Wednesday, September 12, 2007

not sticking to my decisions

i have a hard time not buying things from companies i dont like. now, starbucks is a pain. their coffee is awful, and i almost never buy coffee there. i do like their black iced tea, and if it werent $2.10 for their large (i refuse to use the lame language they have developed for their sizing), which really isnt that large anyways (24 oz i believe), i might buy from them all the time. but there is a drive-through coffee spot right by my house that has great coffee and tea, and their iced drinks are avaliable in a 32 oz size, for which they charge $1.80 for iced tea. very reasonable. now, there is a starbucks nearby too, but i dont go there for the previously stated reasons. but the thing that starbucks has that the local guy does not is a store on every corner. today i was running errands for work and wanted an iced tea. the local guys shop was not near my errands, and i hadnt thought about getting tea earlier, so i went to starbucks. the tea was good, but some people would stick to their decision to not go places that they dont really like, and i just couldnt.
then came lunch. i had been i wasco after the errands i ran and was headed to shafter at about noon. there is a great sandwich shop in shafter that i have gone to a number of times and always been impressed with the quality of food (lots of meat, many things to dress up the sandwich, good iced tea, pepsi products, fresh salads, etc.). well two weeks ago i had woody order me a sandwich so i could pick it up on my way into town and when i got there i said i had a salami sandwich no mayo, no tomatoes to pick up. the gal working there told me that she had a salami, no tomato, no onion that woody ordered. well, i told her that he wouldnt have ordered it that way, as he knows that i LOVE onions and HATE mayo. she said that she took the order and thats what he ordered, then asked if i wanted to buy another sandwich. well, i was pissed, but i bought another. i paid for both sandwiches. when she bagged them both i told her she may as well give the incorrect one to someone or throw it out, as i was not going to eat something soaked in gross mayo. i told woody what happened and he was mad too, and i swore i was never going back. well, i did.


doesnt it look yummy??

6 comments:

Monticore said...

It's like the soup Nazi episode on Seinfeld sometimes the product is so good you put up with the Jackholes

timidvenus said...

yeah, and every time i look at that picture it reminds me how good their sandwiches really are.

Carrie said...

I wish I was there to eat the extra sandwich. I hate mayo too, but I would have tried to scrape it all off and dilute it out with tons of mustard, just to get a bite of that half-a-whole-pig deliciousness you've got going on there. Mmmmmmmmm!

edluv said...

that's a lot of salami

m.wise said...

in answer to your question. yes.

Adam said...

Did you spill a glass of water or did they put the oil and vinegar on the outside of the sandwich?

Also, I'm so glad you hate mayo as much as me.