Today my mother and I carpooled to work. Generally on these days we treat ourselves out to lunch together.
Being the coupon queen that I am, I went on restaurant.com's website and purchased a gift certificate for a local Mexican restaurant. (mom and pops type) The gift certificate stated $10 off of $20 purchase plus 18% gratuity. I got this certificate with a coupon code for 60¢.
We arrived at the restaurant. After placing our drink orders I showed the waiter the gift certificate. This way he could call it into restaurant.com to validate it with enough time.
WRONG thing for me to do I guess. He got all huffy and took it to someone and started yelling in Spanish back and forth. They did not want to take it but in the end of it all they honored it...kinda.
Food was good. Then came the bill. Then the food wasn't so good. They must have hid gold rice in my food because that is how much it cost.
Bill came to $32 plus a 20% gratuity. Not deserved. He was slow and kept forgetting about us. I don't mind tipping for great service.
There is no way the food cost that much. So I questioned the bill to the waiter. I asked if a plain cheese quesadilla cost the same at a chicken and cheese quesadilla - $9 each. He said yes. I said why. He said they were having money problems. What the heck, that is not my problem. You don't charge your customer more because you are having money problems.
After the tip and the gift certificate I still paid $28. I am fuming mad. Being in the customer service industry and an ex server myself I demand a certain level of customer service. If that makes me a bad person than I am real bad.
I get back to the office and decide that I am going to call the restaurant and speak to the manager. Now here is what will make you laugh....
I dial the number and a gentleman comes on. (Well I wouldn't call him a gentleman now). I ask to speak to the manager in my calmest voice. He says No. Just No. So I say I am a customer (just in case he thinks I am a telemarketer or something) and I would like to speak to his manager. He says No. Again with the No. So I say sweetly, when will he be available to speak. The guy puts the phone down and starts talking to other people about nothing to do with our conversation. I hung up. Well more like I slammed the phone down and the building must have shook from the impact.
They better believe that I will be getting in touch with the owner now. This is unacceptable.
So I called my mother to tell her I had gotten nowhere on this with the manager. She just laughed. That kind of laugh like, I know you just fell down three flights of stairs and broke your nose but it was still funny kind of laugh.
We both wondered what the world would be like if you called someplace for customer service and all you got was a No.
The introduction page is now a lot easier to navigate. It allows the customer/viewer to choose the path they desire instead of wandering aimlessly around my website trying to find what they are looking for. (And hopefully what they are looking for is my services or jewelry...both rock to.)
Glitzy Gallery Jewelry was fun to design. I was able to add a lot of fun features, including the Online Support function. So if you stop by the shop and I am online, please say hello. Also if you ever have any questions on anything on my website please use the contact link or send me a message through the online support.
Still trying to get the hang of the photos. Taking pictures for my Etsy shop wasn't a problem except I had to sit outside on the sidewalk with a white Pyrex dish to take the pictures. I got some weird looks from my other condo neighbors. Plus a pain the neck. So I decided to make my own light box using a tutorial from somewhere on the web (I can't remember). The first photo was GREAT! Then all of a sudden they all turned pink. Any suggestions....
Also, I will be taking all the shop inventory with me for my show on the 22nd and 23rd. If you see something you like, it is best to get it now or it may be gone. Actually there is a good chance it will be gone. I generally sell most of my inventory at the shows.
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Now back to the website
The graphic design side of the website turned out better than expected. It has all the information anyone needs to know about my services. I truly enjoy designing websites the most when it comes to my design work. With business cards and print work I never get to see the final product.
Please stop by and comment here what you think. Click on the photos to be taken to the website. The site is best viewed through FireFox. I would really appreciate your feedback.
I am introducing something new to the blog today...
CELL PHONE DIARY
So I saw something interesting yesterday and just had to have a photo. I dug out the cell phone. Got it all ready to take a photo and bam, the memory was full. I was waiting for this day. I have had the phone for about a year now and take tonnnnns of photos. I never clean them off. So last night I decided to take a trip down memory lane. I will be sharing photos and the stories behind them over the next few weeks.
This was on mother's day this past year. I took my mother out to breakfast at Denny's. Get it her name is Deni. Oh OK it is funny to us.
When we got out of the car we saw something strapped to the top of this SUV. As I got closer I noticed it was a child seat. This thing is duct taped to the rooftop.
Makes me wonder if this is where they make the kid ride when he is bad or if this is there as a threat to their child to make him behave. I would behave if I were the kid. "Johnny don't stick pickles in your sister's ear or you have to ride on the roof again."
As a child you wonder where things go, like... Your fish when it dies. After the flush where does it go? Your teeth when they fall out. What does the tooth faerie really do with them?
Now as an adult you still wonder where things go, like... Your paycheck. Your slender body. Your ability to go an entire day without any pains in your back.
Well I have found something out. I now know where all the unwanted Halloween candy goes after the big day.
TO THE OFFICE CANDY DISH
I know I personally did not get a single trick-or-treater. None. Zip. I was so disappointed. I even dressed up as the scariest thing of all. Me without any makeup on. Hahaha get it? Oh you know it is funny.
So where did the candy go? Into the office candy dish. I snuck into the office, in the middle of the night. Wearing my black sweatpants and hoody. Black paint swiped on my cheeks and a flashlight in my hand. After all I didn't want to be blamed for bringing in the candy. Well not really. I brought it in before anyone got to the office yesterday.
But honestly, isn't there this stigma surrounding the office candy dish. As folks fill their hands with bite sized chocolate bars, they walk away from the bowl saying...who brought this in. It is never, thank you for bringing in this candy. It is more like, he/she who brings in the chocolate bars is now to blame for wrecking my diet today. It is all their fault. Thank you very much. I know I personally think that after my third snicker mini.
So what brought up this post? Well the fact that another bag of candy has popped up on the counter. And no one knows who did it. No one is fessing up either. Hmmmm the search is on. I bet it is the one person in the office who isn't eating ANY candy at all......