This, my friends, is why I prefer to stay home! This morning we had to go out. Vince needed bananas and, as you might guess, that took five stops. Seriously, this is all true!
Stop #1: A burger chain (not McDonald’s or Burger King). I ordered Meal #1 which included a burger, fries and a drink. They brought the order to us . . no burger. I showed the lady my receipt. She went to get the burger, which took forever. The fries were cold-ish when they brought them out so I took those back and asked for them to bring hot fries with the burger. They brought the burger out – no mayo. Should be simple enough — take it back, add mayo. No, they had to re-make the burger. Before the burger ever came out, Vince was done eating. I cancelled the order, got a refund, asked to speak to the manager. In the meantime, another guy came up complaining that they had remade his burger and it was more wrong than before. The manager honestly said to us “We’re doing the best we can!” Really?? I have written a note to their home office. It’s at a place where, every time we go we say we’re not going back because of the poor service. I think this time was for real — I am not going back.
Stop #2: Tractor Supply – They had an outdoor cook stove kinda like the one I use for canning. They had one outside and one inside, assembled, on a shelf. I asked if they had a box. I needed to know how many BTUs so I could know if I could do canning on it. They didn’t have a box. The lady couldn’t find it on the stove anywhere and she looked at me and kinda huffy said “Why do you need to know that anyway?” Nevermind . . I don’t! I’m not getting it!
Stop #3: United – The yogurt I wanted had all expired on 8/12. We were there last Sunday and the same expired yogurt was in the cooler. Two items we bought on sale rang up full price. The lady bagging our groceries was about 2/3 done, had a bag of pears in her hand, was about to put them in the bag but noticed something more pressing I suppose, put the bag of pears back down on the checkout counter and walked away. Vince and I looked at each other like .. is she coming back? Nope, we finished bagging our stuff and left. Not a big deal but kinda weird.
Stop #4: Kroger – several things that were on sale rang up wrong. I can understand (maybe) this happening on Wednesday, the first day things are on sale . . but this is Sunday! They had no brie.
Stop #5: Aldi – Vince wanted brie and Kroger was out, we forgot to look at United so we ran by Aldi. Their brie was expired. Vince had been in the week I was gone to get brie and it was expired. Same expiration date . . still sitting in the cooler.
It’s hard to believe that we only made 5 stops and all 5 stops, we left saying . . Really??
I don’t expect to never find something outdated; I don’t expect to always get great service but we seemed to be on a roll today.