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Zefferelli's

weather: sunny
outside: 21°C
mood: okay

Went to dinner with Buddy-Girl-K yesterday. We went to Zefferelli's Restaurant (1136 Robson Street; right on top of the Cactus Club Café). This place has NO web presence, not even a review on the MyBC Dining pages (although, it got 3½ stars out of 4 and is labelled "Expensive"). Googling for it gets you Zefferelli's Restaurant in Sterling, Virginia that some Senior's group went to a few years ago. The Zefferelli's in Vancouver, BC is quite a bit nicer than the Virginia one.

Anyway, I was running slightly late and when I went to feed my meter, I didn't have coinage. I went into the nearest store, Stone Ridge (shoe store) and asked for change. *snobby attitude* "No, we don't give change, you'll have to buy something."... and promptly walked away before I could finish my sentence, "okay, let's see what you have...". Hello? I have a $20 in my hand and a bunch more in my wallet. What makes you think I'd raid your cash register with 6-7 other customers in the store?

So, I went next door to Lush to see if I could be lame and get a single small bath bomb or something. I walked up to the cash register and said, "Hi, I'm looking for something small-ish so I can get change for the parking meter". Girlie behind the till says, "oh, that's no problem, I can give you change... whuddya need? A $10, $5 and change? Thanks for thinking of buying something though *giggle*". =) I appreciated that and told her so.

Right. Zefferelli's. =) It's on the second floor above the Cactus Club, but you really can't see anything because there's a big wooden ledge right at eye level that obstructs almost everything and especially your view of Robson Street. Otherwise, it would be interesting to watch people from up high. =P

I had an artichoke argonatti(? it's a ravioli thing...) and Buddy-Girl-K had the salmon special. We also split a Strawberry Sorbetto. It is fairly pricy at $15-25-some per entrée, but it was pretty good food.

I had a beef about the teapot (yes, other people judge restaurants by quality of food, but I judge restaurants by their choice of teapots). The handle was way too small. I couldn't get my fingers into the loop without burning my knuckles on the hot teapot. And I have tiny hands. My wedding ring set is a size 4 and it's a bit loose!

It's always nice to catch up with Buddy-Girl-K. We've both been slacking on the converso lately. So, it was a good time =)

Buddy-Girl-K also lent me Hedwig and the Angry Inch on DVD. I suspect it's not my cuppa, but I've heard it mentioned so I'm curious now.


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badkarma_05
Sep. 5th, 2002 05:45 pm (UTC)
I've rung a lot of cash registers in my life and have never given anyone trouble about making change. It's usually good press too. Next time you're thinking about buying shoes you might remember that you had a good experience at that store before. Now you have a bad experience and will probably shop some other place. Besides, what's the big deal about making change anyway?
bride
Sep. 5th, 2002 09:10 pm (UTC)
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Besides, what's the big deal about making change anyway?

When you open the till to give change, you're hitting the "No Sale" key, which means that there's a record of opening the till, but nothing happened. The reality is that something did happen, but it's supposed to be the a debit and a credit transaction in the same amount.

I know that a lot of stores are afraid that if the till is open, the cashier could be robbed. Fair enough.

Sometimes, it's the fear that there won't be enough change in the till for a customer who is actually buying something with a large bill.

Sometimes, an employee will give out more than they were supposed to in change... accidentally or *cough* accidentally on purpose.

But, whatever, Stone Ridge isn't getting my business again. =}
ugly_boy
Sep. 5th, 2002 08:36 pm (UTC)
I'm a big Hedwig fan but I'm not sure you'll like it... I don't know much about your taste in movies but I know you're not a big Rocky Horror... fan and many people have compared th ese two movies.
bride
Sep. 5th, 2002 09:19 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I haven't seen Rocky Horror (only read about it) or a Priscilla, Queen of the Dessert (which I heard was "good" by the same folks who liked RH and Hedwig).

It's not that I don't like weird. Italian operas and Chinese operas have weird weird plots sometimes too, but maybe I'm just in it for the singing =)
ugly_boy
Sep. 5th, 2002 09:43 pm (UTC)
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Rock "operas" are completely strange, but Hedwig is considerably more story drien than Rocky Horror. I've seen both movies, and RH seems to am to be wierd, counter culture, shocking, whereas Hedwig has an interesting story.
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