Saturday, February 11, 2006

Hunt County

The restaurants in my area are sickening. Check it out:

Hunt County

10 Comebacks:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you should eat in Dallas County before you get home - I have read that they don't even check half the restaurants there, and even when they do, the results are often falsified and changed...at least you won't know the food you are eating is sickening!

10:35 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

Um.... I followed the link and it appears that those numbers are the scoring system, because if you click on the link (at the bottom) to see the restuarant's scores, there are quite a few with the rating of 0 (which is best).

Maybe I just don't get it... ;)

2:16 PM  
Blogger James Gallagher said...

Yes, you are right. There are a lot of them with a 0. But I guess what bothers me the most is that a significant amount of them have a "poor" score. Why are they allowed to stay in business?

For instance, Travelers Sonic Drive-In on 2725 FM 1903: Last time I went through their drive through lane, I pulled up after ordering and couldn't even get anyone to recognize that I had pulled up to the window for over 5 minutes! I considered crawling through the window, grabbing my food, putting my money on the counter and leaving. They probably wouldn't have even noticed! I was in a hurry and they made me late to your violin lesson when I originally had enough of time! Ha!

What does that have to do with health inspection? Well, if someone's employees are so incompetent that they can't even make an appearance at the drive up window, then how can we trust them to wash their hands before they touch our food?

9:32 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

Good point! I remember that day... ;)

9:35 PM  
Blogger James Gallagher said...

Actually, we try to encourage open debate here, even when it makes me look like an idiot. It sure is embarrassing though!!!

9:39 PM  
Blogger James Gallagher said...

Joseph Gallagher: i agree with jordan...i see a lot of zeros
James Gallagher: lol
James Gallagher: did you see my comment back to him?
Joseph Gallagher: yeah
Joseph Gallagher: but still there are a lot of zeros.

Sigh.

9:41 PM  
Anonymous 69_Joseph_69 said...

oh well, nice try.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

That was the day you told Jadon that you actually did crawl through the drive-through window, and made your own food? Ha ha!

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

///quote///if ... are so incompetent.... how can we trust them to wash their hands///unquote///

i can tell you from firsthand experience in Jack-in-the-* .... Washing one's hands is sometimes done only when customers or managers are watching, OR, when some "informer" bossy co-worker is watching. Except for certain conscientious people who really tried to wash their hands when they should at the right times. They started making people (grill workers and the fryer workers) use gloves all the time after a while. But the gloves can cause awkwardness and make the job go slower on the fryers / grill, so therefore, on the overnight shift, the gloves were cheerfully abandoned because the customers could not SEE that they weren't wearing them. I got in the habit of washing my hands very often; but after a while I did notice, in the wintertime, that I was using sanitizer and washing my hands so much that they were drying out and getting cracks in the skin. It hurt. --- THEN again, there's the problem of angry customers who don't want to wait for someone to wash their hands - at least not the excessive thorough hand-washing job that we were TOLD to do where you wash all the way up to the elbow, scrub the fingernails, etc.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reaons why they wouldn't come to the window after you sat there five minutes - based on personal experience in jack-in-thuh....
(1) Person who should be wearing the headset is having a romantic interlude in the breakroom with someone. Has taken headset off.
-- [sometimes romantic interlude is with someone else's spouse, for which shenanigan both of them will later be fired, as has actually occurred.]
(2) Person who should be wearing the headset is the only one who speaks English, and has taken it off and gone to the restroom.
(3) Person who should be wearing headset has taken it off, is the only one who speaks English, and has gone out the door to the nearby gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes. He instructed the non-English-speaking persons to take care of the headset, but those persons would really much rather not make the attempt to try to talk on there.
---NOTE: Persons on the night shift are (technically) not allowed to go outside the doors, much less to the gas station.---
(4) Person who wears the headset is in the office counting money from the safe. In that case, he or she should let someone know.
(5) Batteries in the headset ran out of juice, and there is no way of knowing that ahead of time.
(6) Person who is wearing the headset is pushing the wrong button while talking. They need to push the "transmit" button, but they may not be aware that they are pushing the wrong button.
(7) Person who should be wearing the headset has taken it off and is asleep in the breakroom.
(8) Person who is wearing the headset is standing next to a loud machine, such as the ice machine, and thus is unaware of the fact that a customer is waiting, due to being unable to hear the "alert."
(9) Person is unable to hear the "alert" because his or her co-workers have turned up the (radio) music so loud.
(10) Person who should be wearing the headset is talking on their cell phone and has taken the headset off.
(11) Person who should be wearing the headset is not aware that the cord has come unplugged from the transmitter.
(12) Person who should be wearing the headset is rebellious and has taken the headphones off of her ears because her ears are hurting, despite repeated injunctions from the boss to "keep them ON YOUR EARS." When I say "ears are hurting," I mean the "Middle Ear" where the delicate parts can be damaged, not the skin or the outer ear itself.
(13) Person who is learning to speak English has been instructed to talk on the headset, but is stubborn and shy and would rather not. Person who CAN speak English has gone outside and is smoking a cigarette in the dark on the other side of the building.
(14) There is a major fracas (argument, lost bundle of stolen money taken from the safe, fist-fight, accident where someone slipped in the soapsuds and fell, etc.) inside and everybody is too involved to notice anything going on other than what they are involved in at the time.
---- Disclaimer: None of these are legitimate excuses (nor were they meant to be) except for the batteries running out, which I can't think of a solution for...

11:46 PM  

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