Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mexican Town Restaurant...

You may be shocked at what I am about to discuss, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), today.

If you read LwL yesterday, you'll know that my friend C and I enjoyed time, together.  C drove me across the border into Detroit, Michigan, USA on Monday, November 23rd. 

As I mentioned previously, I saved about $40 or more, by mailing things from USA, instead of from Canada.

The reason I wanted to go on a Monday, is because my favourite Mexican restaurant in Detroit, offers CANADIAN MONEY AT PAR... on Mondays.  :)

By going over on a Monday, and going to the restaurant saves us quite a bit of $$, since we don't have to pay in American $$ or by credit card.  To me, this is a blessing.

Recently, I wondered if Mexican Town Restaurant was being operated by a new owner.  Or, possibly new people just working in it.

The last time I was there, things seemed different.  This time, I was sure things were different.

Even so, C and I enjoyed time and food there, and brought some home with us.

When I got home, I went to separate the food and package it up for future use.  Upon doing so, I noticed that they hadn't provided me with an item I had requested and paid for.  But, they had sent me home with something else.  What it was, I have no idea!

This did not make me happy.

At first, I thought I would just ignore it.  But later, I recalled calling over there a few years ago and notifying them of their mistake.  At that time, they took my name and number and kept it in a book, so that on my next visit, they would replace what had been done wrong.

So, I decided to do that, this time.

Did I have a good response?  Absolutely... NOT!

The female manager did not seem sorry for making the error.  And, when I requested that they do what they had done years before when an error had been made, she refused.

Our conversation wasn't good. 

I'm sure she could tell I was upset.  Not just because I wasn't happy about them wanting to rip me off, but I didn't like the idea of having to pay about $10 to cross the border to return the food given to me in error. 

In any case, I want to let you know that if you go there, be careful as to what you take with you, if you decide to take anything home with you.  I know that if I do this again, I will make them open the container(s) and check to make sure they have supplied me with the correct items.

Even though I was upset, I sat down... and forgave the manager who not only didn't want to hear about the problem, but hung up on me.

I felt hurt.  But, I also forgave the person who screwed up my order.

After all, it's doesn't feel good to be upset, angry, or whatever.

Thinking of this, made me think of Ephesians 4:31, "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:"

To me, the best way to get rid of all bitterness, wrath, anger and clamour, plus evil speaking (if done), is to put it away, with all malice.

I must admit, it feels so much better, once you've forgiven.  Just as I did.

Does this mean I'll be happy going there, again? 

I hope so.  After all, Mexican Town Restaurant has been my favourite restaurant in Detroit for a very long time.

And hopefully, they'll be trusted once again!

Until next time...

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