Golden Corral = Nightmare

My 13 yr old chose the Golden Corral at 1901 Central Avenue Colonie, NY 12205 (518) 862-1520 as our Saturday night out, and what a train wreck it was. Admittedly, we probably hit the busiest time of the week – Sat @ 6:15. The staff was completely unprepared to handle the crowd. I overheard one employee swear that he would never work another Saturday, leading me to believe this was a normal occurrence. . The wait in line for food was at least 30 minutes. I had some tatted up bimbo & her stoner boyfriend try to cut in line in front of my family. When I told her where the line started, she called me an idiot for starting at the rear and waiting my turn. Rather than address the line cutter, the manager (a dead ringer for Corey of Pawn stars) asked ME to relax. Unbelievable.

I did seek out the District manager & owner after we finished our meals. The DM ran away. The owner gave me a half assed apology. Never again.

It’s FREE – no eBay coupon code required

Did you know that you can get most anything  that you want for FREE on eBay? No kidding it’s true. You can freely steal from  single moms, the unemployed, folks that rely on eBay to eat and anyone else selling on eBay. Caveat venditor! All it takes, is for you to be a dirt bag,…

Do you Blog? Use twitter? Is your social media insurance up to date?

Today’s post is dedicated to fellow New Yorker Anthony Weiner. If you don’t know who this guy is, you’re reading a very old blog post:) As of today, he’s ALL OVER the news. When you type his name in Google, the first suggestion is “anthony weiner lewd photo” You do NOT want to be that…

Do you plan on failing?

I’ve dealt with hundreds if not thousands of both SEO’s & remodelers over the years. Many are sole proprietors. They do an outstanding job day in and day out. They not only meet client expectations on a regular basis, but they exceed them. So how come so many are either broke or stuck at a…

Hey, Chuck Price is no longer at We Build Pages

I’m a HUGE fan of  Tom Peters. If you don’t know who he is and have any interest in learning how to run a business, stop reading this and take his feed now! (Yeah,  I’m talking to you:) I attended a Peters seminar in 1994, where I first learned about a concept that had a…

News Alert – Exceptional Service is alive & well at Valet Park of America

It may sound cliche, but its true. A really bad customer experience offers an opportunity for creating a POSITIVE outcome and GOOD word of mouth for a company. Case in point: Valet Park of America. These guys manage the parking garage at Albany Medical Center. On a recent visit to the hospital, one of the…

Alex DiMeo – A small business hero

I still vividly recall the first day that I met Alex. It was in the summer of 1987. Looking for a Barber Shop where I could consistently get a decent hair cut, I figured a good place to look would be near the hospital. (Hey – doctors need to maintain a professional look, right?) Sure…

What a Surprise – No response to my Better Business Bureau Complaint

October 29, 2009 Better Business Bureau, Inc. 100 Bryant Woods South Amherst, NY 14228 re: John Anderson, Pro-Tech Masonry, Pro-Tech Boat, RV and Mobile Home Supply (518) 899-4780 or (518) 466-5439 (complaint ID #ACFD0-C9F09-2C432-7A4E1-7D7F5-4F042-9F) Dear Charles Price: The Better Business Bureau has processed your complaint to the above referenced company. Our purpose is to serve…

Contractor from Hell aka John Anderson dba Pro-Tech

As a reader of this blog, you know that I hate getting ripped off. This post deals with a problem that affects many people – a contractor horror story. As a former remodeling contractor myself, getting ripped off by a fellow tradesman REALLY rubs me the wrong way. This post was inspired by John Anderson…

Steve Rodrigue of FE Coding is broke – can you give him a job?

Perhaps you know Steve Rodrigue of FECoding http://www.fecoding.com.  If so, he could use your help. You see, Steve took $950 from me as a down payment for a website that was never developed. Steve says he really wants to pay me back, but he doesn’t have the money. When I asked Mr Rodrigue what was…