Into town with M of M&V, nattering all the way. Walked into the Roasted Cherry with high expectations for my wireless experience. My hopes were dashed. However it did prove, without a doubt that the problem is with the configuration of my laptop’s networking.
Not that this information solves anything. I no longer have “people who do that”… and I get by on luck, magic and occasional big brown eye bats. Lunch @ Dunn’s for the Super Smoked Meat Sandwich Combo ($8.99) where the hostess was harsh and rude again. Last time I was here, she spent my entire visit haranguing my waiter. She bullied and corrected him loudly and repeated until the entire restaurant was cringing. It was his first Saturday shift, so perhaps it is the training routine, or he really was that inept. Either way it was damned uncomfortable to sit through. I almost abandoned my meal.
But the food is good, the prices are good and the service is quick and attentive. Then again what choice do they have? M met me at Dunn’s & took the laptop home to very successfully hook it into his network. Wireless still not working, but have I mentioned how much I appreciate M’s help. He Rocks!
Meanwhile, on Sparks Street, I was meeting my writers at D’Arcy Magee’s. In the background Rick Mercer was interviewing Jack Layton. Yes, THAT Rick Mercer of The Monday Report and “Ontario A Place To Grow.” Which, oddly enough was one of the many things I nattered at M about this morning. Well, I ambushed Rick Mercer after Jack left, and our friend Rick, BTW he’s now our friend whether he knows it or not, gave me a recommendation. He was nice, helpful and we like him even more now! He is now our 4th CEOT Celebrity – along with Mike Bullard, Karen Solomon, and Doc & Woody. Happy Days.