Sunday, November 23, 2008

Compliment for Garage Doors of America

We had a garage door problem a few weeks ago and did not know where to turn. We tried the Home Warehouse chains and did not find much help there, so I looked online to see what I could come up with. Your website was one of the first that I found and within minutes of finding your site and signing up for help, we had a contractor scheduled to come out and fix our garage door. And the 15 dollar coupon was helpful as well.

Keep up the good work!

Friday, November 14, 2008

A Letter to XM Radio

This was a letter that I sent to XM Radio regarding the format change from the old channel called POTUS 08 that was devoted to the presidential elections.  I understood that some changes would be needed after the election was over, but, as you will read, certainly don't like the way that they are going.

What happened to my POTUS?  It went from being the first and usually the last destination on my XM dial to being just another talk channel.  What's up with having commercials?  What happened to commercial free in the land of the free?  Where did the good programs go.  At least you still have the Press Pool, but please tell me you aren't seriously going to keep Pete Dominic around.  Please.  I can accept that everybody will have a little bias and a little bent to their opinions, but this guy is so far left he makes Obama look plain conservative.  I have listened to his show a few times this week (how can I help it, it is always on!) and I have heard him insult just about everything that I stand for.  I have heard him tell a man who was abstinent from sex due to religious preference that he was dumb and should "get laid", I heard him say that God doesn't exist, I heard one of his callers swear several times in the course of an anti-American (the caller was from Canada) rant and not get censored or at least reprimanded, and on and on.  And even if I agreed with his politics, this guy is so full of how great he is and how novel his talk show is that he feels that he needs to tell us.  Every 5 minutes.

I can't be the only POTUS listener who is sorely disappointed in the direction that this channel is taking.  I don't need a whole slew of hosts who espouse my views (I don't really like most of the right wing shows anyway) but I just want what you had set up before - a channel where I could listen and get facts and even occasional opinions that were non-insulting and fair and interesting.

For many months POTUS 08 has been the biggest factor keeping me subscribed.  If it keeps in this direction then I'll just go back to land-based radio because if I want blowhards I can get them anywhere.


A disgruntled listener

Kroger shredded cheese

To whom it may concern:

Recently I had some trouble with a bag of shredded mild cheddar Kroger brand cheese. While most of my experiences with Kroger store brand products has been positive, this one was very frustrating. On the top of these bags of cheese there is a strip of plastic that rips off, allowing you to open (and reseal) the bag. But this particular bag's strip would not rip correctly. I tried ripping it from each side, and it only partially tore, rendering the bag unopenable. Eventually I had to carefully cut the top with a pair of scissors.

While this was only a minor inconvenience, I thought you would like to know so that you could try to improve your manufacturing process. I tried to look for a manufacturing code or something like that to further aid you in tracking down the problem, but was unable to find one.

Thank you for your time in reading this.