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September 19th, 2023 at 4:42:30 PM permalink
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Wife is making chicken avgolemono soup. Enough for a dozen or so of my WoV friends to share. The house smells great. Started with 96 ounces of chicken broth. Lots of onions, carrots, garlic, pasta, chicken breast, and of course, lemon juice. Ready in about an hour. She found a recipe that did not use egg yolk.
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Sounds good but I have never heard of it before this. I rarely go to Greek restaurants.
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September 19th, 2023 at 5:01:55 PM permalink
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Wife is making chicken avgolemono soup. Enough for a dozen or so of my WoV friends to share. The house smells great. Started with 96 ounces of chicken broth. Lots of onions, carrots, garlic, pasta, chicken breast, and of course, lemon juice. Ready in about an hour. She found a recipe that did not use egg yolk.
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Sounds good but I have never heard of it before this. I rarely go to Greek restaurants.
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I have not been to a restaurant since 2018. My wife loves restaurants but even she doesn't go anymore because of inflation it's just too expensive. My brother told me he went to a Chinese buffet I used to go to all the time last week and the price had literally doubled from $9.99 to $19.99 and the selection of food is far worse than it used to be. He said he's never going back.
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September 19th, 2023 at 5:46:51 PM permalink
I havenít driven since 2018. Gas prices are too high

And once low-quality hamburger meat hits $5/pound I will never buy it again.
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September 19th, 2023 at 6:00:37 PM permalink
Thank goodness my live lobster guy only went from $8.99/lb to $9.99/lb.
Feels like a bargain!
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September 19th, 2023 at 6:28:59 PM permalink
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I havenít driven since 2018. Gas prices are too high

And once low-quality hamburger meat hits $5/pound I will never buy it again.
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Donít you have a sure fire method/system/bet selection/randomness evaluator/sleeping number evaluator/ that gives you free money from on line casinos in both roulette and baccarat that would make prices on gas/hamburger meat/Chinese buffets/sardines/cat food/candles irrelevant?

Or am I confusing you with someone else?
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September 19th, 2023 at 8:02:14 PM permalink
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Eating in restaurants is not a necessity, far from it. Driving is a necessity for most people. So it's very easy to cut restaurants out of your life, especially since restaurants mostly suck anyway. People think they're great because they have no idea what good food tastes like. I do, therefore I avoid restaurants like they serve garbage because that's mostly what they serve. Bland overcooked under seasoned crap but because most people eat nothing but pre-made Frozen and boxed food at home, the crappy restaurant food tastes like a step up.
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September 20th, 2023 at 6:40:48 AM permalink
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Wife is making chicken avgolemono soup. Enough for a dozen or so of my WoV friends to share. The house smells great. Started with 96 ounces of chicken broth. Lots of onions, carrots, garlic, pasta, chicken breast, and of course, lemon juice. Ready in about an hour. She found a recipe that did not use egg yolk.
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Sounds good but I have never heard of it before this. I rarely go to Greek restaurants.
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I have not been to a restaurant since 2018. My wife loves restaurants but even she doesn't go anymore because of inflation it's just too expensive. My brother told me he went to a Chinese buffet I used to go to all the time last week and the price had literally doubled from $9.99 to $19.99 and the selection of food is far worse than it used to be. He said he's never going back.
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If you increase your crystal ball roulette gambling play, you should be able to start frequenting your wife's favorite eateries and maybe treat your brother to a couple of buffets.

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September 20th, 2023 at 7:33:48 AM permalink
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If you increase your crystal ball roulette gambling play, you should be able to start frequenting your wife's favorite eateries and maybe treat your brother to a couple of buffets.

tuttigym
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WHO CARES!
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September 20th, 2023 at 8:47:47 AM permalink
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If you increase your crystal ball roulette gambling play, you should be able to start frequenting your wife's favorite eateries and maybe treat your brother to a couple of buffets.

tuttigym
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WHO CARES!
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They do.

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September 20th, 2023 at 10:44:54 AM permalink
Trivial hack

Slightly pop open sardine can. Drain liguid, then open the rest of the way. Works with tuna cans.

I actually donít like it completely drained. Just mostly.
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September 20th, 2023 at 1:02:06 PM permalink
I had heard great things about a taco truck down the block from my house in Tucson. It's usually very crowded; sometimes, they have DJs or even bands. I caught them in a lull and ordered a street taco, a monster taco, and a giant burrito. $13.50 with a free bottle of water. The street taco was nothing to talk about, the monster taco was forgettable, but the burrito was fantastic. It was $7.50, but would be a meal for most people. I'll go back.
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September 20th, 2023 at 5:05:55 PM permalink
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I had heard great things about a taco truck down the block from my house in Tucson. It's usually very crowded; sometimes, they have DJs or even bands. I caught them in a lull and ordered a street taco, a monster taco, and a giant burrito. $13.50 with a free bottle of water. The street taco was nothing to talk about, the monster taco was forgettable, but the burrito was fantastic. It was $7.50, but would be a meal for most people. I'll go back.
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I would gain weight just looking at a taco truck. Shudder..
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September 20th, 2023 at 5:17:27 PM permalink
It's not my favorite food but tacos are omnipresent in Tucson. I only this week became aware of a large shopping center a few blocks north of me. When I looked at this neighborhood a few years ago it was a food desert. Now there are two supermarkets and a number of fast-food and sit-down Mexican joints.
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September 24th, 2023 at 9:57:35 PM permalink
For me this is a terrific meal. Fried eggplant, sauteed catfish, and Chinese green beans made with fried onion, sesame oil and scrambled egg. I made enough beans for at least two meals.

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September 25th, 2023 at 1:44:00 AM permalink
Last night was a silly little experiment in eating the lowest quality cheapskate meal I could muster. Don't damn me. $:o)
Minimalist, student, variation on Chinese sweet and sour battered chicken with fried rice.

Ingredients to feed two

20 frozen chicken nuggets from ALDI ( 30 for £1.55 = about $2 )
235g jar Sweet & Sour sauce ( with a hint of plum ) from ALDI £1.25 = about $1.50 *
150g long grain rice.
1 Large egg.
handful of frozen peas.
splash of sunflower oil.
splash of soy sauce.

Served with 4 tiny duck spring rolls per person (ALDI again)

Boiled the rice at noon and popped it in the fridge. In the evening, fried the rice up with beaten egg and peas and splash of soy sauce. Heated the rest in the oven for 15 mins.

It was rubbish, but in a fun way: A pauper's feast at less than $2 per person. Actually, the egg fried rice was top-notch and as good as any Chinese restaurant. The tiny spring rolls were tasty.
Next time, I'll spend far less by substituting the sauce for just tomato puree, cornflour, sugar and vinegar $:o)
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September 25th, 2023 at 1:54:52 AM permalink
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Donít you have a sure fire method/system/bet selection/randomness evaluator/sleeping number evaluator/ that gives you free money from on line casinos in both roulette and baccarat ...
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SHAME on both of you for hijacking this thread with such totally off topic excrement. Mocking EvenBob's 'method' claims has it's place, but doing so here, just because EB is active in this thread is pathetic and troll-like.
I support EB in his 'Who cares' dismissiveness of your posts.
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September 25th, 2023 at 2:06:04 AM permalink
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This is the last of the plant-based hamburger and I'm going to kind of miss it. It was really good every bit as good as real ground beef. But at $9 a pound I don't think so. Had some turnip fries which I like even better than potato fries.


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Not enough bread. White bread should be eaten abundantly according to American Dietary Guidelines
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You go ahead and load up on that Wonder Bread, I haven't had white bread probably since the 90s and then it was an accident. When I lived in California I used to buy whole wheat flour by the 100 lb sack and I made all my own bread. Even my own hot dog when hamburger buns. I marvel at it now wondering when did I ever have the time but it sure was good. The bread on these sandwiches has 1/3 the calories of a regular slice of bread in 1/20th the carbs. It also cost 3.5 times more per loaf than a regular loaf of bread.
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EvenBob,
Tell us more about the bread. That looks like white bread, so how does it come to be so low in carbs.
Also, turnip fries ! sounds inspired. Did you deep fry or air fry or what?
Unfortunately turnips are very expensive and uncommon here, so they would be a rare treat.

Thanks for your many food photos.

I LOL along with you at the comments about American Dietary Guidelines promoting white bread. UK guidelines were also badly influenced by the agriculture industry,
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September 25th, 2023 at 2:26:23 AM permalink
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For me this is a terrific meal. Fried eggplant, sauteed catfish, and Chinese green beans made with fried onion, sesame oil and scrambled egg. I made enough beans for at least two meals.


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How did you get that brown glaze on the egg plant? Same as the gravy on the beans? Looks very rich and flavoursome.
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September 25th, 2023 at 6:38:32 AM permalink
I made a muffin mix this morning for the kids. (Blueberry cheesecake flavor.) They usually force me to eat one.
These 6 muffin mixes are surprisingly quick and easy to prepare in a toaster oven (preheat while mixing the batter, set and forget for the 16 minute bake time.. ding means done, but they're fine to forget about for a few minutes if you're wrestling someone into their school clothes), and they seem to satisfy as well as the convenience store muffins.
I've used several brands of 6-muffin mixes, and they all come out quite well.

To actually eat, it was a bowl of oatmeal. "Quick" oats, cooked with a handful of raisins, a sprinkle of salt, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. Heavily doused with cinnamon in the bowl, sprinkled with a bit of Splenda, and topped with a sliver of butter - just enough to melt into a thin butter-moat around the edge.

I do use real butter. Trying to believe that not-butter is in fact butter is a bridge too far, even when attempting to believe impossible things, and possibly a violation of state law.
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September 25th, 2023 at 6:59:19 AM permalink
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Last night was a silly little experiment in eating the lowest quality cheapskate meal I could muster. Don't damn me. $:o)
Minimalist, student, variation on Chinese sweet and sour battered chicken with fried rice.

Ingredients to feed two

20 frozen chicken nuggets from ALDI ( 30 for £1.55 = about $2 )
235g jar Sweet & Sour sauce ( with a hint of plum ) from ALDI £1.25 = about $1.50 *
150g long grain rice.
1 Large egg.
handful of frozen peas.
splash of sunflower oil.
splash of soy sauce.

Served with 4 tiny duck spring rolls per person (ALDI again)

Boiled the rice at noon and popped it in the fridge. In the evening, fried the rice up with beaten egg and peas and splash of soy sauce. Heated the rest in the oven for 15 mins.

It was rubbish, but in a fun way: A pauper's feast at less than $2 per person. Actually, the egg fried rice was top-notch and as good as any Chinese restaurant. The tiny spring rolls were tasty.
Next time, I'll spend far less by substituting the sauce for just tomato puree, cornflour, sugar and vinegar $:o)
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I have shamefully done similar with chicken nuggets and jarred Tiki Masala sauce.
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September 25th, 2023 at 8:31:20 AM permalink

Quick Food Trivia Quiz #8

1) Which McDonald's sandwich is said to be an assembly line version of eggs benedict sans the hollandaise sauce?

2) If you pour some whisked eggs into a frying pan, toss on some ham, cheese, onions and green bell peppers, cook, then fold half the eggs onto the other half, what have you made?

3) Combining whipped egg whites with sugar creates what confection often found in candy bars?

4) If you mix milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks and whipped egg whites, pour in some (optional) booze and take a sip, what are you drinking?

5) Huevos rancheros is a Mexican egg dish that traditionally uses what type of sauce?


No searching please.
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September 25th, 2023 at 10:51:20 AM permalink
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Quick Food Trivia Quiz #8

1) Which McDonald's sandwich is said to be an assembly line version of eggs benedict sans the hollandaise sauce?

McMuffin?
Correct

2) If you pour some whisked eggs into a frying pan, toss on some ham, cheese, onions and green bell peppers, cook, then fold half the eggs onto the other half, what have you made?
Spanish Omelette
Unsure

3) Combining whipped egg whites with sugar creates what confection often found in candy bars?
Meringue?
Correct

4) If you mix milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks and whipped egg whites, pour in some (optional) booze and take a sip, what are you drinking?
Advocaat?
Wrong

5) Huevos rancheros is a Mexican egg dish that traditionally uses what type of sauce?
Hot Chilli?
Ambiguous

No searching please.
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September 25th, 2023 at 11:08:56 AM permalink
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5) Huevos rancheros is a Mexican egg dish that traditionally uses what type of sauce?


No searching please.
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No idea, but I eat it for breakfast on just about every cruise I go on:

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September 25th, 2023 at 12:16:28 PM permalink
Yep. I overstepped. My apologies.

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September 25th, 2023 at 12:23:00 PM permalink
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Yep. I overstepped. My apologies.

tuttigym
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Uh?
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September 25th, 2023 at 1:35:45 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere


Quick Food Trivia Quiz #8

1) Which McDonald's sandwich is said to be an assembly line version of eggs benedict sans the hollandaise sauce?

McMuffin


2) If you pour some whisked eggs into a frying pan, toss on some ham, cheese, onions and green bell peppers, cook, then fold half the eggs onto the other half, what have you made?
Western Omelette


3) Combining whipped egg whites with sugar creates what confection often found in candy bars?
Merang sounds right but I have never seen that in candy, so nougett maybe (excuse spelling)


4) If you mix milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks and whipped egg whites, pour in some (optional) booze and take a sip, what are you drinking?
Egg Nog


5) Huevos rancheros is a Mexican egg dish that traditionally uses what type of sauce?
Tabasco?


No searching please.
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September 25th, 2023 at 2:25:16 PM permalink
I went to a wedding this weekend and at the reception they had a high end taco bar. It was awesome and probably an inexpensive food option for a reception.
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September 25th, 2023 at 2:58:06 PM permalink
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I went to a wedding this weekend
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You finally married your second wife? About time
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September 25th, 2023 at 3:02:05 PM permalink
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I went to a wedding this weekend
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You finally married your second wife? About time
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Nope, haven't seen her in about five months. My wife is going on vacation with her next month.
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September 25th, 2023 at 4:12:53 PM permalink
Last week, I received a Welcome to the Neighborhood package. There were quite a few discount coupons and several freebies. One coupon was for lunch at a local pub. It was any burger, up to $12.95, and a pint of beer or unlimited soda for $7. I drove by today, and there were only a few cars, so I stopped in.
The bar was attractive, Western-style, with a band stage, a dance floor, and pool tables. I sat down, and the bar maiden introduced herself and put a napkin before me. I asked for a menu, and she was pleasant enough. Then I showed her the coupon, and it was like I stuck a gun in her face. While not rude, she toned down her happiness meter quite a bit. The food was okay, but her attitude certainly lessened the experience.
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September 25th, 2023 at 9:05:53 PM permalink
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Last week, I received a Welcome to the Neighborhood package. There were quite a few discount coupons and several freebies. One coupon was for lunch at a local pub. It was any burger, up to $12.95, and a pint of beer or unlimited soda for $7. I drove by today, and there were only a few cars, so I stopped in.
The bar was attractive, Western-style, with a band stage, a dance floor, and pool tables. I sat down, and the bar maiden introduced herself and put a napkin before me. I asked for a menu, and she was pleasant enough. Then I showed her the coupon, and it was like I stuck a gun in her face. While not rude, she toned down her happiness meter quite a bit. The food was okay, but her attitude certainly lessened the experience.
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LOL. That's pretty shocking.
Your description of the venue brought to mind the film RoadHouse for some reason.

I'm just curious: At what level did you tip? See, here in the UK, we seldom tip anyway and when we do it's to thank the server for service beyond acceptable. This server would seem to have given service at, or below acceptable and would have got $0.
It's just a cultural difference, and our servers get a proper hourly wage, so let's not get too deep down the hijack route..
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September 25th, 2023 at 9:37:57 PM permalink
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Last week, I received a Welcome to the Neighborhood package. There were quite a few discount coupons and several freebies. One coupon was for lunch at a local pub. It was any burger, up to $12.95, and a pint of beer or unlimited soda for $7. I drove by today, and there were only a few cars, so I stopped in.
The bar was attractive, Western-style, with a band stage, a dance floor, and pool tables. I sat down, and the bar maiden introduced herself and put a napkin before me. I asked for a menu, and she was pleasant enough. Then I showed her the coupon, and it was like I stuck a gun in her face. While not rude, she toned down her happiness meter quite a bit. The food was okay, but her attitude certainly lessened the experience.
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This is exactly how a coupon-clipper should be treated. Kudos to the server
Itís all about making that GTA
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September 25th, 2023 at 9:40:55 PM permalink
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It's just a cultural difference, and our servers get a proper hourly wage, so let's not get too deep down the hijack route..
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That statement is contradictory. Itís NOT just a cultural difference. Itís a very different compensation system in the USA
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September 25th, 2023 at 11:23:18 PM permalink
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Last week, I received a Welcome to the Neighborhood package. There were quite a few discount coupons and several freebies. One coupon was for lunch at a local pub. It was any burger, up to $12.95, and a pint of beer or unlimited soda for $7. I drove by today, and there were only a few cars, so I stopped in.
The bar was attractive, Western-style, with a band stage, a dance floor, and pool tables. I sat down, and the bar maiden introduced herself and put a napkin before me. I asked for a menu, and she was pleasant enough. Then I showed her the coupon, and it was like I stuck a gun in her face. While not rude, she toned down her happiness meter quite a bit. The food was okay, but her attitude certainly lessened the experience.
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This is exactly how a coupon-clipper should be treated. Kudos to the server
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Oh my God, hell has frozen over. I actually agree with Ace about something.
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