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Friday, April 18, 2008

High's Chimney Service

There are certain occupations where there are 1 or 2 critical actions that must be avoided at all costs. Here are a few examples:
Never Do This
Night WatchmanFall asleep
Carpet CleanerDamage the carpet
CashierSteal money or Insult Customer
LandscaperKill flowers
Chimney SweepTrack dirt onto carpet

With regard to this last item, we regretfully must report that we had someone from High's Chimney Service in Gaithersburg, MD come to inspect our chimney, and he tracked soot all over the nice carpet in our family room. Shame on you, High's Chimney Service, for not properly training your staff on the most critical item to avoid.

Now it is time to hunt around for a carpet cleaning service. Hopefully they will consult the table above before coming.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Et Tu Amazon?

Sometimes offers such a truly great price that they can't show it to you at first. It's against the law. Or, perhaps they just want to build suspense, like a good Stephen King novel. Frankly, any time a vendor has a price with a slash going through it, I roll my eyes. I know they're trying to pull a fast one on me.

I wonder how much I'm gonna save on the $249.99 list price?

64 cents? What the frak, Amazon? That's a 0.2% discount. It would be better to have NO DISCOUNT than one that reflects so poorly on your business practices.