Hear Ye! Rules of the Restaurant! – 5 Guidelines to Follow When Dining Out

rules_waiter.jpgI enjoy eating out. I mean, who doesn’t? I love basking in the entire dining experience of waiters, menus, “a la carte” dishes, credit cards, and tips. It just feels so much more upscale and sophisticated than the McDonald’s or Taco Bell drive through. Every week I make sure that my friends and I dine out at least once at a restaurant. The week would be incomplete without it.

There are a couple of things that I learned after these many out-of-the-house dining experiences. I call them my “Rules of the Restaurant.” They are as essential to follow as the minimum 15% tip. Don’t disdain these guidelines like restrictions. They are designed to help and save you undo grief. You’ll save money yet feel like you’ve eaten a full meal. They’ll keep you from any buyer’s or eater’s remorse.

I give you the Rules of the Restaurant.
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May 10th, 2007 | 1 Comment | Miscellaneous, Money

My Mom’s $700 Free Money: Find Your Unclaimed Assets With a Simple Search

I have a pet peeve about Oprah and her TV show: I absolutely despise the audience! I hate it when the camera focuses on the audience drinking in every word that flows from the “big O” as absolute. “Oprah said it, so it must be true!” Right? I hate when they laugh at her jokes or tear during a tender moment. Worst of all, I cannot bear it when they stand up, applaud, get excited, nod their heads (like they know what they’re nodding about), and praise their apparent god, Oprah Winfrey!

But there is one thing I cannot deny from Oprah. She always brings something new, fresh, and useful to the table. My sister was watching Oprah’s TV show one afternoon and the episode featured a company called FoundMoney.com. The guest discussed with Oprah how “THOUSANDS OF NORTH AMERICANS have UNCLAIMED CASH – and they don’t know about it!
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May 4th, 2007 | 2 Comments | Internet, Money

Save on Your Wireless Phone Bill to Free (or Nearly-free) with Dropped Call Credits


Guy: Hey baby.
Girl: Hey, what’s up?
Guy: Nothin much. Just wanted to talk to the most beautiful girl in the world, that’s all.
Girl: That’s sweet.
Guy: Its true!
Girl: Yeah, yeah.
Guy: Its just nice to know that I’m the only man in your world.
Girl (Mouthing): Of course your are!
Guy (who does not hear her): I am the only man in you world … right?
Is it Earl?
Cat got your tongue? Earl got your tongue?

Have you ever seen the above commercial from Cingular? Hopefully, you’ve never experienced major breech of miscommunication as depicted in the commercial. Cingular (at&t) boasts the most reliable wireless phone network nationwide with the fewest number of dropped calls. From anecdotes of people I know, there seems to be some truth to that claim. One colleague of mine, who lives in the outskirts of the city, even claims that he has never experienced a dropped call with Cingular … ever.
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May 4th, 2007 | 2 Comments | Buying and Selling, Money

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