Well, that was good timing!

@snowy22315 (105135)
United States
January 13, 2021 3:05pm CST
So, I had some banking to do today, plus I had a mystery shop. I also had a gift card to use at Panera..I had to be at the shop at a specific time, and I was really kind of worried as to whether I would get all done and at the shop in time..but fortunately it all worked according to plan and I saw some new scenery as Google maps sent me on a road I had no clue about..saw a horse riding complex, and two little lakes I didn't know about..very nice detour.Fortunatley, all the food was free including a sandwich, bagel and coffee. So, yes.
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@JimBo452020 (32885)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Jan
Free food is alway good.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
That is what I say!
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@JimBo452020 (32885)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Jan
@snowy22315 I might go to a food bank one day. I found out that we qualify.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
@JimBo452020 Oh well these were only free because I have a loyalty card, and I got one one gift card for buying one.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan
I did mystery shops years ago. Not all were good experiences. But it was a nice way to make a little extra cash.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
Yes, the company I work for pays more than most since the shops are more involved, but you are right not all are good experiences. I get annoyed with the company because they keep doing the same dysfunctional things over and over, and then want feedback. If I really told them what I thought, I doubt I would be working there much longer. They never change any procedures, even the ones that don't work...it is stupid.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan
@snowy22315 It is sad that folks are to afraid to be honest, so they can improve their procedures. But some companies get offended if you give them suggestions for improvements.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
@teresatrotter I have told them things a time or two...but nothing changes..
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@kobesbuddy (116037)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jan
I'm glad you saw some pleasant new scenery! Panera bread is a wonderful place, Jay had lunch there once.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
I go there about once a month. You should have Jay take your there since he is retired and has more time now.
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@kobesbuddy (116037)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jan
@snowy22315 Once the pandemic numbers are down, we will start eating out once a week.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
@kobesbuddy That sounds like a plan. Do you know when you can get your vaccination?
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• United States
13 Jan
Sounds like a nice little adventure and I hope the mystery shop was worthwhile.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
it was good since I didn't really have to go too much out of the way to get it done.
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• United States
13 Jan
@snowy22315 That sounds worth it to me then.
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@popciclecold (15217)
• United States
13 Jan
I would love that. I am sure you emjoyex it.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
Yes, it was a fun time...minus the anxiety of wondering if I would be at the shop on time.
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@Nevena83 (57110)
• Serbia
13 Jan
Sounds like a busy day.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
Well the afternoon was busy. The morning not too much.
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@TitiaG (215)
• Netherlands
13 Jan
I'm glad you got your things done in time, but what is a mystery shop?
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
Posing as a customer in order to evaluate businesses.
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@TitiaG (215)
• Netherlands
14 Jan
@snowy22315 And who wants to know? Is that for franchise businesses or something?
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
14 Jan
@TitiaG Yes, the parent companies or management.
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@Matamu (512)
• Indonesia
13 Jan
By the way, at your mystery shop, what do you offer?
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
I write reports about rental properties and customer services.
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@Matamu (512)
• Indonesia
13 Jan
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@Shavkat (101190)
• Philippines
14 Jan
I hope I can be as lucky as you.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
14 Jan
Some days things just work out as they should with no problems (monkey wrenches ) we call them thrown in.
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@JudyEv (232826)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
Sounds a good day all round. Good for you.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
14 Jan
Yes, Thanks it worked out rather well
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@AmbiePam (57384)
• United States
13 Jan
I always wanted to do mystery shopping.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
You should, they are always looking for people. Sign up at a mystery shopper forum so you can learn which companies are legit and which are not.
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@DianneN (213273)
• United States
13 Jan
That was good timing and there’s nothing wrong with free!
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
13 Jan
I think not...
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@LadyDuck (318458)
• Switzerland
14 Jan
I never refuse free food, better if it's good food.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
14 Jan
Everyone adores free food. If you want people to turn up to an event offer free food..
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@LadyDuck (318458)
• Switzerland
14 Jan
@snowy22315 You are right, people even attend boring conferences for free food.
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@snowy22315 (105135)
• United States
14 Jan
@LadyDuck Or seminars where they have no intention of buying the product..
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@Cheyee (8533)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
14 Jan
It seemed like you have good day and free food made it perfect. Yaaayyyy
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