Tuesday, November 22, 2005

SH: "I think I'd be much happier just not talking to anyone for the rest of my life."
JH: "Then you're cut out to be an academic."

Sunday, November 13, 2005


I ask that you please please read and take note of the ridiculous experience I had at Yeero Yeero with Chris, Alysia, Allison, Ashley and Leo the other evening. The following letter will be sent to their place of business and the Better Business Bureau tomorrow. If you really want Greek food, try Athenian Delights instead.

This letter will be sent tomorrow, and I will cease eating there permanently. There's nothing wrong with Athenian Delights, and there's better atomsphere there anyway.

To the Owners and Management of Yeero! Yeero!:

I have long enjoyed the food at Yeero! Yeero! since moving to Shreveport three years ago. I have often had friends complain about the service provided at your establishment; however, I never experienced it first hand. Unfortunately, due to a series of events on November 11, 2005, I will no longer be dining at your facilities due to one of the most unpleasant dining experiences I have ever had.

Upon arrival with my party, we were left to sit for approximately seven minutes before anyone greeted us. After our drink orders were taken, we were not given menus, and had to borrow menus from other patrons until menus were brought to us. Even then, there were still not enough for everyone at the table. After our food arrived, we received no attention from waitstaff, and were often ignored or merely not heard when requests for more pita bread or drink refills were made. When my glass of water was filled, the waiter spilled a large amount of water on my arm, and did not acknowledge his mistake. At the end of our meal, we asked for the check to be split among our party, an action performed many times by the waitstaff at your restaurant in my many previous visits to your establishment. The waiter, however, refused to do so for our table. Our confusion and frustration only escalated when we realized we had been given the wrong bill. When a member of our party got up and brought it to our waiter's attention, he snapped it out of his hand without a word or even an apology for this inconvience. Additionally, when he returned with the correct bill, we did not receive an apology or even any word from our waiter other than slamming the bill on the table. Due to this and the poor treatment we received during our dinner, we decided to not leave a tip for the waiter.

Let me note that a tip is defined as gratuity for a service performed voluntarily or outside of obligation. At no time during our meal did we feel that the service given to us as paying customers was deserving of a tip. Rather, we were treated quite rudely and as is a tradition in our society we did not tip as a result of these actions.

Rather than taking notice of our lack of tip and adjusting his treatment of customers, our waiter ran out to our car to berate us about our lack of tip. When approached about an explanation we were waved off to leave, despite our willingness to explain the lack of tip and discuss the appropriate treatment of customers. This sort of harrassment will be made known to our friends who are regular patrons to your business.

Thank you for making time to read this letter, and I would appreciate if your business were to take customer satisfaction to be its highest priority in the future. If you have any questions about this letter or would like more information about our dining experience at Yeero! Yeero!, please feel free to contact me. I would be more than happy to speak to you in further detail.

Sara Hebert

Please give your business to another place in Shreveport that appreciates its customers. Viet-Coast, India's, China Hot, Southfield Grill, Tacomania, Ichiban, and other places in town have top notch service, and great food to boot.

Friday, November 11, 2005

It's amazing what you can get done in an hour.

Monday, November 07, 2005

I think I'm a horrible writer, but my newest revision of my senior thesis is ballering. Check it.

In other news, I'm addicted to Harvest Moon now. I proposed to Nami, the girl that I call sexy girlfriend or Indie Rock Girl. She said yes, and now I'm going to have a farming wife with pink hair. How awesome! I also have 3 cows, 5 chickens and a massive field. I am rolling in the gold. Also interesting is the lack of any real machinery outside of the scientist's house and all that is like boiling liquids in vats. Also interesting to point out is the fact that you can't play as a woman, you can't marry someone of the same sex, and you are limited to only 3 women to propose and marry. I couldn't swoon any of the other girls in town if I wanted to. Nor could I even stay single because the game pairs you off with a foxy lady in the winter! So I rushed into proposing to my sexy girlfriend...er...wife. The most fantastic thing is the poor translation that has so many typos you'll have a "?" over your head for (virtual) days.

It makes me want to be a farmer, with a simpler, hard-working life.

Friday, November 04, 2005

So I know I've got brains, and brawn (sometimes) but I really get saddened by girls in sororities.

I don't even want to be like them but I still get so depressed when I see that they have a bond with other girls. Whether or not it's as tight as a bond as I think it is, someone always stops to talk to them if they're in the same sorority.

I'm super jealous. They're all really freaking pretty, dress well and they're just supercute in general.

I wonder if its really media that are telling me to be like these girls, or if I pressure myself to be like them in order to be accepted by society. Surely there are a great number of forces at work here. However, I do wonder what causes me one day to be like "Those girls are stupid!" and then the next day say "God, I'm so jealous!" PMS?

And now, you think I'm stupid.

I'm just thankful for the pals I have. Without the few of them, I think I'd go nutso.