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So I am a working stiff. I go there. I do work. I eat lunch. I do more. I go home. And every 2 weeks they put money in my account. It is kind of like an internship except that I don't get any college credit. My wife and I were talking about how people are snobby about where they went to college. For us, even though it was like 8-10 years ago, people still kind of brag about their college and have pride and stuff. I like my college and cheer for the Marquette Gold teams but I don't think I brag about the fact that I was a student there 8 years ago.

Email Attachment of the Week

Joke of the Week

A couple had been debating buying a vehicle for weeks. He wanted a truck. She wanted a fast little sports-like car so she could zip through traffic around town. He would probably have settled on any beat up old truck, but everything she seemed to like was way out of their price range. "Look!" She said. "I want something that goes from 0 to 200 in just a few seconds. Nothing else will do. My birthday is coming up so surprise me!" He did just that. For her birthday, he bought her a brand new bathroom scale! Nobody has seen or heard from him since.

Email Train of the Week - usually have to read these bottom to top

--- Bill Bronner <bill@saloonsteakhouse.com wrote:

Dear Mr. Ziola: I am sorry you had an unsatisfactory visit to our Gino's East restaurant at Lincoln and Diversey. That restaurant prides itself on serving quality pizzas. Dough and sauce are made fresh daily in the restaurant. If you would provide me with an address, I would be happy to send you some gift certificates so you can give us another try. Your other complaints are more difficult to resolve. That restaurant is quite small and was designed primarily for carry out and delivery service. The tables are simply provided as a convenience. We simply do not have the space to utilize china and flatware. We also don't have a fryer to prepare mozzarella sticks in that restaurant. The restaurant was originally self seating. Table service was added because of the unexpected demand for seating. Our servers generally do a good job and I regret that they did not fulfill your expectations. I hope you will give us another try. Cordially, William Bronner

From: Marisa Rodriguez [mailto:MRodriguez@bravorestaurants.com]
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 8:30 AM To: bill@saloonsteakhouse.com'
Subject: FW: feedback about Ginos -

From: z@homemail.com
[mailto:aziola@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 11:28 AM To: home
Subject: feedback about Ginos
First off - we are lifetime Chicagoans and deep dish pizza finatics and we love Gino's and think that it defines Chicago's rich pizza history. On that note, I want to tell you about our experience at your restaurant on Lincoln and Diversey. The waitresses that helped us seemed like they had never waited a table before and I saw them smoking in the alley so now I realize why our service was so slow. I am not sure, but our pizza seemed to be heated up in a microwave. Do you cook the pizza at that location or do you just heat up frozen versions of your pizza? The pizza we ate was not a Gino's pizza. It was a pathetic version of your typical pie. The cheese was rubbery, the sauce was cold, and the crust was hard as a rock. The plastic forks, paper plates, and styrofoam cups were just a joke. Can you invest a few dollars on real utensils or does that location not have a dishwasher? We will never go to your restaurant again until you fix these things or close that location. We also are telling all our friends about our experience. That restaurant is a disgrace to your Gino's name. Andrew Ziola Chicago

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