June 26, 2015

A Review - El Charitto Raises Prices and Taketh Away

I'm not a huge fan of frozen dinners, but every so often I've been known to throw a few in my freezer. One that I had picked up because Green Arrow is a fan of quick Mexican eats, is El Charrito's Enchilada dinner.

In the past these puppies cost around a dollar. Fair I think for a junk food frozen quickie. But lately they've jumped to $2 a dinner!

In addition to the new price tag, the dinner leaves very little to the stomach's imagination.  Now granted they were hardly overflowing in the first place,  but when you don't even get a spoon full of rice it makes one wonder. Is the company losing sales and so desperate for money that they've stooped to a new all time low? Or was it a simple mistake at least where the rice was concerned? 

You know there is a well - known quote that people just love to use. You'll know it!

Less is more! Although in this case this isn't a positive quote for this consumer,  it certainly seems to fit the bill for El Charrito. Less food means more mulah! It certainly seems so!!!

The Rockstar

"Let's get serious for a moment." The sales kid said. "You don't need what'd you call it, a launch control. What you do need is this fresh new guitar that's smoking hot." The kid stroked the guitar as if it was the greatest piece in the world. Maybe to him, but to Sean Antle it was a piece of crap.

 He'd made a mistake coming to this so-called instrument shop despite his love for small towns. He'd been desperate for a launch control to create and mix his music. But now this crazy kid was trying to steer him in another direction just to make a sale. It was time he put this youngster in his place.

"Look kid, the guitar you're so carefully holding isn't worth the 2 grand price tag. It doesn't matter if you're starting a new band, or you've been in the music industry for years." Sean nodded at the guitar. "It's a pure piece of crap." 

 The kid took a step back, a stunned slowly crept across his face. "How would you know? Nothing good comes from this little town. You're another wannabe musician like all the rest." Sean stared at the kid who had just insulted his passion, his life. Then he chuckled to himself. The kid had no idea. No idea at all.

"Since you don't seem to have what I'm looking for and you're only looking for a sale, I think I'll take my business elsewhere." He stepped around the sales kid with a smirk then nodded at his bodyguard who had been quietly sifting through a stack of CD's, never letting the rockstar out of his sight.

The kid's jaw dropped as the two made their way out the front entrance of the store and a limo pulled up. He placed the guitar shakily back on the display wall, then headed for the sales counter. Above him the wide screen tv displayed  the latest music video. The kid stared in awe. The words Sean Antle scrolled across the screen, the rockstar playing, the musician he'd just called a wannabe had just left his store.

June 24, 2015

A Review - Secret Outlast Flops at its Role and Called Outcast

A few months ago, I received a full size sample of Secret ' s newest deodorant Outlast to try out. The first couple of weeks were a huge disappointment in the claims that it outlasts.

But, because Secret is a popular and recommended brand by so many, I decided to continue use for several additional weeks just to be sure. The results were the same.

My usual major brand of deoderant keeps me from needing to reapply all day long even in  the the sweatiest conditions, and always smells fantastic!

Secret Outlast didn't have a great smell and I had to reapply it at least twice a day even in normal conditions. 

On one positive note: In comparison to my usual deoderant,  Secret didn't leave that white stain on my clothing because it is a clear gel formula.

Unfortunately,  sorry Secret, but that's just not enough to make me switch to, or recommend you as a worthy product. Better luck next time!