Welcome to this weeks edition of Tee'd Off Tuesday!
Suzanne Sands, founder of the Active Rain Fit Club should be proud of me because I have managed to suppress my appetite for donuts for several months. Recently I have begun training for my first Marathon and as I increased the miles I run each week my need for more calories has increased accordingly.
After a long week and a 10 mile run I decided to relax and take a hot bath.... While soaking in the tub my mind drifted to food and I got the craving for some good old donuts. So at 9:30 instead of slipping into bed after my bath I got dressed and ventured out into the cold night for a box of Dunkin Munchkins.
These days there seems to be an over abundance of crappy food on every corner. We also needed a few items at the food store so my plan was set. I drove to Stop & Shop and since they have partnered up with Dunkin' Donuts I figured I would get both task finished at once. When I arrive the Dunkin' selves were empty, they were cleaning the racks.
Since the recent trend in business it to saturate the market we have a few other Dunkin' Donut shops in close proximity to Stop & Shop. After picking up the few items I needed at the supermarket I drove a few blocks to get my snack. Figured I use would the convenience of the drive-thru and ordered my box of 50 munchkins. The voice from the squawk box informed me they only had a few plain ones and could not fill the order.
A little annoyed I said forget it and drove off.... Being a stubborn SOB or just a glutton for punishment I decided not to get bummed out. There is a third Dunkin Donuts about a mile down the same road and I was hungry. When I pulled up to their Drive-Thru the attendant informed me they had no muchkins. Normally I call that stike three and will banish the business from my list of goods or services that I will patronize.
Determined to complete my mission I set aside my 3-strike rule and pulled into a parking space so I could go into the store and select a dozen donuts. By now it was around 10:00pm and the doors of the 24-hour Dunkin' Donuts were LOCKED....
Needless to say I went home empty. Four attempts to do business with a company that has saturated the market to the point that they are incompetent. They must be spending all their money on advertising and building maintenance because from my view they are under staffed and cannot provide the quality or variety of product that built the company....
Dan the Running Man has Banished Dunkin Donuts! They certainly will not notice the loss of my business but my body will reap the benefit by the elimination of that crap!