Friday, July 22, 2005

Why I don't Eat at Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky

To put it simply, the service sucks. That's not to say that any other fast food service is better. Just that Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky really has shitty service.

You see, they NEVER get the order right. We've tried several times to get a correct order. We just can't seem to get it through their thick skulls, that a Whopper with no lettuce means that there shouldn't be any lettuce on the Whopper.

This isn't a once in a while thing. It's every damn time that we've gone to the place. We generally don't frequent the Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky because of this. It takes us several months before we give them another chance. Which of course they screw up.

The latest incident was, well tonight. The wife wanted one of their chicken sandwiches with cheese. I don't know what they call their chicken sandwich. I really don't care either. After all, it will be a while before we go back. If we ever do.

Back to the 'incident' at Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky though. As I stated, the wife wanted a chicken sandwich with cheese. She convinced me to have her pick me something up while she was gone. So I decided on a Whopper with no lettuce. Now, that doesn't sound so hard does it?

Anyway, the wife returns home after going through the drive-thru. Now granted, she could of checked the order. But, hey it's two sandwiches. Not a bus load of kids with weird orders.

Well, we open our surprise packages. Yes, they were a surprise. You see, she didn't get her cheese and I did get lettuce. Now it might be difficult to get a minimum wage worker to do their job. But I would think that the Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky could figure it out. After all, they do have the backing of the Burger King HQ.

So, wifey takes the orders food back to the Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky. I told her to hell with them, just get the money back for the Whopper. Don't bother exchanging it. After all, it was their screw-up. I'll let them suffer.

Well, she got back to the Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky. Guess what? They were rude. Yes the people who work at the Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky are rude. Not just the common minimum wage earning workers, no. Management was too.

You see, it's rude to expect the Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky to have any customer service at all. Let alone, to get your order right. The customer is always wrong must be their corporate motto.

Well, the wife got her money back. Without the (what I thought) obligatory apology from management.

Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky it's time to wake up. That money we had spent on your mistake, well we went to the Dairy Queen in Georgetown, Kentucky and spent it there. Yes, that would be your competition. Since you can't seem to get a simple order right. Maybe I should explain that a bit better. They are the people that you don't want me to go and spend my money at.

Yes, Dairy Queen will probably get my money for the next six or seven months. After that I might decide to give you another chance. Don't hold your breath.

In case anyone is wondering why I mentioned so many times that this was at the Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky. I'm sending this to the big boys at Burger King. Since they can't seem to train their employees to get a simple order right, or have management to offer a simple apology, I thought I might have to repeat the fact that this happened at the Burger King in Georgetown, Kentucky.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Last of the Code Talkers

Charles Chibitty, the last of the code talkers of the Comanche Nation, died on Wednesday at the age of 83.

The code talkers service in the European theater during WWII helped the free world against Hitlers Nazi war machine.

Thank you.


3.6 million people. That's how many are facing starvation in Niger according to Oxfam. Parents feeding their children grass because the western world refuses to help.

Make yourself an important person. Give.

How can people claim to be pro-life when they let this happen?

People can walk around thinking that they are the most important person in the world. Help these people out, and you just may be.

Help was needed last year and it never came. Don't say that you're going to help. Get off your ass and do it.

In the U.S. we have welfare and food-stamps. In Niger they have you, only you.

Radio Free Nashville

That's right, radio without the crap.

I've been listening to WRFN for the last week or so. Ran into a link at the Tennessee Indy Media site. I like it.

WRFN is a low power station, just outside of Nashville. They play a mix of news, talk, and music. Not too much of one over the other.

The format is more laid back, and gentler on the soul, than either traditional music or talk radio. I can, hell I do, listen for hours at a time.

I'd generally given up on radio and just tried Radio Free Nashville on a whim. I'm glad I did.

Check them out. They're worth it. Oh yea, as an added bonus, they also reply to e-mails in a timely manner. How cool is that?

You can find them in the Nashville area at 98.9 on the FM dial, or on the net here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Who Cares?

Where is the aid that Niger needs? The United Nations is stating that the developed world is ignoring the food crisis.

Children are dying of starvation. Some are so bad off, that when given food, they can't keep it down.

Where are all the agencies that I see begging for dollars on the television? If they are there, why can't they help? Is it because of you? Have you given today?

Why is the 'civilized' world so willing to spend billions upon billions for war? Yet we don't help the people that need it the most.

America alone spends ~400 billion a year on its military according to the World Bank. Does it really need to let innocent children slowly suffer until death to do so? The United States spends less per capita on aid than any other developed nation. I guess it doesn't matter that the leader of the free world and the Congress of the United States is run by so called Christians.

Maybe I missed something in church though. This might be the new Christian dogma. If you can't convert them, starve them. It's not enough that we refuse them aid unless they teach that abstinence is the best policy against AIDS. Now we kill them slowly by not sending food to a starving populace.

Only one in ten of the people in Niger are receiving aid. Some are hundreds of miles from help. Wandering around, lost to the world.

For a lot of the people, it is too late. They are already dead. Breathing but dead. Help won't arrive in time. It is up to you to ensure that the rest get the assistance that they need. YOU!

No person on earth is as important as you are in stopping this atrocity. Send your money. Start a fund raiser. Talk to and write the people in power who can send the help needed. Do it now. Not tomorrow, NOW!

I don't buy Nike products. I do feel the need to steal their slogan though.


Breaking the Glass Ceiling

All of my life, I have had the belief that artists were cut from a different mold than the rest of society. It didn't matter whether they were potters, painters, fabric artists, or musicians. It always seemed that they were an inclusive group. A society within society in general. A group of people that embraced the differences of people.

Apparently I was wrong. It seems as though the male members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra didn't want Marin Alsop, a woman, as maestro. The board, thankfully, voted overwhelmingly for her appointment.

Congratulations are in order for Marin Alsop and to the board for breaking 'tradition'. Shame on the members of the orchestra. Shame. Shame. Shame.

NOOOO!!! Not the Birds

The world is becoming more stressful as I write this.

I hate those crappy ring-tones that people have on their cell phones. I've changed mine to an old type ring. It seems that people are 'pleasantly' surprised when they hear it for the first time. Who would of thought that someone could be happy about a phone 'ringing'?

Birds in Germany though will be facing the wrath of people everywhere. It seems that they have started to mimic ring-tones. They are chirping away to the point of singing for a mate with their imitations.

Just when I thought life on earth could get no worse. I find out that I need ear plugs to go to Germany. Sometimes it just sucks.

Outhouse Man

Update to I Don't Understand article.

Gary James Moody, 45, of Gardiner, Maine stated that the reason why he was found in the shitter, was that he was looking for his wedding ring.

He was arrested on June 26, when a girl saw him in the toilet looking at her.

Maybe he was looking for his ring. I don't know. I do know that I would rather put up with the wrath of the wife, than crawl through crap to find a ring.

Police have stated that no ring was found during a search.

He is due to return to the District Court of Northern Carroll County to stand trial on Sept. 6th.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

At What Cost?!

What is the real cost of the U.S. war in Iraq? We probably won't ever know.

We know that it's costing the taxpayers of America billions of dollars. How many of these billions could of been spent at home, or on humanitarian issues abroad, instead of on killing?

Over 1,700 U.S. troops have been killed. Many more have had their bodies mutilated. Was there not a better use for these men and women, other than being used as cannon fodder?

Do their families really support the war? Or, as is often the case, do they feel the need to support the cause, so that their sons/daughters life will have some meaning? It is, after all, difficult to explain away a loved ones life for a worthless cause. It's just as hard to look someone in the eye and tell them that they lost their arm, leg, or mind for nothing.

What is the cost to the civilian populace of Iraq? How many children are going to grow up without a mother or father? Are you going to raise that child? No. Is President Bush going to? Yea, right.

How many parents are going to grow up without their son or daughter? Not because they fought on one side or the other. More because they were collateral damage. An acceptable cost of war. Acceptable to whome?

How many billions of dollars in damage has the United States done to the houses, apartments, shops, and factories in Iraq? We'll never know.

How much hate has been instilled into the minds of people everywhere because of this war? Not just those who now hate the United States. But those of us here in America. You know them. We all do. The people that hate you because you're for the war, or against it.

How many Muslims feel as if they're being watched, by everyone? Can they ever feel that they can relax, if they feel watched? Do they wonder if I'm going to attack them because of the hatred elsewhere? Am I looked upon with suspician when they see me drive by, or walk down the street?

What is the number of non-Muslims that are suspicious of people of middle eastern decent?

This war has cost us more than we'll ever be able to come to terms with. Yes we can count the numbers. Or not. Since the United States doesn't believe that Iraqi lives are worth counting.

The cost of raising children without a parent. The price to the productivity of the disabled. The charge to our constitutionaly guaranteed rights and freedoms. What is the total of these?

It's one hell of a price. One hell of a price.