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« Reply #3525 on: February 19, 2013, 05:53:50 PM »
If you, as a chef or restaurant, don't want to do a steak well-done, then don't offer it that way.  Friends went to a fine dining place and one of the girls ordered a particular cut well done.  The chef came out to talk to her and let her know that he couldn't do that particular cut well done, technically wise and 'morally' wise.  He talked to her about other cuts she could order that he would be willing to make well done.
Agreed. Otherwise you end up with the chef saving the bad cuts of meat for the well doners, who they don't think will notice the difference.

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« Reply #3526 on: February 19, 2013, 07:44:53 PM »
Unnamed Florist in Midwestern state. My stepdad's mom recently passed away, and I was ordering flowers to be sent to the funeral. The lady answering the phone seemed really irritated that I didn't know how to pronounce the local road names (German roots, so not how the word looked). She also got all grumpy that I didn't know that gladiolas were out of season. I don't live in Illinois, I'm never going to live there in the near future, and I don't know what the available flowers are for your shop. I just picked something off the website that you made.

It's okay though. The saleslady asked what I wanted on the card, and I asked what she recommended. He first suggestion was "Best Wishes". I got a good chuckle out of that after I hung up.
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« Reply #3527 on: February 20, 2013, 07:03:09 AM »
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Sometimes I may order things that would suggest I'm a tightwad (basic entree and just water to drink), but if I receive great service, I tip accordingly.

You do.  But not everyone does.  In fact, I'm wondering if you (and probably most of the EHellions) might be in the minority there in the masses.

It doesn't matter, though. If I'm treated less well because of a server's bad experiences with previous customers who fit my demographic, then the server is doing a bad job. I am not the customers before me.

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« Reply #3528 on: February 20, 2013, 09:22:01 AM »
hey guys, lets stop the attacks before this thread gets shut down.

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« Reply #3529 on: February 20, 2013, 10:47:54 AM »
One of the local Kia dealerships.  Our older car was slowly dying and so mom talked me into using our tax returns to get a better car. She had her heart set on Kia Soul, even though I warned her it looked like it be out of our budget.

Well, the salesman takes us on a test drive, or rather has mom take the test drive and shoves me in the back even though I'm the second driver and co-payer of said car. After the test drive, he then tries to get us to take the car at over $150 above our maximum budget. I wanted to ask "What part of maximum budget do you not understand?" but remembered my eHell training and just firmly, but politely, said, "That won't be possible. I saw cars that were more in our range, can we talk about them?"

But for some reason none of the less expensive cars were available.

The next day we went to a family owned used car lot and got this awesome gently-used Toyota Corolla. I think I'm sold on Toyotas for the rest of my life.

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« Reply #3530 on: February 20, 2013, 03:59:40 PM »
I wish I didn't have to deal with our gas company.

Two days ago, we came home to find a tag on our door-the gas company needed access to repair something having to do with reading their meter.  They had come around, but we weren't home.  I called the number on the tag, only to be given three different numbers that each person told me was the "right" one  >:(.  The best of those was located in Houston, Texas-nine hours or so from my house.  I finally got the right number, fiddled around the automated directions, and a voice told me they were very busy and could they call me back.  They did so about 25 minutes later, and then the person I was talking to put me on hold for about 10-15 minutes  >:(.  We finally made an "appointment" for today, between 8-5.  I had to give up a sub job to stay home all day waiting for the gas man, for what we were told was a 15 minute process.  It took us longer than that to make the appointment!

Of course, it's 4PM and no gas person.  I could have worked after all.  I did get a lot of cleaning done, but if they don't come within an hour, I'm not calling back.  I'm going to work and let them stew.  I really hate that.



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« Reply #3531 on: February 21, 2013, 11:18:44 AM »
i took my children to a fairly new pediatrician. i have a 5month old and an 18month old. they were both there for a wellness check on friday. both babies have been tugging on their ears when they're tired, so i asked him to check their ears 'just in case.' he did. no problems noted.

saturday my 5month old had a fever, was whimpery and gagged on a mucus ball.   my poor baby! i called the oncall nurse and she said to bring her in. i paid my $35 copay and the doctor saw her. he didn't appear too concerned until i mentioned the whimpering. he then checked her ears- and found they were too waxy to determine whether or not she had an infection. so he cleaned out one of them, and sure enough! she had an infection. he wouldn't clean or inspect the second ear.

he then told me she had accumulated that much wax in BOTH ears... overnight.

his bedside manner also leaves much to be desired. he chewed us out for electing not to give our 18month old the chicken pox vaccination, although we assured him if our son got to be an adolescent without getting chicken pox, we would innoculate him then. i get tired of being lectured about which vaccines we choose to give our children- we're selective and thoughtful about the process, yet it seems as if the doctor feels we're excessively negligent. each time we go in to see that doctor we get a lecture on it. he also lectured me the first time i brought my daughter in for not getting her the vaccine that prevents diahrrea. he then looked at his notes and said: 'oh- she's already too old for it.' he again lectured us this time for not giving it to her, despite her now being two months older than the first time he said she was too old for it.

he also checked out the 5month old with the stethescope. my son was interested and patted his little chest so the doctor would put the stethescope on his tummy as well. the doctor grunted and asked me what he wanted. i told him he wanted to have the doctor use the stethescope on him. the doctor said: "oh." then moved on to the best item of business. i know he didn't HAVE to cater to my son's whims. but it would have been a good opportunity to get him acquainted to medical tools and thereby reduce anxiety the next time he goes in. bah- maybe i was exasperated because of all the transpired beforehand. he just didn't seem good at his job.

sadly, with our health insurance, it was hard enough finding THIS doctor.

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« Reply #3532 on: February 21, 2013, 12:14:45 PM »
i took my children to a fairly new pediatrician. i have a 5month old and an 18month old. they were both there for a wellness check on friday. both babies have been tugging on their ears when they're tired, so i asked him to check their ears 'just in case.' he did. no problems noted.

saturday my 5month old had a fever, was whimpery and gagged on a mucus ball.   my poor baby! i called the oncall nurse and she said to bring her in. i paid my $35 copay and the doctor saw her. he didn't appear too concerned until i mentioned the whimpering. he then checked her ears- and found they were too waxy to determine whether or not she had an infection. so he cleaned out one of them, and sure enough! she had an infection. he wouldn't clean or inspect the second ear.

he then told me she had accumulated that much wax in BOTH ears... overnight.

his bedside manner also leaves much to be desired. he chewed us out for electing not to give our 18month old the chicken pox vaccination, although we assured him if our son got to be an adolescent without getting chicken pox, we would innoculate him then. i get tired of being lectured about which vaccines we choose to give our children- we're selective and thoughtful about the process, yet it seems as if the doctor feels we're excessively negligent. each time we go in to see that doctor we get a lecture on it. he also lectured me the first time i brought my daughter in for not getting her the vaccine that prevents diahrrea. he then looked at his notes and said: 'oh- she's already too old for it.' he again lectured us this time for not giving it to her, despite her now being two months older than the first time he said she was too old for it.

he also checked out the 5month old with the stethescope. my son was interested and patted his little chest so the doctor would put the stethescope on his tummy as well. the doctor grunted and asked me what he wanted. i told him he wanted to have the doctor use the stethescope on him. the doctor said: "oh." then moved on to the best item of business. i know he didn't HAVE to cater to my son's whims. but it would have been a good opportunity to get him acquainted to medical tools and thereby reduce anxiety the next time he goes in. bah- maybe i was exasperated because of all the transpired beforehand. he just didn't seem good at his job.

sadly, with our health insurance, it was hard enough finding THIS doctor.

There's a vaccine to prevent diarrhea? That doesn't seem like a good thing; I've been told by my pediatrician's office that diarrhea is the body's way of getting rid of the virus.

As to the earwax thing, my doctor once told me that kids produce earwax faster when they're sick, so there might be some truth to that. I've also heard that ear infections can spring up that fast--fine one day, raging the next.

The bedside manner thing is terrible, though. We lived two hours away when ODS was a baby, and I still made the drive to our pediatrician. I trust him, I like him, the kids like him and it'll take a lot to make me find another one.

I'd say it's less that PP pegged themselves as THAT customer, as that they GOT PEGGED. Steak ordered well done, takes forever and arrives bloody, they send it back and get a charred hockey puck? That's someone being snarky with their food. I bet there was a temper tantrum in the kitchen that day, too.

This reminds me a story from years ago. My mom and I went to a chain diner. I knew that the boyfriend of one of the women I worked with was the chef there. I ordered chicken fried steak, which is supposed to come with chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, white gravy and a vegetable. It came out, I took a bite and it was sausage gravy. Not at all what I expected, and I was pretty annoyed. I didn't send it back, though, because it had taken a while for our food to come out in the first place. I just scraped it off and ate what I could. I told my coworker about it the next day and she giggled and said, "Yep, that's BF. He was having a bad day." Uh...OK...so he did it intentionally? Did that make him feel better? I just said "oh" and went about my business.

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« Reply #3533 on: February 21, 2013, 02:45:16 PM »
i took my children to a fairly new pediatrician. i have a 5month old and an 18month old. they were both there for a wellness check on friday. both babies have been tugging on their ears when they're tired, so i asked him to check their ears 'just in case.' he did. no problems noted.

saturday my 5month old had a fever, was whimpery and gagged on a mucus ball.   my poor baby! i called the oncall nurse and she said to bring her in. i paid my $35 copay and the doctor saw her. he didn't appear too concerned until i mentioned the whimpering. he then checked her ears- and found they were too waxy to determine whether or not she had an infection. so he cleaned out one of them, and sure enough! she had an infection. he wouldn't clean or inspect the second ear.

he then told me she had accumulated that much wax in BOTH ears... overnight.

his bedside manner also leaves much to be desired. he chewed us out for electing not to give our 18month old the chicken pox vaccination, although we assured him if our son got to be an adolescent without getting chicken pox, we would innoculate him then. i get tired of being lectured about which vaccines we choose to give our children- we're selective and thoughtful about the process, yet it seems as if the doctor feels we're excessively negligent. each time we go in to see that doctor we get a lecture on it. he also lectured me the first time i brought my daughter in for not getting her the vaccine that prevents diahrrea. he then looked at his notes and said: 'oh- she's already too old for it.' he again lectured us this time for not giving it to her, despite her now being two months older than the first time he said she was too old for it.

he also checked out the 5month old with the stethescope. my son was interested and patted his little chest so the doctor would put the stethescope on his tummy as well. the doctor grunted and asked me what he wanted. i told him he wanted to have the doctor use the stethescope on him. the doctor said: "oh." then moved on to the best item of business. i know he didn't HAVE to cater to my son's whims. but it would have been a good opportunity to get him acquainted to medical tools and thereby reduce anxiety the next time he goes in. bah- maybe i was exasperated because of all the transpired beforehand. he just didn't seem good at his job.

sadly, with our health insurance, it was hard enough finding THIS doctor.

There's a vaccine to prevent diarrhea? That doesn't seem like a good thing; I've been told by my pediatrician's office that diarrhea is the body's way of getting rid of the virus.


I believe it's for a specific virus that causes life-threatening diarrhea, sort of the gastro-intestinal equivilent of RSV.
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« Reply #3534 on: February 21, 2013, 02:53:43 PM »
he also lectured me the first time i brought my daughter in for not getting her the vaccine that prevents diahrrea. he then looked at his notes and said: 'oh- she's already too old for it.' he again lectured us this time for not giving it to her, despite her now being two months older than the first time he said she was too old for it.

There's a vaccine to prevent diarrhea? That doesn't seem like a good thing; I've been told by my pediatrician's office that diarrhea is the body's way of getting rid of the virus.


I believe it's for a specific virus that causes life-threatening diarrhea, sort of the gastro-intestinal equivilent of RSV.

Rotavirus, I think.  Leading cause of diarrhea in infants and young children.  Can lead to death, although *very* rarely.  My little one just got that vaccine the other day.  She was actually late getting it, but they didn't mention any problem with not doing it due to her age, so either she wasn't *too* late or they don't do the age cutoff thing at our immunization place.
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« Reply #3535 on: February 21, 2013, 03:11:30 PM »
he also lectured me the first time i brought my daughter in for not getting her the vaccine that prevents diahrrea. he then looked at his notes and said: 'oh- she's already too old for it.' he again lectured us this time for not giving it to her, despite her now being two months older than the first time he said she was too old for it.

There's a vaccine to prevent diarrhea? That doesn't seem like a good thing; I've been told by my pediatrician's office that diarrhea is the body's way of getting rid of the virus.


I believe it's for a specific virus that causes life-threatening diarrhea, sort of the gastro-intestinal equivilent of RSV.

Rotavirus, I think.  Leading cause of diarrhea in infants and young children.  Can lead to death, although *very* rarely.  My little one just got that vaccine the other day.  She was actually late getting it, but they didn't mention any problem with not doing it due to her age, so either she wasn't *too* late or they don't do the age cutoff thing at our immunization place.

That makes sense. I was wondering how they could vaccinate against something that was usually a symptom.

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« Reply #3536 on: February 21, 2013, 04:04:37 PM »
This reminds me a story from years ago. My mom and I went to a chain diner. I knew that the boyfriend of one of the women I worked with was the chef there. I ordered chicken fried steak, which is supposed to come with chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, white gravy and a vegetable. It came out, I took a bite and it was sausage gravy. Not at all what I expected, and I was pretty annoyed. I didn't send it back, though, because it had taken a while for our food to come out in the first place. I just scraped it off and ate what I could. I told my coworker about it the next day and she giggled and said, "Yep, that's BF. He was having a bad day." Uh...OK...so he did it intentionally? Did that make him feel better? I just said "oh" and went about my business.
Perhaps she meant, 'He was having a bad day- he put the sausage gravy where the white gravy is supposed to be, and messed up a bunch of orders before he realized what he'd done.'

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« Reply #3537 on: February 21, 2013, 04:08:08 PM »
Rotavirus, I think.  Leading cause of diarrhea in infants and young children.  Can lead to death, although *very* rarely.  My little one just got that vaccine the other day.  She was actually late getting it, but they didn't mention any problem with not doing it due to her age, so either she wasn't *too* late or they don't do the age cutoff thing at our immunization place.
I've had rotavirus. I've never been so sick, and I lost a LOT of weight-like close to 10% of my body weight. At one point my doctor told me that if I weren't able to hold down (and in) liquids in the next 2 hours, for me to meet her at the ER.
That would definitely be a vaccine I'd be asking a pediatrician about, considering its effect on a reasonably healthy adult!

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« Reply #3538 on: February 21, 2013, 04:30:39 PM »
Jocelyn wrote:

"Perhaps she meant, 'He was having a bad day- he put the sausage gravy where the white gravy is supposed to be, and messed up a bunch of orders before he realized what he'd done.'"

That's how I took it too.  I saw it as an admission that he made mistakes because he had a bad day, not that the gravy mixup was intentional.

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« Reply #3539 on: February 21, 2013, 04:32:50 PM »
Jocelyn wrote:

"Perhaps she meant, 'He was having a bad day- he put the sausage gravy where the white gravy is supposed to be, and messed up a bunch of orders before he realized what he'd done.'"

That's how I took it too.  I saw it as an admission that he made mistakes because he had a bad day, not that the gravy mixup was intentional.

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