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Maple Resident

Beachwood, OH

#21 Aug 3, 2013
I'm with you xxx. And do you remember years back when blacks sued McDonald's because they didn't have any blacks in their tv ads? Now that's all that's on those commercials, blacks.

Speaking of fast foods, I went to the Arby's on Rockside the other evening for some food. I went to the drive thru and ordered a combo meal. It was supposed to be around $5.90, about that. So, I get to the window and the black girl tells me $10.00! Wha? I said to her I only ordered a combo. She said they were 2 for $10.00. I told her, nicely, I didn't want the two for $10, just the one combo meal. Now I'm getting dirty looks and she walks away to get a manager. So, these two black guys walk over to the register, give me these real pissed off looks and then the one straightened out the register. So, the girl now collects my money and walks to the other side of the partition to get the food. As she's on her way back, and walking behind this partition, I hear this cough. Suddenly this other black girl that works there smiled and when the one with my food handed me the bag, she had this smirk on her face. So, what do you do? You ask for another combo meal to replace the one with possible cough spit in it? She'd probably do the same to the second bag. So, I wrote it up as a lesson and got home and threw it all out. So, the moral of the story is, I don't think I'll be going to that Arby's anymore. There were a lot of other days I went there and there was a mixture of blacks and whites working there and the blacks were real nice to me. But after dealing with the ones that were there the other day, I think I'll just make things to eat at home.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#22 Aug 3, 2013
Rule number one is never mess with people that handle your food although I find it unlikely that they could have done anything to your food without somebody seeing it. I wouldn't say the same for a restaurant that has a cook in the kitchen all alone.

When I have trouble at a fast food place or anywhere else, I make sure I record the time and get names of people if possible. I just take the order and get on the companies web site and complain there. I've done that a few times at my McDonald's, and now they are the best McDonald's in the area.

The only real complaint I have of them is getting change. I would get an order for about five or six dollars--hand them a 20, and they would give me the change back in all singles or perhaps one five dollar bill and singles. Why can't these people get change when they see they are running out of 5's or 10's?
Maple Resident

Beachwood, OH

#23 Aug 4, 2013
The McDonald's you talking about the one on Broadway & Libby? I go there too sometimes and the people there are pretty nice. Everyone that works there is black too.

I used to go to the one that was on Dunham a lot for coffee but that one, as you know, was knocked down a while ago. The one on Rockside must be replacing it. Slow service there though. Maybe because it's new. I only went there once to the drive thru.

I'm surprised they knocked down the McDonald's building on Dunham though. That would have made a great day care center or a hair & nail salon. Can't have enough of them. Maybe even a Baptist church or a headquarters for Al Sharpton.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#24 Aug 4, 2013
Yes, the one on Dumham moved to Rockside. For what reason, I don't know. The problem wasn't the building or the location, the problem there was the terrible service. Plus they were more expensive than the one on Broadway.

I go to the beverage store next to the one that was on Dunham. When I stopped by that McDonalds on the way home, I would wait 15 minutes if there were two or three cars ahead of me. So I quit going. It was quicker for me to drive to the Broadway McDonalds for crying out loud.

From what I understand, they are knocking down the McDonalds on Broadway too and building a new McDonalds across the street when they knock those buildings down. I don't know when that's supposed to happen, but my Councilman told me that was the plans. Again, I see no advantage to that. But when I went there to get breakfast yesterday, their prices went way up, so perhaps they are getting money for the new building. The breakfast I usually get cost $6.58. It's now $7.07, so that's a hell of an increase.
Annie

Twinsburg, OH

#25 Aug 4, 2013
Maple Resident wrote:
He must have been pretty strong to be gabbing on his Obama phone and holding a conversation with his mommie and beauty-full girlfriend and beating the crap out of Zimmerman all at the same time. I wonder if he was eating the Skittles and sipping the ice tea at the same time too?
I think the Robitussin was that lump in his pocket.
Watching

Cleveland, OH

#26 Aug 4, 2013
The McDonalds on Dunham "wasn't making enough money" was the reason they moved. I agree the service was terrible there, way too much goofing around.

The McDonalds on Broadway is having second thoughts on the new building across the street. Purchasing the existing building and knocking it down, especially with asbestos, and other expenses adjusting traffic lights wasn't economical. I heard now they are just looking at dropping their building and constructing a new one on the original site.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#27 Aug 4, 2013
Watching wrote:
The McDonalds on Dunham "wasn't making enough money" was the reason they moved. I agree the service was terrible there, way too much goofing around.
The McDonalds on Broadway is having second thoughts on the new building across the street. Purchasing the existing building and knocking it down, especially with asbestos, and other expenses adjusting traffic lights wasn't economical. I heard now they are just looking at dropping their building and constructing a new one on the original site.
They can I guess, but I don't know what kind of advantage that is. They can't make it any larger because there's no room to expand. I don't think that packaging place next door is going anywhere soon. But if they were to move across the street, they should build the drive through like the Burger King in Bedford. They have three windows in their drive thru.

Another thing I don't understand about the McDonalds on Dunham is that in that location, they were spaced a bit from the nearest McDonalds. Now they are only two miles from the nearest one between McCracken and Granger on Turney road. I think it would have been more cost effective to just hire more and better workers and stay on Dunham.
Maple Resident

Beachwood, OH

#28 Aug 5, 2013
The Burger King on Broadway-Columbus and Warrensville Center in Bedford has 2 windows, you pay at the first one and get your food at the second. And that's mostly during their busy hours.

I won't be going to that new McDonald's on Rockside
much because of the traffic coming in and out of the shopping center. Whoever designed that McDonald's and had it put where it is should get an 'A' in stupidity. Might have been better to buy out the building next to the McDonald's on Dunham where the deli is and put it up there. There's also that McDs' on Rockside and Rt21.
Annie

Twinsburg, OH

#29 Aug 9, 2013
Maple Resident wrote:
The Burger King on Broadway-Columbus and Warrensville Center in Bedford has 2 windows, you pay at the first one and get your food at the second. And that's mostly during their busy hours.
I won't be going to that new McDonald's on Rockside
much because of the traffic coming in and out of the shopping center. Whoever designed that McDonald's and had it put where it is should get an 'A' in stupidity. Might have been better to buy out the building next to the McDonald's on Dunham where the deli is and put it up there. There's also that McDs' on Rockside and Rt21.
I'm a big Swenson's fan, after shopping at K Mart on Broadview, I like the car hops. And boy oh boy, do those kids hustle.
Maple Resident

Beachwood, OH

#30 Aug 9, 2013
I used to like to go to the A&W on Broadway. My buddies and I would go there and order food a few times so the girls would have to come out to the car. They made a lot of tips off of us too. I miss the drive in type restaurants. Used to go a lot to the Garfield Manners down on Broadway near Garfield park. That was a big hang out back in my day. And the one on Canal and Granger too. We'd go there after working in the pits at the Cloverleaf Raceway. Ah...the good old days. Yep...back then I worked at a gas station in Maple Hts on the night shift. We'd close at midnight and I'd be the only one there on that shift. Never even thought of being robbed or shot back then. The only incident there was, one night a car full of black guys pulled into the station after I turned all the lights out and closed up. They were interested in 'looking my car over'. I had an old Chevy. You should have seen them jump back into their car when I came out with a gun and asked them, "Can I help you fellas with something?" LOL! They headed back to Cleveland after that. LOL!
Annie

Twinsburg, OH

#31 Aug 10, 2013
Maple Resident wrote:
I used to like to go to the A&W on Broadway. My buddies and I would go there and order food a few times so the girls would have to come out to the car. They made a lot of tips off of us too. I miss the drive in type restaurants. Used to go a lot to the Garfield Manners down on Broadway near Garfield park. That was a big hang out back in my day. And the one on Canal and Granger too. We'd go there after working in the pits at the Cloverleaf Raceway. Ah...the good old days. Yep...back then I worked at a gas station in Maple Hts on the night shift. We'd close at midnight and I'd be the only one there on that shift. Never even thought of being robbed or shot back then. The only incident there was, one night a car full of black guys pulled into the station after I turned all the lights out and closed up. They were interested in 'looking my car over'. I had an old Chevy. You should have seen them jump back into their car when I came out with a gun and asked them, "Can I help you fellas with something?" LOL! They headed back to Cleveland after that. LOL!
Did every guy in the 60's and 70's work in a gas station, usually part time, as they were going to high school full time also? Did every guy usually pay for their old beater car and then spend all of their time when not working or going to school fixing it up in their parent's driveway? Your post made me think, and I honestly can't think of a male friend that I graduated with from high school that didn't work in a gas station. And those were the gas stations where the 16 and 17 year old were pumping the gas, washing the windows and checking the oil and the air in the tires. Many were novice mechanics, but they sure learned fast because they wanted to learn and they needed the job no matter how affluent their families were. My father sure wasn't whipping out twenties to my brother for his dates. And believe me, my father could afford it. But, there was never an entitlement attitude. I admit, I did not work while I was in high school, but my younger sisters did. I admit that my father paid for my college education, but I sure did work every summer between freshman through senior year and immediately after graduation. My son has been working since he was 14 years old, doing the same thing now that he is the married father of 3. He even takes his 8 year old with him on some of his jobs and has him work the prep jobs for a couple of hours. He pays him too, and has him keep his own ledger of what he makes. For Christmas, we bought my grandson his own safe and taught him how to use the combination. When he wants something nonessential, he has the choice of using his own money or not getting it.( out of 10 times he decides he doesn't want or need it afterall. My father did it with my brother, who worked for him, we did it with our son, and the tradition is passed on. BTW, I enjoy reading your posts and a few other posters that are not aggressively and solely political. It brings back some nice and very interesting memories. Thank you.
Maple Resident

Beachwood, OH

#32 Aug 10, 2013
Well back in my teen days, most all the guys I had as friends or knew at school were car guys. Some had rich parents that could afford getting their kid a new car, like a 1970, SS454 Chevelle or a Ram Air GTO. Others, like me, had to scrimp and save for a used car but back then you could buy a used car that was 5 or 6 years old for around $500. Try and do that now. But we all took an interest in cars and trying to get them to go faster and look good. It was a different era back then with cars than it is today. Today you buy a car like an SS Camaro brand new, it would cost a fortune to try to put performance parts in or on the engine because of computers and such. In the olden days, you buy a bigger carburetor or a set of headers or even a hi performance cam shaft and you can do that in your driveway. I've rebuilt a few of my engines in cars I had back then, no big deal. But now with these newer cars and trucks, heck, if my engine isn't running right, I take it to the shop because they have to put it on a scope to see what's wrong. Years ago, your engine's running bad, you tune it up in 1/2 hour or 45 minutes and she's ready to go.

And more of my story is because of my parent too. When I was a little kid, they'd buy me toy cars and trucks. They were cheap back then so I had a lot of them. We'd drive down the streets and I'd be sitting in the back seat, naming all the cars we pass like, Oldsmobile!, Buick!, Ford, Pontiac!, and my dad would laugh because I'd get them all right. So with me, part of my love for cars can be traced back to my parents and them buying me toy cars.

And if we only knew, prices of a brand new muscle car with a big engine back in the late 60s', early 70s', was around $4,200/$4,500. Maybe a lot of money back then but there sure were a lot sold. Then guys would total them out by driving like an idiot or drive them to work in all types of weather and they'd rot out and get junked or they'd sell them 5 years later for $800. Now, if you have a real clean car like these, it could be worth a fortune.$$$$$ ;-)
Annie

Twinsburg, OH

#33 Aug 10, 2013
Maple Resident wrote:
Well back in my teen days, most all the guys I had as friends or knew at school were car guys. Some had rich parents that could afford getting their kid a new car, like a 1970, SS454 Chevelle or a Ram Air GTO. Others, like me, had to scrimp and save for a used car but back then you could buy a used car that was 5 or 6 years old for around $500. Try and do that now. But we all took an interest in cars and trying to get them to go faster and look good. It was a different era back then with cars than it is today. Today you buy a car like an SS Camaro brand new, it would cost a fortune to try to put performance parts in or on the engine because of computers and such. In the olden days, you buy a bigger carburetor or a set of headers or even a hi performance cam shaft and you can do that in your driveway. I've rebuilt a few of my engines in cars I had back then, no big deal. But now with these newer cars and trucks, heck, if my engine isn't running right, I take it to the shop because they have to put it on a scope to see what's wrong. Years ago, your engine's running bad, you tune it up in 1/2 hour or 45 minutes and she's ready to go.
And more of my story is because of my parent too. When I was a little kid, they'd buy me toy cars and trucks. They were cheap back then so I had a lot of them. We'd drive down the streets and I'd be sitting in the back seat, naming all the cars we pass like, Oldsmobile!, Buick!, Ford, Pontiac!, and my dad would laugh because I'd get them all right. So with me, part of my love for cars can be traced back to my parents and them buying me toy cars.
And if we only knew, prices of a brand new muscle car with a big engine back in the late 60s', early 70s', was around $4,200/$4,500. Maybe a lot of money back then but there sure were a lot sold. Then guys would total them out by driving like an idiot or drive them to work in all types of weather and they'd rot out and get junked or they'd sell them 5 years later for $800. Now, if you have a real clean car like these, it could be worth a fortune.$$$$$ ;-)
Probably about $80,000 or more now.
Maple Resident

Beachwood, OH

#34 Aug 10, 2013
$80,000.....that would buy a lot of Skittles, Iced Tea and Robitussin. LOL!
Annie

Twinsburg, OH

#35 Aug 10, 2013
Maple Resident wrote:
$80,000.....that would buy a lot of Skittles, Iced Tea and Robitussin. LOL!
Car guys don't know what skittles are.
Maple Resident

Beachwood, OH

#36 Aug 11, 2013
Annie wrote:
<quoted text>
Car guys don't know what skittles are.
Yeah we do. They're some kind of tool to remove
windshield wiper blades. ;-)

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