Waiting On The World To Change

October 28th, 2009
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Last night Da Wife had to work a little later than normal and since it was going to be too late to start making dinner, we picked up on da way home. Now I don't know if it was a full moon or not but it turned out to be just a little bit too much for me to handle last night.

We stopped by Waimalu Shopping Center because I had to pick up some ingredients at the Korean market and Da Wife wanted a chili spaghetti from Zippy's. If you've evah been there, you know dat da Korean market is on one end of da mall and Zippy's on da far oddah end.

I decided to park near da Korean market - since we were going to get more stuff there - and walk ovah to Zippy's. On our way there in front of Kabuki, there was a family (it appeared to be) of about 7 or 8 people (3 teenagers) standing smack dab in da middle of da walkway. Actually, blocking da about 90% of da walkway and da walkway isn't manini either! You could probably fit close to two cars side by side but they just stood there talking story as people kept trying to find a "lane" and go around them.

On our way back from Zippy's they were still there and their numbers grew to about 10 or so...... and they still were blocking da walkway like they owned it! As we walked by I just muttered to Da Wife, "wow, you tink they'd at least leave some room to walk by yeah?".

Wassap Wit Dat!

Aftah da market, I wanted something quick so decided to get some Mickey D's. (We all know my "love" for Zippy's  :lol:   ) As we pull up to da drive-thru da line is choke long (notoriously famous for being loooong and slooooow) so Da Wife suggested to just walk in.

I park da car and as I'm heading in, I hear from da drive-thru a customer yelling at da window something about a button. We'll get back to dat later. I nevah like be niele so I just walked in and BAM!, choke long line inside too.  Loser. No can win.   :sad: 

So as da line grew to about 7 deep (I was 4 back), da ONLY cashier appeared to ask for help. She asked three times till a cook behind da prep wall said she'd help. Wat tripped us out (those standing in line) was dat she wasn't asking for help...... she didn't want to cashier anymore! (WWD!) As soon as da cook person came up front, she was relieved and all she wanted to do was bag the food.   :roll: 

Uh, it wouldn't have been too bad if da cook actually knew how to use da damn register!!! She pressed one button and was stuck. It kept beeping and she kept hitting buttons and it kept beeping and she kept pressing da buttons and looking around for help all da while da cashier dat was just there kept bagging food without even a peek in to help.

Aftah about 10 minutes, da line has grown to at least 10 deep and finally just as a manager walks in to open a register, simultaneously - seriously, like at da exact same moment like synchronized swimming, a lady and her three kids just walked in da restaurant and waltzed right up da register and da manager asked, "what can I get for you?"

Huh? Wat da heck just happened?

Da lady in front of me seemed a little dazed. She started to look around. Da damn cashier in front of us was still beeping and now dis frickin' family just cut in front of all of us who've been waiting for da past 10 minutes!

Woooo-saaaaa.

I waited a little bit for da lady in front of me to say something to but she was too dazed I guess and everybody else didn't want to "get involved" so while they were ordering away I walk up to them and say,

BL:   "Excuse me. You know that was very rude what you just did. You cut in front of everybody that was standing in line."
RUDE LADY:   "Nobody was here. Nobody in this line."
BL:   "What? This register just opened. Nobody was here because there's only one line."
RUDE LADY:   "Nobody in this line."
BL:   *about to go shmall kine nutz cause was hungry*  "You're very rude to cut in front of everybody."
MANAGER:   "I'm sorry."

I couldn't believe I only got a sorry. Da manager should have just canceled their order and made them stand in line but wen I get flustered, words don't come easy. I can't think rationally either wen I'm li'dat so I just stood back in line in awe while my mind is spinning with things to say.... and some weren't pretty.

WASSAP WIT DAT!!!

Wat's even more worse was dat both at Waimalu Shopping Center and McDonald's, there were teenagers involved. So wat message does dat send to our young adults? It's ok to be rude and "own" everything? And we all wondah why - or at least I do - why dis world/society is going to heck!

And then I get da wrong size soda on top of dat!   :mad: 

Oh yeah, about da guy in da drive-thru? Da Wife was saying dat da guy wanted a cone. No ice cream. Just da cone. He was extremely adamant about it and da kicker? He wanted it free - not because he wasn't getting da ice cream with it but................ wait for it............... because there was no "button" for it on da register. Go figgah.   :roll: 

So sad dat da world is changing..... and it ain't good.

 


 

Braddah Lance Kwon

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55 Responses to “Waiting On The World To Change”

  1. BananaFysh:

    'Morning BL --

    Ho boy, you one magnet for this kine stuffs, yeah? ;)

    Good for you on calling the rude lady out! Even if never phase her, at least you did it. Everybody else in line was probably burning a hole in the back of her head with their laser stink-eyes too. :twisted:

    No can, these people with the "ainokea" and "it's all about me" attitudes.

    Bachi going set them straight.

    Too bad you not there to see it though, yeah? ;)


  2. BananaFysh:

    Oh, one time I was waiting in the check out line at Borders, and this guy who was at the back of the line (about 4 customers deep) went near the cashier and asked her to call for a manager.

    She just smiled and responded to him right away and called. I then heard her say something about an employee purchase. Oh, okay, the guy is an employee. So the manager comes up to open a register, and the employee in line bypasses everyone in line and walks up to ring out. I look at the lady in front of me, and go "Wassup wit dat?!?" She turned to me and could see she was kinda upset too.

    The manager looked at the guy and said, "Oh, are you shopping? You can't just cut in front of everyone else. Go to the back of the line. NEXT!"

    The lady in front of me turned and we exchanged smiles, and I turned to look at the people in back of me, and all I saw were big grins. :mrgreen:

    Chee-hoo to that manager at Borders! That's how it's supposed to be done! :D Take care of your loyal, paying customers!


  3. visitor:

    Both of your cases show that so many people today are so self-centered. It's a "me" world.

    The McDonalds case was equally, if not more the manager's fault. Most places when opening another register will announce "next in line" from the existing line of people waiting. Yeah, the lady had no class too. But the manager allowed it.


  4. KAN:

    Sorry you got stuck dealing with more stupid people, BL. My mother calls people like the lane blockers "unconscious." I call 'em corks (and other words that shouldn't be typed in a family blog).

    Why is it people like the McDonald's people get rewarded for bad behavior? I don't understand it-there are no consequences for being a jerk these days. People will continue to be rude and act "me first" until their behavior isn't tolerated. Good for you for standing up for what's right.

    The only thing you can be sure of is karma (or some big blalah) will catch up with the idiots eventually. The bad thing is sometimes we don't get the satisfaction of seeing it.


  5. buddahbelly:

    Aloha BL,
    I've said it before and seen it often enough, rude parents raising rude kids. Too bad Hannibal Lector is not for real, like he said "I only eat the rude".


  6. 9th Island Girl:

    Whoa, BL, I gotta tell you what my brother tells me when I get all nuts: "Whoa, Veins (meaning one vein popping out on my forehead), relax!"

    It seems like when one irrahs thing happens, everything starts snowballing, yeah?

    You know from a prior post that the peeps taking up the whole sidewalk is a major pet peeve of mine.

    So is the cutting in line one. Ay, you my bruddah o' what?!

    Unless it's a senior citizen, I ALWAYS call the "cutter" on his/her actions. If it's a senior, I let um go.


  7. M:

    Good moning BL! :)

    Stuff always happens to you and it's not even full moon yet. :)

    Young people has the "ainokea" attitudes now days. No care about anything or anybody but themselves. :(


  8. Bre:

    Wow, BL, sounds like you have a rough night. I'm glad you said something. I never have enough nerve.

    Once I was at one of those Christmas stores, after Christmas, when everything is like 80% off. There were numerous lines and I don't even know how many people in each line. Suddenly, this guy walks up to the front and says he is not waiting in line and the cashier helpes him! Everyone in line started complaining but the cashier kept ringing up the order. About 1/4 of the people in line just put their things on the ground where they were standing and left the store.

    I hope you have a better week. Happy Halloween!


  9. rayboyjr:

    :D :D :D :D :D Good Morning Everyone!!! :D :D :D :D :D

    ...whoa, Braddah Lance ... you have a lot of sh.. uhh stuff happen to you ... don't know how I would react unless I saw the people involved ... but I can feel my blood boil just reading about it ...

    ... about the sidewalk blocking ... I would likely just ignore it ... and walk to avoid them ... I've come across many people who do that ... from kids to families and even older people ... anyway, I'm still relatively healthy and young enough that it doesn't bother me too much to walk around ... now if they're blocking other elderly or people with babies or kids ... then I would have a problem with that ...

    ... about the lane cutting and the dumba$$ manager ... major problem ... in the past, I would likely do nothing ... grin and bear it while the lady and the manager gleefully ram a screw up our butts ... but no more ... I would be more upset at the manager ... cause the lady is like one of hundreds of stoopid igorant rude people I come across ... the manager should know better ... and should not be in the position he is if that was his action and response ... :evil: ... just how did he even make manager??? ...

    ...ok ... cool down ... think nice thoughts now ...

    ... Have a Good One Everyone!!! ...


  10. B:

    no can believe da experiences you get, but den again it's like all ova da place. the sad part about all the establishment kine stuffs dea stay worry about bottom line so much dea stay foget about service. labor is cut back so much no moa even time fo train adequately. no moa any kine of "culture" in many organizations. like you said about da VonAppen football years once players lose respect no can. dis is da same ting happening all ova.


  11. Makiki:

    Deep breath! Wow, not only do they f*** you at the drive-thru now they are doing it at the walk-up.

    It really is a shame the direction things are going but it is a product of the desire to make more and pay less. Unfortunately there will probably never be a solution to this and we will just come to accept things as part of the evolutionary process.

    Alan from Makiki


  12. kikaida:

    Aiyah! When it rains it pours... hope you guys at least had your orders right!


  13. roach:

    BL,

    You must be a magnet for rude & stupid people ! Good thing we don't hang out together, guarantee we would have been involved some very heated arguements (at least) with these people. I have been known to loudly express myself around these types of idiots. And you know, I think the females are worst than the men in these situations (sorry if I've stepped on anyone's toes). Also, I've said this before but the children watching their parents being & obnoxious are going to grow to be just like them.


  14. Jun Tao:

    As for your McDonald's episode, just go to mcdonalds.com and report your incident at that specific location and time. A McD's representative will get back to you in a timely manner to try and resolve the issue. It also helps Corporate to determine if a location has "bad management" or "bad operating procedures" based on customer responses. This will help them identify if leadership is failing and/or hire more qualified personnel to manage the place better. We all know the food will never change, but the service could always improve! They look for feedback from customers to improve processes and procedures everyday to make the experience of visiting a McD's a pleasant one so that you'll return later for future business.

    I did it for a location in Central Oahu and was surprised how fast of a response that I got from McD's. The person also said that they will work with that location to identify fault's in procedures and correct whatever is needed. I haven't been back to that location so I don't know if it improved or not. A good thing is I also got a free "extra value meal" ticket mailed to me by corporate for this. This, of course, was after taking a survey for McD's.

    We all understand your frustration. Hope this helps.


  15. Braddah Lance:

    BananaFysh:
    Ho boy, you one magnet for this kine stuffs, yeah?

    Rogah dat! :sad:

    Bachi going set them straight.
    Too bad you not there to see it though, yeah?

    Yeah too bad..... but bumbye I get part of da bachi too.... you know, cause da magnet thingy and all. :lol:

    The manager looked at the guy and said, "Oh, are you shopping? You can't just cut in front of everyone else. Go to the back of the line. NEXT!"

    :lol: Ho da shame! :lol:
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    visitor:
    The McDonalds case was equally, if not more the manager's fault.

    No doubt about dat! You would even have thought dat da manager would have noticed a line too yeah? :roll:
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    KAN:
    Why is it people like the McDonald's people get rewarded for bad behavior? I don't understand it-there are no consequences for being a jerk these days. People will continue to be rude and act "me first" until their behavior isn't tolerated.

    Now dat is so very true! Until we can "correct" da behavior it'll keep happening ovah an ovah. It's amazing dat it even gotten dis far.... and still going. :sad:
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    buddahbelly:
    I've said it before and seen it often enough, rude parents raising rude kids. Too bad Hannibal Lector is not for real, like he said "I only eat the rude".

    Wea's a psycho wen you really need one yeah? :lol:
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    9th Island Girl:
    Whoa, BL, I gotta tell you what my brother tells me when I get all nuts: "Whoa, Veins (meaning one vein popping out on my forehead), relax!"

    Well if you evah see a vein popping out of my forehead...... watch out! :twisted:
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    M:
    Stuff always happens to you and it's not even full moon yet.

    Must da Halloween thing. :shock:

    Young people has the "ainokea" attitudes now days. No care about anything or anybody but themselves.

    Well both times last night it was da "old" people's behavior. :roll:
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    Bre:
    Wow, BL, sounds like you have a rough night. I'm glad you said something. I never have enough nerve.

    Honestly, I usually don't but it really bugged me cause it was dinnah time and you could tell most of us in line were coming from work so even more so uncool cause aftah work all you like do is eat and relax right?
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    rayboyjr:
    ...whoa, Braddah Lance ... you have a lot of sh.. uhh stuff happen to you ... don't know how I would react unless I saw the people involved ... but I can feel my blood boil just reading about it ...

    I'm usually more irra's than anything else and I'll speak my peace once da Korean-ness starts coming out. :grin:

    ... just how did he even make manager??? ...

    You got me...... And he was a she. :roll:
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    B:
    no can believe da experiences you get, but den again it's like all ova da place.

    No doubt about dat but like BananaFysh said, I'm a magnet for these kinda things unfortunately. :sad:
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    Makiki:
    Deep breath! Wow, not only do they f*** you at the drive-thru now they are doing it at the walk-up.

    :lol: No can win. :lol:
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    kikaida:
    Aiyah! When it rains it pours... hope you guys at least had your orders right!

    Did I mention da wrong soda size? :roll:
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    roach:
    You must be a magnet for rude & stupid people ! Good thing we don't hang out together, guarantee we would have been involved some very heated arguements (at least) with these people.

    :shock: *note to self.... no hang around roach* :lol:

    I've said this before but the children watching their parents being & obnoxious are going to grow to be just like them.

    Sad but true.
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    Jun Tao:
    As for your McDonald's episode, just go to mcdonalds.com and report your incident at that specific location and time. A McD's representative will get back to you in a timely manner to try and resolve the issue.

    Da Wife said da samething last night and I'm planning to do dat tonight!

    btw, E Komo Mai back to WWD! Jun Tao!

    :lol: All I tink of is Jackie Chan wen I see your name. :lol:
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  16. SittingInLimbo:

    OH HELL TO THE NO!
    First of all I know what you're talking about at waimalu shopping center, I know it was probably micronesians right! For some reason they're so freaken ignorant! If that was me BL I would of walk straight in the middle, say excuse me and tell them what no can move! for other people for walk, dam brainiacs I tell you. Regardless of what or who you are I would of done that. Because if that was them walking they would say the same dam thing.
    Second I wonder why the PC mickey d's is always pack house! WTF! I would of told that rude lady um excuse me it's our turn we've been waiting in line forevers. When there's a long line i'm always watching out for empty cashiers or cashiers opening, too bad you wasn't with me lol. I no can stand ignorant people like that. I would of told that lazy @$$ cashier too if she no like her job quit. UGH those kind of days I can't hold my tounge cause that crap is erking!
    Third for that guy just wanting a cone! are you kidding me! You know that's why I don't work with people because you know that saying the costumer is always right, not in my book. I will agrue with you till my shift ends lol. I would never make it in the costumer service biz lol.
    BL maybe you should change your blog to WTF instead of WWD?! lol


  17. Rodney Lee:

    Brah, make sure you don't go Costco (Iwilei) on the weekends, k? :wink:
    You going get one aneurysm.

    The worst is when someone cuts you off, places their order, THEN says to you: "Oh, I'm sorry. Were you next in line?"


  18. green bananas:

    BL - we reside in the same area so understand your pain, gotta be the PC McD? We avoid that one as much as possible.

    This kinda stuff does not happen to me too often, but happens to the wife all the time. She says its b/c I am of that Polynesian ethnic background that most locals give wider berth (another blog topic?), and she's the petite Asian chick. Little do people realize she is the one to worry about!

    When this kinda stuff does happen to me though, I do speak out right there. That's the only way to cut off this kind of behavior, and seem a bit polite. If one waits a bit, emotions may get in the way, and objectivity might lessen. Next time, just ask those kids, or adults to move on the side, and hopefully you'll be able to counter the rude lady before she makes her order. Takes practice to do this, gotta be aware of your surroundings, be prepared to make that stand, and do it. Or...you can just borrow the wife...she'll make sure the point gets across! ;-)


  19. EMM386:

    Makes me glad I don't eat out much. I don't deal with the lines at McD's all that often. I usually go off-peak anyway, so not much of a line, usually.


  20. NKHEA:

    Howzit BL, and everybody else :)

    Man BL you gatta be da mostest unluckest guy in da world :( :cry:

    Hope you wen drink couple cold 1's wen u got home ;) fo com down da nerves :mrgreen:

    NKHEA.... stay choke busy


  21. Rosette:

    that is why I do it the easy way..I trained my oldest to shop and I send my husband to do errands while I relax at home! sometimes if you think too much while in line you will get flustered..I cannot lien up with my hsubnad he mutters and whine and complain so I send him alone....try doing shopping with two little kids ..that is why I reklax more my patience got test I am still in one piece..I guess fo rme when I had my boys I was cluesles thigns didn't bother me as much UNTIL NOW AT AGE FORTY full of PMS .....so I relax not worth a trip...NEXT TIME
    JUST OPEN CAN BEANS AND RELAX !


  22. Rosette:

    yes my patience tested with two kids and lucky I didn't break down!


  23. Rosette:

    yes it is not good idea to go out when you are supper hungry or tired... before we go out I make sure we eat....after we eat I hassle everybody to get out then I tell my youngest to pack sandwhiches and drinks in the cooler then we head out. Usually I get lucky people around me are not annoying execept fo rmy husband ...OH GOOD GOD .....I am easy going and he drives me nuts I plan first before I do things so I wont get stessed out.


  24. Rosette:

    I am tiny so if they take up room in the walkway I probably just squeeze my way out.....


  25. Rosette:

    I got my routine ..I wont go out if I am too tired ...I nap first..then if we are hungry we eat home...then go out...


  26. Rosette:

    here this is what you do if you have more than 20 items you both separate in two when you go shopping so then line up in the faster shorter line..see that I am smart...I get three lines for three of us..but now my oldest can shop so I relax more...he does the shopping!


  27. Rosette:

    yes tell your wife go line up there I line up her if she get in faster ..then go into her side..lol...YUP...my husband usually get the slow worker.. so he comes to my side!


  28. sally:

    BL: The other day I warned everyone on the "other" blog (the mature people one) and said if you ever see me in line, go to another line cuz I always seem to be in the line that if something can go wrong, it will.

    But you know what? YOU WIN! ay sus! Me thinks you are more charmed than me. I so sorry.

    I'm a pretty tolerant person, but one incident at Zippys Waimalu prompted me to email their customer service and after I replayed my situation I basically told them that Charlie and Francis Higa would have had my butt kicked if I treated a customer the way I was treated. The upper mgr dude gave a sincere apology and I later got a gift certificate in the mail. Altho' that wasn't my goal (but free food works for me!), it was a nice gesture.

    I never went back to that location again. Plus, da bathroom stinks over there.

    EW!


  29. mypassionbucketisfull:

    yeah, i kind of noticed that people tend to cut in line more when places get busy, but what i think is worse is when you are driving and someone uses the shoulder lane to blatantly cut in front of everyone else. that irks me more than someone cutting in front of me in a line at a store (probably because i can't recall a time when someone did cut in line). anytime i drive on the freeway and there are those long merging lanes, i try to drive in between both lanes so no one can zoom up past everyone and wait for the last possible second to force their way in because they'd be pancaked against the barrier if they didn't.

    but back to the topic, where is the waimalu mcdonald's? the only mcdonalds i can picture in the area is the one at pearl city shopping center.


  30. Coconut Willy:

    Reminds me of the time I was at Costco to get tires. Was there before opening and was first. Pretty soon more people came and we were casually waiting for them to open the doors, minding our queue in line. Then this babooze comes and looks in the door, starts fumbling with his phone and stuff. The door opens and he pops in before anyone. We start complaining but this guy just says he gotta ask something. The Costco guy asks if he was first and he says "well no one was waiting by the door" He is told to wait in line. One of the guys in line starts escalating the argument and it starts getting louder and he physically escorts the guy to the door and the guy takes a flop, claiming assault. The poor Costco employee runs to get a manager. The guy stays on the ground. Police and Ambulance are called and they take him away. It was a great show! The guy was "off" so at least he had an excuse for being rude and ignorant.


  31. bB:

    people can be so rude and inconsiderate. that kind of stuff always irritates me.

    parking at waimalu shopping center sucks and it's usually crowded during dinner time.

    you should have gone to marujuyu and pick up some hawaiian food and poke. small kine luau at home with some beverages. lol


  32. King Katonk:

    As Steven Wright said...

    "The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard."

    We're all doomed.


  33. HNL2LAS:

    Egads BL! I woulda left McD's by then! How irras to have to go through all dat! UGH! Just reading your post, making me all irras too!! When I'm with a group of people and they are "blocking" da way, cuz they don't realize? I grab da arm of the person, or tell them to get outta da way as someone tries to go by, and I tend to tell the people walking by, sorry. Wow, I feel like nobody does that anymore! BAH!

    That McD's manager was kinda slow eh?? sheeez..and how can only have ONE cashier? Sad that once she got help from the cook, she dug out.. what the... I mean WWD!! For real, I woulda left... and went to BK's or something!! Honestly, the attitude in people really is getting bad... more worse the next generation all the same way, thanks to growing up with that?? GAH! Sorry, you AIN'T more important than any one else, thank you very much! Dang DIVA mentality! GRRR!

    Idiot behavior where they are going off, yah usually gets rewarded... from a former front desk clerk, I've learned that....yah, they ALWAYS get crap.. makes me insane... while the "I'm sorry, I have a complaint" people don't get that kinda stuff!! While I'd try to apologize and give the "softer" people something for their pain, the loud jerks get the management to give them everything, just to SHUT UP!

    "here's to better days, BL" *imaginary drink in hand*


  34. Braddah Lance:

    SittingInLimbo:
    OH HELL TO THE NO!

    :lol:

    First of all I know what you're talking about at waimalu shopping center, I know it was probably micronesians right!

    I didn't want to make it a race issue but to answer, no, it wasn't..... although at Mickey D's.............

    Third for that guy just wanting a cone! are you kidding me!

    I know, it was just too hilarious dat da guy was yelling (no joke, imagine twice as loud as me), "no button, no charge!" like a million times. :lol:

    BL maybe you should change your blog to WTF instead of WWD?! lol

    Then it wouldn't be rated G. :lol:
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    Rodney Lee:
    Brah, make sure you don't go Costco (Iwilei) on the weekends, k?
    You going get one aneurysm.

    It's da same at Sam's. :roll:

    The worst is when someone cuts you off, places their order, THEN says to you: "Oh, I'm sorry. Were you next in line?"

    Da nerve! I would have said, "No $h!t Sherlock! Wat you tink? I stay holding da line up for you?" :lol: Ok, I wouldn't have said dat but I certainly would be thinking it. :wink:
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    green bananas:
    BL - we reside in the same area so understand your pain, gotta be the PC McD? We avoid that one as much as possible.

    Yeah, but for us it's a mattah of convienience. We're like three minutes away. :roll:

    When this kinda stuff does happen to me though, I do speak out right there. That's the only way to cut off this kind of behavior, and seem a bit polite.

    Yeah, I guess it's time to "fight back" da fights we can fight. :grin:
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    EMM386:
    Makes me glad I don't eat out much. I don't deal with the lines at McD's all that often. I usually go off-peak anyway, so not much of a line, usually.

    Yeah..... we tend to eat at "normal" times. :lol: :razz:
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    NKHEA:
    Man BL you gatta be da mostest unluckest guy in da world

    So I've been told......

    NKHEA.... stay choke busy

    So it seems. :grin:
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    Rosette:
    that is why I do it the easy way..I trained my oldest to shop and I send my husband to do errands while I relax at home!

    You lived a charmed life don't you?
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    sally:
    But you know what? YOU WIN! ay sus! Me thinks you are more charmed than me. I so sorry.

    Das why I write dis blog. :lol:
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    mypassionbucketisfull:
    yeah, i kind of noticed that people tend to cut in line more when places get busy, but what i think is worse is when you are driving and someone uses the shoulder lane to blatantly cut in front of everyone else.

    There should be a way dat we can make a citizen's citation..... but then again we'd probably get a ticket for bussing out one camera and da lolo going get away anyways. :roll:

    but back to the topic, where is the waimalu mcdonald's? the only mcdonalds i can picture in the area is the one at pearl city shopping center.

    Sorry, no Waimalu McD's. We were at PC..... see wat happens wen I'm flustered? :lol:
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    Coconut Willy:
    We start complaining but this guy just says he gotta ask something.

    I HATE wen people do/say dat. "Oh, all I gotta do is ask one question." Stand in line buddy we all get question fo' ask too! "Can you ring dis up?"
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    bB:
    parking at waimalu shopping center sucks and it's usually crowded during dinner time.

    Yeah, and wat sucks is dat if you like a spot or like park on one side and miss 'em.... you gotta go all da way around and come back. :mad:

    you should have gone to marujuyu and pick up some hawaiian food and poke.

    By evening time, da food "dried" up and looks had it.... plus da poke kinda expensive but we wanted to try so we just bought 1/2 pound ahi spicy (shoyu) and da buggah was SUPA salty! I absolutely love ahi and even then couldn't finish a small 1/2# container. :???:
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    King Katonk:
    As Steven Wright said...
    "The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard."
    We're all doomed.

    Isn't dat wat cloning is for? :shock:
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    HNL2LAS:
    Idiot behavior where they are going off, yah usually gets rewarded... from a former front desk clerk, I've learned that....yah, they ALWAYS get crap.. makes me insane... while the "I'm sorry, I have a complaint" people don't get that kinda stuff!! While I'd try to apologize and give the "softer" people something for their pain, the loud jerks get the management to give them everything, just to SHUT UP!

    You are so right on! It's like if you like be "nice" about complaining you get jack but if you go all aggro you going get comp'd.... WWD! I used to be front desk too..... ahhhh da powah! :grin:

    "here's to better days, BL" *imaginary drink in hand*

    Hoi! So you grace WWD! with your presence eh? Wat? Da ODDah blog nevah have nothing? :razz: Sorry I missed da send off but got caught up with home stuff. Well I'll be in your neck of da woods in about a month so maybe we go have some "free" drinks or something? lmk


  35. snow:

    there are so many people nowadays who are just rude and have no manners. i can understand how the group in front of kabuki could have gotten caught up in the moment, talking story. initially, maybe they didn't notice they were blocking the way; however, after people have to zigzag through your group to get past, they should have noticed and moved to the side. i also think though, that saying "excuse me" is a lost art, as well. sometimes people are behind you and you don't know it - when you're not trying to block the way - they just push their way through.

    at mcd's... i rarely go inside to order even if the line at the drive-through is long. it seems like they always have more crew members dedicated to the drive-through so by the time you get your order from inside, you likely would have gotten your order from the drive-through by then, too. i would have gotten pissed if i was standing in line and the manager took that woman's order - i would have told him that i/we were there first! i blame the manager first... he shouldn't have taken that woman's order and should have asked for the other customers orders first. doesn't excuse that woman from being rude but i really think you should have addressed your complaint to the manager because the manager was there and should have known what was going on.


  36. sally:

    I just got back from Sams Keeaumoku. Not busy at all, real nice stroll thru the store to pick up Nori, Lettuce, Swiss Cheese and Oatmeal. So where'd the $105 worth of stuff come from?
    I get to the checkout, all of 'um pretty empty. I pick one. The wrong one. Naturally. Cuz it's me.

    Person in front of me had a bag of rice that wouldn't scan. Cashier calling for mgr. Two of them now trying to scan. No can scan. Try again. No can scan.

    Meanwhile I look to see which line I can move to. Ho, where all this people came from? Allofasudden got like 4 people in each line! kurish!

    So I stay in my limbo line.

    Scan. No can scan. "Braniac" I'm thinking ... "why don't you just input manually?".

    I must have strong brainwaves. They punched it in manually and VOILA! Now we're in bizniz.

    Good Grief I didn't even get to Safeway for my yogurt yet.


  37. Rosette:

    @ BLYou lived a charmed life don't you?

    YES AFTER 19 years of marriage life I earned it! DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO TRAIN A HUSBAND AND A KID! if you teach them they will learn to make your life easier.....yes...some people they don't teach thier kid or huband so you get no respect...NO ME I DON'T PUT UP WITH CRAP! if you work hard in in trianing them in end you will get your peace..I WORK FOR IT so I earn it.


  38. Rosette:

    yes it is about training....I RELAX I DON'T PUT UP CRAP in return I GET MY PEACE. I use to do the shopping with two crying infant kids then the stupid husband compalin what did you buy...I be cooking like a fool and he pester me I told him DON'T PESTER ME AND HE DID so HERE I SAY YOU DO IT AND SHUT THE HELL UP..so he did !! I got patience but if you push it too much you are in for crap!

    I RELAX SO I SAID HERE YOU COMPLAIN YOU DO IT....see ! I warned him for five years he wont listen...everytime I be stressed out two freaking kids wrap around my neck ....! so now I earn my peace.


  39. Rosette:

    yes you got to learn patience if you don't someday if you have kids you need that...I learn to pick my battles...


  40. Rosette:

    yes imagine for many years I didn't really fight back...I just let it slide....SO NOW LOOK OUT ! IF YOU PUSH MY LIMIT ....WELL YOU BE STUCK LINING UP FOR MY PADS! DON'T FORGET THE COUPONS YUP I TELL HIM OKAY GO AND PUT THOSE TWO FOR ONE PADS BETWEEN YOUR ARMPITS!


  41. Rosette:

    yes picture me shopping the darn cart is taller than me and pushing two fat kids in the cart up the hilly sidewalk full of snow ....then baby cry needs diaper change because daddy can't baysit ( I DON"T TRUST MY HUSBAND WITH BABY so I take the boys shopping ) so I did that for years and every time I come home I put all the things back and my husband just sit there while I cook..WELL I TELL MYSELF AFTER THIS TWO KIDS ARE BIGGER I WILL KICK HIS ASS....so who is the boss now! ..yes...welll lucky for me I have two boys that can finally carry the grocery...yes..I HAD LOTS OF PATIENCE.


  42. Rosette:

    yes try pushing a sled full of snow with two fat kids...a long walk frozen stiff after four time back and forth to school .....after my c sectrion because daddy too lazy to walk or drive the boy..I didn't complain but this time he better get his ass up...after I get my energy back I will kick his ass I say! I TAKE NO SHIT SEE THAT .... it wasn't worth fighting I was still healing I tell myself just wait when I get better funny huh!


  43. Rosette:

    I think you could say after I got tough and become a bitch I earn my charmed life.


  44. Rosette:

    with boys if you train them properly in the end you get your reward they help. ..my oldest he cuts the grass... does the shopping...does the garbage etc etc...he even takes his little brother skating...you have to sacrifice 16 years then they can drive and do errands.... now my oldest is 18 so it is even better he can pick up drinks etc etc he can go anywhere with dad...FINALLY I GET TO RELAX!


  45. HNL2LAS:

    bahah sorry BL! I didn't have anything to say recently! No worries about not making it that night!
    Sounds guud, lemme know when you in "my neck of da woods" for da real drinks and not imaginary yah?!


  46. HNL2LAS:

    OR too much to say.. like on this topic... trying hard to refrain! bahhaa... ohhh its hard not to type more..


  47. Tahoe-gal:

    ...whew, that was quite a rampage.

    I'm exhausted.


  48. Just visiting:

    Aloha, this is my first time reading your blog, and I like it, very nice.
    Many comments mention the sad state of affairs when it comes to our youth, and I guess that they do have a point. I am a mother of two children who are twenty years apart, yes, twenty. So, the younger one is a total new generation and as you imagine I am up there in age, I am still old skool all the way. The oder one turned out very well, I am proud to say, the younger one is still a work in progrees. I am trying to teach him the same values that I still hold, and sometimes that is really hard because the entire outside world is so totally different. On occasions I meet other younger parents of children the same age as my teenager, I see that their attitudes are totally different, and they are catering to their children actually reinforcing the ME ME ME type.
    So, it is us who still remember common sense to spread it, and correct where we can.
    I see kids dropping food wrappers or soda cans on their way to school I usually just say: "Excuse me, look I think you lost something".. they nine out of ten pick it up and say sorry. Kids know, maybe they are waiting for us to remind them and set them straight, because no one really challenges them.
    One more thing, I can not speak for the entire Island, but living here I appreciate the kids and families, to me as an outsider I see a lot of families together, smiling beautiful faces and in comparison to some places on the mainland feel good about the kids here. It is not all bad, and we can keep it that way, all of us.
    Aloha


  49. tita leerz:

    wow! i have no words!


  50. Braddah Lance:

    snow:
    i can understand how the group in front of kabuki could have gotten caught up in the moment, talking story. initially, maybe they didn't notice they were blocking the way

    Yeah, we're all guilty of dat but they were there for a VERY long time. No can catch hint everybody stay going around? :shock: :roll:

    doesn't excuse that woman from being rude but i really think you should have addressed your complaint to the manager because the manager was there and should have known what was going on.

    True dat! I should have but as a "manager", shouldn't they be da one to recognize dat rectify it? Plus, I wanted to put dat lady in her place but alas, she was "rewarded" by da manager still taking her order.

    No can win. :roll:
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    sally:
    I get to the checkout, all of 'um pretty empty. I pick one. The wrong one. Naturally. Cuz it's me.

    No, seriously, I beat you on da line picking thing. :lol:
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    Rosette:
    I DON'T PUT UP WITH CRAP! if you work hard in in trianing them in end you will get your peace..I WORK FOR IT so I earn it.

    So your husband and sons can nevah "train" you? Your husband is married to you too for 18 years..... he doesn't "deserve" peace either?
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    HNL2LAS:
    Sounds guud, lemme know when you in "my neck of da woods" for da real drinks and not imaginary yah?!

    I'll be up there mid-December.... and I'll have a post about it too.... so we'll see if you're still reading. :wink:

    OR too much to say.. like on this topic... trying hard to refrain! bahhaa... ohhh its hard not to type more..

    :lol:
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    Tahoe-gal:
    ...whew, that was quite a rampage.
    I'm exhausted.

    My eyeballs hurt. :razz:
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    Just visiting:
    Aloha, this is my first time reading your blog, and I like it, very nice.

    Mahalos and E Komo Mai to WWD! Just visiting! Hoping you'll drop by often and feel free to post..... trust me, Da Hui hea are no ka oi and take kea dis blog like no oddah.

    ...I am still old skool all the way.... I am trying to teach him the same values that I still hold, and sometimes that is really hard because the entire outside world is so totally different.

    You're tellin' me! I kept telling Da Wife da world is going to heck cause of people just not caring about nobody oddah than themselves. It's a real shock to see people "in shock" wen you lend a helping hand these days - almost like a, "wat/why da heck are you doing" kine look. Sad I tell ya.

    One more thing, I can not speak for the entire Island, but living here I appreciate the kids and families, to me as an outsider I see a lot of families together, smiling beautiful faces and in comparison to some places on the mainland feel good about the kids here. It is not all bad, and we can keep it that way, all of us.

    You know wat? Das ohana in da 808! While we (I) may be disgusted at times with da "all about me" attitude, ohana sets us straight. It's just a shame dat we have to "battle" to teach right wen it should be second nature.
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    tita leerz:
    wow! i have no words!

    Waaaaat? You? Speechless? Must be a full moon. :lol:


  51. tita leerz:

    ROFL! I have close friends who tell me the same thing. Or they ask if I'm sick or something. Hope your weekend is better and you no get any tricks on yo house or stuff!


  52. SittingInLimbo:

    Sorry BL didn't mean to sound so eh! about the race issue. I'm from aiea area and I know that place very very WELL!!!!!! I didn't live there but I have a few friends that do. I know they all migrant over there when I go there that's all I see. Didn't mean to offend anyone at all! I'm just speaking from experience that's all.


  53. Braddah Lance:

    tita leerz:
    Hope your weekend is better and you no get any tricks on yo house or stuff!

    I hope not either! :grin: Last yea Da Wife had silly string all ovah her car. :lol:
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    SittingInLimbo:
    Sorry BL didn't mean to sound so eh! about the race issue.

    No worries... I know da area too. But was still too "early". :wink:


  54. jhmcn:

    Hmmmm,.... BL, is it RUDE to "train" the husband & kids to do all the work, so I can spend all my waking hours posting incoherent gibberish on every blog? just wondering,... my sister thinks it's okay.


  55. dougtat2:

    man....braddah lance...i feel for you. seriously though....dont sweat the small things... if theres a whole tribe on the sidewalk...jus walk on through...as long as it aint a funeral its all good. you would think ppl would be considerate an move to the side...but sometimes thats askin a bit much. as for the micky d's line cutter....uhhh...its micky ds. maybe the lady needed that #1 supersized really really badly. breathe....lol. the whole free cone thing is funny as hell...i woulda died laughin...at least i wouldnt have had time to choke on that #1! i gotta agree with SittingInLimbo....maybe u should change it from WWD to WTF.