|First week done---already!|
The rain is approaching Sid is on the mower and I'm here at the computer trying to think about something that I can use for my entry. It's been a few days since last I wrote but I wanted to "stay in shape" with my regular entries and decided to try to think of something. Aha! I just did----|
You know how I enjoy eating out and you also know how important several aspects of "dining out" are important to me. Besides getting good food of course I expect good service--ambiance a capable waiter and a fun time. Can/should I expect that at a fast-food place? Well not all of these things apply of course.
Ambiance--there is none at a fast-food place in my opinion. You go there for a quick meal either of necessity or just because the food there is pretty good--Sonic Drive-in and Wendy's are two of my favorite fast-food places.
Capable waiters--at Sonic there isn't really a waiter but rather there is someone who just brings the food to the car; at Wendy's the waiter (?) is a TEAM of people who take the order prepare the order and deliver the order.
Fun time--to me this includes having a waiter with whom one can chat and have a good time. Both Sonic and Wendy's provide this to a small degree with Wendy's of course having a better probability of finding this. Although I have been to a Sonic's where the "delivery" person has been terrific and where the one who takes the order was super.
Now on to the situation about which I am writing. If you recall I mentioned a while back about getting some "mini burgers" at Big Boy's here in town--they were delicious and just the right size at the time. We decided that we would do that again the other day after school (yes I'll talk about that in a minute)--so we headed out there.
In placing the order one has to be very specific and I was. This is what I ordered: two mini-burgers with lettuce tomatoes and MUSTARD--one large burgers completely dressed--one regular sized fries; this is what I got: two mini-burgers with lettuce and mayo--one large CHEESE BURGER completely dressed--one order of fries. Now usually what we would do is gripe about it and eat it; this time though I guess they hit me on a bad day. So----
I pressed that silly little button and spoke with someone different this time totally by accident the owner. When he asked if he could take my order I indicated that we had just "received our order but it's all wrong"----he apologized and took my order again--exact same order except that I said we had already received our fries. (Note: I bet Sid that we would get another order of fries---)
When the order arrived our little "delivery girl" apologized again and I told her that it wasn't her fault--and it wasn't. However I did ask her to wait until I checked to make sure the order was right. Well in a way it was--the burgers were fine but we DID GET ANOTHER ORDER OF FRIES. I told her that we already had the fries but she said to just keep with no problem. Oh and Sid made sure they gave us our money back on the large burgers; there's a 0.50 difference in a burger and a CHEESE burger.
After all of that we did enjoy the meal. It's just very annoying to go somewhere to have a nice quiet if simple meal and have to put up with that kind of stuff. It's wasn't a complicated order--and it was almost completely wrong. What a mess!
Since last I wrote we also had a SUBWAY sandwich that we ordered that same night to have for the next day's meal. That was done correctly (hard to mess that up when the customer is right there watching I guess) and it was good.
On to other things--Sid has completed his first week of school already. The kids were there only on Thursday (1/2 day) for picture-taking and ID stuff and then again on Friday for the whole day). The faculty was there on Monday and every day of the week starting off with a day of recollection and Mass.
As I mentioned in my last entry Sid came home for lunch on the first day (and each of the next three days as well) because there was no lunch being served in the cafeteria. Unfortunately no one bothered to tell the teachers about this so it was totally unexpected. This is the first year in all my teaching years--and Sid's--that the teachers did not receive a "letter of information" and schedule for the first week--NOTHING WAS SENT to them. I still can't believe that this is how the week began. I sure hope this isn't a sign of what is to go on during the year.
For some reason the principal actually prepared a breakfast for the faculty one morning; they were told that she "couldn't sleep that night" so she decided to prepare this meal. I am sorry of course that she couldn't sleep--been there a lot--but it was nice of her to prepare that meal. It would have been even nicer if the teachers had known in advance about this meal (even if the cafeteria staff had to prepare it which is what usually happens) and the fact that there would NO MEALS served during the first four days.
Other than not knowing what was going on or when the week went well. Several teachers including Sid had to send students out of the room for misbehaving (actually I think they stayed in but were given detention)--can you imagine that! On the first day of school!!!! Not anything to look forward to in this situation.
Well the weather is getting back with thunder and lightning so I'd better shut this down for now. Hope you had a good week and that the kids are ready to start this year in good fashion and that none of ours were involved in misbehaving.
Have a great afternoon and a wonderful weekend!
QUOTE: "Thought no one can go back and make a brand new start anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." --Carl Bard
NOTE: I LOVE this! To me it says that you don't have to accept the status quo all the time; if you WANT things to be different YOU can make them so. I hope all the kids are taught this--it's NEVER TOO LATE for a new "ending"----