Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pizza Hut Just Kinda Sucks,...

Well,... looks like no more Pizza Hut for me. The store on Cox Creek in Florence Alabama continues to disappoint. I have tried to give them enough time to get things right in the store but they just can't seem to get the proper management in house along with employees that actually give a crap about what they are doing. At one time they had no manager in place and were just overseen by a district manager. Don't know if that has changed or not and personally, I don't care. Ordering online was a convenience anyway and one that I can gladly do without. They offer bonus points for orders and I had stacked up 736 points towards free pizzas, etc and they can just put those points where the sun doesn't shine. 736 points actually says I order a lot,... no more.

You cannot continue to offer bad service and bad phone etiquette and expect to get good ratings. On a scale of 1-5, if I could give them a minus 5 I certainly would. After being an hour late with my order I called to ask about it.  I don't take kindly to rudeness.

Over the past few months I looked over the tardiness of every time I ordered from the Cox Creek store. I know people and places have bad days. Heck, I do,... but not every time I order. Today, I just had enough with the bad service for mediocre food. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Mothers Love,....

Since mom passed away 25 years ago,... Mothers Day has been a little tough. Add to the fact that her birthday was the sixth of May too and it now makes for a sad time. I try not to dwell on it too much but even after 25 years,... the void is still there.

Mom displayed her love for us growing up every day. From getting up early to go to work to letting me pick out my own switch,... she always put us first. Mom sacrificed things I'm sure she would have liked to have, so that we might have things we thought we needed. I think at one time she brought home around $88 dollars a week. Yet, she made it stretch to the next week. We always had the things we asked for at Christmas time and I can't ever remember doing without. We had food on the table, clothes and good shoes. She was on her feet all day at work and she believed in a good pair of shoes.

Looking back though, I realize just a little how much she really did sacrifice. Not just material things but life things too. She was one of a kind for sure. Even up until her death. She had cancer and never told any of us to my knowledge. Trying to protect us even till the end. She did however tell Mrs Erwin, her hair dresser. That's how we found out. Mrs Erwin told one of my sisters that Mom had told her. The things we do for love,... On a side note,... after I found out about it,... I went to the cemetery  and fussed at her for not telling us. She wasn't there to hear me but I felt better for a few,... But thats what she did,... all of our lives,... she protected us. Miss you Mom,... so much.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

I Have A Bone To Pick With You,...

I have a bone to pick with you,.... What? Me?,.... Yes you,... What does this mean? For those of you that might be younger and have never heard this phrase, it means there is something we need to talk about. So yeah, basically it is slang,...

I have a bone to pick with you,... Mr Fake News Poster on social media. It amazes me how many people post crap,... yes crap, fake news on social media. Read the dang story BEFORE you share it. Make sure it is from a legitimate site while you're at it too. 

I have a bone to pick with you,.... Mr Political Person WannaBe,... Look, you don't like President Trump,... FINE,... Do you have to remind the social media world EVERY 30 minutes or so? Get a life or a real job,...

I have a bone to pick with you,.... Mr Racist,... Yep I do. It really grates on my last nerve how  people want to holler and scream racism when it comes to the flags the Confederate Army used,... but it's okay to keep reminding us about slavery? About how the black man was oppressed years ago? GET OVER IT. Move on . The new statue in Montgomery does nothing to bring us together. It does everything to divide us.

I have a bone to pick with you,.... Mr Spam Caller,... You use real local numbers to spam people. This ought to be illegal. How do I know? I have called the number right back and actually talked to the person who owned the phone. They never made the call. It also wasn't the same person who called me trying to sell a new car warranty or health insurance. 

This may be updated later when I think of something else that annoys me.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Alabama's Next Attorney General,... Alice Martin,...

Alice Martin is what is needed to help clean up Alabama politics. Alice Martin will hold those accountable for the old way of doing things. The good old boy way of padding each others pockets and making Alabama a laughingstock to the rest of the country in terms of our political scandals. I do believe Alice Martin will be good for Alabama and she deserves a chance to prove herself. She has my vote.  Also follow her Facebook HERE, Click HERE  I think you will be as impressed with her as I am,... 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Go'On Jalen,....

Go'on Jalen,... One of the things Jermaine "Funnymaine" Johnson says nearly every week in his reviews of how Bama fans watch the games from the previous Saturday. Jermaine is funny,... Jalen's performance during the 2018 Alabama A-Day game wasn't.

Call me too critical, call me whatever you want. But first and foremost I'm a Jalen fan. But at the end of the day, he isn't a quarterback. He is a good kid, I respect that. I also respect the fact he is a leader, a person that leads off the field as well. He has his priorities in the right place. I love the kid,.... but he isn't a quarterback.

His father made it known this past week that if his son wasn't the starter, he would be playing QB somewhere else. Well,... my suggestion is start packing. Because the third string quarterback just upstaged you in the A-Day game. I know, I know, it's apples and oranges,... Jalen went up against the 1st team defense and Mac Jones went up against the 2nd team defense,... but Mac Jones didn't look lost. Jalen did.

So if Jalen can't or won't change positions or become the back up,... Go'on Jalen. Wish you well and Roll Tide. And thank you for your contributions.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Barbara Bush Quotes,...

Barbara Bush,.... former First Lady, mother of a president, grandmother,.... 1925-2018,...

People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring.

I hate the fact that people think 'compromise' is a dirty word.

You know sit with your arm around a little kid and read. It not only teaches them to read but it keeps the family strong.

You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard. But it's the only way.

Let's judge a man on what he's done.

Raising George Walker was not easy.

I want to still be able to garden while I can bend over.

I'm a little old-fashioned.

Nancy Reagan was a perfectionist, and I am not.

I'm worried about parents who aren't parenting.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Customer Service From Florence Utilities,... Solid Waste Version,...

In the past 2 months,... my garbage has been passed over for reasons unknown to me. This has happened on three separate occasions and it has gotten to the point it is annoying.

My garbage is due for pick up on Thursdays, I always carry it to the road on Wednesday evening and sometimes I also carry my recycle can. I always allow enough room between the two cans for pick up with their truck.

So this past Thursday I come in from work and go check the mail and grab my can to carry it back to its resting place for the week. It hasn't been emptied again. Other cans nearby have been emptied. This is the third time in a couple of months that this has happened. So, unlike the other two times, I decide to call and ask why this is happening. Is a car parked on the road that prohibits pick up? Is it not close enough to the street? (it is but waiting to hear that as an excuse). So just what is the problem? And is there anything I need to be doing,.... So I call. The time is 3:40pm,... and I know they have left for the day but I call anyway hoping someone is still there. Nope, I get the answering machine. I leave my name, address and number for them to call me back.
Friday morning I have a couple of jobs to go look at so while sitting at a traffic light, I recall the number to solid waste. I get the secretary, Diane Williams and she is very nice/polite and I tell her who I am and she already knew I called and had given my number to the supervisor. Not sure if it was the route supervisor, Keith Allison or the shop supervisor, Doug Hice. My bet would be Mr. Allison.
This is early on Friday mind you and yes I do expect a call back from someone. ON FRIDAY!! We live in an age where it is very easy to get in contact with people. It seems to me, the person that was given my number could have either called the driver on my route or at the very least asked that driver about the situation when he came in Friday afternoon off his route. (with this kind of communication I would hate for a driver to need to be contacted for an emergency).If either of those things happened, I still wasn't called and told why this happened or even asked what my problem was to start with.

It might behoove them to contact me unless they do not want my garbage delivered to their office.