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artk2002:
Our local tattoo/piercing parlor.

My younger son (17yo) wanted to get his ear pierced so I took him to the parlor in our community. I like giving business to locals and they had good reviews on Yelp. The piercer was very nice and very professional (I was watching to make sure he followed all of the sterilization requirements.) Z's supposed to go back in 6-8 weeks and bring the actual jewelry he wants -- the piercer will sterilize it free of charge.

I've been thinking about an ear piercing and a tat and will probably go back there if I decide to do it. I was going to get the piercing with Z, but I have some situations where I'd need to remove it in the next couple of weeks and don't want to complicate things.

Sirius:
My late aunt had Verizon, although she owned her own equipment, which, fortunately, was reflected on all the bills I saw.  After I closed out the account I got a letter from them asking for the discs back from her equipment within 10 days.  I called the customer service number, and explained that while I would be glad to send the discs back to them from her equipment, it would be longer than 10 days as I was in western Oregon and the equipment was still at her house in eastern Washington state.  I was assured that since it was reflected in my aunt's account that she had passed away and an estate was handling the return of the discs, I would have two months in which to do this instead of ten days.  They sent me a letter to that effect, and included a postage-paid mailer for the discs.  When I went back a month later to pick up some items I'd left there I got the discs and mailed them back to Verizon, and got a card thanking me for returning the discs. 

Not too long ago I got a card from Comcast that was addressed to my late aunt, and said, "We've been trying to reach you!" 

Mad Goat Woman:

--- Quote from: Mel the Redcap on August 18, 2014, 03:25:47 AM ---Redpath's shoe store, here in Canberra. I bought a pair of black and white Diesel high-top sneakers there in April, wore them (not all the time, but a fair amount) for four months... and last week discovered that they were different sizes.  :o The left one was U.S. size 9, European size 42, and Japanese size 27, while the right one was U.S. size 9 but European size 40 and Japanese size 26. I hadn't noticed anything odd the whole time, but once I knew they were different sizes I couldn't stop noticing it!

I really didn't think they could/would do much for me, because I mean, four months worth of slight but visible wear on them. And I'd bought them on sale, so I figured they might not have that style any more. Still, I called and they told me to bring them in. Turns out they were out of that colour but not that style, and I now have a brand new pair of pink and white high-tops that are both European size 40. ;D I would have been perfectly happy with something like a discount on my next pair of shoes but the manager was very matter-of-fact about saying it was their mistake. Annnnnd they had a sale on boots, and I found a pair in a style I had years ago and loved, so now I have new boots as well. :-*

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Redpath are awesome. That's all I have to contribute to this thread. *waves to fellow Canberran*

Mel the Redcap:

--- Quote from: Mad Goat Woman on September 02, 2014, 12:26:33 AM ---
--- Quote from: Mel the Redcap on August 18, 2014, 03:25:47 AM ---Redpath's shoe store, here in Canberra. I bought a pair of black and white Diesel high-top sneakers there in April, wore them (not all the time, but a fair amount) for four months... and last week discovered that they were different sizes.  :o The left one was U.S. size 9, European size 42, and Japanese size 27, while the right one was U.S. size 9 but European size 40 and Japanese size 26. I hadn't noticed anything odd the whole time, but once I knew they were different sizes I couldn't stop noticing it!

I really didn't think they could/would do much for me, because I mean, four months worth of slight but visible wear on them. And I'd bought them on sale, so I figured they might not have that style any more. Still, I called and they told me to bring them in. Turns out they were out of that colour but not that style, and I now have a brand new pair of pink and white high-tops that are both European size 40. ;D I would have been perfectly happy with something like a discount on my next pair of shoes but the manager was very matter-of-fact about saying it was their mistake. Annnnnd they had a sale on boots, and I found a pair in a style I had years ago and loved, so now I have new boots as well. :-*

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Redpath are awesome. That's all I have to contribute to this thread. *waves to fellow Canberran*

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Woot! *waves back* ;D They are indeed awesome. My feet are so comfy. 8)

I may have to add Lin & Barrett Lingerie to this thread too... I now have several well-fitting bras, instead of just one that kind of still fits, and my feet aren't the only parts of my anatomy that have been comfy lately! :P

Gladly:
My vote goes to a Sainsbury's store near my mother's house.  This happened about 6 years ago now.

My brother is in the navy and was due to join ship 6 days after his daughter was born.  Our father died 2 days after his granddaughter's birth.  The Navy gave my brother an extra 3 days before he had to join ship, so we had a week to arrange everything etc. 

We managed to arrange the funeral in the morning of the day my brother had an evening flight out. A lovely neighbour had offered her large house for a get together afterwards, so I just had to arrange food.  There was no way we could do it ourselves with relatives to be collected from airports, trains etc the night before and the morning of, so I phoned and went round numerous companies who could provide sandwiches and finger food, which I would need to collect before the funeral.  Nobody could provide anything before 11am.  By the time I went into this large Sainsbury's, I was despairing.  I asked what they could provide and how early I could collect, and was once again told 11am was the earliest.  I thanked the lady and turned to go.  She stopped me and asked why we needed the food earlier.  I managed to explain without losing my composure.  She asked me to wait a moment and disappeared.  A few minutes later she came back out and said "I'm on duty that morning.  If I come in half an hour earlier, I can have it all ready by 9.30.  Would that do?" I'm not ashamed to say that I burst into tears and hugged her! 

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