No Soup for Me!
Grrrr. I’m on a roll here….
Just when I thought customer service around here couldn’t get any STUPIDER….!
Pardon me while I rant. But I went to Tim Horton’s after my art class this evening. I hadn’t eaten, I was hungry.
I wanted to order the mushroom soup/sandwich combo.
But they ran out.
Not that this would normally be a big deal.
But (for those of you South of the Border), Tim Horton’s is a major donut chain in Canada. You’d think they’d have their OWN SOUP in stock.
Especially since the store is located on the busiest and only highway that runs through the entire region.
And ESPECIALLY since the mushroom soup just recently came out, and there’s been an a NATION-WIDE ADVERTISING BLITZ! Ads everywhere, telling us “Come try our new new country mushroom soup” It’s on billboards. On TV. Radio. Everywhere.
It was even on a big soup poster in the store I was in.
But they were out.
They told me the soup only lasts for 12 hours. After that , they have to throw it out.
(Well….?) MAKE @#%#ing MORE, THEN!
Some of you might say, Oh Friar, it was pretty late. Maybe they shut down their kitchen.
But what the hell? And it was 9:10 PM. (Did that mean they started their soup at 9 AM for breakfast?).
Besides, it’s a TWENTY FOUR HOUR STORE.
I re-iterate: MAKE @#%#ing MORE…!
This is the same donut store, by the way, that’s been known to sometimes run out of DONUTS after a certain time.
Also, the same donut store that the truckers used to stop at until very recently.
Except that the local cops had started giving them tickets for stopping their rigs on the side of the road. So now the truckers go eat down the road and the Grease-Tree Restaurant, where they’re allowed to park.
I swear…businesses here just DON’T WANT TO SUCCEED!
Anyway, since I couldn’t have my soup, I tried a sandwich.
But before I ordered, they told me anything with chicken (like a club sandwich ) was also unavailable. Because they’re out of chicken.
For #$*& Sakes.
Only in Splat Creek.
I ended up having just a bagel and coffee. (At least they still had THOSE…)
And as I ate, I got to watch images of steaming mushroom soup being poured into a bowl, being played over and over, in an endless-do-loop on the video screen by their front counter.
What a nice touch, THAT was.