Here I am! It’s Wednesday and it’s my first, new scheduled, day off! 2 days at the grind. Grueling. I need a vacation. OK, not really. While I may not need a vacation, I’d surely take one if given the opportunity.
I mentioned that during “graduation” I received an extra certificate/award. Here it is:
Yay! I’m proud of it… really. Maybe it’s silly? That’s me. Sure, leave it to me to be proud for being a class clown…
Jim never called the BMW dealer service manager back; I was supposed to do that Saturday but forgot. We had the car serviced this past weekend at Sears so we don’t need anything from the dealer. Their loss but I still want to call them and see what he says. I’ll do that later. One problem we were going to have is that Sears and Monro said we’d have to return to a dealer to have the oil service light reset. I was prepared to call a private BMW servicer and pay them to reset it. I had an epiphany this morning… Google it. Sure enough, there were the steps to reset my light, for free! AND it worked. Screw you Mr. Overcharging Hendricks BMW Dealer!
Friday I bought that PlayStation 3 game, Star Wars: Force Unleashed II. I played it some on Saturday, Sunday and finished it on Monday. That was so frickin’ disappointing that I already finished it! Most games last a lot longer. It’s normally $60, it was mispriced at $50. I used Rewards Zone money for $15. That put my cost at $35. I can probably get close to that on eBay. In the meantime, I started the game over on a harder level.
Here’s another follow-up. Last Sunday we went to brunch at Wild Wing Café. I complained about the not-so-bottomless-mimosa deal. I did email my comment to them and got this response. It’s a long response but it’s a great one. Here it is. If you don’t want to read it, skip the blue text.
I recently received a correspondence from our corporate office detailing an unpleasant experience you had at our Wild Wing Cafe. I would like to start by expressing my regret for this and offer my sincerest apologies. It seems that when you visited one of the items was not available, namely the "bottomless mimosa" promotion on our weekend brunch menu. I understand that it is frustrating to see something on a menu and not be able to order it and I am truly sorry this was the case when you visited us. I would like to explain why that item was discontinued at our location, if you would permit me. In our location, which is very close to the University, this promotion became extremely popular. Unfortunately it became obvious soon after it began that serving our mimosas with no limit would be irresponsible and could be construed as false advertising. You see when alcohol is involved there is always a limit. Our guests' safety and the responsibilities of owning a restaurant require that we responsibly sell alcohol and refrain from what the ALE terms "overselling". In observing the "bottomless mimosas" it seemed that guests were often attempting to stretch the limits of what we deemed safe and responsible. Of course, it became a contentious matter with a couple of guests angry that we would not serve them even though we claimed the special was "bottomless". We are currently in the process of working with the Corporate office in Charleston to resolve the matter and to get new menus that will reflect a more appropriate special for our location. I would like to again apologize for the inconvenience and hope that my somewhat lenghty explanation helped to clear things up. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions you may have.
Best Buy update: Remember Monday, I bought that game and had a bunch of purchase, point redemption problems. I did fill out a survey the other day. Anyway, I decided today to get my password reset and I got the same frickin’ thing today as I did Friday:
So I called. I spoke with Erica in Rewards Customer Service. She said they’re having problems with the new website and that the last time a case of some sort was issued for resolution. Erica went on to tell me that we haven’t quite reached the due date for resolution (or something similar). I was never told any of this but OK. She apologized and said that when the system is repaired, I’ll have another $15 in my account for the inconvenience. Go Erica!
I did manage to call the BMW service manager back today. I had to leave a voicemail. When he called back he stood firm on the spark plugs being changed at 50,000 rather than 100,000. I argued a little. He used the ole “here in NC, be it our climate or the fuel we get, we find that replacing spark plugs…” blah blah. I really didn’t care to argue with him so I just let him “win” by saying, “OK, thanks.” Naturally, in the end, he lost because we paid a better price for services that are actually needed.