The Rotten Beef Blog

Rotten Beef….What's Eating You?

  • Jun 14

    Well, another birthday is upon me and yet again I sit and search for the ever elusive Birthday Freebie. I have seen loads of lists with hundreds of offers and I realized something, birthdays kinda suck when you grow up. that’s right, I had a hard time trying  to figure out why my birthday freebies were so plentiful years ago but have since diminished. When you’re an adult, you pretty much pay for everything. But when you are a kid, most of that (if not all) comes free. Companies try to make the adults feel like it’s their birthday by giving their kids a measly little birthday meal to save the parents a couple of lousy dollars. OR, when it’s the adults birthday, they have to bring a friend and get their friend to buy so the birthday man or woman can get the FREE meal. Should the customer continue to be loyal year round to a company that is not seemingly giving back in return? I know that I for one won’t be going to any place that offers me a free SMALL vegetable smoothie or a coupon for 5% off my party’s bill of $200 or more!

  • Jun 8

    And I almost felt sorry for Professional Baseball player Kila Ka’aihue of the Oakland A’s, who was demoted days before birth of twins, until I remembered how I was fired the same DAY my child was born.
    If it wasn’t personal (as was in my case) then he should feel lucky he is still employed.
    Some of us average Americans have lost our jobs altogether, not just demoted, and have not found employment after years of searching!
    I know Ka’aihue is human like the rest of us, but when he’s making more money than I’ve seen in the past few years, I find it hard to join the pity party.

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