You know what else I hate? Crappy customer service. About two weeks ago I went to lunch at Cafe at the Park. You may recall that I had been boycotting Cafe, but that I recently decided to give it another try - if I boycott all the restaurants on Saipan that don't perform to my standards, then I might as well hire a private chef.
I'm sorry to say that it took me THREE TIMES to finally learn my lesson, I'm never spending another penny at Cafe at the Park (unless it's work related and I don't have a choice). It just doesn't make any sense that a simple greek-salad-pita-thing would take 30 minutes to make. And someone please tell me why they ruined my pita by placing it on a bed of french fries!
~~James ordered me a Sesame Chicken Salad from Coffee Care this evening. The chicken was nice. But they should change the name to "Sesame Chicken and Pasta with a Disgraceful Looking Cucumber and Carrot Shards". Nothing about that dish says 'salad'. BUT they threw in two calamata olives, so I dealt with it.
~~I went shopping for my niece's birthday present on Friday after work. After wandering around National Office Supply for an hour, I finally bought her a Crayola Tub of Fun (really good gift for a creative 6-year old). And if I hadn't have found that Tub of Fun, I'd have probably spent another 45 minutes wandering around piecing together some much more expensive and half-as-fun gift. I hung out with my sister and her crew for an hour and a half before picking up James. On our way home we stopped at Lollipops to pick up a gift bag and some tissue paper; and I'm sad to say, that I am thoroughly disapointed with what happened. I walked in and took all but 30 seconds to grab what I needed. But it took another 20 seconds for a clerk to pull away from her coworker and come and assist me - maybe 'assist' isn't the right word. She walked over without so much as a glance in my direction, rang up the items, and stood there. When I asked her how much everthing cost, she turned and spit. out. her. betelnut. Wow. I don't know why I bothered saying "thanks" as she handed me my change. I should have said "sorry", sorry for bothering you at work, sorry for giving money to the store that pays your salary so you and your kids can eat, sorry that I don't have enough money to start my own store and put that one out of business.
~~I don't believe the customer is always right, but I do believe the customer is always important. Booya! Stick that in a text book McGraw-Hill.
Would you believe that with all my years growing up on Saipan, I never visited Lau Lau Beach until today? It's true.
I've also never been to Old Man By the Sea or Forbidden Island.
And only until some months ago, I had also never been to Tank Beach in Kagman. I've been to Marine beach, but only once. It was that night back in high school when I'm pretty sure I had a bit of alcohol poisoning.
I've forgotten a lot of the movies we've seen recently - because forgetting is what a pregnant woman does best.
But I do remember that we saw The Promise about a month ago. I'm pretty certain that I liked it.
I know for sure that I watched The 300 last night, or maybe it was Friday night. Either way - it was good. But it ain't rated R for nothin', watch it when the kids are asleep - I mean, leave the kids at home.
You know what's embarassing? Not recognizing your boss's wife as she and her son walk by you and wave. Matoka!