Saturday, May 8, 2021
Monday, March 15, 2021
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
13:59:34 Thank you for choosing Champion Teamwear! My name is Tarra. How may I help you today?
14:01:00 I placed an order for 4 pair of these in XL in black and 2 in red. I've been contacted by email by Champion telling me that the black ones are not available - yet here I see them still on the site as In Stock - What's going on?
14:01:56 Hi Jonathan! I can certainly take a look to see. Do you have your order number handy?
14:02:04 Champion Teamwear Order Status: WBXXXXXX C#XXXXXXXX
14:02:15 Thank you! One moment while I get that loaded up.
14:04:30 The Champion Mesh 9" Pocket Short is something that we typically receive in weekly shipments of to restock - this is why it will show In Stock online, as we typically have constant shipments coming in.
Due to COVID we are seeing a delay on getting some items stocked to our warehouse. This style is one currently affected. We will be getting additional stock, but at this time I do not have that exact restock date.
14:06:30 For Champion to be showing these as available In Stock - is an inappropriate way to go about doing business - when you know that you do not have them In Stock. It lacks integrity and I'm very disappointed to see this happening.
14:06:45 I'm simply not interested in excuses.
14:08:30 I apologize, Jonathan. And I agree with you, it is misleading. Typically we don't have the issue of getting stock in, so it's usually a stocked item.
How do you want to proceed? I can cancel the order and issue a refund if you'd prefer, or can check live stock numbers for what colors I have available in XL now to send out.
14:11:58 I'm already dealing with my options via email, but what I'd like to see from Champion is some offer to make up for setting up this situation. These are actually not for me but rather for my 96 year old father who has been wearing these short for years and loves them - which is why he insisted on getting the same exact style again. Champion needs to step up and figure out a way to truly make this right.
14:14:12 There is a direct phone number and extension listed for Patty, who emailed about the order status. We are available by phone, not just chat or email. She is one of our managers, and can discuss this further with you.
14:14:45 And the number is?
14:15:22 This will be listed below Patty's signature in her email. The number is 800-336-4486, her extension is 1815.
14:15:36 Thank you
14:15:53 You're welcome.
Evaluation: Not even in the ballpark
Sunday, March 3, 2019
I wish I could say that I just changed my diet and took some Chinese herb and everything got better, but that wasn’t the case. I tried many different diets, methods and remedies to restore my health, and although most of them had some impact, I wasn’t getting a lot better. During this time, a friend of mine introduced me to homeopathy through an 8-week study group curriculum.
As I started to learn more about homeopathy, I was so excited to find a system of medicine that was safe, gentle and effective. I was impressed to discover it could be used for both acute and chronic diseases. I was fascinated to realize this form of medicine has been practiced for over 200 years, and is currently being used by more than 200 million people worldwide. However, beyond the wonderful statistics that I was reading about, I personally started to experience and witness its efficacy. The results my friends and I have seen in the last few years include the following: lab verified healing of a low functioning kidney, surgical recoveries without a need for pain medication, resolution of ear and teething pain and quick healing of acute injuries and bruises. I've seen a dramatic reduction in my own anxiety and resolution of eczema and night terrors in my son. I've helped friends with carpal tunnel pain, rashes, headaches from injuries, seasonal allergies and ankle injuries. My youngest child has never needed Ibuprofen or Tylenol, and neither one of my children has ever taken oral antibiotics. I’ve been able to stay off antibiotics as well -- which has been a priority for me as I heal my gut. This became my new paradigm and expectation for health--true curative healing of conditions from the inside out.
All of this has inspired me to spread the news of this powerful healing. How could I keep this to myself when I had studied and lived the alternative? Now I am leading the same study group for four of my friends. It is a highlight of my week. Within this group, we discuss so many health issues, and I often use my own unfolding story to illustrate what can happen as homeopathy works to unravel the complex web of chronic autoimmune disease in my own body.
In the last year, I've become such a central homeopathic resource for friends and family that I needed to up the ante for myself and dive more deeply into this medicine. As a result, I've just begun a 4 year program of study to become a Classical Homeopath. Every single day, I find myself so grateful for this brilliant system of medicine and for how it empowers me to move myself and others forward on a journey of healing. So, if you find yourself stuck with a health problem and haven’t found success with other modalities, then homeopathy might be for you--it might change your life in more ways that you can even imagine!
To learn more about homeopathy a good place to start is National Center For Homeopathy: https://www.homeopathycenter.org.
Evaluation, Ashley Corey: Extraordinarily sincere!
Sunday, February 10, 2019
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Evaluation: Extraordinarily sincere!
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
The Portland-casual environment is what struck me the most; three or four burlap coffee bags adorn the wall across from the coffee bar. Everything in the room is carefully and tastefully placed around a space which is not large, nor is it small. Let’s just call it comfortable. This is not a manufactured comfort, stamped out to strike a niche-specific-chord-of-familiarity with wild-eyed hordes of desperately salivating caffeine seekers, but rather a simple, thoughtful placement of tables and chairs, and a corner near the front door invitingly decked with a couple of couches, facing one another across a simple coffee table. A few magazines and books are stored on a lower shelf for those who’re looking for a little light reading material. There are a few locally made items such as hats, clothing, and jewelry offered for sale along with a good selection of coffees, teas, Italian sodas, and let’s not forget the Breakfast Sandwich selections. I had a mocha coffee and a “Dave and an Egg” which turned out to be a slice of Dave’s Killer Bread with my choice (over easy) of egg.
The coffee/chocolate mixture was smooth and delicious. I heroically declined the whipped cream. The breakfast sandwich was killer indeed. A little hot sauce on top made it perfection.
While I enjoyed my breakfast, seated where I could watch all the action on one of the couches, I watched a steady stream of folks come in and order. A couple of older guys reading newspapers sat at a table across the room next to a young couple who had eyes only for one another. At the next table over, four women discussed the world with plenty of laughs all around. A young writer peered at his laptop screen while sipping something delicious-looking from a large mug. A family of four wide-eyed travelers stepped down out of their home-on-wheels and traipsed in the door. The two kids promptly began oohing-and-aweing over the selection of goodies, while mom and dad went directly to the counter to order coffee and a dragonfly chai. I don’t know what the kids eventually ordered in the way of drinks, but I know for sure that one little girl got herself a beautifully woven bracelet and her brother scored himself a very cool hat, with what looked to be a painting of a killer whale above the brim.
Pastries of all kinds are offered at Driftwood Coffee, including some gluten free and vegan options. I only managed to avoid their come-hither tastiness because of my iron will; enough said?
There is some small concern that the paving project on Vermont will hurt business somewhat from now through November, but there’s also hope that folks will continue to seek out this little gem of a coffee place that will never, and I mean never, entertain the idea of robot coffee baristas.
This where to go to hang out with friends, to talk, to read, or to just relax and gaze out the window as cars roll by on Vermont Street at 46th. After all, what’s the hurry? More than expected? Absolutely!
4604 SW Vermont St, Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 246-4706
Evaluation: Extraordinarily Sincere
Evaluation: Very sincere
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Not much that I can think of.
Though the Portland State University Farmers Market is probably the biggest in town, it feels more like a weekly event than a local tradition. On the other hand, there’s something innately satisfying about being able to just pop over to the Hillsdale Farmers Market on a Sunday, right here in our own neighborhood, where it sets up in the parking lot of Rieke Elementary school at 1405 S.W. Vermont St.
The last time I was there, I scooped up freshly caught salmon, vine-perfect tomatoes, a handy bag of baby lettuce, some crunchy local apples, late-season zucchini and a pint of the last strawberries of the summer. When it comes to buying fresh, local produce, I find a grocery store simply does not compare to the flavor and value available at the farmers market.
Oh sure, I might be able to find a zucchini for a few pennies less in the bins of grocery stores, many of which certainly sell — at least for part of the year — some local produce. But it’s never the same in freshness as what I find at the farmers market, where growers bring their wares straight from field to market.
We all know that a store-bought tomato almost never compares to what the local farmer grows (or what we grow in our own backyards), and strawberries imported from California are a far cry from the delicious red nuggets harvested from nearby farms. Yes, OK, we won’t find all the items at the farmers market that we get used to having year-round from the grocery store (like kiwis and avocados, for example), but the fruits and veggies at the former ensure that we are always buying seasonal, as well as local.
That’s better for the local economy, better for the environment (fossil fuels aren’t being used to ship products long distances) and better for our palate.
And what about fish, meats, eggs, etc.? Again, it all comes down to supporting our local farmers and fishermen and getting items for our table that have been lovingly, humanely and often organically raised, or caught with sustainability in mind.
At Hillsdale Farmers Market, you can even grab a little lunch from some of the booths that sell prepared foods, like soup or tamales. You can also pick up a delicious loaf of freshly baked bread, pies, muffins or other goodies, or a beautiful bouquet of seasonal flowers. I never come away from the market with anything less than some new discovery and a feeling that I’ve participated in my community in a very special, and kind of basic, way.
So that all income levels can benefit, the farmers market accepts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card (as most markets do), which can be swiped at the info booth in exchange for tokens. In order to make the SNAP purchases go even farther, Hillsdale Farmers Market participates in the Double Up Food Bucks statewide program, which means that SNAP participants can receive up to $10 in matching funds by purchasing tokens at the market’s information booth; they then get $20 for their SNAP purchases instead of $10.
Sarah West, who manages the farmers market, shared with me that Hillsdale’s matching program is unique, because it is not being run by a USDA grant. Hillsdale Farmers Market does 100 percent of the matching and the fundraising itself. This helps the program overall and, by proxy, helps fund markets that are less well off.
Businesses can donate at various financial levels, including sponsoring a booth at the market, and the market accepts public donations as well. West is usually at the info booth, or you can speak to the volunteers there too.
For more information, contact West at email@example.com or check out the market’s website at hillsdalefarmersmarket.com
The market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. from May until the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and twice monthly from December through April. I couldn’t rate our wonderful Hillsdale Farmers Market as anything less than Extraordinarily Sincere!
Evaluation: Extraordinarily sincere!