"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-11-2006, 10:09 PM   #11
Head Chef
 
BigDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Farmington, Minnesota
Posts: 1,007
Send a message via MSN to BigDog Send a message via Yahoo to BigDog
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M.
...and paying cash would be out of the question????
Doesn't matter. Who needs cash any more? Besides, the USD takes such a thumping by other currencies I wonder how long it will take before we're converting to Euros or whatever.
__________________

__________________
Integrity & Honesty
have been sacrificed on the combined altars of Control, Political Correctness, and Convenience
BigDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 10:18 PM   #12
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,387
BigDog:

The payment method is secondary to the original point.

I'm more concerned about having a centralized call center located 'who knows where' trying to take my order. Based on my previous call center experience, I'm not sure I could make myself understood.

Also, if phone lines or computers go down, I miss a meal. I would expect some backlash if this is implemented.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 10:38 PM   #13
Head Chef
 
tancowgirl2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,490
Send a message via Yahoo to tancowgirl2000
Pizza Hut or Panago...cant remember but one of them is thru the call center and it really ticks a person off when you want to know details that "they" cant give you because they arent at "that" location so please try this number and talk to someone that KNOWS what they are doing...errrr!!! Why bother....they still have to pay cooks and cleaners. Dont they all just stand around staring at the walls like the next one?
__________________
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."
~ Stephen Wright
tancowgirl2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2006, 01:03 AM   #14
Master Chef
 
-DEADLY SUSHI-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NW Chicago Burbs'
Posts: 6,070
Send a message via Yahoo to -DEADLY SUSHI-
For the record....... I dont like it. But when a company sees such savings, I dont see what we can do. Grrrrrrrr......
__________________
-DEADLY SUSHI- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2006, 09:00 AM   #15
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by -DEADLY SUSHI-
For the record....... I dont like it. But when a company sees such savings, I dont see what we can do. Grrrrrrrr......
What we can do is go somewhere else for our food.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2006, 01:18 PM   #16
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigDog
One thing that cracks me up though is when the line is answered by someone obviously not of American decent and is quite likely in a foreign country (usually India or something like that) and they say their name is Pete, or Joe, or Paul, or something like that. I just laugh and think "yeah, and I'm jolly old Saint Nicholas!"
My favorite was one of the outsourced workers from MCI (that's when they wouldn't give me phone service of any sort for weeks). "hey-lo, it ees my playsure to be of asseestance doo you. Dees ees Brittany."
__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2006, 01:35 PM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigDog
i just laugh and think, "yeah, and i'm jolly old saint nicholas
hiiiiiiya nick!

don't blame the little guy on the phone. he's just working to put naan on his table, same as you and me.
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2006, 05:12 PM   #18
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M.
What we can do is go somewhere else for our food.
But if ever single major fast food joint did it, you would go no where to get your food.
__________________
Have you had your habanero pepper today????
The hotter the pepper, the better the pepper!!!
kleenex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2006, 05:15 PM   #19
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by kleenex
But if ever single major fast food joint did it, you would go no where to get your food.
I doubt that will happen any time soon. Of course, we could all park our cars, get off our fat butts and go into the restaurants.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2006, 08:28 AM   #20
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,764
sacriledge!!!!

you heathen you, andy. i want my food five seconds ago, and i want it fresh, tasty, and i want it brought to me where i sit. in fact, maybe someone could chew it for me first and just regurgitate it into my mouth...

i don't hit fast food places often, and if it became a hassle, i wouldn't go at all.

i've never been able to figure out the allure of fast food and chain restaurants, especially dominoes and pizza hut. their pizzas suck imo, and in most metropolitan areas local mom and pop joints have much better food. as far as burgers go, diners blow away fast food places.
about the only advantage i can see is saving a minute or two. if you can't rearrange your daily schedule to afford those extra few minutes, you have a lot more problems than worrying about food. (you can always make up that time speeding home on a highway )

you could say, paraphrasing a famous quote, you're being a second wise, but a minute foolish.
__________________

__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.