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At the start of the month, I changed the links under my Interesting Stuff section to include some of the blogs/websites that I take a look at on a regular basis. I wanted to highlight them because I feel that it’s important to talk about what other people are doing. Part of blogging is the conversation… and each of these sites are adding to that conversation in their own unique way.
Those are just some of the blogs that I like to check out from time to time. I can’t keep up with everything, as I’m sure that very few people follow every word of this blog. But I like to catch up as best as I can when I have a little time. I certainly appreciate everything these people do, wish all of them the best of luck!
Oh and if there’s a site that you think I, or the other readers, would be interested in… just leave me a comment! I’d love to know what other people are reading in their spare time!
Geeze, I didn’t even have a chance to post my thoughts on KFC’s new artery clogger (also known as the Double Down sandwich) and they went and pulled it off their menu. Well, they claim that it was intended as a limited time special from the beginning, with the possibility of adding it permanently depending on sales. That sounds pretty standard. The weird thing is that they also say that it’s the most successful product launch in KFC Canada’s history, so I’m really not sure why they would pull it off the menu? Did too many people keel over in their restaurants after eating one of these 540 calorie monsters? And don’t forget… that’s just the sandwich. You’re probably thinking that you want the combo, so tack on the fries and a pop. Yeah, good times.
Well if you didn’t get a chance to try one of these, you’re going to have to travel south of the border. They’re still available there (Americans will eat anything), at least for now.
Thankfully (or not) I took the plunge a few weeks ago and ordered one of these (as a combo, duh) and took it to work with me so I could share in the glory. Or maybe I was thinking that it might be nice to have someone close by to call 911 in the event of an emergency. I’ve gotta say that I was completely surprised by the Double Down. I was actually expecting to like it, but then feel guilty because I would rationalize that it just took 3 months off my life expectancy. That didn’t happen.
I did not like it at all.
And that’s a little odd to me, considering that it’s just two pieces of chicken with bacon, cheese, and some sort of sauce in between. Everyone knows that this is a breadless sandwich, right? That’s the gimmick here. Generally everything is better with bacon, and cheese is usually pretty safe. But I didn’t like the combination at all. I ended up separating the two pieces of chicken, and scraping everything else off. I actually threw the bacon and cheese in the garbage, and just ate the chicken. In fairness to the Double Down, I thought that the chicken portion was quite good. They were two nice pieces of white meat, and I actually did enjoy those. But when put together as a Double Down sandwich? Umm.. no. It just didn’t do it for me.
I’m probably not the only one to coin this phrase, but I gave KFC’s Double Down sandwich two thumbs double down. Witty, I know, eh?
Goodbye Double Down. I won’t miss you.
I had the misfortune of having to go to the mall the other day. I tend to avoid that place, even at the best of times. Over the years I’ve seen many of my favourite stores close, and be replaced by clothing outlets targeting a certain demographic that I simply do not belong to.
But this particular night I was on a mission, and apparently that meant having to go to the mall.
While I was there, I decided that I needed to get something to eat. I’d been at work all day, and really hadn’t had much throughout the day. I looked at the options available to me in the food court. There weren’t many. I opted for the shortest line. Three teenage punks crowded around the counter, yapping with their 2 friends on the other side of that counter. As I suspected, they weren’t actually ordering anything, and stepped aside as I approached.
“We don’t have a cashier right now, but if you tell me what you want, I’ll start your order” one of the young guys said to me. Umm… ok.. I’m not sure what that means exactly, but I told him what I wanted… chubby chicken burger combo…
Then I stood there with my bank card in my hand, while the young punks started gabbing again. It didn’t take too long for my food to finish. I watched one of them package it up and set it on the tray… But he couldn’t give it to me, because I hadn’t paid for it yet.
Then other people started to line up behind me. The couple of guys behind the counter panicked.
“Our cashier isn’t here. She went for a smoke…”
That was enough for everyone else behind me. They left. I stood there and looked at my food… so close, yet so far… the two guys behind the counter actually left and went back out of view, probably because they couldn’t stand there looking at me, looking at my food.
That was it. I’d had enough. I should have jumped over the counter, grabbed my food, and sat down. That would have showed them! Of course, I probably would have just thrown out my back or something trying to get over that counter. (Yeah, I know that there’s a little swinging door)
So I left. I’m a pretty patient guy, but there are limits to my patience, and watching my food get cold while some girl is out having a cigarette, and no one else is able to run the cash register… that’s too much, even for me.
I contemplated calling the next day and asking to speak to someone older than 16, but I couldn’t be bothered at this point.