Sometimes it pays to complain

On my last trip to Krakow, Poland I flew via Alitalia Airlines a Delta Airlines Sky Team partner. I am a Delta Airlines Gold Medallion Member, a status I earned from traveling to Krakow, Poland numerous times. I am usually treated pretty good by most of the airline reps, but on my last trip I did not have that luxury. I actually got yelled at for trying to board at a certain time.

Before boarding the gate attendant said, “We will board first Class along with Business Elite and all Medallion Members first in Zone 1.” Well being a Gold Medallion Member I assumed this meant me. They called Zone 1 and I walked over to the counter to start boarding the plane. The ticket agent yelled and said, “We are boarding Zone 1 go sit back down.” My reply was that the lady on the PA said Medallion Members board in Zone 1. To not cause problems, I listened and was boarded with Zone 3.

When I finally returned I emailed Delta Airlines to complain and was offered a Guest Pass ticket to the Crown Room Club. Only worth $25, but it will work.

USA needs some better PR

O rat least that is what a group of US tourist attractions are thinking. So much, that they launched a website to try and get other countries to have a better taste of the USA.

To quote them ,”The Discover America Partnership is an effort led by some of America’s foremost business leaders to strengthen America’s image around the globe. “

Go to Power of Travel.

Outsourcing to the next level

I remember when I was in grade school and high school my parents would drive me to an after school tutor for about 1 hour 2-3 times a week. It was a great help and the one on one support made a difference. Well, if I read correctly parents will no longer have to drive their children to tutors as it can now be done online from India.

For more go to Yahoo News.

Read the article and let me know what you think.

Nascar

Last year I posted about taking some Nascar lessons back in December. Listening to the Howard Stern Show made me think about taking lessons again. It seems Robin Q from the show is going to race Bubba the Love Sponge.

You can take lessons and pay$300 for 10 laps at Race On just outside of Memphis.

Dead Grass

For over the past 4 years, my parents have been using Beauty Lawn for the yard and until recently we had the best lawn in the neighborhood. Not anymore. Beauty Lawn has made the same mistake they made on our yard a few years ago. The grass in our lawn is a fescue mix and from what Beauty Lawn has told us cannot have certain fertilizer used on it. They made this mistake a few years ago and it burned our grass completely. So bad that it made our yard look like a desert. Well, they did not learn from their mistakes because it has happened again. We went from the best yard in the neighborhood to the worst yard in 2 days.

To get our yard back to where it was it will take about 2 years for the grass to mature. It will also take a lot of work.

Below is a before and after picture of our grass. Actually the before is a picture of a section of grass that got spared from the death.

Bicycle Furniture

I was surfing the internet the other night and found this great bicycle furniture site called Bike Furniture Design . They have tables, chairs, and bar stools. The interesting part that Tony Roy will probably entertain purchasing the office chair. Heck, I would even consider the office chair as long as it did not cost an arm and a leg.

From what I understand you can even pick what bicycle parts manufacturer you want your furniture made out of by Bike Furniture Design. Of course this will cost you a little extra. My guess is that all carbon fiber furniture might be out of the questions. Sorry Tony, there just would not be anywhere to weld it together.

Festival

When I arrived in Krakow on August 25th, 2006, I was lucky to be greeted by another festival. This festival seemed to resemble the Art and Crafts Festival that is normally held in Memphis, TN. If was very interesting as I have never paid any attention to the one in Memphis. I might have to go at least once.