• More expenses

    by  • 8/16/2008 • health • 0 Comments

    Well, looks like I’m going to need a root canal at worst, and a bit of a patch job at best. I sent the following to Starbucks customer service email line. I’ve been meaning to tell them how poor the selection of foods are compared to anywhere of their non-Maritimes locations, and what better time to point this out than when I break a tooth on one of their pastries.

    I purchased an iced tea and a date square at the above shop, and had a less than pleasant surprise waiting for me in with the dates and oats.

    A pit. On the one hand, I was happy that there were real dates being used in the preparation of these bars, but there’s no accounting for what goes through your mind when something like that happens.

    I bit down HARD on that pit, yelled a four syllable word that appears on George Carlin’s infamous 7 words you can’t say on television, and pulled the pit out of my mouth.

    Only when my mouth was free of oats, dates, and pits, did I realize the seriousness of the problem. I swallowed half of a tooth that broke off in the process.

    Now I need to go to a dentist and likely get a root canal that I really can’t afford.

    Is there anything that can be done with the pastry prep people here in Halifax? The selection is poor at the best of times (ever taste an oat cake?), but this sort of quality issue with a baker is horrible.

    I’d gladly accept any compensation by way of Starbucks cash cards.

    Seriously, though, I don’t expect any compensation, which is odd. I am a Canadian, and therefore must be a socialist (or a communist, depending on who you talk to), so I must expect that someone else pay for this problem, right? We have ‘socialist’ medicine, after all, right? Sadly, we seem to follow the old British model that many Commonwealth nations to; you can have nice teeth if you have money, otherwise, you might stand to feature in the Big Book of British Smiles. If I have to get a root canal and crown, that’s about $9-1200 up front, which I can get about half back from my extended medical insurance.

    Maybe I should push for $600 in coffee cards…


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