morning we all went for dim sum at China Garden in Irvine. Upon our
request, Ed and Sue joined us so everyone could swoon over Baby Liv.
Ivy, Wil, and Bett have been wanting to meet Liv for a long time.
Needless to say, Ashlyn was very jealous over the "Liv Love-fest"
lunch, we all headed over to Newport/Balboa Island for boating. Traffic
and parking was horrendous in Newport...but the biggest damper was the
company's rude reception as we checked in.
I had called prior to our reservation time to let them know that we
were going to be late. The girl on the phone said that it would be fine.
When we got there, we recieved so much unwarranted attitude and hostility.
The manager was a belligerent prick and made comments about our tardiness.
When I told him that I had called earlier to notify them, he didn't
believe me. He countered with, "Oh really? Who did you speak to?"
Peg: "I spoke to Emily."
A nervous girl looks up (she looks from me to the manager) and GET
THIS....she had the nerve to say, "No, I never spoke with
ARGGGGGHHHHH!!!! Can you believe that?! WTH?! I was completely mortified!
I can't believe she straight lied to my face! I had an unpleasant
exchange with the manager and wanted to cancel our reservation. He told
me that if we walked away, he would charge us anyway..."so we had
better take advantage of the hour we had left". I was pissed!
cruised the harbor for an hour and when we returned, the manager (apparently
cooled off) greeted me by slinging his slimy arm over my shoulder and
saying, "I know you still love me." I shrugged him off and
said, "No, I'm still mad." He was taken aback and said: "I
was looking out for our best interest. We have to charge you from your
reservation time, and your tardiness cut into your boating time."
Peg: "That's fine. I don't care if you have to charge us. I didn't
appreciate the reception we recieved when we arrived. When I called,
the girl said it was fine...and even if she said that it wasn't fine,
I just wanted to let you guys know that I was running behind. But when
we arrived, she denied speaking to me and you guys were rude."
The manager then raised his hands up and said, "I guess we have
nothing more to talk about"....then turned and walked away.
ARGGGGGHHHH! Can you believe that?! ASSHOLE! I
don't care if we had only 15 minutes to use the boats, as long as you're
going to charge me the full amount, what does it matter how I utilize
didn't enjoy the time boating...it's very hard for me to shake things
off sometimes...but I'm very glad that my friends had fun. I usually
rent from a different boat-rental company, and from now on I'll be sure
to strictly use the other company.
Newport/Balboa Island, we all made a Costco run, and BBQ-ed at home
for dinner. With everyone pitching in, dinner was prepared in no time.
We had so much food. Ray, Connie, and Wellington came over to join us.
The rest of the evening was spent hanging out and watching "Cradle
2 the Grave" and "Final Destination 2".
the boating mishap, we had a wonderful day. Everyone was tired and called
it a night around 2am.
can't believe the month of August is over! *whistles* Crazy!
from today and tonight:
Ashlyn, Bett, Emily, Ivy, Mayu, Oli, Parkin, Sarah, Wil, and Wing
giving Bett and Ashlyn a piggy-back ride
Wil, and Liv
with Sarah and Parkin
at the boardwalk
Em, Bett, Chew, Mayu, and Aaron's boat
driving our boat with Ivy's help
Ivy, and Ashlyn
Connie, Wellington, and Ray