Will Smith wasn’t very tolerant of another man’s affection. This is very disappointing news indeed. LOL!
I wonder if this will make the national news…. Hummm….
I made some simple Parmesan Pretzels the other day and thought I’d make the same recipe using potato chips… But it didn’t work the first go ’round so here’s one that works.
1/3 cup of grated parm, store brand works fine
1/4c Italian dressing, store brand again
1/2tsp sea salt
You can substitute the sea salt and cayenne with 1tsp Morton’s Hot Salt
8-10 oz rippled potato chips, lowest sodium you can find (thin, unrippled aren’t heavy enough for the dressing)
Combine parm, salt in 1gal zipper bag, mix well
Add chips and mix again
Add dressing last and thoroughly mix until chips are coated (careful not to break them all)
Pour chips onto greased cookie sheet in single layer
Bake in preheated oven at 250* for 20 mins, turning 1/2 way through.
Let cool, EAT!
This is a pic of some fresh out of the oven.
It’s not often I have a positive experience with customer service worth talking about. In this day of altering corporate attitudes driven by shrinking profit margins with a more concentrated focus on the bottom line and less on the customer, I feel it’s important to mention one fine experience I had recently.
A couple of weeks ago I posted to Twitter, using the Hampton Roads hashtag #hrva, my dis-satisfaction with my bank. In particular I don’t like some policy issues and rising fees. My tweet was responded to by @ChartwayFCU inviting me to join them.
After checking them out I applied for membership online. A day later I received an email from “K” with my acceptance invitation. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but I responded with a thank you.
Today I sent an email to “K” informing her I would be by to take care of things. Almost immdiately she shot back a warm welcome and wanted to know when and where I’d be arriving. She also included information about upcoming computer upgrades that may impact my visit.
At noon I sent her an email that I’d be arriving at a given location in 25 minutes. Shortly thereafter she let me know “M” would be waiting for me.
Sure enough, when I arrived “M” was at her desk with my paperwork in front of her ready to go. It took just about 5 minutes for “M” to take care of everything. She was thorough and told me everything she was doing and answered each question I had for her. When she stepped away from her desk she told me exactly what she was doing and what she was retrieving.
After leaving the facility I sent an email to “K” letting her know I was signed up and thanking her for her time. She promptly replied with another warm and welcoming thank you.
All this communication made me feel like they actually wanted my business, not as if they were entitled to it.
Chartway may not have all the fancy tools a big bank does, but they do have some good people who truly make you feel wanted. They also have someone who’s pretty good at social marketing and recruiting because if it wasn’t for that I may never have contacted them in the first place.
A few years ago I watched the entire original series again. Biggest problem was it aired on the SOAP channel some time in the 2 or 3 am area so I had to record it.
I hope this is a good show. It even has a number of the originals in it.