Let Them Eat Cake…Eventually

Ok, Northline, there’s no easy way to put this. We need to talk…

Misty Water Coloured Memories..

What the hell were you thinking? Not too long ago I wrote “Northline has one of the most efficient setups…” Now you’ve completely rearranged shit out in the condiment, salad and dessert area such that it’s a complete gagglefuck.

I can’t live like this.

At lunch, you’ve eliminated one dessert line and replaced it with a giant condiment section. Have ya noticed that the condiment area has maybe one or two people at it at a time? It only takes a second to grab a pack of salad dressing or ketchup. Meanwhile, the single dessert line is a massive serpentine queue consisting of pissed off people who just want a bit of fucking ice cream or cake. The sandwich and salad bar redesign similarly results in much longer waits to belly up.

You’re not even saving on personnel. Instead of one server at each of two dessert lines, there are two guys at the one line. The ice cream scoopin’ dude is working double time to satisfy the demand for this awesome treat (something you got right), while the second guy is serving up the occasional piece of pie or cake and looking rather bored. Back in the old days, he woulda been quickly serving up delicious ice cream and cake, smiling the whole time as he interacted with happy customers in an efficient, well-managed establishment.

How could you get it so fucking wrong?

Oh, and another thing. Don’t put “Buffalo Wings” on the short order bar menu unless there are, indeed, “Buffalo Wings” available at the short order bar. Waiting in that huge goddamn line up only to find out the menu was some sort of practical joke didn’t make me more amenable to the nonsense that awaited me at the dessert line.

I also have to agree with A who is pretty darn upset that you’ve started mixing the whole green olives with the sliced black olives. I’m chagrined that I have to bring this up when you still haven’t resolved the very similar Froot Loops/Apple Jacks debacle I mentioned several months ago. It just ain’t right, man.

Bottom Line

Northline, it’s not me, it’s you. You’ve changed.¬† Can’t we just go back to the way things were?

“But things don’t last forever and somehow baby, they never really do” – Joey Ramone

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