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I could go for some pierogi’s right now. Where’s the Pierogi King when you need him??March 1, 2010 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm in reply to: How many restaurants charge a fee to use a debit card? #350417
Companies are charged nearly 1/2% more for accepting debit cards, and sometimes there’s a flat fee in addition to the normal percentage they’re charged for each purchase made. It’s pretty costly for businesses to accept debit cards.
I do think it would be easier for everyone involved if prices were increased to reflect that added cost of our convenience. I see 2 negatives to this though. 1) Now everybody pays more for everything 2) It’d be hard to calculate how much to increase their prices in order to offset this cost, so chances are, they’d be collecting a whole lot more than the 50 cent surcharge.
Personally, I’d rather have prices low and be given the option to choose my payment method, than to be charged more money from the start just to cover someone esle’s debit card transaction when I’m paying cash.
I just went to the 2 thrift stores on south high (near the frank rd exit) and everything was 50% to 75% off. I got probably 15 shirts and 2 pairs of pants for $40 and they were all designer labels. Not bad!February 25, 2010 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm in reply to: Healthy Choices Committee & Restaurant Food/Menu Labeling #349381
Roland wrote >>
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manticore33 wrote >>
CC, yes a Chipotle burrito may be 1200 calories, but it is about three meals in one brilliant giant tube of foil goodness. :) Even good ingredients can go wrong without moderation. Really, does every young adult need to down a pound of food at a sitting? And that silver torpedo will stare you down until you nom it into submission.
I usually get the vegetarian burrito, eat half and take the rest home.
I find anymore that when I do go out to eat, I end up stopping myself midway through and getting a to go box. Keeps the portion reasonable and I get a second meal.
If you get the bol instead, it knocks off like 25% of the calories. I love my Chipotle!
Oops! I thought getting the bowl meant saving calories so you could load up on sour cream and cheese. That could explain why I’m not losing any weight….February 18, 2010 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: Walkable city == enforcement of snow shoveling ordinance #345586
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Rockmastermike wrote >>
protip: if you want your mail and don’t want to piss off your carrier you should shovel your sidewalk regardless of the laws.
Actually got slammed with work and other stuff past couple of days, didn’t have time to shovel… and I’m fairly sure my mail didn’t get delivered today. Which raises a couple of thoughts.
First, WTF happened to “Neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night,” etc.? Damn, it’s like a foot of snow, maybe less.
Second… before shoveling, while contemplating the pleasant interlude I’d had after arriving home and not sifting through junk mail, I wondered if the carrier realized that s/he was actually creating a disincentive for me to shovel….
Yesterday the FedEx guy refused to walk through the snow on the street to deliver a package, despite my sidewalk being completely clear (I’m one of those oddballs actually shoveling while it’s still snowing so foot traffic doesn’t turn it into ice). Anyway, I’d completely forgotten I was expecting a package and had no idea why he was just sitting in his truck honking his horn for 5 minutes. I called to ask if it was their policy to make customers walk to the truck to receive packages, and they claim no. Let’s see if it arrives at my door today…
Just called…and that’s a no-go. :(
I’m wondering if GC’s could be used for the scotch tasting at Claddagh? Instead of spending $60, it would be $37.50 :)
I’ve only seen Mt Dew in stores recently. If you don’t have a preference on coke or pepsi, you can get coke made with sugar at pretty much any Latino grocery store in glass bottles. Taco trucks have them too. :)February 10, 2010 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm in reply to: Walkable city == enforcement of snow shoveling ordinance #345520
I decided to take a walk in the Short North the other day with my son. I was surprised at how often I was walking in the grass because the walks weren’t shoveled, and the foot traffic had packed the snow into ice. I even walked past a school that hadn’t shoveled their walks, which I found kind of odd….
I’m not naming any names….but I know someone who would say Lady Gaga is a guilty pleasure :) Not 80’s music, but still, definitely guilty-worthy.
But then again, I can’t talk much…Def Leppard is probably my favorite band of all time. Some people might shake their heads in disbelief at that LOL
I was sort of surprised that when it comes to wine, many of things listed as not to do are actually things many restaurants require you to do as a server. I worked for quite a few years for Darden, both as a server and as a server trainer, which I taught their servers what to do and what not to do.
I think the key is to provide seamless service. If a guest has to ask for something, especially something obvious, the server isn’t doing their job as well as they should be. I think the other mistake servers make is to judge a guest by their anticipated tip, and adjust their service accordingly. When I was a server, I gave my best at every table with the expectation of nothing in return. It shows you’re genuine when you do that. There’s nothing worse than a server who is faking a smile etc, in my humble opinion.
The things I taught to my servers really did work. I averaged 30% tips, and have received too many job offers to count. You never know when you’re serving the CEO of a company LOL
Say whaaaaa?? I loved their clothes but rarely made it to Easton. *sigh*
I used to have Greyhounds who as a breed are notorious for having farts that often clear rooms. The thing I found to work the best is switching to a holistic diet. No corn/other grains/fillers. I rfeally liked 2 brands, Innova and Canidae. Innova had a super high protein option, but unless you have a highly active/work dog, it’s probably overkill. Canidae was nice because they had 4 flavor options all with the same base ingredients so you could switch between them without upsetting your dog’s stomach. I believe they had chicken, trout and duck, but the last flavor slips my mind. Both brands are an all-stages-of-life food, so from puppy through senior, your dogs can eat it. You just adjust their dosage based on their status and needs. The food costs more, but they eat less, poop less and fart less. Their coat is much shinier and they have much more energy. In the end you wind up saving a lot of money!
The greyhounds had been on a BARF diet (bones and raw food) but I switched them from that to a dry kibble, just because they tend to have more dental problems on a raw diet like that, and Greyhounds don’t do so well with anesthesia so yearly dental cleanings meant a great chance they wouldn’t wake up.
I also thought the law stated you had to be a certain distance from public buildings so visitors and employees didn’t have to be subjected to the smoke (that’s according to the odh website not my personal opinion), although the website doesn’t mention anything about outside smoking.