Category Archives: Business

No Shin Guards Without a Phone Number

Over the weekend, I went to a Sporting Goods store here in Denver to get some new soccer shin guards for my 7 year old daughter. I tried to tell her that getting cleated repeatedly in the shins was actually a good learning experience that would serve her well later in life when she grew […]

The Price of Convenience

  Earlier this week I stopped at one of those convenience store slash gas stations to fill up my tank and while I was standing 6 deep in line at the counter to turn over my money, I started looking around the store.   While the space itself couldn’t have been much bigger than 50 feet […]

Life Is a Total Scam: Get Used to It, Kid

  Earlier this week my 11 year old son and I made our bi-weekly (or so it seems) trip to Sports Authority.   Despite the fact that our plan was to get a mouth guard, I walked into the store with the knowledge that both Home Depot and Sports Authority are just like those old […]

Welcome to the Black Hole Known as “Customer Service”

Turns out my Ma over there in Pittsburgh got the “wrong” Wii game for a Christmas present for one of our kids.  Being the Ma she is, she called me in a panic and asked if maybe, just maybe, I’d trudge on over to the big box retail store where she bought the game and […]