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Old 18th September 2013, 12:12 AM
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Probably old subject matter to " old subjects" but I'm not one and would like to hear a take on this! I'm not using this as a " bash ph" thread as I love it here, but better to laugh at what used to be so "important" or so " ordinary" to Americans and others and get it out to share. How about I start with the idea " if it cost the same right as wrong, then I'll just have mine right! Restaurants in particularly American pizza versions are the worst! Wow. Seems the ph customers are so timid or kind that no matter the delivery condition in a restaurant they just look, have sort of blank face and take whatever. Although I don't eat Pizza Hut in USA I just assumed would have a reasonable sort of pizza more or less to serve up in Ph.... NO WAY! So now I NEVER go to Pizza Hut! Bad. My solution is Ph and independent pizzerias! What else.......?
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Probably old subject matter to " old subjects" but I'm not one and would like to hear a take on this! I'm not using this as a " bash ph" thread as I love it here, but better to laugh at what used to be so "important" or so " ordinary" to Americans and others and get it out to share. How about I start with the idea " if it cost the same right as wrong, then I'll just have mine right! Restaurants in particularly American pizza versions are the worst! Wow. Seems the ph customers are so timid or kind that no matter the delivery condition in a restaurant they just look, have sort of blank face and take whatever. Although I don't eat Pizza Hut in USA I just assumed would have a reasonable sort of pizza more or less to serve up in Ph.... NO WAY! So now I NEVER go to Pizza Hut! Bad. My solution is Ph and independent pizzerias! What else.......?
I haven't had any problems finding decent pizza here (several Fil-Am & Fil-Can Pizzerias). I DO HAVE issues with what is a Restaurant Management issue though! It still annoys me when the better part of a restaurant's printed menu is "unavailable!" Even after 7 years, It still bugs me!

The things I find myself missing are fresh Cherries (Bing and Rainier in particular) and cottage cheese!

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I think the thing that probably bugs me the most is wherever you go, the product you need and are looking for---that the store is supposed to carry is OUT OF STOCK!
This is especially true of life sustaining medications. Never mind that a person could and would die without the needed medications. The idiots either don't realize or simply don't care that they can not sell what they don't have !!!
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real fresh milk, large potatoes (not the small ones they have here), my old cable and service with a smile.
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I think the thing that probably bugs me the most is wherever you go, the product you need and are looking for---that the store is supposed to carry is OUT OF STOCK! This is especially true of life sustaining medications. Never mind that a person could and would die without the needed medications. The idiots either don't realize or simply don't care that they can not sell what they don't have !!!
Hmm, sadly true. I'm an insulin user and use a particularly difficult to find type. I buy from a pharmacy whose owner also uses that particular type. Even so I make sure to keep at least a two weeks "extra" supply on hand (I buy a month's worth at a time) and also call ahead to a) make sure its in stock and b) reserve a supply!

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LOL! After the first month here I got a craving for a good juicy American steak (with potatoes). I have long since given up as even the upscale steak houses seem incapable of coming close!
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I want large potatoes so that i can make jacket potatoes, not sure if you have them in the states but i really do miss those.

Another thing i miss is good quality ATM machines that are not ALWAYS down. There are three in my local area and when i want money i get to the first one in Mercury "out of money" sign stuck to it, get to the second in 7/11 "no cash" sign stuck to it get to the third (on the street so i like to avoid if possible) and its not even switched on.

I have learnt that if one is down all three are going to be down and i have wasted my time walking there which takes 15 minutes lol.
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We just had a branch of Metro Gaisano open here. They have the big russet potatoes of Idaho fame!
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I miss having a washer/dryer, warm water from a hot water heater, big potatoes, big onions, big tomatoes, big bananas, 'real' Italian food, and having my own transportation. I also miss a good sirloin steak with baked potato from Western Sizzlin' Steak House, Ryan's, and Fried Fish Filets from Capt'n D's and Long John Silver's Restaurants and Fried Catfish from David Beard's Catfish King Restaurant. I miss good Chicken and Beef Frijoles from Chili's Restaurant.

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The 1 thing I miss most of all here is common sense and logic. You see it everyday somewhere. The biggest culprit is my mrs. Lol
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