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Sep 16th 2012 9:34PM Take foreign currencies with you. In France, you cannot go to a bank to change dollars, you need to go to the Post Office (????), but they will NOT exchange $100 bills unless they have been verified as genuine by the French Banque de France. And this could take a minimum of 3 weeks. Apparently, a lot of fake $100 bills "manufactured" in Russia have been floating about.
Feb 21st 2011 1:36PM Excuse me Kent, but the definition of tip is "to insure prompt/proper service". Since when do I need to subsidize you wages by having to tip a% of the bill, when a wait person comes to the table,with tablet in hand and gives you this perfunctery look of impatience and ask "Are you ready?", has someone bring the meal, and does not come back until the end of the meal with the check and with a "nice" smile ask if everything was OK? Please tell me when that deserves 15,18 or 20% of service? Not on your life.
Feb 21st 2011 1:23PM Red Lobster has consistently gone down in quantity, quality and aestetics. We used to enjoy having a lobster tail ever now and then in Minnesota back in the 90's then quality and service went down the hill. In AZ, we ate one very good meal for our anniversary in 2008 and it's been down hill very fast. It's not lobster that you eat, but something served on a baby lobster tail or large prawn. We did notice that the prices did not reflect the quality of the food.
Jan 24th 2011 10:03PM You always have to live somewhere. If you look at a house as a place to call home and that in 30 years you'll own the house, it makes sense. Do you want to be70 or 80 or more and have to worry about paying rent. Don't believe the TV shows that show you homes you probably can't afford, just look at something homey and affordable.
Nov 25th 2010 1:46PM You may want to skip "Stove top" stuffing as you cannot find cubes. All you find is mush before cooking. It used to be cubes but not any more.
Aug 9th 2010 9:51PM After eating at various Denny's in the US, we wrote them off. A Denny in California gave me a cup with a ring around the cup (covered w/coffee so I would not noticed). The girl was doing us a favor by serving us. Then we hit on a new Denny in AZ where the place was always packed, service was excellent, food was plentiful. Unfortunately, the manager left and whoever took over (??????) let the place run down, you could scrape the dirt off the seat with a knife, it's that thick. Water was coming through from the AC through a light fixture, didn't bother him. We ran and never came back. Obviously, no one (including the health dept) checks on the various locations.
Jul 18th 2010 4:30PM Price is an indication of the worth of the stone. Also, if you are buying a gem of any kind, ask the jeweler for his credential. I would not go to any department store, they are there to sell, nothing more. Ask if the stone/gem has been treated in any kind of way. They have to tell you. Most gems are now treated, such as heat or using various chemicals to alter or deepen the color.
Jul 18th 2010 11:28AM Wrong, John. A lot of people with medical issues are told to only take acetaminophen (no aspirin or NSAIDS). That said all drugs are poison, just choose the one with the least amount of side effect on your body.
Jul 7th 2010 12:17AM completely agree, not too sweet, I taste the peanuts. However, the best part, no hydrogenated fats.
Jul 4th 2010 5:13PM I hate the Wallgreens we have here in town. So disorganized and expensive. I do love our CVS. The pharmacists (Sharon especially) are the best. I had asked her about a certain medication my husband was taking and whether it was counterindicated based on other meds he take. She said she would look it up and call me back and she did the same day in the evening. People like that you trust, and in pharmacy, it's most important.