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siamesecat2965:
The really good chinese restaurant near my office. We go there several times a month, food is good, great, quick service, and lunch specials are cheap.

So today we go, and we order. And wait. and wait some more. we got our soup, but not our meals.  and then wait some more. Meanwhile, they are running around doing takeout orders, and seating others after us. Who ALL got their food within 10-15 minutes. we asked them twice was it coming, and got no apology, and just excuses that they were busy with lots of takeout, and yes yes yes, its coming. then they disappeared. So after 45 minutes, and nothing, we left. IF you can't even apologize or admit (as we suspect) you forgot our orders, then sorry, you don't get our business. Today, or in the future.

Morticia:
A certain car rental place. We had reserved a car for the weekend and DH was supposed to pick it up at 11am. Except, they didn't have any for the 8 people who had reservations. It is a holiday weekend here so all rental cars are spoken for.  They arg now saying they may have cars by 4.   ::)

Erich L-ster:

--- Quote from: gramma dishes on October 03, 2013, 08:15:06 PM --- :o  What if the door had not been locked?  Would they have just walked right in? 

I would consider that to be very offensive and unfortunately not a safe situation for the child or her mother.  There are people who would use a weapon if someone were trying to break into their house and twisting the knob, much less actually opening the door, seems way too much like someone breaking into the house!

--- End quote ---

There could also be a dog inside who would bite strangers walking into his home. Of course a dog must always be in control out in public but inside his own home against people breaking in?

Mika:

--- Quote from: Erich L-ster on October 12, 2013, 02:51:41 PM ---
--- Quote from: gramma dishes on October 03, 2013, 08:15:06 PM --- :o  What if the door had not been locked?  Would they have just walked right in? 

I would consider that to be very offensive and unfortunately not a safe situation for the child or her mother.  There are people who would use a weapon if someone were trying to break into their house and twisting the knob, much less actually opening the door, seems way too much like someone breaking into the house!

--- End quote ---

There could also be a dog inside who would bite strangers walking into his home. Of course a dog must always be in control out in public but inside his own home against people breaking in?

--- End quote ---

My mother in laws dog bit a child who just wandered into her house. Child was old enough to know better. Poor dog had to spend 10 days at the city pound in quarentine and developed kennel cough. Which equaled vet bills for MIL. Nothing happened to the boy for essentially breaking into someones home because he had 'suffered enough'.

JenJay:
This shutdown is causing me to reevaluate where I do business. DH and I will be able to pay our bills this month but not next month (fingers crossed it won't go on that long!!) so I've been making calls to see what to do, should it come to that.

Verizon will let us defer payment for a month without shutting off service but still charge a $5 late fee. I realize that $5 is a really low late fee and under any other circumstance I'd be thankful for it, but you multiply that by however many federal employees they have and it makes me wonder how much they'll profit.

My credit union won't help us out at all. They said if we don't make our visa payment they'll charge us a $30 late fee and report it on our credit. DH has been with this credit union for over 25 years and his parents much longer than that. Between our visa, various signature loans when we were starting out, all the cars we've purchased, etc. we've been sending money their way every month for 20 years. I'm so incredibly unimpressed right now.

I was going to call a few other places like State Farm and Honda but I'm so bummed now that I don't even want to ask. I know that these are businesses and nobody owes us a break, but still, it's not like we're all in this position because we were irresponsible.

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