Beware of

this Deli on sixth avenue. CE and Mrs. CE stopped in to purchase some water and were clearly treated like tourists.  We purchased two bottles of water (rather expensive) the cost came to $4.50 I handed the gentleman behind the register a $20 bill he proceeded to give us back $5.50.  

Caveatemptorbuyerbeware.  

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Save Dave

Explanation here soon  

Suburbs vs City living

Welcome back to caveatemptorbuyerbeware. In the days to follow, CE will explore this topic. 

Ethically speaking

As we commence and then speed through the new year CE will be raising a few Ethical concerns.  I.  You are done and there are still a few sheets left. Do leave the roll as is, or do you replace it?

 

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Cheers

For some reason as 2016 draws to a close and we reflect on the events of the year past, the first line of the Star Spangled Banner keeps coming to mind.

Oh, say, can you see? By the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming;”

Let’s raise a glass to the year gone by and toast the year to come, and let’s be careful out there.

See you in 17’

CE

Caveat Politico

CE has been asked by several of his colleagues and clients to comment on the election.  so without further ado here goes ____________ ( your choice for fill in the blank)

Prior to the election CE was clear in his comments and voiced a cautionary tale that should have raised our readers Caveatemptorbuyerbeware antennas.  But alas the people have spoken and CE will take a wait and see approach to see how the Trump Organization shapes the first 100 days of the new administration.  Is there another choice? NO.  Certainly the protestors have a right to protest but to what end?  The Republicans and Democrats will have another chance to go at it in less than 2 years when the Congress is up for reelection.  Until then, we wish, hope and anticipate that President-elect Trump and his administration take reasonable and measured steps in the days and months ahead, and that the vitriol of the election process is behind us.

Shalom/Peace

From: CE

is it ok if I post this as indicative of what is wrong with america?

 

From: respondent

Of course it's ok. There are no rules when it comes to complaining

What's the specific issue? 

Waste- sanitary-or you wanted onion and none were left ??
 

From: CE 

1) they don't use the untensil
2) they often keep their filthy golf gloves on
3) they don't wash their hands
4) there are pesticides used on the course
5) they get their grubby pesticide covered hands on the bagels cut one in half and throw the other half back in the bin.
Who are these people? 



 
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The CE Diet

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/opinion/sunday/before-you-spend-26000-on-weight-loss-surgery-do-this.html

 

Technical Difficulties

The amazing announcement we wanted to bring to your attention has been de-railed  by technical difficulties, which we are in the process if correcting.  In the meantime, we hope you are enjoying the last weeks of summer and spending time with friends and family.  Because to quote the great Art Rust Junior, "yesterday is a canceled check tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the time you have so spend it wisely."

Fantastic Work All Around

Three cheers for United Airlines, which treated a friend who experienced a bit of trouble recently very well.

he wrote: 

I am a dedicated customer and mileageplus member who will go out of my way to fly with United. I do not often provide feedback, because my travel experiences with United are typically excellent. However, this
one was rough:

We started in Wisconsin and took a very easy flight (with United) to Ohare in Chicago. The layover time was quick and we made our way swiftly to the gate, which was located in a different concourse. Upon arrival, the two gate agents were very rude. Even though we had just come from a (smaller, mind-you) United flight, these two ladies decided our carry on luggage was not small enough to fit in the overhead space. Knowing our luggage was the right size, I suggested (and then proved to them) that they were incorrect. However, in the meantime the gate agents had forced us to re-pack our belongings before entering the plane. Ultimately, they caused an unfortunate and emotional scene that was very avoidable. They should have known better.

When I got onto the plane, I had the unfortunate luck to be seated in a chair with a tray table that does not work. As a result I had to use my computer on my lap, which was very  straining. To make matters worse, the wifi was not working on our flight.

 

united's response: 

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the many inconveniences that you endured with the lack of service provided bout our Chicago gate agents, broken tray table, nonworking WiFi service on your recent flight.  We truly appreciate you taking the time to point out the many issues that you encountered as we work hard to correct problems brought to our attention.  We understand how disappointing this was for
you and we apologize for the factors that contributed to your overall dissatisfaction.  Although we can't undo what you experienced, we can work to correct it.  Your feedback and experience has been recorded and will be reviewed and addressed internally.  I realize my apology cannot erase what happened, but I hope it helps to know we take your concerns very seriously.

As a gesture of goodwill I will be sending you a $150 Electronic Travel Certificate for the inconvenience.  You will receive this within 5 business days via email.

 

Res ipsa loquitur

CE and Mrs. CE are putting the finishing touches on our explosive new post which we hope to have to you in the next few days. In the interim however, we must make a mea culpa. In our quest for truth and fairness in marketing and services and products we attempt to make every effort to be sure that our criticisms are justified.  To err is human and CE must apologize to Arnie and his army for the fact that CE did not thoroughly read the instructions on the thirst quencher package prior to using it. Had CE read the instructions there is a great likelihood that he would not have chugged the bottle and the product would currently be a staple on CE's shelf.  Thank you to CE's daughter for bringing this matter to our attention and for helping us to rectify it.  

It's going to be amazing

Please stay with us because with just over two months before we the people ( for better or worse ) transfer power back to Bill and Hillary, CE believes it is time to unveil the number 1 issue of what is wrong with the citizens of our great country.  Our next post will be “amazing”.

Fragile

 'Fragile this end up-do not lay down'

Does fedex care? A picture or two tells it all.

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Bank of America

CE received what he and Mrs. CE thought was an amazing offer from Bank of America.  The choice of 0% interest rate until March 2018 or 1.99% until June 2018.  WOW! Thank you Bank Of America.  But as the good books says, “there is no such thing as a free lunch” or in other words caveat emptor-buyer beware.  I stopped by our local BOA branch and spoke with customer service rep Leslie.  Leslie reviewed the form with me and although it took a while and although the FAQ section did not refer to any fees, we did manage to locate the section that advises that for each transaction the bank charges a 4% fee.  So in other words in the Bank of America world 0 =s 4.

p.s we are working on an explosive post. So stay tuned.

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Means to the End

Those citizens fortunate enough to not rely on Social Security for their retirement needs should be given the option to waive any or all  Social Security benefits and transfer the waived payments to a “verifiable” “lock box” which will be used to create a social services “safety net”

Swinging into high gear

CE’s campaign has swung into high gear.

Let’s agree that “change” is needed and let’s also agree that with change comes sacrifice.  In the coming days CE’s team will present ideas that will hopefully recharge our batteries and lead us towards an American renewal of spirit and success.