Inability to Deliver Quality

There used to be a time, when Business promoted itself as giving Quality products, for reasonable Prices.

USED to be a time.

Sure as hell isn’t anymore.  From the gas prices to even our Politics, where our Prime Minister doesn’t lose any sleep over Governing, but does over worrying about Political Surprises.

Was shopping today, at Thrifty Foods.  They used to be our go to store, for groceries, and yeah, their prices were a bit higher than the others, but the quality was there.

Least when Alex Campbell ran the show. Now it is owned by an operator out of Ontario  SOBEYS.

So much for quality.

Tonight I thought I’d get Mom a treat. They had all butter apple turnovers on sale for $3.49 for a package of six.  Sounds good and yummy, right?    WRONG!

Now the girl at the bakery made them sound super delicious. All Butter and filled with the best premium apples.  170 grams for $3.49 isn’t cheap but hell, a nice treat for Mom, or so I thought.

At the checkout, well they rang thru at $3.99 which isn’t a big deal, but hell, I am tired of being screwed over by Big Businesses.

We checked and sure enough they had screwed up, so under the Ring Thru Fair Practices or whatever it is called, we got those delectable taste treats for Free.

Sounds good right?  NOPE!

I’d have been better off to not purchase those six little darlings. I mean to begin with, the crust or pastry dough was tough. It wasn’t flakey at all, and if I didn’t know they were Apple, I’d never have been able to guess it from eating one.

Like excuse me, but having a turnover, usually implies that inside is some sort of filling.   NOT AT THRIFTY FOODS!

Hell even when we stopped at Macdonald’s for a McFlurry, they couldn’t get that right either.  I mean come on, you charge $3 for a full size item, at least fill it to the brim with ice cream, not 3/4 of the way. And don’t go leaving a huge gap in the center that you could put your fist into.

So what is up with business today? 

What happened to actually delivering the product, as promised?

Why aren’t they doing it?

David I think has the answer. He says it is because we simply accept it, and don’t complain enough about the crap we are paying good money for.  He is right, I mean okay we complained about the wrong price, and I will complain about the quality next time I go to that store, but it is true.  We accept this kind of bogus business, when the truth is, we shouldn’t.

Guess that is why we get people like Stephen Harper in charge of Government, and why we get grocery stores like Thrifty Foods.  


Social Justice an Elective.

Knowledge is the key to solving any problem, no matter what it is. The more you know, the more you can draw on to help find a solution. Racism, exists, and if you look at it, the less educated a person is, the more likely they are to have racist views. Naturally THEY don’t think it is racist, but hey, that is because they DON’T KNOW.

The Abbotsford School Board will now allow a controversial social justice elective, requiring students to choose if they will take the course, or not, and to do so, will require parental permission.

Social Justice 12 will be offered at the city’s high schools this September, but prospective students need consent from parents or guardians to take the course, the board said in a news release on Tuesday.

“The board has approved a recommendation authorizing the course for use in the Abbotsford school district, provided that parents/guardians give their consent,” the news release says. ( source – CBC News )

In my mind, this defeats the entire purpose of the program. The goal is to END DISCRIMINATION by teaching that differences aren’t threatening, aren’t really evil, as many believe. It provides an alternative to the very views being taught in the home, by the parents who are promoting racism.


See, while your religious view may say that homosexuality is evil, is  sin against GOD, it is MERELY AN OPINION OF THAT PARTICULAR GROUP, NO DIFFERENT THAN MY VIEW THAT IT IS NOT AGAINST GOD’S WILL.  This isn’t a course being offered to elementary school kids, but to those about to head off to University or the work force. This is for those who are nearly at the age of majority, at voting age. They already have a driver’s license, if allowed, so these aren’t supposedly stupid kids.

They need to know, that when people like Mike Duffy allude to homosexual behavior being gross, that it is racism, not some stuff shirt looking for a headline or two. They are supposed to be smart enough to know, if given the facts, and by not making this time of course, mandatory, they limit its impact.


I don’t know, is wanting to insure that racism is mitigated, is weakened a hidden agenda? Is it so wrong, to expect the new generation is taught about equal rights, about the rights of all to be different, but be treated with fairness, justice, and compassion?


Simple truth is that while many Christian Sects believe that homosexuality is wrong, the Jewish Faith accepts it. They virtually unnamosly allow gays to become Rabbi’s as well as allow Rabbi’s to mary gay couples, in the synogogue. Some Christian sects are just as Liberal or accepting, so again, the view that it might impact your religious values, is opinion. Your choice, just as the Pope’s stated view that only Catholics can be absolved of sin, is an OPINION.

The goal of education, is to educate, to show different opinions, different answers to questions, and allow the student to judge which to believe, which to accept. That won’t END racism, but it will cut it down. And isn’t that a good thing?

Truth of the matter is, racism comes from the home. This is a course that is needed, just as in the States they have a Black History month, and that isn’t an elective. You cannot end racism, bigotry, but allowing the people who foster it, to decide if their kids are exposed to it or not.