Monday, June 25, 2007

Horrid Woman at the Liberty Twp./Powell YMCA

Ew...I have just lost a lot of respect for the YMCA. My mom and I just went down to the Liberty Twp./Powell YMCA, so my mom could sign up as a program member. (I've been a YMCA member for almost 4 years.) We wanted to do the pilates classes that they offer. When we got to the front desk to sign up, my mom double-checked to make sure that the program membership covered those classes and the woman said that it did not because it was a free class. That didn't make sense, but that was fine.

It was the conversation that took place next that really pissed me off. I mentioned that maybe they might want to clarify on their website that the free fitness classes aren't included in the program membership because right now all it states is "program members may participate in classes only." (In my mind, that would include pilates - a class offered by the Y.) The front desk woman replied "We don't control that. It's not our problem." (As if it's my problem their website isn't clear.) Her entire demeanor was dismissive and rude. She barely even glanced my way when she made her statement, as if addressing a member's concern wasn't worth her time. I've never been so poorly treated by an employee of the YMCA. I don't know that I'll ever go back to that particular YMCA.

I wish now that I would have paid more attention to her name, because I'm definitely going to be letting someone at the YMCA know of my displeasure at the discourteous treatment. Let's face it, she didn't have to do much to not piss me off. She could have said: (1) "I didn't realize that. We don't control the content of the website, but I'll make a note of your concern and let someone know." or (2) "We don't control the content of the website, but let me get the name of the person who does and you can let him/her know of your concern/suggestion" or (3) "We don't control the content of the website, but there is a feedback form on the website where you make suggestions or voice concerns." It would have maybe an extra 30 seconds of her time. She is a wretched woman.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Biggest Loser

I'm becoming addicted to the reruns of The Biggest Loser. I'm currently watching the one where they picked competitors from the 50 states. Although, I do have to ask: Did anyone who watched that season notice that all the girls in the final 8 were from cold, northern states, i.e. Idaho, North Dakota, Alaska, and most of the guys were from the south, i.e. Arkansas, Missouri, Florida? What are they trying to say? That girls up north really pack on the pounds to stay warm? Although that thinking falls in line with some comments made by some Georgia frat boys on spring break one year, referring to my group as the "fat" girls from up north. All of us were from New York, except for one who was from Massachusetts. Anyway, it hit a sore spot (if you couldn't tell).

Friday, June 08, 2007

Where's Waldo?

It's in Ohio. Right off of Rt. 23 & Rt. 98. And you are correct if you are thinking it's in the middle of no where. Why do I know where Waldo is? Because the G&R Bar in Waldo has the BEST fried baloney sandwiches in the world. I was there on Wed. for a "staff meeting/going away party for Starfruit", which is kind of funny because I wasn't at work on Wed. when the judge decided to have this staff meeting/going away party that evening. So I had to make a special trip to the middle of nowhere. In any case, it really was a great sandwich and they have great pie too. Apparently, the G&R was featured on the Food Network for its fried baloney sandwiches. Anyway, it was worth the drive. If you ever find yourself in Waldo, you should stop in.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Nothing Important

Vegas was awesome! I had a blast with everybody. I won a total of $175 with an investment of only $39. I won $140 playing roulette. Yay for my dad, who told me to bet $20 for him on Black 22. I found a table at the Sahara with $1 chips/$4 min. bet and on my second spin, it hit Black 22 and I won $140. I got to keep $70 for my efforts :-). Then I won $35 on the Wheel of Fortune slot machine. I was happy.

Other than that, nothing exciting/important to report. I've been extremely lazy lately and haven't exercised. I need to get back on the wagon. I also need to find a new job. This is the last week I'm working for the judge. I'm thinking about running away and joining the circus. I think I would make a good clown. Or maybe I'll become a Carnie; I've always wanted to work a food cart at various local county fairs. Anway, just a thought.