Tuesday, February 20, 2007

My Shit List

Okay, since I've moved I've run into an alarming number of businesses in my new area which have terrible customer service. So, besides Wal-Mart, here are the new additions to my shit list.

Pizza Hut, 1313 E Vine St., Kissimmee, Florida 34744: Ordered a pizza online, it arrived an hour and a half later and was completely cold. One of the pieces was stuck to the lid of the box, and the pepperoni was burned to a crisp. I called the store and they gave me a credit towards my next pizza--as if I would ever call those idiots again.

Wendy's Restaurant, 915 W. Vine St., Kissimmee, FL 34741: Went to the drive-through and was told to wait. There was another car at the window that was obviously friends of the employee, as they were chatting and the employee was offering items to the driver and pulling them away when he reached for them. After about two minutes, I left and will never go back.

Denny's Restaurant, 2509 W. Vine St., Kissimmee, FL 34741: Called them one night around 11:00pm to place a carry-out order, and was told that I couldn't place an order by phone at that hour. They said they would be happy to give me an order to go if I came in and ordered it in person. That's right, they wanted me to show up and wait for the order to be cooked instead of taking it over the phone. Obviously I never went, and I never will.

The managers of these businesses need to realize that they're not doing their customers a favor by waiting on them. I hope all of these restaurants fail because of their lack of brains and service.


Sunday, February 11, 2007

My Problem with Hillary Clinton

I'm a Democrat who's wary of Mrs. Clinton's war stance. At the time she voted to authorize the Iraq war, I was already convinced it was a bad idea. I saw it as artificial hype which the Bush administration made up, out of the blue, in order to precipitate a conflict which wasn't really necessary. After two years of saying nothing about Iraq, suddenly it was all they could talk about, even though there was no watershed event which warranted paying more attention to Iraq. Even if they had the WMDs the administration claimed they did, I didn't consider them a grave or imminent threat to the U.S.--after all, they had chemical weapons in the 70's and 80's, and that didn't present any threat to us at all.
The fact that Mrs. Clinton seemed to have fallen for this made up hype, and voted for it to keep from alienating the rednecks that are pro-war because they think Muslims are just brown-skinned monsters, gives me great pause. I shouldn't have to say to Hilary Clinton, "I could have told you this wasn't a good idea." She should have been smart enough to know it herself.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Worst Super Bowl Telecast Ever

CBS' presentation of Super Bowl XLI had to be the worst telecast of the Big Game ever. Sure, it rained almost the whole game, but is that any reason that every camera's lens was so fogged up (and often covered in water droplets) that the action mostly consisted of twenty-two blurry figures crashing into each other? You couldn't even see the ball most of the time for Christ's sake. Perhaps a couple of lens wipes would have helped...

But that's not all. Who the hell keeps putting Prince into every award and halftime show? Seems the only times you see him in public he's doing some variety show musical number, singing a parade of the hits from the '80s. Wake up CBS, the typical Super Bowl audience is not made up of people who are likely to be Prince fans. The kids don't remember him, and the middle-aged football fans that do remember him think he's a panty-waist weirdo flamer. You might as well book him to perform at a NASCAR race in buttless pants.