I just order it as a "Diet Coke" but I am always careful to specify the "with lime (or lemon)" part. Heck, bring me a little plate with 3-4 slices to have for any refills right off the bat and you are almost guaranteed a big tip.

I saw this post on Slashfood this evening and I can totally relate to Al Lewis's passion over his lack of lemons. Is anyone else fanatical about your citrus garnishes?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Important Lesson of the Day

ALWAYS resist shopping on the opening day of a brand new Marshall's. Even if it is just around the corner. Even if you are out at 8am anyway. Even if the promise of racks of heavily discounted designer purses that have not yet been pawed over 147 times seems too great to ignore. Must. Always. Resist.