Annoying companies

By - 3/29/14 - 2:26 am

Siderea was not happy when the Porter Square Star Market charged her $2.89/lb for chicken that was advertised on sale at $1.79. She was even less happy after the cashier argued with her, told her to visit the (closed) customer service desk, and then re-rung the purchase at various prices ranging from $3.11/lb to $3.97/lb.

Now she's wondering who else has been ripped... Read more

By - 3/21/14 - 8:01 pm

A disgusted citizen on Mission Hill complains:

Pizzatalia littering with menus on missionhill. dozens of menus were left on door steps for the wind to blow everywhere. when contacted second time in twp hours about rectifying situation, pizzatalia became abusive. please fine and educate businesses to advertise responsibly. i have cctv recording of the event if need for documentation

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By - 3/9/14 - 6:16 pm

Poster advertising Nick Varano's new steak place in the Park Plaza. Guess he's not too concerned about how many women patrons he'll get - or about his spelling.

The photo of the poster is by Charles Draghi, who knows something about the restaurant business himself and who has some choice comments about the poster in the comments under the photo.

UPDATE, Monday morning:... Read more

By - 3/5/14 - 8:07 am

A Dorchester woman has gotten so sick of what she says are incessant calls from a debt-collection company over some other woman's debts that she's sued to make the calls stop.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, the woman says that even if she were the person who owes money, the repeated calls from Federal Bond and Collection Service, Inc.... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 11:06 am

Usually I can walk by the Midtown Hotel* without a glance, but today it struck me -- how is this sinfully out-of-place eyesore still standing?

I've gotta think the real estate it occupies -- almost a full block of Huntington at Mass. Ave, at the crossroads of the Back Bay and the South End -- is worth gazillions. Over the years, they must... Read more

By - 2/9/14 - 2:18 pm

A concerned citizen in West Roxbury complains that the Quincy guy who plastered the neighborhood with fliers advertising gutter cleaning this past summer has returned and plastered the neighborhood with fliers advertising ice-dam removal. Guess he doesn't know about cost-effective Globe Direct advertising.... Read more

By - 2/3/14 - 11:53 pm

Is NStar powerless to prevent the recurring outages?

By - 2/1/14 - 6:02 pm

Matt Karolian seems to have caught the VP of a local urgent-care clinic trying to drum up business through a nice-sounding social-media review - under her own name.

By - 2/1/14 - 11:38 am

An annoyed citizen complains about Globe Direct bags (now in new clear plastic!) befouling Sumner Street in East Boston:

I've called the globe to have my name/address removed and they keep appearing. There are 3 in the street in front of our single family. Please contact the globe as I will continue to as well.

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By - 1/27/14 - 6:09 pm

This afternoon, I heard a Comcast radio ad that featured an alleged Boston couple explaining that they'd switched back to Xfinity from Fios because Xfinity is faster and doesn't give them an embarrassing rash, or something.

Please, Comcast, don't insult our intelligence. No Bostonians are switching from Fios to Xfinity because no Bostonians (save a tiny, tiny number of Dot rats) can get Fios.

You'd... Read more

By - 12/26/13 - 11:30 am

An eco-citizen on Beacon Hill complains of the annual December infestation of phone books:

Litter everywhere! Why are the phone companies allowed to dump a dead tree on everyone's doorstep?

The Globe's stupid pink bags.... Read more

By - 12/20/13 - 8:12 am
Globe Direct sucks

A disgusted citizen complains about how Globe Direct sucks by bespoiling Soley Street in Charlestown:

Can globe direct ever be stopped. Christmas came early on soley st where they gave several papers to each house, gave many to the sidewalk, and even gave some to the snow bank. Can they be fined for littering, or I am willing to recycle all of these as

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By - 12/18/13 - 9:39 pm
Vacuum cleaner space saver in South Boston

Jule Slootbeek couldn't help but photograph this space saver at E. 5 and O streets tonight.

H/t Merryr for the headline.

By - 11/23/13 - 5:14 pm

Mike Ball notes the phenomenon of people who are pissed at the Globe Direct pink poop bag - and who express their anger by just letting them pile up on their porches or front steps:

It’s as though the homeowners expect the advertising elves to acknowledge their errors and remove the rubble. They’ll be waiting a long, long time.

He adds the same thing... Read more

By - 11/7/13 - 7:17 am

Another one of Globe Direct's pink dog-poop bags showed up on our porch this morning, several weeks after they first told me they would stop and two weeks after I first wrote "Globe Direct sucks" and they said they would stop. Maybe if we actually had a dog, these bags would prove useful, but we don't.

By - 10/26/13 - 8:57 pm

Spatch moved from a Somerville street where he was quite happy with RCN to a street where he could only sign up with Comcast. So he did. And promptly set a land-speed record for learning to dislike a company.

By - 10/24/13 - 11:11 pm
Globe Direct

A disgusted citizen reports from Orleans Street in East Boston:

Globe Direct mailers strewn across the sidewalk, picture does not illustrate the dozens of plastic wrapped advertisements littering the entire sidewalk block. These mailings promote littering and are an environmental hazard.

UPDATE: The city reports:

Ticket was issued on 10-25-13 by officer clougher.

Globe Direct Sucks.... Read more

By - 10/23/13 - 7:13 am

A month ago, I finally had enough with those stupid Globe Direct circulars winding up all over the place - occasionally on our porch, often just sitting on the sidewalk in front of our house, like one of those Pinckney Street poop bags. So I actually called the number on one of the bags to get them to stop delivering the things (which we... Read more

By - 10/17/13 - 8:07 pm

Adam Shutes asks:

Hey Lowes. Isn't it October?