Simone Simon 1937, Esquire Magazine - photo by Hurrell
- The best customer service I’ve had in recent memory was delivered by the parking lot guy on New Year’s Eve. We pulled in through the main lot on the off chance, knowing we’d probably end up in the adjacent public transit lot, and the guy was cordial, dare I say professional, delivered the…
I have found that hospitals, particularly but not exclusively ERs, vary greatly in terms of service culture. It’s why we need to fight any legislated constraints on patient/customer choice. Quality is nothing more or less than performance to standard. Too few hospitals have set high standards for customer service, and even fewer have trained and rewarded supervisors and staff for meeting those standards. So you get self-important assholes, insensitive and mean, throwing their weight around in a situation where the customer/patient usually has to take whatever crap they dish out. It’s a lousy situation. But some places do a really great job consistently. The Mayo Clinic here in Phoenix is just outstanding. Unfortunately, I’ve sampled their service (my wife), ER and in-patient, several times in the past year, and it opened my eyes to what’s possible in health care. Genuine excellence. I hope there’s a decent hospital somewhere in your area. It’s worth driving further to find one. May the new year bless you with no such need.
Empty sentiment, but sweet.
Business gobbledygook. An outstanding example. And Pat can shovel it better than most.
It seems almost pedantic to point out that slavery was nothing like this…
Jelani Cobb on Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of slavery in “Django Unchained”: http://nyr.kr/VjguPH
This is a Good Read. (I haven’t seen this movie yet but I will but I pretty much don’t want to)
This movie was excellent, start to finish. You want to laugh? You want to see some seriously evil people get what they deserve? You want to enjoy some unforgettable images? Do yourself a favor, ignore the elitist reviews and go get lost in this outstanding piece of work.
The acquisition gives Al Jazeera, which is funded by the Qatar government, the opportunity to establish a footprint in the United States, where it already has an English-language version of its Qatar service — called Al Jazeera English — but only limited reach.
I’m guessing it’s reach already exceeds that of Current TV.
This remarkable shot of a forked lightning bolt streaking through the sky behind the 1,063ft iron tower was captured by amateur photographer Bertrand Kulik.
The 31-year-old from Paris – which is known as the City of Light – said: ‘The weather was dry and the sky appeared to be completely clear, but suddenly it started to thunder.
‘I quickly grabbed my camera and put it on a tripod by the window in the hope I could get an action picture – but I never thought I would get such a magnificent shot.’
Ile de Luzon. Métisses Tagalo-Chinoises. Portraits, 1870-1914. Photographe inconnu. Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Tarantino proves once again why he’s the yarn-spinner supreme.
Best movie I have seen all year. Really good.
I’m not s fan of self-improvement lists, but this one has some value. Plus, it’s a quick read.