Monday, August 19, 2013

iPad Leads to iHex On Our Marriage

I have to say that in all the time that I have gone out to montauk the bake shoppe was the best! So when my husband and I decided to get married in Montauk it was only natural that we had the Bake Shoppe make our wedding cake. After meeting the owners for our consultation I couldn't have been more happy and excited that they were going to make the cake of my dreams! 

The day before our wedding my husband went to the bake shoppe for some treats and asked about the cake. With a surprised look on his face the owner said one minute, walked away and came back with the original receipt with the $500 cash deposit attached to it. He told my husband that it was being worked on and it was to early to look at it. (I'll give them that since it was the day before).

Well our day was finally here, I couldn't wait to see the cake it was the only thing we couldn't see till the day of. 

WELL I saw the cake and it honestly disappointed me greatly. Apparently the surprised look on the owner's face when my husband asked about it was because they completely forgot about it. It looked thrown together. I wish I had the pictures with me to post. It looked like a kindergarten class had put it together and that's being nice. 

In all the cost of the cake was $990 dollars for 65 people. I was not even worth the deposit that was left. My husband and I went to the back shoppe the next day to discuss it with them and to my surprise they were so rude. (I was actually told by the restaurant we were married in that they are known for that). 

I simply didn't feel the cake they presented was worth the $990 we had paid and wanted to see how they were going to take care of this. Well I was greeted with yelling, cursing and being blamed for their employees not being paid if I didn't pay full price for the cake etc... 

She said the cake left fine and it all must have happened after it was delivered. The owner even said she had pictures of it on her iPad. Well when we looked at the pictures and I took her iPad and zoomed in on them she was clearly able to see what we were talking about. 

She gave me my check back and only took the deposit as payment, which after their treatment was too much. She rudely told me she wishes us nothing but unhappiness and an ill marriage and to go F ourselves. 

Nice customer service!!!!!!! 

I have never walked into the shoppe again and am very happy 7-11 came to town!!!!! They now get all my coffee business. Gurney's bake shoppe would be my recommendation.
- S

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Should I Clean Out Your Septic Tank Too?

After a storm: Could you check my house and make sure the trees / pool / deck furniture are ok? Could you go inside and be sure the pipes didn't freeze/the heat or ac is on? 

During the week: Could you take in my packages/newspapers/mail? I only come out on weekends. 

Any day: Could you accept a delivery for me at your house and bring it to mine? Could you let the plumber/ painter/housekeeper /electrician in? If you see my loose dog running around, I'm out to dinner/lunch/shopping, so could you grab him/her, put on a leash and bring him home/keep him/her at YOUR house until I get home?

Yes, we live here year-round. Yes, we are friendly with all our neighbors. And we don't mind doing things for our CLOSE friends or in an emergency ... but we are NOT your unpaid house-watchers. 

There are a lot of folks who DO that for a living out here BECAUSE there are so many weekenders/vacationers/summer folks ... so FIND one and PAY them to be sure your stuff is done. I HAVE a job and a family and a house to take care of and YOU are  NOT part of that trio!

- The Watcher

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Self-Checkout Needs Self-Help

Woman uses self-checkout register in Waldbaums

Keeps dropping things or screwing things up. 

VERY sweet polite employee says GENTLY to the woman, "it's OK, just take your time"...and the woman yells back "Don't SCOLD me or tell me what to do." 

I told the employee, "Guess we know someone who got out of the wrong side of bed this morning."

Believe me, normally I would have said something to the RUDE customer, but she looked like she'd bite the head off anyone who said "Boo" to her.

- T

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thelma And Her Sound Track

Princess in white E350 convertible, top down, drives up to Pike's Farm stand in Sagaponack music blaring. Gets out of car and proceeds to shop while leaving music blasting for all to hear. 

Sweetheart, your taste in music sucks, number one. 

And two, it isn't for everyone else to  hear. Please discover ear buds and/or the off button.

- R

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Missy Misses Your Taillights

I was parked in the back of the hardware store in Sag Harbor the other day when a local guy in a pick-up pulled into the spot next to mine.  I was getting into my car to leave when I noticed that a very new and expensive vehicle had stopped - blocking both myself and the pick-up truck in, and positioned on a diagonal to stop both lanes of traffic on the road that runs behind the village (this is a critical route if you know Sag!) 

The female driver gets out of the car, indignant, and starts yelling at the pick-up truck, "You have no tail lights! You could have backed right into me!! I couldn't see you!!" 

The pick-up driver just sat in his car laughing. I said to her "Do you mind moving your car?" 

"Well he doesn't have any taillights!!" said she, while traffic was backing up in both directions. 

I replied "I know, I heard - but do you see how you are blocking everyone right now? You could pull out of the way to tell him, if you are having a problem." 

She didn't like that at all. She continued her rant.  "Put yourself in my shoes, missy!!" was her parting shot. Missy happens to be my nick-name, but that's beside the point. She said it with a lower case "m".


Elizabeth (aka Missy)