Ain’t goin’ back to here no mo.

They use to call it quality control. Not sure what they call it these days. Sort of hit and miss maybe. If you are going to own or operate a franchise your customer could only hope to have a food item at one location then days or weeks later miles away you get the sameContinue reading “Ain’t goin’ back to here no mo.”

Santa Clause is sailing to town. Yo ho ho!

There is a virtual full parking lot of boats outside the L A Harbor beyond the breakwater barrier. Some anchored out there for about a month or more waiting for a docking space to unload their foreign made goods. All cargo ships wanting to dock and unload its full containers filled with Asian made widgetContinue reading “Santa Clause is sailing to town. Yo ho ho!”

Less product for more money.

Shrinkflation. What is it? I generally am not litigious but I very much would like to sue the fashion industry. They too have jumped on this “shrinkflation” concept. Reduced product size but selling at the same old price. As you might have noticed with other consumer goods that they are becoming less in size orContinue reading “Less product for more money.”

Just a dollars worth and check my pressure.

1973 was the year full-service gas stations came to an abrupt end. It stopped ‘snap’ just like that! Swift without any means of restoration to full service. No one could reverse this sudden inconvenience. Gas stations or service stations flipped to a self-service or DIY service. But first let me explain what full-service gas stationsContinue reading “Just a dollars worth and check my pressure.”

The slowest fast food I’ve ever had.

Fast food eatery I will never go to again. Carl’s, Jr. To begin with and in retrospect this is Carl’s routine go-to policy. Let me explain. We just exited I-40 and drove up to the Carl’s, Jr. Drive-thru to make an order. Their outside menu showed they have various chicken items. Both sandwiches and chickenContinue reading “The slowest fast food I’ve ever had.”

How to get less for the dollar.

They call it shrinkflation. Ever hear of it? It’s when a packaged product is reduced in size or weight but sold at the old price. No price reduction but quantity reduction instead. For a recent example you probably have noticed a roll of toilet paper has become a half inch narrower but sold at itsContinue reading “How to get less for the dollar.”