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Old June 1st, 2006, 06:48 PM
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A couple of comments:

A. Yeah about the line in costco...seems kinda bad that you thought the guy in front of you was being rude. The guy was friendly or didn't show much courtesy..but still he didn't do anything wrong...Kinda like offering your food to other people while eating...it would be nice..but not necessary.

B. BAck to the point...I do feel that popeyes is kinda ghetto..but you could say that about lots of restaurants in the area. Personally I love popeyes and I hope they make more.

C. My buddy used to work at the popeyes in waimalu(now is genki i think). Yeah it was kinda bad then. Employees did hang out in the main area..that and loud music. Probably just some bad management rules allowing certain conduct.

D. Zippy's on the other hand is a very strict work place..having worked there for 4 years during highschool i understand that they had specific rules and conduct.

E. Swearing and vulgar language has just become more acceptable in the mainstream society. Its just how it is. I might swear with my buddies..but if we are at a restaurant or where kids are near by i usually mention it to everybody....Its all part of that moral decay of our society that the religious nuts/republicans are always talking about.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 07:03 PM
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Its all part of that moral decay of our society that the religious nuts/republicans are always talking about.

But you said it, "Moral Decay" and unless that is acceptable it's a bad thing and something we should always try to reverse
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Old June 1st, 2006, 07:16 PM
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Mahalo Pomai for being so courteous to me My assessment on Scrivener is that he's a very sophisiticated kind of person who has demanding tastes for the things he enjoys...almost eclectic. Is that bad? Not necessarily but the clientele may have felt offended by his remarks.
Isn't sophisticated and demanding tastes basic prerequisites for arrogance?

That pretty much fits the profile of those who are rich and arrogant.

Of course there's good and bad people everywhere, so profiling or stereotyping someone just because they just pulled up in an $80,000 Mercedez doesn't mean they're automatically an @sshole. I've had one guy who just got out of a car just like that offer me help with a large box I was loading in my car... exactly the kind of good deed I would teach my children to do.

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Old June 1st, 2006, 07:25 PM
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Yeah, and I ran into one guy from France recently and he was a total jerk. So France has changed a lot, I see. So has EVERYBODY there. Wow.


Generalizations are silly.
Nah...I think the French have always been that way. They're quite proud of it.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 07:31 PM
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Are there some times, when Cosco is not so full of customers? And, would it be possible to go, at those times? It might not be so convenient, but you might have a nicer time.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 07:46 PM
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[...]Of course there's good and bad people everywhere, so profiling or stereotyping someone just because they just pulled up in an $80,000 Mercedez doesn't mean they're automatically an @sshole. I've had one guy who just got out of a car just like that offer me help with a large box I was loading in my car... exactly the kind of good deed I would teach my children to do.
This is a good point, Pomai. My dad was a self made man who never lost touch with what resided deep in his soul. I'll never forget while I was in high school, he bought either the 1st or 2nd year Jaguar XKE. He was driving me to a friends house when we came upon an accident; a car flipped over and down a hill. We weren't the first ones on the scene but my dad was the only one to scramble down the hill to help the victims. He stayed with them and when the ambulance guys lowered the stretchers to the car and loaded the victims, Pop assisted with carrying the stretchers up the hill. I can still see the determination to be of assistance and the compassion for the victims on my dad's face...even after 45 years. I guess it just goes back to "you can't judge a book by it's cover", huh?

He was the kinda guy who would've loved the clientele at Popeye's and would have easily comingled with them. That also doesn't mean that others who are uncomfortable in that situation or find it distasteful are wrong or arrogant. They are who they are.

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Old June 1st, 2006, 07:48 PM
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It's not Costco's fault that the moment many people (of all types) set foot in the door of any of the stores, they:

1) forget how to stay out of people's way
2) seem to fail to realize there are even other people in the store (?)
3) need to leave their cart on one side of the aisle to examine an item on the other side -- standing two feet or so away so as to fully block passage by anyone else
4) seem to NEED to stop in the middle of a high-traffic area to ponder the meaning of life

There's probably more ... but those are my chief complaints. I hope I don't get busted by one of you engaging in one of those behaviors.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 07:58 PM
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It's not Costco's fault that the moment many people (of all types) set foot in the door of any of the stores, they:
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4) seem to NEED to stop in the middle of a high-traffic area to ponder the meaning of life
I swear I've almost taken the okoles off MANY Costco shoppers who do that! Here you are with that big honkin' wagon and suddenly aunty Tutu'e just STOPS inches in front of you.

Costco should should consider ABS brakes on their carts and traffic signals in their store.

Good thing Dillingham Popeyes doesn't have those carts. NIGHTMARES.

How is Popeye's Chicken anyway? The last time I ate there was ages ago and all I remember was it was way too crunchy and spicy for my taste.
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This is some of the best discussion we've had here in a while, all due respect to the banana-engulfing thread.

First: The Popeye's thing. As Craig quite accurately pointed out, I was trying to be diplomatic, but it's not the geographic location of the restaurant itself that creates a kind of incompatibility with my dining senses; it's the ethno-cultural, established norms of a certain demographic that likes the kind of food Popeye's serves that I find distasteful. Note that I did not say "wrong" or "classless." Just, different. When I said I dislike the clientele, what I really meant is that I dislike the clientele's dining behavior, and it's something I suspect falls somewhat short of racism but somewhere past intolerance. I consider myself a very tolerant man, but I'm picky about where I eat, as Craig correctly surmised. I understand that some people like to talk loudly during movies, and in places where that's common and accepted, I choose not to see movies. It is a judgment not on the people but on the behavior, and as Pz suggested, the best move is not to go if it bugs you that much. I usually dine alone, and am therefore trying to get work or reading done while I eat -- something that my mom taught me at a very young age is very, very rude. Those other Popeye's customers must think I'm horribly impolite.

It doesn't bug me enough to stop going, but it does bug me enough to be particular about when I go, and it does keep me away more often than it lures me in!

Second: Cutting in Line
I, too, often let people ahead of me when they've got one or two items, but sometimes I'm in a big hurry and don't think I can afford the extra few minutes. When people offer to let me cut when I've only got one or two items, I usually decline because I'm not in a hurry. Waiting is not such a bad thing when you're not in a hurry, as years living in Hilo taught me.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 11:04 AM
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Default at Popeyes - hmmmm... Love dat Chicken

Apparently, this thread was carved off from another one that focused on Zippy's. The context is not obvious since the preceding lead-ins are contained in the Zippy's thread.

In any case, it's not just the Popeye's in Dillingham that does this. I've visited many other Popeye's in many other states. I *do* love that Chicken! But 9 out of 10 of the ones that I've visited, the following are true: always placed in poor neighborhoods - and in the mainland states, distinctly where blacks reside and caters to the black clientele and tastes. It just seems a bit coincidental that the restaurant seems to be placed to attract a particular demographic. Anycase, I no longer bring my family into that restaurant because of all of that poor behavior and I don't need my kids learning any of that "live in person", I just do take out and still taste just as good.

That's not to say that only particular color of people behave badly. I've definitely noticed a chance in common courtesy and behaviour where swearing loudly in public seems to have become acceptable - from all sorts of people, but definitely especially the youths.

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That's neat, there are actually 4 other Popeye's in Hawaii, they are all on Naval properties though. BTW, I remembered there was one Popeyes on Keeaumoku about 2 or 3 blocks from Ala Moana long time ago. I think maybe they closed up around 82 or something. Anyone remember that?
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BTW, I remembered there was one Popeyes on Keeaumoku about 2 or 3 blocks from Ala Moana long time ago. I think maybe they closed up around 82 or something. Anyone remember that?
Sure do. They were located on the block fronting where Oahu Towing used to be, I think a little mauka of where Wal-Mart is now. My favorite there was Popeye's chicken curry stew bowl with rice.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 12:52 PM
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I think maybe they closed up around 82 or something. Anyone remember that?
Yes, but it was there at least through October 1986. I know this because it's where we picked up (from the drive-through) the food we ate during the great Game Six of the 1986 World Series. You non-baseball fans would know it at least from that two-part episode of Seinfeld guest-starring Keith Hernandez: "That, my friend, is one magic loogie!"
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 01:01 PM
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That's neat, there are actually 4 other Popeye's in Hawaii, they are all on Naval properties though. BTW, I remembered there was one Popeyes on Keeaumoku about 2 or 3 blocks from Ala Moana long time ago. I think maybe they closed up around 82 or something. Anyone remember that?
I remember seeing a Popeye's in Scofield Barracks this year. And as far as the Keeaumoku location it used on the site where Wal-Mart sits now. Then it moved for a while to a location across the HMSA Building then it closed.

There was one for a while across the street from Pucks Alley.
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That's neat, there are actually 4 other Popeye's in Hawaii, they are all on Naval properties though.
Nope. 5. One in Waipahu behind Sizzler. Been there several times and see a lot of the more "upscale" customers from further up Kunia Rd. I used to go to one in Temple Valley Shopping Ctr. when I lived in Kahaluu and one on Piikoi next to Schumann Carriage when I lived in town. Both are gone.
Btw, the Popeyes that used to be in Aiea/Pearl City moved to Waipahu.

Before going into Costco for shopping, I kinda psyche myself into a no-hurry mood. No problemo. Stop at all the sample tables and just cruise. I usually wear a "Grumpy" shirt from DL and always have a scowl on my face. No one ever asks me if they can cut in front. If they do it's usually because I made a slip and smiled.
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I used to go to one in Temple Valley Shopping Ctr. when I lived in Kahaluu and one on Piikoi next to Schumann Carriage when I lived in town.
Wasn't the one on Piikoi St. called Pioneer Chicken?
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Wasn't the one on Piikoi St. called Pioneer Chicken?
It was called Church's. Then it became Subaru. I don't know how tasty the Subaru is, though!
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Wasn't the one on Piikoi St. called Pioneer Chicken?
The one in Temple Valley was Pioneer Chicken too. I love Popeye's fried chicken. My mom always makes it a point to bring me home a Popeye's care package whenever she's gallavanting at the NEX or HickamEX. I love my mommy.

RE Cutting in line at Costcos:
Pomai: the guy was probably thinking "suffer crazy-guy-who-is-buying-only-one-thing-especially-on-the-weekend-at-Costcos !" Just playin'...
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It was called Church's. Then it became Subaru. I don't know how tasty the Subaru is, though!

Yeah, I remember that one Church's on Piikoi, used to eat there sometimes after school. Ate at Pioneer's too, but liked them less... To me they were all sort of KFC like. But Popeyes! whoo! that's different. KFC is still ok, but it just isn't the same anymore.

What about KC's waffle dog? My dad's useta bring home bags of the stuff, it was sooooo good.


Anyone tried Chick'fila, Kenny Roger's roasters, or Boston Market on the mainland?
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I really like Zippy's fried chicken. It has the perfect balance of seasonings, without being over-battered, with the perfect crunch. Can't go wrong with the Chili/Chicken combo.

In fact, if you like Zippy's fried chicken, you can buy the exact same seasoned flour in 5 lb. bags at Y Hata distributors on Sand Island Access Rd. Simply roll 'em in the flour and deep fry da' buggahz GBD.. winnahz!
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Anyone tried Chick'fila, Kenny Roger's roasters, or Boston Market on the mainland?
Chick Fil-A, though its name is the stupidest thing ever, is quite good! And its owners are HUGE supporters of my alma mater. Did you know that all the Chick Fil-A stores are closed on Sundays so the employees are free to go to church?

Boston Market: Very, very, very good. That stuff does not taste like fast food.
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I LOVE Chik-Fil-A. I always try to get one when I'm on the mainland. I also think Boston Market is very good for a family traveling and have to eat a meal out. Hits the spot: good food that almost tastes homemade.
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It was called Church's. Then it became Subaru. I don't know how tasty the Subaru is, though!
Aaah. I do stand corrected. Church's had good chicken too. Same for Kahaluu's Pioneer Chicken. They also had fish and chips on their menu. Must be a senior moment. Me thinks the Piikoi location was it's downfall. At certain times, it was just plain nasty trying to get in or out of the place.
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I really like Zippy's fried chicken. It has the perfect balance of seasonings, without being over-battered, with the perfect crunch. Can't go wrong with the Chili/Chicken combo.

In fact, if you like Zippy's fried chicken, you can buy the exact same seasoned flour in 5 lb. bags at Y Hata distributors on Sand Island Access Rd. Simply roll 'em in the flour and deep fry da' buggahz GBD.. winnahz!
Good to have that option to cook our own. IMO, most Zippy's overcook their chicken till it's leather. Wahiawa Zippys seems to be notorious for that. I complained to the waitress and she told us that she gets complaints everyday. So the chicken is still overcooked. If we just gotta have Zippys fried chicken, we go to Mililani or Waipio now.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 03:22 PM
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Please stop talking about Y. Hata/MidCity Restaurant Supply's retail store on Sand Island Access Rd., the Web site of which can be found at yhata.com for store hours, driving directions, etc.
... and where great deals on all-kine stuff, esp. for your cooking/party/entertaining needs can be found.
I want it to remain "my little secret."



Per a pre-Christmas Star-Bulletin story, there are also other restaurant supply stores that are open to the public. It was part of a series in our Features section ... maybe kitchen gadgets would be a good search term. Sorry I don't have the specific URL.
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