Friday, February 3, 2012

Made with real ingredients that you can actually see

..and other corporate inanities

Our most recent car was recalled. We dutifully made an appointment to fix the offending system. But at the appointment, the needed part was not on hand. The whole recall was news to the service department. This means yet another trip. Fortunately it can be done very close to where Don'tae works.

Border's, an Ann Arbor company, closed some time ago. All that is left is its inferior competitor. Borders must had sold its mailing list in its dying gasp to them and I was sent a coupon for the competitor last standing. I needed some new reading material for the cruise so I decided to use it yesterday. I was told that I already used  the coupon even though I was sent it that very morning. Really. They aren't the last place to buy books; there is always on-line. Just as I was to remind them of that, they honored the coupon.

The title for this post came from a commercial for a snack product I heard last night. As opposed to fake ingredients that are invisible? Even sawdust is real, natural and visible..yeah I know, they were trying to stress how wholesome their product is.

Dear Readers, this might be the last post for a while unless I find some time tomorrow instead of rushing around at the last minute like I am wont to do. Internet access on the ship is expensive and during my time in port, I hope to be having fun outside an internet cafe. I will take notes.

Places that we will be: Ft. Lauderdale, Grand Turk, San Juan Puerto Rico; Sint Maarten; and the cruise's private island in the Bahamas. We will have two beach (snorkeling!) days in the Bahamas and the Turks. In San Juan, we will visit by foot the Old Town where I have been, too briefly, before. We have only one official excursion scheduled; to visit an ecological  reserve featuring parrots in Sint Maarten.

1 comment:

Teri Bernstein said...

Sounds like a great trip! Have fun.


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