Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Why I love America...Part 3

America sells you stuff you don't need.

So I found my poison. It is this candy that had the texture of a circus peanut but the with the flavor of banana. I have to admit, I was up to almost a bag a day habit. So I was trying to wean myself off of these treats...I lasted a day. I was back in the only store I was able to find them and I was walking around like a junkie looking for them. The store was closing so I finally asked the stock girl if they had any of the candy and she explained to me that she had no idea what I was talking about but any candy that was in the section I was in was only SEASONAL?!?! What at least in America we repackage the same stuff so in different seasons you think you are getting something different but you are getting the same stuff with different packaging. We are in a recession. If I have a 1.35 Euro to spend, you need to find away to get that candy. I asked the stock girl if she knows of a store that would sell that candy, even out of season. She looked at me liked she had no idea what I was talking about and walked away (you gotta love the Dutch hospitality). I mean stores sell strawberries out of season and roses out of season, is it unreasonable to ask if you sell candy out of season? Whatever. It is just another example of the lack of customer service! I mean she did not even offer up a replacement candy I could eat that would be close to the taste and texture of the one I have to give up!

Why I love America..Part 2.

Why do I love America? In 2 words... CUSTOMER. SERVICE.
After living out here, I don't CARE if people are answer the US customer service phones in Texas or the India. At least we have customer service. First off, a lot of people out here act like they are doing you a favor selling you some stuff DURING A RECESSION. Naw, kid, you not. I could be SAVING this money. Today as I was buying RICH AND MY TICKETS TO PRAGUE!!!!!!!!! (Yeah!) The train service people (at, logo attached) were so bootleg I really wanted to go back to the US. Another thing, when you buy train tickets from an attendant, they charge you a $5 fee, but since their computer system is down ALL THE TIME, there are always long lines for tickets. And get this, even when their system is down THEY STILL CHARGE YOU THE FEE! Also is you find advertised rates on their website, they do not always honor them. I was thinking, if people advertised a rate and then did not sell the item for that price in the States, people would go berserk! To top it off this chick told me this stuff happens all the time and I’m like, they why don’t you guys fix the system OR waive the fee if it is your error? Why do I have to pay for it? And she was like “look, we gotta get paid too.”. I was like dag, with this type of customer service and highway robbery, they should rename themselves MTA and merge with the New York transit authority.

AND ANOTHER THING! You have to PAY to call customer service! All companies have 900 customer service numbers so in order to get to customer service you are charged like $1 dollar a minute!?!?!? What are people thinking!

I can admit when I am wrong....

Wow. I stand corrected. I guess getting a weave can change your life.

"My weave saved my life". Click here.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Move over kool-aid...

I HAD to give Karvan Cevitam their own blog shout out. THIS STUFF IS SOOOO GOOD! Sugar included!!!! Man, their webpage is even cute. Can't tell you what it says, or why there is a random guy DJ-ing on the site, but I guess they know who their target market is. And from the looks of things, they are targeting the same folk who love kool-aid.:)

Click here