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Well. I think this video may have sold me on cats, at least for the time being. Less than a minute long and worth watching, in my opinion, at least for entertainment and visceral reaction.

If a dog or any other animal did that to a kid I had or a niece or nephew, I might pick it up by its ears and slam it into the pavement until it stopped moving so much. And if I wasn't satisfied, I'd turn it on its back and stomp my heel into its groin, too. Maybe.

I love animals until they attack me or someone I love. Then I might get vicious.
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Wow. I had no idea. A very interesting read.

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[from the article] The Facebook page for the group Campus (DILDO) Carry has since been flooded with abuse, which moderators are leaving in place to show the kind of aggressive hostility open carry zealots display when they find out they’re being mocked.

The group was founded in protest of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R)’s signing of S.B. 11, a so-called “campus carry” law which says “license holders may carry a concealed handgun throughout university campuses, starting Aug. 1, 2016.”

According to the Houston Chronicle, the #CocksNotGlocks protesters intend to openly carry brightly colored sex toys on campus in protest.

“You’re carrying a gun to class?” wrote group founder Jessica Jin on Facebook. “Yeah well I’m carrying a HUGE DILDO. Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play.”

Jin invited like-minded protesters to join the group on Aug. 1, 2016 — the first day of fall semester — for a group “strap in.”

As of press time, 2,000 people said they intend to go to the rally.

The group’s Facebook bio explains that guns will be legal on Texas campuses, but sex toys are not.

“The State of Texas has decided that it is not at all obnoxious to allow deadly concealed weapons in classrooms,” said Jin, “however it DOES have strict rules about free sexual expression, to protect your innocence. You would receive a citation for taking a DILDO to class before you would get in trouble for taking a gun to class. Heaven forbid the penis.”

... Here's a link to the Facebook group:
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+Adam Foster I mean all things considered, not as one working in one way while causing counter-productive problems overall.

If you consider life and the universe as what works and discount any other factor as being moral or better, then perhaps narrowing a person's perspective enough to do what works for them is what we're really trying to do.

If we want to stop shootings ~ if it's that important ~ then other kind of sacrifices need to be made. But those sacrifices should not be such that they cause greater problems.

I'm saying that ultimately there's nothing wrong with the way things are and changing things would be just that ~ different.

Self-preservation is probably key. I think many people can agree on that.

But a "means to an end" attitude can become very very sloppy and destructive.

I think it makes sense to decide what a person wants and what they're willing to do or sacrifice to get it.

The means used today by the most "successful" people (big businesses and the super-rich) serve their purposes and basically keep the peace amongst the many people willing to work for very very little, relatively speaking, so their employers and business owners can make much much much much more money.

The super-rich keep the peace and "do what works" by satisfying the needs of the many enough that they make as much money as possible and can maintain control.

Life is just. Seriously. Life. Is. Just. You and I are in our respective situations because of the past and present and our perspectives, most of which are based on our past experiences and what we've gotten used to, what we believe as a result.

So the poor get used to being poor and acting in a way that fits in with the poor. The very rich could not stand being poor but perhaps would immediately find ways to become rich again, knowing what they know.

By doing what works, I mean deciding what you want, being aware of the consequences of your actions, and choosing the best path according to your own standards.

Perhaps like me, your mind has been trained to think in a limited way to fit in. If you can, free it up. Your perspective need only be a little based on your past or the way things are now. It should not be so used to everything that it doesn't know how to think or feel differently and do something other than what you've been told to do or you're used to doing.

It can be a lot of processing, or perhaps it can be a matter of getting your mind free of all the crap so it can start making stuff up, something many and most are afraid to do, as if they're just floating off into their own world.

But I suggest the poor and the rich live in different worlds and their minds work differently because of how they see things. You don't need to be like either. You can make it all up +Adam Foster. Believe me, you already have. You and almost everyone else have learned to see things relatively the same, but you learned by guessing and making everything up, deciding who and how you were.

You don't have to be the same thing your whole life. You don't have to think and feel that way.

And perhaps the greatest success in life is to live life your way, without the limitations of rules. What could be more brilliant than getting what you want and enjoying it?

But whatever. Doing what works is really a brief way of suggesting people figure things out and stop working against themselves, that they should be more aware and realistic and imaginative, if they can.

We're just... really scared of doing things differently, especially without really thinking things through. I think on paper a lot, much like doing math on paper instead of my head. And I focus on one thing at a time or try to decide what to focus on, what I really want, what really matters.

So far I've decided that what I want the most is a mind that works to its fullest potential, because I think that will make everything else easier :-)

Believe it or not, I think I'm getting what I want, and it's more a matter of freeing up my mind than stuffing it full of other people's ideas like they do in school.
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Grandma Holloway died 4 October 2010. If she'd lived this long, she would have been 99 ;-)

Go, Grandma :-D
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Yes. It's not hemorrhoids, but a fiery bicycle under your anus and a carnal heart helps, I think.

Being a writer is easy. It's like riding a bike except the bike is on fire, you're on fire, everything is on fire, and you're in hell.
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I voted.

As my civic duty.

Because although governments should be relatively the same, listening to those they pretend to represent, some public servants are more receptive to being told what to do than others.
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[from the article] Because the inability to say “No”—the inability to set personal boundaries—is one of the most common, insidious causes of human suffering.

When we can’t say “No,”

we become a sponge for the feelings of everyone around us and we eventually become saturated by the needs of everyone else while our own hearts wilt and die,

we begin to live our lives according to the forceful should of others, rather than the whispered, passionate want of our own hearts,

we let everyone else tell us what story to live and we cease to be the author of our own lives,

we lose our voice—we lose the desire planted in our souls and the very unique way in which we might live out that desire in the world,

we get used by the world instead of being useful in the world,

we give in to the pressure of a friend and we drink and drive and we endanger lives,

we cave in to a persuasive boyfriend and we end up pregnant,

we get taken in by a sales pitch and we bury ourselves in oppressive debt,

we get abused by a boss and end up with long hours at work and a short fuse at home,

we cater to our kids’ every need and we begin to resent their demands and we fantasize about a deserted island in the Caribbean,

we submit to unhealthy partners and they keep drinking or working or gambling or flirting and we end up in the backseat of our own lives.

There is no end to the ways our lives are diminished by our inability to say “No.” And when a client of mine is being wrecked by porous boundaries, I will often ask this question: “How did your parents respond when you said ‘No’ as a child?” And I will almost always hear this answer: “Oh, you wouldn’t dare say ‘No’ to my parents.”

So, on an early autumn morning, I’m faced with a decision. Do I squash this little rebellion? Raise my voice? Demand that he share? Threaten something? Threaten anything? Or do I take a deep breath and remember the reason it is sometimes good to say “yes” to the word “no:”

Our families are where we first learn how to say “No” in a safe, supportive environment. If we don’t learn to do so there, we won’t learn to do so anywhere. If our children can’t say “No” to us, they won’t say it to anyone.

When my son is offered a bunch of pills or my daughter is offered the backseat of a car, I want my kids to have had a lot of practice at saying “No.” Someday, there will be more at stake than a bunch of Lego action figures and, by then, I want them to know their worth isn’t jeopardized one iota when they don’t give themselves away to everyone around them.

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@satyanadella The more you tighten your grip, Satya, the more systems will slip through your fingers.

[from the article] In order to fulfill this goal, Microsoft offered some patches prompting users to upgrade which were stopped when there was criticism for forcing users to forcefully upgrade to Windows 10. Now, it seems Microsoft has recently re-released these to make sure that, even if Windows 7 consumers blocked them, they still show up on their computers.

This was reported by Woody Leonhard of InfoWorld who wrote that Microsoft has re-released total of six patches, and these include not only updates that are supposed to encourage the upgrade to Windows 10 but also bulletins that were previously used to enable data collection on Windows 7.

The upgrade patch as well as the snooping patch has been marked as “important” on Windows 7 PCs, and they are labeled as recommended by Windows Update, so users who might not know what they are all about could easily install them.

Here’s the list:

KB 3035583, re-released for Windows 7 on Oct 5, version 8, this patch contains the Get Windows 10 program GWX. There is no information in the KB article about why the patch has been re-released.

KB 2952664, re-released for Windows 7 on Oct. 6, version 13 is a snooping patch. It send information back to Windows servers back in Redmond. The KB article continues to identify the patch as a “Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7.” There’s no indication why it was re-released.

KB 2976978, re-released for Windows 8.1 on Oct. 6, version 19. Still labeled a “Compatibility update for Windows 8.1,” it’s a scanning program.

KB 2977759, re-released for Windows 7 on Oct. 6, version 12. Analogous to the KB 2976978 patch for Windows 8.1, this one is also a scanner. The KB article says it’s a compatibility update for Windows 7 RTM.

KB 3083710 is a new update client for Windows 7, with no further details available.

KB 3083711 is also new, and it appears to be an analogous update client change for Windows 8.1.
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+Cory Westgate I'm sorry. I don't think I got a notification of your comment or didn't take note of it when I did.

This suggests otherwise:

[from the article] Myerson said information collected by Windows 10 is encrypted in transit to Microsoft’s servers stored in secure facilities. What kind of data does Windows 10 collect? To improve application reliability, Windows 10 collects anonymous “telemetry data” like device IDs, device types and application crash data — which does not include content or files. Windows 10 customizes your preferences like your favorite sports teams to give you scores and updates. And Windows 10 also remembers the common words you type into text messaging conversations to provide completion suggestions. Privacy advocates may be thrilled to hear that Windows 10 does not scan the content of your email, files or other communications for targeted advertising purposes.

Fortunately, you can change around your Windows 10 privacy settings by going to Settings > Privacy. And you can adjust the privacy settings for each specific app through the Settings area within that app.

But that was last week. This week:

[from the article] Last week, Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly pointed out some privacy-violating features that disappeared from Windows 10 have returned on Windows 7 and Windows 8 “for a second time.” Microsoft reissued four user tracking patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8 and one was marked as “Important” so it will automatically install on PCs that are running default Windows Update settings.

The four patches includes KB 2952664 (snooping patch originally issued on Windows 7 in April), KB 2976978 (diagnostics tool that sends data to Microsoft from the Consumer Experience Improvement Program [CEIP] originally issued in June), KB 2977759 (diagnostics scanner that checks if hardware is compatible for a Windows 10 upgrade) and KB 3035583 (patch that includes ‘Get Windows 10’ nagware popup).

... I didn't even upgrade to Windows 10. In fact, while I was waiting for my turn, I changed my mind, cut ties with Windows, wiped my hard drive clean, and installed Linux Mint Debian Edition. I miss Windows not at all. My computer is set up the way I want, and I don't think I could be happier, given my hardware.

I'm determined to use Linux and only Linux now. If it doesn't work on Linux, I don't want it. I'm not switching back to Windows for anything.

It's not just these privacy concerns, it's that I'd have to contend with Microsoft's crappy attitude toward its users. Other than that, I heard that the "upgrades" didn't go so well overall, that there have been complications. One person even told me Windows 10 bricked his computer, which had been running a legitimate copy of Windows. I guess it still is. A bricked version that hooped everything. And he's a very experienced IT professional.

I'm perfectly happy for you if Windows 10 works for you. That's great! But while Linux isn't perfect, compared to Windows and in the most important ways (technically), Linux is perfect.

Running Windows 7, updates used to be a major hassle. On LMDE, they're a background thing that doesn't require rebooting (unless it's a kernel update). No waiting way too long on reboot for that damn thing to tell me I can use my computer again.

Considering how much of this OS is created and run by volunteers, Microsoft should be ashamed their OS isn't freaking amazing. It obviously works, but if essential issues like stability and security are an ongoing flaw in the operating system itself, its design, then Microsoft's existence is mostly if not wholly dependent on the will of the many to go along with stuff that doesn't make sense.

Microsoft used to sell a licensed version of Unix, Xenix:

Check out this video of it connecting to the Internet:

I wonder what the world would be like if 90% of the world were running Xenix instead of Windows on their PCs. Linux, or whatever GNU became, would be a free variant of Unix, already the main OS on desktops. I bet it would have been amazing. And I think any hatred toward Microsoft would be because they were big, sucessful, and sucked their customers into committing way too much to their... perfectly stable and secure products. The entire world would be much better.

I might not have switched to or be running Linux now because Windows wouldn't be so tremendously annoying to me and millions of others.

I can't claim Linux is the best for everyone and everything in the way they want, but I can claim that Linux is much closer to the ideal than Windows and could have all the advantages of Windows with more support from developers, which would give more support from users, or vice versa, so it's a catch-22. For Windows to be truly great in the way Linux is or could be, Microsoft would have to redesign Windows, probably to be more like Unix since so much depends on Unix or its like. I simply default to thinking Unix is so damn well-designed and well-established and because both Linux and OS X seem based on it, that Windows 10 will still have a very tough time hurting either one, especially in their strengths.

Microsoft is panicking I think because while Apple may have a small proportion of current PCs being used, they probably have a huge proportion of new PC sales. Because people don't want to deal with Microsoft's shit unless they know exactly all of what they're getting into, like gamers and enterprise.

Apple has accomplished more than I think they set out to do and they'll keep going. The Linux community, as far as I can tell, doesn't really care because their operating system suits them the most.

So... while iPhones might still not work with Linux file systems, stability and connectivity do matter to me. That's why it's so very nice to have a responsive kernel that auto-detects devices quicker than Windows, doesn't need a bunch of installed drivers to run basic things, and runs the world's servers, even Microsoft's.

Microsoft should have done a MUCH better job of Windows NT. If you think about it, the BSD Unix OS X was based on was being developed in the 90s, but it wasn't until Windows XP that most people started using Windows NT. Meanwhile, Linux on the desktop is very normal for regular users, now, not something weird or awkward.

I thoroughly believe Microsoft will continue shooting itself in the feet with its tactics, especially as far as upgrading and privacy. Even that news outlets feel comfortable criticizing Windows for its privacy is an indicator, to me, that Microsoft didn't do its job well enough. I think Microsoft should have made very sure there were no reasonable privacy concerns. But I'm a fan of Linux, and Linux has quite a small proportion of the desktop... and most of mobile... and pretty much all of servers and supercomputers. Because Microsoft has nurtured a community of compliance and submission.

The same people that don't want to pay a premium for Apple products either don't care about their computing experience and just want something cheap or they care so much about it that they know exactly what they're doing and use Windows because it runs what they want and need.

That mid-range ~ probably the most profitable, as it includes most of the middle class ~ will keep buying Apple or other high-end products that require little to any knowledge of computers or computing.

But... Linux? Linux will keep growing and growing. Slowly but surely. And as Microsoft pushes away everyone but their least-initiated users and those who actually need their products, some of them will try Linux. And it'll grow just a little.

Microsoft, in my opinion, is a loser. Maybe I'm not one to speak ~ I haven't accomplished much in my life, though what I have, I'm fiercely happy for ~ but any technology company that is only around because its users are stuck with its products or are too cheap to do anything else or are too stupid and uninitiated to learn something else is a kind of parasite. Microsoft is in it for the money and they've done very well. In the evolutionary way, they're helping things along great by sucking people into compliance and keeping them controlled so someone else can take even more advantage of them. But for all the good Microsoft has done making computers popular, a more conscientious-yet-ambitious company could have done the job better. Unfortunately, nobody in Linux has really cared to do that, including Canonical/Ubuntu. Or they've just missed the mark and need some help :-)
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Nobody blamed the lightsaber.

Then again...

They also didn't let every fucking moron have one either.

#StarWars   #GunControl   #JarJarBinks  
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Under Palatine rule, lightsabers were outlawed after the Jedi used them against the innocent children in the empire.
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Planning to vote strategically? Wikipedia has the results of a good number of previous elections, archived by riding. Its a good way to evaluate the voting trends in your area.,_2011

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+cherie lanam I edited this post after receiving your +1, deciding it made sense to link to Wikipedia. Here is what I added:,_2011
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life is amazing; you're just letting stuff that doesn't matter get in the way.
Instead of describing my many idiosyncrasies, I'll copy and paste something I wrote and hope you pass it along:

Life is about life.

Life is happiness. Happiness is peace.

Life moves. Everything moves. Everything exchanges.

Nothing stops. Nothing dies.

Life is all we know. It's the model for perfection, success.

We are born believing in life. We count on it.

We love freely and want to be loved freely. We count on it.

The world is a system. It obligates us. It needs our obedience.

Money, too. Laws, too. We can't count on them.

We still need to believe in life. We still need to love and be loved freely. Count on it.

War is destructive.

Life dreams life. Life shapes life. Life furthers life. Life enjoys life. Life loves life.

Happiness is strength, beauty, intelligence.

Those who don't want to be happy shouldn't be.

They deserve all the support they need ~ none.

Life is the only thing worth fighting for.

Life is worth life.

~ by Timothy J. Holloway

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First time I came in here he asked me if it was my first time and I got the $4 donair. It was a nice pita sandwich and tasted just fine. Next time I came in I got the $5.75 one and it was bigger. I just came from there and got the $4 again and it was almost empty. I think there was less than half what was in there the first time. I noticed just a few feet from the front entrance and went back in and asked about it. After a moment or two of my pointing it out, he reached into his till, gave me the $4 back and said have a nice day, which might seem prompt and efficient but really and truly showed that this guy knew there was no point arguing. Because when the ingredients for your $4 donair comfortably fit on one slice of toast, you don't deserve repeat business. I could also point out that the pizzas I saw in the window looked OLD. It's 7 PM right now, so I was there probably around 6:45. Don't go here. Not if you want good food you can count on to be of decent value. Or fresh ingredients. Or integrity. Don't go here if you want reasonable service instead of dismissiveness with a smile. This place shouldn't even be in business, to be honest. He doesn't know the difference between charging $4 for a decent donair then trying to rip off repeat customers.
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Tonight I showed up more than 10 minutes before they closed but they were closed anyways. Some lazy, worthless person closed up shop so I went hungry instead. Usually everything's just fine, but the moment they screw me over is the moment I change my mind. Subway might be fine if their doors were open when they say they are. I almost went to Burger King instead (shudder).
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Unfortunately, the staff including the manager are somewhat unprofessional. Their pricing can be misleading and when asked about the vagueness, they cop an attitude about it. The last time this happened, the manager insisted that the $1 price on No Name spaghetti and limit of one at that price meant I couldn't buy a similar-sized macaroni or spaghettini package, also at a limit of one. A circular exchange in which the manager repeated himself instead of dealing with my point resulted in me returning all my purchases at customer service ~ again. If they'd just been tactful and given me the posted price, which would have made a lot of sense, given such a trifling difference of $0.77 and that they had no rational defence for not giving me the posted price, and the possibility that I'd tell others or post this here and on Yelp, there'd be nothing worth reporting. The prices are generally good here, but the management sucks. I bought my cookie ingredients at the Metropolis at Metrotown location and when they made a mistake, they checked the price and I got my bulk chocolate chips for free, which is just how it should be. The same manager who was a jerk came back while I was returning everything and said he'd give the pasta to me at that price "to be nice". I told him no, because this wasn't about being nice. They made a mistake and after such an unpleasant exchange, it wasn't "nice" to have the pasta at the posted price anymore. Really, it was degrading to make such a big deal over something like that and have the manager state the same thing again and again like I'm some moron when he's the pig-headed loser ;-) The previous time, a nicer manager talked to me... but frankly I forgot what the matter was about. Oh. Right. They had posted the price for the pizza I bought but in small writing said I had to buy 4. Since there were actually four different pizzas I was considering buying that were on sale, I went back and forth between them and the glass doors must have fogged up. I was just angry that they weren't clearer and that they wanted me to buy four pizzas to get a sale price on a pizza. Most places with sale prices still use the nice big tags... and behind glass doors that are fogged up, I don't expect to have to squint for such details. Screw 'em both. Don't go here if you have rational expectations for accuracy, integrity, anticipating the customer's need, or just pleasantness. The managers are a bit dumb at best and when confronted about their mistakes, they act closer to schoolyard children in their attitudes and behaviour than something you'd expect in a manager. Try Buy-Low Foods, Save On, or just anywhere else. And be careful of this one. With bad managers, even the cashiers have a very slightly worse attitude. Working with such losers in charge affects everyone.
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This is the best night club I've ever been to and tonight was one of the best nights of my life. The crowd was amazing. Most people really seemed to want to have a good time, dressed well, and seemed intelligent. I thought this must be where all the students and young urban professionals go. The staff were professional and tactful, not the least bit power-centred or pushy. They were there merely to keep the night running smoothly. I did not drink, so I can't comment on the prices or quality of their offerings, sorry. However, the music was excellent. The dj seemed to know what he was doing and kept the beats coming. The last time I shook that hard on stage was about a year ago, another exceptional night. Here, though, I felt I was surrounded by more alert people and the light show they gave made everything seem a bit magical or hypnotic. I wish I had come here sooner. I mean months ago or last week. I've really been missing out. I also mean earlier tonight. As with most clubs I've been to, later in the night people lose a lot of their charm, and although nobody became obnoxious and pushy like they have elsewhere, I would have liked to have been one of the first people on the dance floor and enjoyed the crowd before it got packed. Thanks Fortune Sound Club for a spectacular night!
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Don't go here. I enjoyed the smoked meat at the time, but I came here on my birthday and was offered a slice of cheesecake ~ twice. I wasn't really into it as I'd just come from Transylvanian Traditions Bakery on Davie and had a delicious chocolate rum cake, dripping with flavour. It was awesome. The server suggested the cheesecake was "amazing" and asked "Best cheesecake ever?" when he came to check on me. Even at the time, on my birthday, I couldn't agree. It was good, but about on par with something you'd pick up from a supermarket. If I'd known he was going to charge me for the cheesecake, even after only passively agreeing to it ("If you wish" and "Oh. Sure." after I'd asked for the check) I wouldn't have bothered. But I thought it was free on my birthday. I think this was worse than some innocent misunderstanding. I think the server was counting on my not complaining because it was my birthday. Even though he pointed out that refills of the Cherry Coke weren't free (which is stupid in itself, seeing as I got a glassful of ice) he gave me the refill for free "because it's your birthday" and charged me for the mediocre cheesecake. I'm not even sure what I think about the smoked meat. Perhaps the rather slow service and the rude surprise left a bad taste in my mouth, but everything but the smoked meat and the jasmine tea were less than I'd expect from a restaurant boasting it was founded in Montreal in 1927. I got an e-mail back after complaining (I was annoyed to be offered, with a frozen smile, to talk to the manager at the time) and was offered an insincere apology that said it was genuine. And a gift certificate. But the folks at Dunn's aren't trustworthy. It's not just drinks they're encouraging you to have. They'll stoop low enough to offer a slice of cheesecake to you on your birthday like some sort of generous promotion then charge you $7.99 for it when you could have bought the entire cake from the supermarket for that price. Don't go here. It's a bad place. Don't trust them. Oh. And the delicious free pickle I tried months earlier when I stopped in and promised to come back: the pickle I got for the the meal I paid for was BLAND, like they were too cheap to give it flavour this time. This is probably my very worst dining-out experience and DEFINITELY the worst birthday meal I've ever had. Bad folks. Not-so-good food. Shady integrity. Dunn's Famous: Not Even Once.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I can't remember what it was called, but it was fresh and delicious! The person who took my order was very humble and put forth an effort to understand and communicate with me, as English was not his first language. I paid $6.99 for what I think was a large helping of vegetables, noodles, and beef and OH MAN! That was some of the best food I have ever had! In fact, I'm kind of disappointed I didn't go there yesterday instead of going elsewhere to get a donair. I've only been there once, on Sunday Nov. 4, if I'm not mistaken, but I REALLY want to go there again! Usually when I go somewhere that the proprietors don't speak very good English, I receive poor service, too. I think it's more a matter of them being so used to not being able to communicate well in a language they're not very used to so they aren't careful to make the effort to understand or be understood. I am happy to say that although this man had difficulty with English, he did everything right by me. I'd recommend this place to my best friend. Go check it out! It's a humble restaurant downtown where you can eat in or take it to go, as I did.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I go here from time to time for inexpensive Chinese food during the last half hour before they close. Most of the time I like or love the food. I think it's personal preference. The problem is that sometimes the people helping me are a bit short with me or absent-minded or just don't care. The last time I went, I tried to give the woman taking my money something closer to exact change, but she turned her back on me before I was done. I think it's a combination of cultural mannerisms and a poor attitude about customer service. I like smart people who do their jobs at least passably and look for good opportunities to make a good impression. I was fine before I felt like my patience and consideration were lost on an ungrateful person who would be different in a better world or unemployed. Oh yes. And this particular person felt at liberty to talk so loudly at me that I felt the need to cover my ears. She was telling me the prices. I don't recommend going here unless you're looking for something edible, warm, and inexpensive. I still do and will continue until I finally feel enough's enough and yell at the one person who's been working there the whole time, possibly the owner, who has also been short with me once or twice.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago