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America’s Worst Eyewear

I sometimes need reading glasses, mostly when I grade papers.  Actually, I only need a reading monocle because only one eye is in need of slight correction, and I also needed to have my eyes checked because it had been two years.  The good news:  my reading vision has not changed!  The bad news:  the distance vision changed slightly.  I have mono-vision, which means one eye is 20/20 up close, and the other eye is 20/20 distance, but the mono-vision means they are completely opposite for each eye.  I am 20/30 distance in the eye which is 20/20 for reading.  See what I mean?  Since I don’t want bifocals, and I NEVER, EVER wear glasses for anything other than reading when I am tired or stressed (which really isn’t that often, contrary to popular belief), I only need reading glasses, so I needed this eye place to correct ONE lens in each pair, leaving the other one plain glass.  Could they get that straight?  Noooooooooooooooooooooo, not only that, but they corrected both lenses, which means I would have the exact opposite problem, making one blurry when reading and the other when looking in the distance.  sigh.  I know, I’m complicated, but really, they are supposed to be professionals.  Then the frames I ordered were supposed to be the same, but in different colours. They weren’t.  One was solid all the way around, which is what I wanted, and the other had wire bottoms, which I loathe!  I had to call this place to find out if my glasses were ready because they never called me, and low and behold, they hadn’t even dialed the correct number!  Then, when they went to look for my chart, they had misspelled my last name!  UGH!  These people are a nightmare.  “Can you come back later to explain the problem to our doctor?”  “NO! I cannot come back later!”  I guess, for $85, you get what you pay for!  The store I went to, America’s Best at Hwy. 75 and El Dorado in McKinney, TX has not impressed me in the slightest.  The people in the front of the business are clueless.

0 out of 10 stars

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RaceTrak is the Slowest Project in Area

Come on, RaceTrak on University Drive in McKinney, TX, you have been tearing down and rebuilding this bleeding gas station and convenience store for more than five months!  What are you doing?  creating the brick facade from homemade bricks?  Your convenience store not being open is a true inconvenience!  I was fine when you first tore down the old building, but this has taken too long.  Enough is enough, already!  I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the old one, and the new one looks no different to me.  It seems like a waste of money.  Open, Open, Open, Open, already!

0 out of 10 stars!

Golden Nuggets of YUM

Golden Chick has gizzards!  It has other things, too, but we LOVE gizzards.  These are tender and tasty, but they are not in the normal thick batter, but a fluffy and light batter. I’m not sure which I prefer.  The only problem I have with this restaurant and these gizzards is they do not tell you they are a cook to order, so you have to wait.  A drive-thru is NOT the place to wait.  I always get frustrated and annoyed when I have to wait in a drive-thru lane.  I feel it holds up other customers and is inconsiderate of those who believe FAST FOOD should be fast.  Other than that, they are yummy and inexpensive. I will be back!

8 out of 10 stars.

Pumpkin Muffins Fall Flat!

Dunkin’ Donuts ran out of pumpkin donuts last season and disappointed their customers and fans. Their answer was to bring them out extra early this year. I went through the drive-thru to get A donut, when I saw the scrumptious muffins on the menu and had to have one! I anticipated the spicy ginger and pumpkin taste, along with the warm smell. Sadly, Dunkin’ Donuts has let me down yet again! The muffin had little of that wonderful scent and barely any taste! The muffin fell far from my expectations. Bring back my spicy muffin, Dunkin’ Donuts!!!

3 out of 10 stars


In and Out of Town

My friend came into town from a state without an In and Out restaurant.  It was the only thing on his mind, getting there and having a burger and fries.  I stalled him for four days, until I could not listen to his hints and blatant requests any longer.  You see, I do not happen to like In and Out.  Their burgers, as long as they are without that nasty sauce, are very good, but their fries are just disgusting.  My friend loves them, as do many other people.  I think they are like eating fried styrofoam.  Their technique is to peel, cut, and fry all in one motion, so the potatoes do not get exposed to air for too long.  It makes them funky in my mouth.  I would prefer to be force fed McDonald’s soggy and limp fries any day.  So, for those of you out there who love In and Out, my friend enjoyed his burger, fries, and shake, and was immensely satisfied.  I had a burger with no sauce,and it was good.

8 out of 10 stars (just for my friend)


Rooms To Go should be Rooms Be Gone

I just moved into a place twice the size of my last one; well, it wasn’t hard to beat, since I was homeless just a year ago. My BFF is coming to visit for a week, so I needed an extra bed, but I also needed a couch. I looked on the Rooms to Go website, and it said furniture could be delivered within 24 hours. I thought, “Great! I have always had their furniture before.” I went down to the local store at 75 and Parker in Plano, TX, as soon as it opened, and I met a very polite young man. He tried to help me, but every couch I wanted (four was my limit to try) couldn’t be delivered for 2 weeks to 2 months! Wait a minute, didn’t the website say 24 hour delivery? I asked to see a manager. What an ass. The manager on duty was Ron Holloway (Hollowman?), and he really was the Al Bundy of furniture sales. He was smarmy, condescending, and rude. He did find me a couch which could be delivered in the time frame I needed, but it came with a fabric protection, which I would never get, having many allergies to chemicals, and he told me I would have to pay extra for the privilege of getting a couch with that nasty stuff already on it. When I informed him of my allergies, he laughed at me. He was infuriating and a jerk. So, the basic idea is, Rooms to Go will get you what you want, as long as it is what they think you need, in their time frame, and after putting up with a slick-backed, smarmy Bundy in a suit. I was ready to purchase a couch which would have been in the $500-600 range, but instead, and because I needed it this week, I had to settle on a $200 nauganimal futon. Oh, and when I asked him about the return policy, he informed me that they do not take returns, so there is no reason to know if customers were displeased with the futon or not. Seriously? This guy needs to learn what customer service is.

0 out of 10 stars