professional curmudgeon; former smart-ass punk like Chris Haire, but I outgrew that stage; Yankee until 18 years ago, pissed-off Yankee for the last 5; firm…
Went to Hall's for the Restaurant Week special 3 for 40. Next time I'll go to High Cotton or The Oak and pay full price.... Hell, next time I get the craving for a steak, I'll take the buttermilk chicken at Magnolias before I go to Halls. Service was plaintively agreeable, but the steak was mediocre at best and luke-warm, the potatoes and green beans tasteless and the Caesar salad was mostly Romaine stalks (was this to compensate for the lower Restaurant Week prices?) and the tables crowded together so tightly, every time a server visited the table next-door I got a butt in my face. We were bum-rushed out as soon as we had finished our plates, and then coat-check couldn't find my coat even with the tag they gave me. Waiting for them to find my coat we had an interesting encounter with Billy Hall. He gave one lame excuse after another while continually trying to shake my hand. Complained about having to participate in Restaurant Week after being yelled at by the restaurant association, and on and on. I won't be back.
A bit of advice to Billy: Son, you missed your calling - somewhere in North Charleston there's a used-car lot that needs you desperately.
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so.... wyjess how long have you worked there?
Dear foodmancing, (putting it in a format you might recognize) yes I have been interviewed a number of times, in fact. And I've also been the interviewer so I AM familiar with the process. Now, why was Mary's comment part of the article and relevant? Well, she was one of the focal interviewees and as such represented a valid opinion. You see foodmancer, I read the ENTIRE article. Apparently you didn't. The gist (that means the point) seems to be the identity struggle the business are involved in, so if the reporter is concerned by an identity crisis of the BUSINESSES who might not figure into the article? uhhh....the residents? A suggestion, Sparky - get back on the Adderal
First paragraph of this article started me off: if a 5 year-old, A FIVE YEAR-OLD doesn't know his letters and numbers IT IS A PARENTING PROBLEM!
How little do you have to care for your own kids that they don't know what "3" is at 5 years old? Why are these people allowed to keep their children?
Second item: about 10 years ago when my son was in the early stages of Elementary School, I, as a member of the School Improvement Council attended a meeting with the School Board to address the drop-out problem. This was during Ron McWhirt's tenure. When I pointed out that a majority of drop-outs had to have signed permission from a parent and perhaps they (the consenting parents) should be addressed in any retention program, Mr. McWhirt pointed out to the assembly that obviously with my accent I was from "off" and perhaps it was best for me not to get involved in something I didn't understand.
I DO understand this - until their parents demand it, a large number of kids will not stick around until graduation.
This is a societal problem and it's NOT like this everywhere. Until parents are again forced to take responsibility for their children's actions our society will continue it's slow swirl down the bowl.
sorry about the caps, but this is a subject close to my heart AND IT REALLY PISSES ME OFF
Well, T-Bone, looks like the trip down from the Big Apple hasn't made you any smarter or less self-centered.
If Mary actually said that in the course of an interview with a reporter then:
a- it IS newsworthy and should be included
b- it is her obligation to endure any crapstorm her ignorant remark may create
rocky d SHOULD be subsisting on government cheese and I am probably the furthest thing from a Richard Todd fan but adding him to this comment at this point in time shows exactly what type of bottom-feeding, self-important scum you are mario
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