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« Reply #4590 on: September 03, 2013, 09:00:03 PM »
My mom told me a story about once when she was in a Taco Bell. The guy making her food had a bandage around his hand, and part of the bandage had come loose and was dragging across the taco meat. She walked out without her food. I don't know if she had already paid or if she said anything to them about it.
While I was waiting in line at Taco Bell, I witnessed an employee sneeze all over the food preparation assembly line.  I left and have never since patronized Taco Bell.
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« Reply #4591 on: September 04, 2013, 05:25:02 AM »
I'm always pleasantly surprised that our patients leave the bathrooms in pristine condition!  Never once, in almost 6 years, has there been any sort of mess.
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« Reply #4592 on: September 04, 2013, 09:19:35 AM »
We had a number of patrons who seemed unclear on the use of a toilet.  In their defense, some of them may have come from countries with different styles of toilets who weren't sure how ours worked--I know I've heard stories about how much difficulty Americans have figuring out Japanese toilets.  That was the main issue, although it was really the vandalism that made the bathrooms require renovations.

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« Reply #4593 on: September 04, 2013, 11:06:32 AM »
Sockline.com
They were the only place I could find black tube socks for my boy. So I gave them a try.

Well, it took me disputing the charge with Paypal to getmy order packed and shipped. Then the socks started unraveling with the first wash.

Nope, not buying from them again.

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« Reply #4594 on: September 04, 2013, 11:39:23 AM »
We had a number of patrons who seemed unclear on the use of a toilet.  In their defense, some of them may have come from countries with different styles of toilets who weren't sure how ours worked--I know I've heard stories about how much difficulty Americans have figuring out Japanese toilets.  That was the main issue, although it was really the vandalism that made the bathrooms require renovations.

I read in a health and safety magazine a story about how a company with a lot of new immigrant employees was having serious damage to the toilets, which progressed to someone actually being injured while trying to balance on one. So, the female H&S specialist had to run "how to use the toilets" training sessions. She said it was *not* something mentioned in her university courses.
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« Reply #4595 on: September 04, 2013, 12:19:16 PM »
If I could avoid the USPS forever, I would.

I was expecting a package yesterday, nothing important, but I was was looking forward to it.  We were out on errands yesterday and came home at 3. I checked the mail then, nothing, not unusual, the mail usually arrives between 2 and 4.  I checked the tracking online and it said that the pkg was out for delivery, so I kept an eye out for the delivery person to come to our door. By 530 there was no delivery to the door, so I went out to the box and saw that we had some mail, but no pkg for me.

I went back in, refreshed the tracking screen and saw that a notice was left. Where, I'm not sure, because there was not one in my box or on my door. We were also home after 3 and my dh was working near the front door, so there was no way we would have missed a knock.

I called the PO this morning and let them know what happened, the man who answered said the box would get pulled and sent over. Okay fine. I didn't push the issue of the notice not being left.

I then remembered there was another package that should have been delivered yesterday as well, so I looked up that tracking # and when I entered it, I found that it had been delivered this morning. I checked the front porch and there is was on a chair, but the pkg I originally called for was not around. I decided to call the PO back and let them know that I still missing the other pkg.

The same man answered the phone and this time he asked for the tracking # on the pkg I was looking for. He looked it up and that she should have it and he'd give her a call. At this point I'm feeling like a nag, until he said something along the lines of it must have been missed like it was yesterday because she was having car troubles. Because of those car troubles, she "cut corners" (his words).

That just bugged the heck out of me, because really, it's her job to deliver packages. When I have one that is too big for the box, she pulls into the yard and honks. I go out and meet her to get it. It's not that hard, it doesn't take that much extra time. What if those packages had been time sensitive?

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« Reply #4596 on: September 04, 2013, 03:44:23 PM »
mumma, I feel your pain about the USPS.

On several occasions, our mail carrier has left packages sit in our driveway.  One was a box containing a something I'd ordered as a gift for my BIL.  I came home to find the box sitting right smack in the middle of the driveway.  It was in the middle of winter and dark when I got home, so it was only a matter of luck that my headlights caught the package otherwise I'd have run right over it (and destroyed the contents.)   I called the postmaster and complained, explaining that once the carrier had gone to the trouble of coming up the driveway, it was only a matter of a couple of feet to have left the package under the carport where it would have been safe.

Just a few weeks ago,  something I'd ordered was left ** JUST ** outside of the carport.  I actually hit that package - luckily I stopped when I felt the impact and didn't run over the box.  I found that the carrier had left our mail sitting right on top of the box, right out in the open where the wind could have blown it away.  My credit card statement was included in this mail, so I was LIVID when I called the postmaster to complain again.  Where the package had been left, the carrier absolutely had no choice but to get out of the car and set it there, so I was not happy that she couldn't walk a couple more feet to put that package under the cover of the carport (and to take better care with securing mail that contained confidential information.)

Both times after I made the complaints, I've found my mail literally THROWN into my box and some things (magazine covers, catalogs, etc) torn.  I get that the USPS has issues, but those issues are not my fault, and they certainly are no excuse for lousy service.

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« Reply #4597 on: September 04, 2013, 04:01:30 PM »
I hope you also complained about the retaliation.
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« Reply #4598 on: September 04, 2013, 04:40:24 PM »
mumma, I feel your pain about the USPS.

On several occasions, our mail carrier has left packages sit in our driveway.  One was a box containing a something I'd ordered as a gift for my BIL.  I came home to find the box sitting right smack in the middle of the driveway.  It was in the middle of winter and dark when I got home, so it was only a matter of luck that my headlights caught the package otherwise I'd have run right over it (and destroyed the contents.)   I called the postmaster and complained, explaining that once the carrier had gone to the trouble of coming up the driveway, it was only a matter of a couple of feet to have left the package under the carport where it would have been safe.

Just a few weeks ago,  something I'd ordered was left ** JUST ** outside of the carport.  I actually hit that package - luckily I stopped when I felt the impact and didn't run over the box.  I found that the carrier had left our mail sitting right on top of the box, right out in the open where the wind could have blown it away.  My credit card statement was included in this mail, so I was LIVID when I called the postmaster to complain again.  Where the package had been left, the carrier absolutely had no choice but to get out of the car and set it there, so I was not happy that she couldn't walk a couple more feet to put that package under the cover of the carport (and to take better care with securing mail that contained confidential information.)

Both times after I made the complaints, I've found my mail literally THROWN into my box and some things (magazine covers, catalogs, etc) torn.  I get that the USPS has issues, but those issues are not my fault, and they certainly are no excuse for lousy service.

And that is a big part of the reason I don't want to complain. The package I was waiting for, that obviously was too big to fit in the box, so a notice had to be left? Would you believe it was able to fit in the mailbox after all, because that's where she left it? (Note, it was diaper covers, soft, smooshable, and sent in one of the soft envelopes.)

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« Reply #4599 on: September 04, 2013, 09:54:18 PM »
I have IBS, and any store or restaurant that refuses to let me use their bathroom, even if I've bought something, will lose my business forever.

Why does your chronic disease trump corporate or store policies?
I'll answer this. :) It's my policy not to have accidents in my pants while out in public. There have been many, many times where, if a store refused to let me use their bathroom, they would force me to violate my policy. And yes, complying with a store policy is quite a bit lower on my list of priorities than complying with MY policy. For that matter, a store that would tell a customer (or potential customer) 'We'd rather have you have an accident than let you use our loo', is not a store that I'd like to give my hard-earned money to.

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« Reply #4600 on: September 04, 2013, 11:28:10 PM »
I have IBS, and any store or restaurant that refuses to let me use their bathroom, even if I've bought something, will lose my business forever.

Why does your chronic disease trump corporate or store policies?
I'll answer this. :) It's my policy not to have accidents in my pants while out in public. There have been many, many times where, if a store refused to let me use their bathroom, they would force me to violate my policy. And yes, complying with a store policy is quite a bit lower on my list of priorities than complying with MY policy. For that matter, a store that would tell a customer (or potential customer) 'We'd rather have you have an accident than let you use our loo', is not a store that I'd like to give my hard-earned money to.

From the POV of a both a once retail manager and a sufferer of IBS...I am not losing my job because of your chronic illness but I will tell you where the closest public restroom is and hope you make it. The staff restroom is in the back where my employees keep their personal belonging and we keep inventory. Further, I am not taking staff off the floor to stand back there while you do your thing then have that staff check the restroom to make sure nothing is missing.

That being said, if it was simply a "you have to be a customer" policy, I'd easily violate it so you could use the restroom.
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« Reply #4601 on: September 05, 2013, 08:39:30 AM »
In my area, retail stores are required to have a publicly accessible bathroom and the person can't be required to make a purchase.

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« Reply #4602 on: September 05, 2013, 10:24:46 AM »
I have IBS, and any store or restaurant that refuses to let me use their bathroom, even if I've bought something, will lose my business forever.

Why does your chronic disease trump corporate or store policies?
I'll answer this. :) It's my policy not to have accidents in my pants while out in public. There have been many, many times where, if a store refused to let me use their bathroom, they would force me to violate my policy. And yes, complying with a store policy is quite a bit lower on my list of priorities than complying with MY policy. For that matter, a store that would tell a customer (or potential customer) 'We'd rather have you have an accident than let you use our loo', is not a store that I'd like to give my hard-earned money to.

From the POV of a both a once retail manager and a sufferer of IBS...I am not losing my job because of your chronic illness but I will tell you where the closest public restroom is and hope you make it. The staff restroom is in the back where my employees keep their personal belonging and we keep inventory. Further, I am not taking staff off the floor to stand back there while you do your thing then have that staff check the restroom to make sure nothing is missing.

That being said, if it was simply a "you have to be a customer" policy, I'd easily violate it so you could use the restroom.

No one has said they expect the retailer to break their policy, only that they reserve the right to not give them their business if their policy won't allow them to use their restroom.

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« Reply #4603 on: September 05, 2013, 01:04:42 PM »
One thing that always puzzles me about the "you can't use our bathroom" policy is when the store says "We don't have a bathroom."  Not "We don't have a bathroom for customers", but a lack of bathroom, period.  That can't be right, can it?

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« Reply #4604 on: September 05, 2013, 01:15:38 PM »
One thing that always puzzles me about the "you can't use our bathroom" policy is when the store says "We don't have a bathroom."  Not "We don't have a bathroom for customers", but a lack of bathroom, period.  That can't be right, can it?

For small stores, sure. Or even larger stores in a mall or other area with public restrooms, though in those cases I'd expect the employees to point the customer towards the public facilities.