You all know what I mean. Something happened to you at a restaurant. Maybe it was a rude server, bad food, whatever. It's now been a long time since the incident, but still you refuse to patronize that place. Maybe the management has changed. Maybe the ownership changed. Maybe you have a good reason, or maybe it is real petty, but you refuse to budge out of principle. Remember, this is not a political thread. We all know the reasons for and against patronizing Papa John’s, Walmart, Chik-Fil-A, etc. There's a place for that should you want to say something there.
So, what's your story? Here's mine, and yeah it is petty.
Almost 25 years ago I moved to my current town. There was a bakery that made a great Irish Soda Bread, and it was a big loaf. Sadly they didn't sell very well, and often I'd see them in the day old bread rack. That was OK by me, because it made great toast. For obvious reasons, they eventually quit selling it. So, about a week before St. Patrick’s Day I went in and asked the guy behind the counter if they would consider making some for St. Patrick’s Day. “Of course we will, yes, great idea. We are going to do it”, he said. I asked if he needed to ask someone, and he said that he didn’t. I even volunteered to pay ahead, and he said that was not necessary. By now everyone knows that there was no Irish Soda Bread on St. Paddy’s, and the excuse was lame.
It was at least 10 years before I went back. The dude from behind the counter was gone, and they were selling small loaves of Irish Soda Bread, but they didn’t taste remotely the same.