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    #21

    Re: The service is bad...(47 words)

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    You should ask the woman why she did so, Tarheel. She didn't put a gun to my head, but what she did make me feel really uncomfortable. I believe you surely experienced unpleasant things in your life, and if you still remember the feeling, then you can understand why I wasn't happy with that.
    I understand somebody making you feel uncomfortable. What I don't understand is why that means you have to give them money.
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    #22

    Re: The service is bad...(47 words)

    I think part of the problem here, for me at least, is that I don't understand the concept at all of having a membership card you use to buy food, or why this particular manager cares whether you top up that card through her or, as you said, through another manager at a different location. Is she on commission?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #23

    Re: The service is bad...(47 words)

    Hi emsr2d2.

    Yes. She's on commission. (I thought I said the before, sorry)

    Most restaurants, bakeries, etc., have membership card. The membership card works both for saving money and paying for food here. Let's say we usually eat in restaurant A and we add 1000 yuan there, we can get a 200 percent discount. This also applies to a card for a bakery or something similar. When adding money to the card, you need to pay the cash to the manager, she then can get that 1000 from the customer and a part of it becames the commission.

    It is still here because lots of members have taken the time and trouble to try and help you. Deleting the thread would mean all that time had been wasted. Other learners might well benefit from the responses. We rarely delete threads that contain useful information. We can close this thread if you want us to.
    I appreciate the help of all of you but I remember you once said that if the corrections are correct, you mods would "like" it. I hadn't seen any likes until a few days ago, tree123 liked that. Also, I didn't understand why "which is terrible" is wrong, so I thought the passage corrected by tedmc is not okay for you.

    Anyway, I'll pay close attention to avoid circumstances like this in the future.

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    #24

    Re: The service is bad...(47 words)

    I don't like the service there, which is horrible.
    I didn't say that the sentence is incorrect, just that it is not natural. A native speaker would not say that.

    The manager could have been aggressive and tried to hard-sell but it is your right as a customer to say "no". What can they possibly do to you other than, maybe, put on a sour face.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #25

    Re: The service is bad...(47 words)

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Yes. She's on commission. (I thought I said the before, sorry)
    If you did, I missed it in this increasingly long thread.

    Most restaurants, bakeries, etc., have membership card. The membership card works both for saving money and paying for food here. Let's say we usually eat in restaurant A and we add 1000 yuan there, we can get a 200 percent discount. This also applies to a card for a bakery or something similar. When adding money to the card, you need to pay the cash to the manager, she then can get that 1000 from the customer and a part of it becomes the commission.
    A 200% discount? Are you sure? Are you saying that if you add 1000 yuan to your card, and then buy something that costs 100 yuan, you not only get that food free, but the restaurant gives you another 100 yuan? I wonder if you meant a 20% discount.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #26

    Re: The service is bad...(47 words)

    Sorry, it should be "a 200-yuan discount". I added 1000 yuan the other day, and later I had 1200 yuan in my account.

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    #27

    Re: The service is bad...(47 words)

    Normally a discount is money taken off the price of something. You put 1000 yuan in your account, and they kicked in an additional 200 yuan as a bonus.
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