Archive for March 26th, 2009

Thursday Threesome: Visit These People!

On the Thursday Threesome, I’ll choose a theme and describe three things that have to do with that theme. On my really bad week, I had a couple of nice bright spots in the form of some awesome local businesses. I used to work in training at the Bellagio, which prides itself on their excellent customer service. I’m pretty sensitive as to how easy it is to provide good customer service, and how rarely you find it. But these people are spectacular…definitely go visit them if you’re in the neighborhood and need something from them.

  1. Firestone Tires in Vernon CT: I visited my mom this weekend as my dad was in Singapore and my youngest sister was in town from Philadelphia. On the way out, my tire, which has been going randomly flat, was reeeeally flat. So I sucked it up and went to Firestone to get it checked out. While I was there, I saw they had a decent price on brakes, which also needed to get done. Oh boy did they ever. Keith was fantastic at taking care of me, and everyone in the shop was great about finishing my car just before closing time so I could get home. Sure, I spent a little longer in Connecticut than I had planned, but now my car is much safer and I know honestly what else the car needs to be quite happy.
  2. VCA Animal Hospital in Westborough MA: I stumbled across this vet’s office last month when I needed to take Chewie in on the weekend. I was lucky enough to meet up with Dr. Edward Schettino, who recommended we visit the neurologist at Tufts. We did, but wound up back with him a couple days later to put Chewie down. Dr. Schettino was wonderful…genuinely upset that Chewie was doing so bad and sympathetic to what I was going through. Of course, I will definitely be bringing Beeb in when she needs her shots again.
  3. Chipotle in Woburn MA: One of the things I missed moving back east from Vegas was Chipotle. I’ve was meh on Mexican food before, but it was so yummy out there! And yes, I’ll admit that Lindo Michoacan was much better than any chain could be, but Chipotle was good for fast yummy food. So I was happy to see them opening up restaurants in my area. Even more happy to see that the day before they open they have a free burrito day! But why did I pick the Woburn store? Ooohhh… Of the stores that I’ve visited in the area, they are the best with portions. True, I’m a vegetarian, so it’s probably easier for me to ask for more veggies and get them than for someone to ask for more meat. And they’re a good walk from the office as well.

Have an idea for a Thursday Threesome? Leave a comment, and I’ll see what I can do!