Some corrections and amplifications to yesterday's entry:
Firstly, I need to add Pathmark of Ramsey to the George-unfriendly list. Nearly forgot about them but they weren't rude and caustic about it so I hate to lump them in with the rest but the list's the list. Also need to add the Patterson Deli of Patterson, NY to the bad customer service list.
Secondly, that doesn't mean I can't spend Georges at those stores. I doubt most of the cashiers even care that the bills are stamped. In each of those places, it's just one or two of the staff who object to the stamped bills. But I don't feel that I should have to go sneaking around them so that's why there's the list.
Thirdly, they have been taking my Georges for years before deciding not to. The exception is A&P of Jefferson Township, where they told me that the very first time. Gee, wonder what brought that about.
And finally, I don't care what this survey (thanks to wolventerror for the link) says about Bergen and Passaic Counties. It is not a nice place to live. I am often shocked by the lack of civility around here. I try to be understanding and patient, but every one of the businesses on the second list is there because someone decided to yell at, scowl at or simply not serve me. I do realize that only a small percentage of people are nasty but I still find myself having to deal with too many of them. And yes, I have written complaints to some of those when I could find an address for complaints or a department that takes customer comments but it has not been worth the time as I didn't get too many responses.
Super busy day at work today. Only had time to crank out a few lines of code as nearly the whole day was spent on customer support issues. Well, it's a living. I have got to wonder though... every new release has new features and it doesn't look like the old features will stop triggering support issues. So does it mean that eventually, 100% of every developer's time will be spent on support issues and there won't be any more new features ever? Ooh ooh... if no software management handbook has covered this, maybe we can get it named Morton's Law or something like that. :)