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Somebody thinks highly of themselves

I’m not going to name names, but I mean, come on Chilliwack greasy spoons, the tip starts at 18% and I didn’t get a coffee refill once in an hour?

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Gingko’s!

2014-5-22

Gingko’s is my FAVOURITE likely-inauthentic-but-still-delicious Chinese food restaurant in Chilliwack, which is where I live!  There are 3 locations for convenience’s sake!  and every item on the menu costs the same low-low price!  I seriously can’t get enough of it.

BUT!

at one of the locations, they have a fish infestation.  The worst part is the fish tanks/fish tank smells are everywhere, but a big fish tank is right by the door, and when you walk in, the fish get startled and swim away really quickly, which makes a disgusting splashing fish sound.  -bloop- is the word i choose to describe it.  it sends shivers down my spine just thinking about it!

This doesn’t have to be a problem as I don’t have to go to this particular location, but the 3 locations each close on a different day of the week, and the one that is closest to me (and somewhat fish-free)  is usually closed when I want Chinese food… which means I can either drive 15 minutes to fish location, or 30 minutes to the other fish-free option.  I’m cheap, which is why I eat there to begin with, so it’s unlikely i’ll spend the gas money.

Anyway!  Have a great day everyone!  Eat some Ginkgo’s!

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…but you get to build it yourself!

2014-4-4

Yes, i know, it is possible to eat for less then a fiver’ at the local Swedish embassy.  But who does?  Who goes to Ikea and eats a 50 cent hot-dog?  No-one.  They add a yoghurt and a cinnamon bun.  Not a lot of money, that would set you back what, like $4.00 tops?  but then your thirsty, so have a dollar coffee, and because you’ve been walking around ikea for 5+ hours, it’s time for supper.

Yesterday, walking around Ikea, I heard a lady in her frustration yell “THEY’RE HERDING US LIKE CATTLE IN HERE” as she was, i can only assume, scrambling to find the exit.  This is not hyperbole, this actually happened.

The problem with the Ikea cafeteria is the same problem with Ikea in general, which isn’t a problem for Ikea but for its unsuspecting victims.  You go there for one item, like a dish washer scrubby brush with a suction cup on one end, and you end up buying a billion little DIY projects.  You go there for a cinnamon bun, and you end up getting organic pasta with ligonberry juice with a side of roasted chicken and veggie lasagne.  Forget about McDonalds, movie theaters, car salesmen…  IKEA is the KING of the up-sell, and they do it without having anyone say anything.  They do it with their dis-arming “swedish guy” advertisements, their fancy showrooms, and the promise of… Hmm.  comfort? trendiness?  I don’t know.

Anyways, I can’t really hate on ikea, I’ve had my fair share of their products.