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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20250 on: April 01, 2013, 10:51:48 AM »
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« Reply #20251 on: April 01, 2013, 11:10:16 AM »
What museum is this?  My oldest has been fascinated with Greek and Roman history as he's learned about both in Social Studies and has been reading the Percy Jackson series.

If you ever find yourself in Southern California, I highly recommend visiting the Getty Villa. It's a reconstruction of a villa from Pompeii and it's absolutely beautiful. Full of artifacts.
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« Reply #20252 on: April 01, 2013, 11:53:29 AM »
Saw this in my local paper today, under the section where people try and get issues solved, when they haven't gotten anywhere themselves.

BG: Couple says they recently embraced a vegan lifestyle and diet, for health reasons. But said their new dietary choices make it challenging to eat out, so they had taken to bringing their own pasta to restaurants, and asking the chef to cook it for them.  He went on to say a few times since they broght their own, their bill was discounted.  Which he also said they didn't ask for, but was nice of them to do.  He said they've been to 50-60 restaurants in teh past year which have had no problem accomodating their requests, and said "To make it easier for servers and chefs, the _____ took to writing their dietary needs and cooking instructions on cards, which are handed in when they place an order." 

The problem occured when they were out, and were charged full price for pasta entrees, even though they provided their own pasta. He said they had been to the restaurant in question previously, and were only charged $12, but this time were charged $24. They were told it was beacuse the last time it was a different manager.  They went on to dispute the charge with Am Ex, over $12 - the difference he thought they should have been cahrged, and what they actually were.

There are more details here http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2013/04/bamboozled_special_order_leads.html

but aside from the fact I'm surprised that any restaurant would cook something a patron brought in, they seem to be a bit snowflakey to me. If eating out is such a challenge, then perhaps they should start cooking at home.  And to make such a fuss over $12 is a bit over the top, IMHO. Then again, if I had any major dietary restrictions I'd either avoid eating out, or make the best of things, but I would never ask a restaurant to cook something I brought from home!


Shalamar

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20253 on: April 01, 2013, 12:29:13 PM »
Good grief.  My daughter is a vegan, and she wouldn't dream of asking the restaurant to cook food that she brought from home!

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« Reply #20254 on: April 01, 2013, 12:39:33 PM »
I am surprised that they would cook the noodles for him.  I have never been in a place where this was acceptable...even the local coffee shop won't put in a package of splenda brought from outside, citing health laws.   

 

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« Reply #20255 on: April 01, 2013, 12:42:55 PM »
I am surprised that they would cook the noodles for him.  I have never been in a place where this was acceptable...even the local coffee shop won't put in a package of splenda brought from outside, citing health laws.

That was my impression too. So either he's lying about having done this in "50 to 60" different restaurants or something else. I suspect he's not being entirely truthful. He strikes me as being a bit entitled.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20256 on: April 01, 2013, 12:49:21 PM »
Special snowflake or cheapskate?
 
 http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/28/dale-peterson-explains-bizarre-arrest-for-eating-peanuts/

Either way, it's over the top, imo.   :o

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« Reply #20257 on: April 01, 2013, 12:56:52 PM »
The problem occured when they were out, and were charged full price for pasta entrees, even though they provided their own pasta. He said they had been to the restaurant in question previously, and were only charged $12, but this time were charged $24. They were told it was beacuse the last time it was a different manager.  They went on to dispute the charge with Am Ex, over $12 - the difference he thought they should have been cahrged, and what they actually were.

Put me down as another one who thinks his story is not entirely true. If nothing else, I have trouble believing any restaurant would cut the price from $24 to $12 in this sort of situation. Unless the normal pasta is made from spun gold there is absolutely no way it accounts for half the cost of the dish. The restaurant would go out of business if that were the case.

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« Reply #20258 on: April 01, 2013, 01:42:53 PM »
Saw this in my local paper today, under the section where people try and get issues solved, when they haven't gotten anywhere themselves.

BG: Couple says they recently embraced a vegan lifestyle and diet, for health reasons. But said their new dietary choices make it challenging to eat out, so they had taken to bringing their own pasta to restaurants, and asking the chef to cook it for them.  He went on to say a few times since they broght their own, their bill was discounted.  Which he also said they didn't ask for, but was nice of them to do.  He said they've been to 50-60 restaurants in teh past year which have had no problem accomodating their requests, and said "To make it easier for servers and chefs, the _____ took to writing their dietary needs and cooking instructions on cards, which are handed in when they place an order." 

The problem occured when they were out, and were charged full price for pasta entrees, even though they provided their own pasta. He said they had been to the restaurant in question previously, and were only charged $12, but this time were charged $24. They were told it was beacuse the last time it was a different manager.  They went on to dispute the charge with Am Ex, over $12 - the difference he thought they should have been cahrged, and what they actually were.

There are more details here http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2013/04/bamboozled_special_order_leads.html

but aside from the fact I'm surprised that any restaurant would cook something a patron brought in, they seem to be a bit snowflakey to me. If eating out is such a challenge, then perhaps they should start cooking at home.  And to make such a fuss over $12 is a bit over the top, IMHO. Then again, if I had any major dietary restrictions I'd either avoid eating out, or make the best of things, but I would never ask a restaurant to cook something I brought from home!



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« Reply #20259 on: April 01, 2013, 01:47:47 PM »
Finally, one ran off the edge of the road, and the other 2 flew in different directions. Darn, turkeys, you'd think they would have better manners. No, really, they really were turkeys.

They're probably friends with the pheasant I met a while back.

Or the cow who decided the perfect spot to give birth was in the middle of a single track road, wide open grassy spaces either side, but no, she wanted her calf to land on concrete.  DH said he was waiting a good 15-290 minutes for her to give birth and then for the calf to get to his feet and then the pair of them calmly walked off onto the grass

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« Reply #20260 on: April 01, 2013, 02:05:06 PM »
The problem occured when they were out, and were charged full price for pasta entrees, even though they provided their own pasta. He said they had been to the restaurant in question previously, and were only charged $12, but this time were charged $24. They were told it was beacuse the last time it was a different manager.  They went on to dispute the charge with Am Ex, over $12 - the difference he thought they should have been cahrged, and what they actually were.

Put me down as another one who thinks his story is not entirely true. If nothing else, I have trouble believing any restaurant would cut the price from $24 to $12 in this sort of situation. Unless the normal pasta is made from spun gold there is absolutely no way it accounts for half the cost of the dish. The restaurant would go out of business if that were the case.

I agree. The main cost of a restaurant meal is the labour.

It's sort of like giving your plumber a washer, and expecting that he'll charge you $5 for the trouble of putting it into your faucet.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20261 on: April 01, 2013, 02:30:46 PM »
Finally, one ran off the edge of the road, and the other 2 flew in different directions. Darn, turkeys, you'd think they would have better manners. No, really, they really were turkeys.

They're probably friends with the pheasant I met a while back.

Or this dude, in our old neighborhood.

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« Reply #20262 on: April 01, 2013, 02:33:46 PM »
The problem occured when they were out, and were charged full price for pasta entrees, even though they provided their own pasta. He said they had been to the restaurant in question previously, and were only charged $12, but this time were charged $24. They were told it was beacuse the last time it was a different manager.  They went on to dispute the charge with Am Ex, over $12 - the difference he thought they should have been cahrged, and what they actually were.

Put me down as another one who thinks his story is not entirely true. If nothing else, I have trouble believing any restaurant would cut the price from $24 to $12 in this sort of situation. Unless the normal pasta is made from spun gold there is absolutely no way it accounts for half the cost of the dish. The restaurant would go out of business if that were the case.

I agree. The main cost of a restaurant meal is the labour.

It's sort of like giving your plumber a washer, and expecting that he'll charge you $5 for the trouble of putting it into your faucet.

Yup. in that same vein, I just got new glasses. They were pricy, mostly lenses, but hte frame wasn't cheap either. I know i can get the same frame online for much less, but I would never think to do that, and take it into the eyeglass place and ask them to put lenses in. I know some people might, but to me, I don't mind paying for something to have it done right. I don't even know if they'd do that, but I know I'd never ask.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20263 on: April 01, 2013, 02:34:46 PM »
Finally, one ran off the edge of the road, and the other 2 flew in different directions. Darn, turkeys, you'd think they would have better manners. No, really, they really were turkeys.

They're probably friends with the pheasant I met a while back.

Or this dude, in our old neighborhood.



Maybe he was waiting patiently for someone to come along and "iron" his tail feathers for him with their wheels?  I mean after all, a peacock can't be running around the neighborhood looking sloppy, can he?

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20264 on: April 01, 2013, 03:15:41 PM »
The problem occured when they were out, and were charged full price for pasta entrees, even though they provided their own pasta. He said they had been to the restaurant in question previously, and were only charged $12, but this time were charged $24. They were told it was beacuse the last time it was a different manager.  They went on to dispute the charge with Am Ex, over $12 - the difference he thought they should have been cahrged, and what they actually were.

Put me down as another one who thinks his story is not entirely true. If nothing else, I have trouble believing any restaurant would cut the price from $24 to $12 in this sort of situation. Unless the normal pasta is made from spun gold there is absolutely no way it accounts for half the cost of the dish. The restaurant would go out of business if that were the case.

I agree. The main cost of a restaurant meal is the labour.

It's sort of like giving your plumber a washer, and expecting that he'll charge you $5 for the trouble of putting it into your faucet.

Yup. in that same vein, I just got new glasses. They were pricy, mostly lenses, but hte frame wasn't cheap either. I know i can get the same frame online for much less, but I would never think to do that, and take it into the eyeglass place and ask them to put lenses in. I know some people might, but to me, I don't mind paying for something to have it done right. I don't even know if they'd do that, but I know I'd never ask.

They do that here, because I've gotten new lenses in my old glasses frames. It isn't a big deal most of the time.

Bringing in frames exactly like theirs and telling them you got it cheaper someplace else would be weird, though.
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