Fussing About Life
Before you go reading all the way into
this post let me say that I hope I
never offend anyone with what
write about. I also know and respect
your thought and ideas if different
than mine, I might not agree but hey
that is what makes the world go round...
Anyway, I have been on the a roll
lately with, and pardon how I word
You see it started with the Shadow
at the barn and the fact that people
drop off animals or allow their
animals to continue to breed with
no care for that fact we have over
80 thousand feral cats in my county alone.
But my mood lately has continued to have
me seeing bad sides of things instead
of looking for good. You see, I have always
tried to speak about great service or
a good encounter at a store...
I worked for Kmart in my early 20's
and there was a policy that if a customer
reported excellent service from you
you got a day off with pay.
I got that and then I decided to
seek out managers when I enjoyed
a server or an employee that showed
me kindness or respect or was just
great at what they did.....
my mood seems to be changing with
With that said, the other night I
met a friend for dinner. I used to eat
out all the time but with being on
a fixed income these days I do
not anymore but from time to time
I need human encounters!
Love my furbabes but I
With that being said, we met at
Outback, love that place but
was not excited with the service.
You see it started with the bread they
bring out, there was a whole small loaf
and a dish of butter. In that dish there
was maybe a 1/2 teaspoon of butter....
NO WAY enough for that bread.
We asked for more and then a dish
was delivered full.
I ordered a Blue Moon beer. I don't drink
often but I sort like this beer. It is supposed
to be served with a slice of orange.
Had to ask for that and yes, I was
brought a SLICE of orange in a paper
napkin of all things.
Had it be me as the server it would
have been delivered on a small plate
with a couple of slices.
I ordered a 6oz steak, which of course
is 6 ozs, small. Not biggie still more
than enough for me to get two meals.
But my potato was really lacking.
This is what a loaded tater should
I did not pay attention to the potato until
I got home and later that evening decided
I wanted 1/2 of it. There was again maybe
1/2 teaspoon of sour cream, not enough for that
tater, a sprinkle of cheese and when I say
sprinkle I mean, LITTLE AMOUNT.
Maybe I saw five pieces of bacon and
about the same of chives.
Okay, I don't eat out often and I pay good
money for what I enjoy. I did not
enjoy this meal.
Folks as a country we are being screwed.
The price of everything is going up but lack
of product is going down.
With that said let me state that I shop
a lot at Walmart AKA Wally World but
service has gone down hill.
I try to avoid the one less than
3 mins the house due to how bad it
has gone down. I drive 15 mins to
go to the other one closest to the house.
Yesterday however after going the 15 mins and
back, buying nothing I went to the one
by my house. It was 5:30 in the afternoon
when folks stop there on the way home
I was at two Wally Worlds cause
I do buy my horse feed there and
I was in search of something else.
(later on that)
I refuse to use the scan and go because
with that, I am doing the work of
what someone in customer service
should be doing. I would be scanning
my items and bagging it. Cutting
someone out of a job.
But yet, still paying full price.
Now maybe if they wanted to give
me 10% off my bill to scan and
bag my stuff, I would do it.
There are 10 registers that folks check
customers out at (my Wally World) ~ these two below
are the ONLY two that were open.
Yes, I could have went through the scan
and go and been out. But I wait in line,
my choice but there again, I am not
doing Walmart's work for them.
Why do I shop Walmart, prices are some
cheaper and with a fixed income (a
phrase I never thought I would use
talking about myself) I need
to hunt down cheaper...
but retirement from
the State of Tn does not
allow you to be in the money.
Yes, I am lucky I have that coming in,
having had my salary cut back to bringing
in 49% of my pay is not helpful.
Keep in mind, I elected to retire at
56 but only due to my health.
Anyway...that is my BITCH session
for today. Tomorrow we will
talk about the price of some stuff!
Thanks for either bitching with me,
seeing my side or just for reading,
Go check out the furbabes blog.
They love you!