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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1440 on: January 18, 2022, 08:22:14 PM »
Reported today on TLS, a few Lakewood camps say they will not be opening this summer. Rumored to be Yachad, Ruach Hatorah and Ahavas Torah.


 Camp Yachad says on their website because of construction in their building (Yeshiva Orchas Chaim). One thing for sure, planet Yachad will definitely be missed :'( .

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1441 on: January 19, 2022, 10:51:00 AM »
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1442 on: January 19, 2022, 11:22:10 AM »
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No “opinions of members of a popular online forum diverged regarding the move”?

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1443 on: January 19, 2022, 07:28:47 PM »

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1444 on: January 20, 2022, 12:12:13 AM »

When Lakewood looks like everyday NYC

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1445 on: January 20, 2022, 09:52:11 PM »
I'm tempted to start a thread "only in Lakewood"
Anyhow I walked into a pizza shop there no customers in sight I go over to the counter and ask "can I please have a pie of pizza"
He says No
So I turn to the door he calls me back and says sure you can have a pie I just wanted to teach you a lesson that everything is from Hashem and sometimes you gotta wait it out for the right time to come and it seems that you came a minute too early

I responded now let me teach you a lesson if you say no to customers they might not return to your pizza shop there are plenty in the neighborhood

So he says we'll, you want me to be boring and say here you have a pie $15 please

Oh well Only In Lakewood

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1446 on: January 20, 2022, 10:20:36 PM »
I'm tempted to start a thread "only in Lakewood"
Anyhow I walked into a pizza shop there no customers in sight I go over to the counter and ask "can I please have a pie of pizza"
He says No
So I turn to the door he calls me back and says sure you can have a pie I just wanted to teach you a lesson that everything is from Hashem and sometimes you gotta wait it out for the right time to come and it seems that you came a minute too early

I responded now let me teach you a lesson if you say no to customers they might not return to your pizza shop there are plenty in the neighborhood

So he says we'll, you want me to be boring and say here you have a pie $15 please

Oh well Only In Lakewood

Ugh, the people in life who think they’re smarter than everyone else and need to teach everyone a lesson…

Sorry you had to experience that.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1447 on: January 20, 2022, 10:33:55 PM »
and say here you have a pie $15 please
YES PLEASE. I’ll take 2. I’m paying a lot more than that.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1448 on: January 20, 2022, 10:47:18 PM »
After I left I thought to myself could be he has some pressing issues and he's waiting for the right minute to come a shidduch or something, you never know what others go through in life

But at least now he qualifies for the Ben Torah discounts
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The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1449 on: January 20, 2022, 11:14:50 PM »
Ugh, the people in life who think they’re smarter than everyone else and need to teach everyone a lesson…

Sorry you had to experience that.
Customer service is hard. Having the same conversation again and again probably got really tedious and he wanted to change it up.

There are plenty of proprietors who do similar. I've had many of these type of interactions with a famous store owner in Monsey. As a customer, if you're expecting it it's fine.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1450 on: January 21, 2022, 12:01:35 AM »
Ugh, the people in life who think they’re smarter than everyone else and need to teach everyone a lesson…

Na these are usually broken people who ended up in these jobs where they receive no kuvod or admiration, at best they are treated just as robots and are yearning to be given a smile and be treated as a respected human being. The way you respond is with a HUGE smile saying, "absolutely! you are so right! everything is from hashem.. we always seem to forget the obvious!..." plus a compliment on what a phenomenal job they do and how efficient they are etc.. Most of the time you'll see them melt away in happiness. Huge and easy mitzva!   

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1451 on: January 21, 2022, 12:29:40 AM »
Na these are usually broken people who ended up in these jobs where they receive no kuvod or admiration, at best they are treated just as robots and are yearning to be given a smile and be treated as a respected human being. The way you respond is with a HUGE smile saying, "absolutely! you are so right! everything is from hashem.. we always seem to forget the obvious!..." plus a compliment on what a phenomenal job they do and how efficient they are etc.. Most of the time you'll see them melt away in happiness. Huge and easy mitzva!   

Sorry, I’m your customer, not your therapist.

Half the time I’d probably react the way you’re suggesting, but the other half of the time it’s not fair to expect that of me.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1452 on: January 21, 2022, 12:34:31 AM »
Sorry, I’m your customer, not your therapist.

Half the time I’d probably react the way you’re suggesting, but the other half of the time it’s not fair to expect that of me.
Which half was it when you asked for donations for your barber
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1453 on: January 21, 2022, 12:38:06 AM »
I'm tempted to start a thread "only in Lakewood"
Anyhow I walked into a pizza shop there no customers in sight I go over to the counter and ask "can I please have a pie of pizza"
He says No
So I turn to the door he calls me back and says sure you can have a pie I just wanted to teach you a lesson that everything is from Hashem and sometimes you gotta wait it out for the right time to come and it seems that you came a minute too early

I responded now let me teach you a lesson if you say no to customers they might not return to your pizza shop there are plenty in the neighborhood

So he says we'll, you want me to be boring and say here you have a pie $15 please

Oh well Only In Lakewood

What an annoying wordle. I would walk out the door and find a place that doesn't give me attitude. There are plenty of ways to create entertaining customer interactions without pissing them off.
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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1454 on: January 21, 2022, 12:39:06 AM »
Which half was it when you asked for donations for your barber

Considering I popped into his shop yesterday as I was walking by to see how he’s doing, I’d say I’m both a customer and a friend. Never heard of a therapist soliciting donations for their client :P

It’s pretty consistent, if my friend was a shopkeeper and gave me the Lakewood Pizzaman’s answer? I’d react like a friend would.

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1455 on: January 21, 2022, 12:39:58 AM »
Which half was it when you asked for donations for your barber
My Barber is my therapist. :)
FTFY

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1456 on: January 21, 2022, 12:41:30 AM »
FTFY

Certainly not. My therapist never cut my hair, it would be highly unprofessional if they did :D

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1457 on: January 21, 2022, 12:44:19 AM »
Certainly not. My therapist never cut my hair, it would be highly unprofessional if they did :D
My therapist hears my cuts

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1458 on: January 21, 2022, 01:05:00 AM »
I understand that customer service can sometimes come with some attitude or misunderstanding but outright denying the service you're trying to sell for the sake of teaching a lesson doesn't look like a smart idea

I wasn't pissed off when he said no, I thought he's closed and working for himself after hours

BTW @Euclid which store in Monsey gives attitude I've never been in such a situation in Monsey, not that I went shopping by all stores

I did have those oldeis that were interesting sometimes but never got Musser behind the counter

I also had Rockland kosher denying the purchase of beer for a vach nacht mtzsh for not having an ID but that is policy not attitude, and we dealt with it accordingly

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Re: The Future of Lakewood
« Reply #1459 on: January 21, 2022, 01:21:00 AM »
That pizza shop had a KCL certificate with expiration date of 12//21 don't remember the day

I asked him about it he said they expire monthly and he just didn't get a chance to print out the new one

He did show it to me on his phone

Does that make sense? Why would a hechsher expire on a monthly basis?
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