The Born Loser by Chip Sansom

The Born Loser

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  1. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The nice thing about the restaurant business is: No-one returns food.

  2. Harry Grapjas

    Harry Grapjas said, 12 months ago

    I once was in a jeweler’s shop when a woman tried to return a €1000 ring she had received from her parents (or parents-in-law, can’t remember). The shop owner didn’t want to give her a refund in cash, only another piece of jewelry of the same price. The argument in front of all other customers was very embarrassing. I would have taken her to a private office to discuss the matter.
    By the way, according to Dutch law the shop owner was right (although most shops will give a refund, they only HAVE to do so for defective merchandise), but still, showing this attitude in front of other customers.. I left without buying anything.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 12 months ago

    @Harry Grapjas

    Unfortunately, many high-end establishments have become stuck-up and customer service has gone by the wayside.

  4. Vice Admiral Allan |  youtube.com/iamallan2

    Vice Admiral Allan | youtube.com/iamallan2 said, 12 months ago

    It is called BOXING DAY in Canada. Sadly the damn American’s have ruined our big sale day, with their stupid “Black Friday”. Now our sales are just 10% of retail. (Used to be 50%-70% on Boxing Day.)

  5. oldman2013

    oldman2013 said, 12 months ago

    presents?

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 12 months ago

    Bah-Humbug

  7. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, 12 months ago

    @MayKitten

    The nice thing about the restaurant business is: No-one returns food

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    You must work in a very good restaurant, because people DO return food in a sit down restaurant,if they don’t think it was cooked the right way….

  8. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, 12 months ago

    @Vice Admiral Allan | youtube.com/iamallan2 Sadly the damn American’s have ruined our big sale day, with their stupid “Black Friday

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    Shows how out of date my information is, as a ‘damned American". I had understood ’Boxing Day’ to be a traditional day when officer workers (and servants in rich people’s houses) received gifts in ‘boxes’ from their employers. SIlly me

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    And ‘Black Friday", sweetie pie honey bunch “Santa Allan”, (not an accurate screen name at all) occurs on the Friday after the US celebrates our Thanksgiving, which is in NOVEMBER. It is not on the day or days after Christmas, so I fail to see how the ’big shopping day’ in the US is affecting Canada’s ‘boxing day’. Your retailers can establish whatever discount they want in December, regardless of whatever Walmart and Target are doing in the US in November.

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    If anything is impacting Canada’s ‘boxing day’, it might be the international phenomenon called ‘Cyber Monday’, which follows the US Thanksgiving and during which time more orders are placed through internet sales than at any other time .
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    For your further edification (though I doubt you are interested in information, just in pointing fingers of blame), the ‘stupid’ name for the Friday following the US Thanksgiving was given by retailers because the sales on that day used to be what put them ‘in the black’ for the year, rather than putting them in the red. In fact, due to Cyber Monday, this is less and less the case, so I again fail to see how the retail shopping day in November in the US is spoiling Canada’s December shopping day

    .=

    And good tidings to you too!!!!!

  9. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @argy.bargy2

    Probably in a QSR they do; and I do have food sent back to the kitchen; but I have yet to have a gift card returned to our cashier for a refund.
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    Usually they come in with the gift card and spend more than the card is worth and have to make up the difference. Does that cause a problem? Sometimes, usually: “That’s my cheapskate Father In Law’s fault.” or “I thought this was a pizzeria! I didn’t know this was a full service Italian-American Restaurant.” and “What do you mean we cant charge our (beer, whine,) against the gift card?” The last being the fault of the managers of our gift card program. They are a ‘christian’ company, (Read super fundamentalist Baptists,) and will not allow us to be reimbursed for liquor, beer or whine charged to the card. Oh well, only fourteen months and six days are left on their contract.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 12 months ago

    That reminds me I’ve got to return a present, but I’ve got to wait till the crowds clear first.

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 12 months ago

    @Harry Grapjas

    That ring was overpriced like crazy. There is no way they wanted to give cash back for that and they didn’t care who heard it.

  12. Vice Admiral Allan |  youtube.com/iamallan2

    Vice Admiral Allan | youtube.com/iamallan2 said, 12 months ago

    “Black Friday” has turned into 1-2 month long sale of stuff (which really isn’t on sale, it’s just marked up and then put on sale at regular price, for the most part.)
    Stores in Canada have started “Weekly Black Friday” sales … to compete with American Stores… and WalMart/Target in Canada have started upping the regular prices of things in September, so when December rolls around, the “sales” look great. (i.e. a TV in Aug that would have cost $599, shows as "On Sale $599 / Reg $999) or something like that.)

  13. DragonRydr

    DragonRydr said, 12 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Customer Service in the United States is dead and buried, in the quest to maximize profits at the expense of the workers and the customer. Yay Capitalism (sarcasm)

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 12 months ago

    @Vice Admiral Allan | youtube.com/iamallan2

    I’ve noticed that.

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