Do you always go for the underdog or have you gone with the big bad wolf?

@SaintAnne (5453)
United States
October 22, 2008 12:03am CST
I always fancy myself as the "rooter" of all underdogs. Who doesn't want the "Davids" in this world to defeat the Goliaths? But months ago, I read in the news that a local shopping center here has been trying to evict a local eatery from its location. At first, I was indignant! All these money-starving sharks don't care about the small and local businesses. Then I found out that they want to put Cheesecake Factory (http://www.cheesecakefactory.com/) in its place. And that indignation was forgotten instantly and completely. I love Cheesecake Factory and I know it will make me very happy if they're just around the corner. Today, I read in the news again that the local eatery and the shopping center property management have come to an agreement. The eatery still gets to stay but at a different location in the shopping center and the management will pay them a big amount too. So I'm no longer feeling guilty for feeling happy over their ouster. What about you?
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• United States
22 Oct 08
I do usually root for the underdog, but there are times when the giant is just to fantastic to want to see them get beat out, like in this case! And as usual your words have made me laugh with your telling of the tale! I would have had exactly the same reaction you did... outraged indignation at the greedy corporate giants having their fiendish way with all the little guys, that is until I found out a Cheesecake Factory was going in in the little guys place, hahahaha, yep, yank that baby outta there like an unwanted weed! I LOVE the Cheesecake Factory! I wanted to work there so badly, but their turnover is no where near like regular places... it's like nobody ever quits a job with them and if they do they have friends or relatives that they slide on in in their place.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Yank that baby outta there!!! That poor baby!!! I actually thought about waiting for them to open here and try to get a job there but it's still not for sure. I always think it would be fun and very advantageous (to me!) to work there. But I am sure they need my weekends to be available and my other job needs those too. I always make people laugh at dinner when I take away the plates and ask "So did everyone save room for dessert?". How's that sound, zig?
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• United States
23 Oct 08
It sounds like you would make a very saintly server is what it sounds like, Ms Hazelnut Cheesecake!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
23 Oct 08
"Thanks for dining with us. Hope to see you again." Now, move, we have more customers waiting for your booth.
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@drannhh (15237)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Usually I root for the underdog, but always I root for cheesecake. However, I am absolutely smitten by the cheesecake they sell "seasonally" at Sam's Club which is Italian Mascarpone Lemon and maybe that is all redundant, but it is just YUMS. The cakes a huge, so wehn we bring one home I put most of it in the freezer, all portion controlled. I think I'll have a wee slice tonight :-)
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
23 Oct 08
We don't have Sam's Club here and I don't know if it's called differently here but I'm happy to have reminded you (in my little way) to have that wee slice of yummy Italian Mascarpone Lemon. If only I could grab into the computer and have some too. Was it good and satisfying, drannhh?
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@drannhh (15237)
• United States
23 Oct 08
The name Lemon cheesecake would probably do, but the one we get is light like a cloud in texture but ever so rich and we rarely have a whole slice--usually hubby and I split a small one and I eat mine with a glass of ice cold milk. I wish I could send you a serving in my comment here!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Why do you have to be so cruel, drannhh? You don't make an offer if you can't deliver. I don't want to lick my computer screen!
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
Hello SaintAnne! I have this low profile personality so I prefer the assumption of being the underdog. I have this iron will in me so I know I can beat the odds in the future. I'm so happy that both establishments made settlements beneficial for both.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Cling on to that iron will, mjmlagat. A lot of people would like to have it too to beat the odds. And yes, isn't it nice when both sides get what they want? They still have a few months to close in on the deal so I'm hoping everything works out and nothing will make it fall apart. Because I want to sit in that Cheesecake Factory booth and enjoy my food without feeling guilty. Heheh.