Business

Customer Service You Should Expect

“Customers may forget what you said, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” – anon There are different components that define what may be considered requirements of “good” customer service. Ideall...


Windows XP – Going, Going, Gone!

“(XP) needs to die!” – Anil Somayaji If you are reading this on a computer running Windows XP – you are no longer being supported by Microsoft. Microsoft has decided to pull the plug on Windows XP after ...


Barrie Burger’s Barbecue Sauce Makes Its Way To Campell River, B.C.

– jim young In the picturesque town of Campbell River on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, life is idyllic. While the rest of us have come to expect commodities we order from electronics to clothing to be on our doors...



Who’s Your Customer?

Photo by Dider (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons – jim young In a capitalist society, the price of most items ...


Hospital Chicken Wings

Hospital Chicken Wings

– by jim young (Read this entire article to discover how you can get ½ pound of FREE Chicken Wings) There are only 2 reasons you would want to visit the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. Neither of them is good. But if ...


Nino’s Pizzeria – Whatever Happened To The Customer Is Always Right?

– jim young Nino’s Pizzeria is the first recipient of Dog On A Root’s “Dog House” Award. I have periodically enjoyed the pizza and other dishes from Nino’s, both eat in and take out since the mid 1970s. Last Sat...



Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings – Great Wings, Great Customer Service

Photo by M.O. Stevens [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons – jim young “The flowers in spring, the robin th...


Brand Names From My Childhood (Because I Said So)

– jim young Recently I read an article about advertising and marketing to children. And it got me wondering how many products I buy today that were influenced by commercials I watched in my childhood. Television was still...


This Was YOUR Idea?

– jim young In all the 40 years that I’ve owned a dozen or so vehicles, I’ve only had one that ever had to be recalled. And that was just to correct a minor defect. You hear about automakers recalling specific models ...



Christmas Candies

I’ve become a grumpy old man. I know that and I’ve accepted it. Now it’s up to the rest of the world to accept it. And deal with it! What makes me a grumpy old man? I don’t know and I don’t care. T...