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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25185 on: January 27, 2014, 04:49:06 PM »


And in some stores, if they feel your wedding date is too far away they won't let you try on dresses, either.
Considering the number of brides who change sizes before the wedding, I can see that as a practical consideration. They don't want to alter the dress when ordering a different size would have been an option.

I can see not wanting to order anything super early.  I don't get why I wasn't allowed to even look at anything.

The salons I've been to don't want to spend time with clients who have so much time when they have customers who are on a shorter time line. Or so I'm told.

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« Reply #25186 on: January 27, 2014, 04:55:11 PM »
Guys, there's a wedding dress thread. Can it all go there?

Recently DH saw a negative review on a restaurant where the reviewer complained that their margarita pizza didn't have seafood.

???

Last I checked, margarita pizza had very little on it besides cheese, sauce and basil. Maybe they were mistaking it for marinara.

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« Reply #25187 on: January 27, 2014, 08:10:15 PM »
I had a SS yell at me on the way home for not turning right in front of on-coming traffic. I about got out and told him he was welcome to pass me illegally to commit suicide, but decided I didn't feel like waiting for the wrecker to come move everything out of my way to get home.

Instead I turned when I could and let him stew.

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« Reply #25188 on: January 27, 2014, 10:33:34 PM »
Guys, there's a wedding dress thread. Can it all go there?

Recently DH saw a negative review on a restaurant where the reviewer complained that their margarita pizza didn't have seafood.

???

Last I checked, margarita pizza had very little on it besides cheese, sauce and basil. Maybe they were mistaking it for marinara.

Maybe they were thinking Marina pizza? :D

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« Reply #25189 on: January 28, 2014, 07:12:31 AM »
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Recently DH saw a negative review on a restaurant where the reviewer complained that their margarita pizza didn't have seafood.

I saw one where an SS gave a pizza restaurant a one star review on Yelp because they had run out of their regular pizza boxes and had to use a "ugly generic" pizza box. 

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« Reply #25190 on: January 28, 2014, 07:53:20 AM »

I saw one where an SS gave a pizza restaurant a one star review on Yelp because they had run out of their regular pizza boxes and had to use a "ugly generic" pizza box.

I'm reading a lovely book about the American heiresses who went to England in the 1870s and later, to marry into the nobility. I'd heard of some of them, but I was unaware there were so many!
The SS part? The number of reviews on Amazon giving this book 1 star because 'I thought it was going to be a romance story.' The product description page clearly states that it's a work of nonfiction, and not a romance novel. But anyway, why give a book a poor review because you thought it should be of a totally different genre? I want to post a sarcastic response, 'I thought this was going to be a cookbook, but there are no recipes in in! It's a terrible cookbook!'

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« Reply #25191 on: January 28, 2014, 08:04:13 AM »

I saw one where an SS gave a pizza restaurant a one star review on Yelp because they had run out of their regular pizza boxes and had to use a "ugly generic" pizza box.

I'm reading a lovely book about the American heiresses who went to England in the 1870s and later, to marry into the nobility. I'd heard of some of them, but I was unaware there were so many!
The SS part? The number of reviews on Amazon giving this book 1 star because 'I thought it was going to be a romance story.' The product description page clearly states that it's a work of nonfiction, and not a romance novel. But anyway, why give a book a poor review because you thought it should be of a totally different genre? I want to post a sarcastic response, 'I thought this was going to be a cookbook, but there are no recipes in in! It's a terrible cookbook!'

Ooh, sounds really good . . . title please?

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« Reply #25192 on: January 28, 2014, 12:10:51 PM »

I saw one where an SS gave a pizza restaurant a one star review on Yelp because they had run out of their regular pizza boxes and had to use a "ugly generic" pizza box.

I'm reading a lovely book about the American heiresses who went to England in the 1870s and later, to marry into the nobility. I'd heard of some of them, but I was unaware there were so many!
The SS part? The number of reviews on Amazon giving this book 1 star because 'I thought it was going to be a romance story.' The product description page clearly states that it's a work of nonfiction, and not a romance novel. But anyway, why give a book a poor review because you thought it should be of a totally different genre? I want to post a sarcastic response, 'I thought this was going to be a cookbook, but there are no recipes in in! It's a terrible cookbook!'

Ooh, sounds really good . . . title please?

They were called buccaneers.   

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« Reply #25193 on: January 28, 2014, 12:35:53 PM »

I saw one where an SS gave a pizza restaurant a one star review on Yelp because they had run out of their regular pizza boxes and had to use a "ugly generic" pizza box.

I'm reading a lovely book about the American heiresses who went to England in the 1870s and later, to marry into the nobility. I'd heard of some of them, but I was unaware there were so many!
The SS part? The number of reviews on Amazon giving this book 1 star because 'I thought it was going to be a romance story.' The product description page clearly states that it's a work of nonfiction, and not a romance novel. But anyway, why give a book a poor review because you thought it should be of a totally different genre? I want to post a sarcastic response, 'I thought this was going to be a cookbook, but there are no recipes in in! It's a terrible cookbook!'

Ooh, sounds really good . . . title please?

"To Marry An English Lord" by Gail MacColl

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« Reply #25194 on: January 28, 2014, 12:49:16 PM »

I saw one where an SS gave a pizza restaurant a one star review on Yelp because they had run out of their regular pizza boxes and had to use a "ugly generic" pizza box.

I'm reading a lovely book about the American heiresses who went to England in the 1870s and later, to marry into the nobility. I'd heard of some of them, but I was unaware there were so many!
The SS part? The number of reviews on Amazon giving this book 1 star because 'I thought it was going to be a romance story.' The product description page clearly states that it's a work of nonfiction, and not a romance novel. But anyway, why give a book a poor review because you thought it should be of a totally different genre? I want to post a sarcastic response, 'I thought this was going to be a cookbook, but there are no recipes in in! It's a terrible cookbook!'

Ooh, sounds really good . . . title please?

"To Marry An English Lord" by Gail MacColl

Which was also the "basis" for Downtown Abbey. I have this but havne't read it yet. I hadn't realized it was non-fiction, which makes me like it better, I think.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25195 on: January 28, 2014, 01:06:38 PM »

I saw one where an SS gave a pizza restaurant a one star review on Yelp because they had run out of their regular pizza boxes and had to use a "ugly generic" pizza box.

I'm reading a lovely book about the American heiresses who went to England in the 1870s and later, to marry into the nobility. I'd heard of some of them, but I was unaware there were so many!
The SS part? The number of reviews on Amazon giving this book 1 star because 'I thought it was going to be a romance story.' The product description page clearly states that it's a work of nonfiction, and not a romance novel. But anyway, why give a book a poor review because you thought it should be of a totally different genre? I want to post a sarcastic response, 'I thought this was going to be a cookbook, but there are no recipes in in! It's a terrible cookbook!'

An author I really like has a series I'm not as fond of, but someone gave her two one-star reviews for two of her books because they allude to the fact that an unmarried couple played scrabble together (doesn't get into much more detail than that, I think, since they are cozy mysteries and most readers of cozy mysteries don't want a lot of scrabble playing details in their mysteries), and she'd downloaded the books onto her kindle and didn't want her pre-teen son reading that type of thing.  The fans of the author basically responded as you considered doing.


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25196 on: January 28, 2014, 01:16:25 PM »
Spending $5000(or whatever amount) on a dress if the couple and/or family has that kind of money to spend doesn't mean the bride cares any more about the dress than the marriage and future spouse.  I'm glad everyone got such good deals but it's starting to sound pretty judgemental in here.

Yeah, that's kinda what I'm thinking.

I have the guy, and the relationship. Now I have *the luxury* to care about the dress, because the important part is pretty blissfully arranged. It's not like it's suddenly work to be in that relationship.

Also, I spent less than $90 on my dress, but I sure spent a heck of a lot of time! and energy, and creative input.

It is the dress that I will look at for the rest of my life (bcs it's in the wedding pictures), and it's the only garment I've ever worn that tons of people actually focused on.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25197 on: January 28, 2014, 01:39:00 PM »
on SS reviews:

I read a review of a mailbox/shipping business.  One of those places that has mailboxes and you can bring things in to have them packed and shipped for you. 
They went into the business, which they had never been in before,  and asked for some envelopes for free.  The business owner told them he could give them one instead of the larger amount they wanted.

So they gave them a one star review because "the customer is always right".  They weren't a customer.



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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25198 on: January 28, 2014, 01:57:38 PM »
on SS reviews:

I read a review of a mailbox/shipping business.  One of those places that has mailboxes and you can bring things in to have them packed and shipped for you. 
They went into the business, which they had never been in before,  and asked for some envelopes for free.  The business owner told them he could give them one instead of the larger amount they wanted.

So they gave them a one star review because "the customer is always right".  They weren't a customer.

You know I think I'll stop by a car lot on the way home and see if they'll give me a free car. Because the customer is always right.

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« Reply #25199 on: January 28, 2014, 02:23:57 PM »
on SS reviews:

I read a review of a mailbox/shipping business.  One of those places that has mailboxes and you can bring things in to have them packed and shipped for you. 
They went into the business, which they had never been in before,  and asked for some envelopes for free.  The business owner told them he could give them one instead of the larger amount they wanted.

So they gave them a one star review because "the customer is always right".  They weren't a customer.

You know I think I'll stop by a car lot on the way home and see if they'll give me a free car. Because the customer is always right.

I hate that "customer is always right" phrase - particularly because it is somewhat taken out of context and used to give some consumers an undeserved sense of entitlement. (Here's the supposed origins of it: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/106700.html)

With such a mentality, then the customer should just get away with anything because they've decided to patronize a business or service. I don't work customer service any more, but I did for several years and have lost count of the amount of times I was treated poorly because some people automatically assumed that as a customer, it was their right to do so.