Which of these are worth your time and money, and which are akin to having root canal?! Find out in today's installment of my periodic series:
Of all the casual dining chains, this one offers healthier food, from a well stocked salad bar to crab cakes with real crab; they do a very good job of listening to and adapting the menu based on customer feedback, and their managers are both seasoned and can be found out on the floor making sure all is just right.
When it comes to having lasik, lens replacement, or cataract surgery, this is the place to go, and folks have been known to do so from around the country. Located right here in Tampa Bay, they’re one of the best if not the best in the region for such eye corrective surgeries (with impressive outcomes), they’re great about not keeping you waiting throughout the procedural process, and have a thorough follow-up process in place. I had both lenses replaced by them so know all of this first-hand.
From well priced domain names and hosting upkeep, to easy to create and maintain template websites for both personal and business use, all supported by stellar customer service, GoDaddy is highly recommended as your one stop shop when you’re looking to get something off the ground at very low cost. Then upgrading from there is easy and affordable.
This fitness center calls itself the “no judgment zone” and indeed they are…not to mention no contracts and a monthly fee of under $11. No frills, just good equipment, staff who care, and members who aren’t there to impress you with loud grunting, peacocking, or looking for a date… This is the place to go if you’re trying to get back into some sort of shape but fear doing it in a public gym. No worries here!
Once you’ve had your cataracts removed or your lenses replaced, stay away from St. Luke’s; this is not the place for on-going eye care. They will keep you waiting for hours, literally, to see doctors who are no more qualified than you’ll find elsewhere. And, they do you the honor of charging you lots more for it…guess it’s rent for all that wait time…
This place is noisy, has extensive trouble with an order that may vary even one extra side of sautéed onions from what’s on the menu, has disappearing staff, and a menu that’s closer to fast food than actual dining.
This online store that sells chemical-free home & personal care products, vitamins, etc. Unlike their competitors, you must first become a member (paying an annual membership fee) and place a minimum monthly order to qualify for lower member pricing. All this for like products found more cheaply in the store, vitamins that don’t list what’s in them on the bottle, packaging that requires Hercules to open, and constant product changes so don’t get used to one for long.
Touted publicly as "the good bank" interested in only "kitchen table" banking practices (take deposits then lend the money back out), both The Atlantic and Forbes have uncovered WF large scale trading in the kind of risky derivatives that underpinned the Great Recession. The main finding: the practice is hidden under such seemingly benign headings as “customer accommodations” which in fact has derivatives on its books with potential risk of $2 trillion.
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