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Thank you for your comments

Posted by Jeremy Gray on 02/14/2005 02:40:29 PM

>>as an owner of a business we have to be very careful with the things we say or write<<

Indeed:

>>who on earth do you think you are, by putting down our place like you did?...

... a narrow minded person like you, doesn't have the right to destroy us like you wish to do...

... I have to say you are a bloody fool , as conservative as can be...

...you have a very bad dissability, you are a coward...

...And to be honest, I don't believe you ate Ribs at our place because we stopped doing them and I remember who had them. You weren't one of them as far as I can recall....

..Nevertheless, next time you are in Bruges, come to me to introduce who you are if you have the nerve, which I seriously doubt. ...I feel sorry for a small person like you because I have no other words for it. I do believe that people are smarter than that to come to visit a place. Fortunately we don't work with "small" people like you at Dickie's. <<

Charming.

Anyway, with the introductions out of the way, I would like to extend a very welcome to the Babble Belt Sabrina, its very good of you to take the time to drop in and say hello. We are priviledged that you have done so. Thank you also for your feedback on my writing. It is only by reading such comments, and acting upon them, that I can improve my reports in the future. I always value feedback and welcome comments and I am therefore pleased that you have brought these points to my attention.

I would like to take this opportunity to comment on one or two of the very useful and informative points that you have raised.

>>our Cd player with room for 5 cd's was in the Smedenstraat for repair.<<

Thank you for this explanation. However, I have been in Dickie's on probably 4 or 5 occasions in total since you opened, and I think the radio has been playing on every occasion, if I remember correctly? Anyway, I am very pleased to hear that you appear to agree with my view that in a good beer cafe the ambience is improved with good music, perhaps from a CD player, instead of the radio, and I look forward to the improved ambience on my next visit.

>>I have nothing with you but I understood from some of your friends that you were already prejudiced before you entered. <<

Ok, just to clarify and expand my comments: I had been talking to David about various eating options in Brugge and he was insistent that we should try Dickie's, and in particular the ribs in Oerbier. Various others - including Filip - had also reported very favourably about eating at Dickie's. We were not sure if we would get there, as we had a long list of other places to try, but decided to give it a go. Our expectations were very high because we had been givenm such glowing reports. Given those reports, the reality was below our expectations - hence my comment that we were very disappointed. Perhaps using the word 'very' was slightly too much, but we were certainly disappointed given the glowing reports.

We didn't complain on the night because there was nothing to complain about: the food was acceptable, it was cooked, and it was edible. However, it was certainly not what I had expected: I had expected massive, succulent ribs smothered in a rich, beery sauce. Instead, I had a medium-sized plate of ribs with no or very little sauce and only the mildest of beery flavours. As I said, they were ok but nothing to write home about. However, it was not you and Jose who had promised what I expected, but other customers. You simply promised ribs in Oerbier. As I was given ribs which may or may not have been cooked in Oerbier, I could hardly complain. However, in the context of a review of my experiences in Brugge, it is justified for me to express my opinions about each place we visited.

In closing, I would like to say once again how pleased I am that you have taken the time to respond and I look forward very much to my next visit to Dickie's.

Cheers!

Jeremy

Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Jeremy Gray, 02/12/05 11:34:08 AM
        Dickie - Den Dyver - Logan, 02/14/05 02:20:58 PM
                Re: Dickie - Den Dyver - Filip Geerts, 02/16/05 01:47:46 AM
                Re: Dickie - Den Dyver - Rich Link, 02/15/05 08:53:26 PM
                Den Dyver - marcusm, 02/15/05 03:20:55 AM
                        Re: Den Dyver - , 02/15/05 08:08:47 AM
                                Re: Den Dyver - marcusm, 02/16/05 05:07:23 AM
                Stille Nacht 2000 - Ian, 02/14/05 03:54:39 PM
                        Stille Nacht 2000 on tap - Logan, 02/15/05 09:16:29 PM
                        Re: Stille Nacht 2000 - Loren, 02/15/05 08:19:11 AM
                        Re: Stille Nacht 2000 - Paul Shirley, 02/14/05 06:51:31 PM
        Great report, Jeremy - Bob Johnston, 02/14/05 08:43:04 AM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 05:54:42 AM
                Filip and Sabrina - Bob Johnston, 02/14/05 08:51:02 AM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Sabrina Danieletto, 02/13/05 06:20:49 PM
                Thank you for your comments - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 02:40:29 PM
                        I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Mark, 02/15/05 06:15:31 AM
                                Re: I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 07:10:11 AM
                                        Trying to be constructive - I swear! - SteveG, 02/15/05 01:38:14 PM
                                        Re: I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Mark, 02/15/05 08:52:21 AM
                                                Re: I've Been Sitting Here Biting My Lip .... - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 04:08:33 PM
                                                        Filip, read this lot to make you feel better - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 04:10:04 AM
                                                                Re: Filip, read this lot to make you feel better - Filip Geerts, 02/16/05 01:37:11 PM
                                                                Jeremy's idea of a reasoned argument - , 02/16/05 04:48:11 AM
                                                                        Re: Jeremy's idea of a reasoned argument - Tony Blair, 02/16/05 08:21:47 AM
                                                                        Thank you for your input :) - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 05:08:53 AM
                                                                                He won't, because THAT is not the aim. nfm - Joris P., 02/16/05 06:01:36 AM
                                                Being mistaken is not the issue - Dick, 02/15/05 03:26:47 PM
                        Re: Thank you for your comments - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 04:14:58 PM
                "destroy our business"?? Oh brother. nfm - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:09:51 PM
                what? - John Sturm, 02/13/05 09:32:44 PM
                        Re: what? - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 07:06:53 AM
                                You should be ashamed of yourself Filip. - SteveG, 02/14/05 09:32:58 AM
                                        Re: You should be ashamed of yourself Filip. - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 11:47:22 AM
                                                Re: You should be ashamed of yourself Filip. - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:03:21 PM
                                                        RELAX Steve ! - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 12:32:16 PM
                                                                How dare you, Filip Geerts - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 02:44:50 PM
                                                                        Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 03:16:10 PM
                                                                                Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - SteveG, 02/14/05 04:20:31 PM
                                                                                        Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 04:50:14 PM
                                                                                                Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 05:02:19 PM
                                                                                                        Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Theresa Zlonkiewicz, 02/14/05 05:09:49 PM
                                                                                                                Re: How dare you, Filip Geerts - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 05:35:04 PM
                                                                                                                        My final word - Jeremy Gray, 02/15/05 03:13:34 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: My final word - Joelle, 02/15/05 10:49:49 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: My final word - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 04:11:22 AM
                                                                                                                                        Re: My final word - Joris P., 02/15/05 05:16:13 AM
                                                                                                                                                Re: My final word - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 06:10:06 AM
                                                                                                                                                        English and other expressions - Joris P., 02/15/05 07:39:13 AM
                                                                                                                        How's this for a desperate attempt at a solution - MikeK, 02/14/05 08:43:03 PM
                                                                                                                                Re: How's this for a desperate attempt at a solution - SteveG, 02/15/05 07:23:05 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: How's this for a desperate attempt at a solution - John Sturm, 02/14/05 08:48:26 PM
                                                                For Attention of Filip - Theresa Zlonkiewicz, 02/14/05 02:27:17 PM
                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 03:04:44 PM
                                                                                Re: For Attention of Filip - Tim L, 02/14/05 06:23:17 PM
                                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 04:33:31 AM
                                                                                                Re: For Attention of Filip - Cornelia, 02/15/05 08:48:30 AM
                                                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Warren Becker, 02/16/05 01:18:21 PM
                                                                                                                Waterfronts in NYC - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 01:27:41 PM
                                                                                                                        Speaking of Ribs... - Bill Coleman, 02/16/05 02:08:53 PM
                                                                                                                                Re: Speaking of Ribs... - Filip Geerts, 02/16/05 02:50:35 PM
                                                                                                        BBQ in NYC - DaveR, 02/15/05 10:23:51 AM
                                                                                                                May not be pricey if you normally pay in Euros. nfm - Dick, 02/15/05 09:02:01 PM
                                                                                                                        Re: May not be pricey if you normally pay in Euros. - Jeremy Gray, 02/16/05 02:30:05 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: May not be pricey if you normally pay in Euros. - Bill Coleman, 02/16/05 12:04:18 PM
                                                                                                                Re: BBQ in NYC - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 03:06:16 PM
                                                                                                                Dinosaur BBQ? - SteveG, 02/15/05 12:24:33 PM
                                                                                                        Re: For Attention of Filip - Bill Coleman, 02/15/05 09:50:02 AM
                                                                                        RIbs ! - marcusm, 02/15/05 04:10:01 AM
                                                                relaxed... - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:56:34 PM
                                                                        Not to intrude but... - Loren, 02/14/05 01:44:24 PM
                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... 5p - marcusm, 02/15/05 04:13:49 AM
                                                                                I figured you were studying techniques ;=D - Dick, 02/14/05 07:29:19 PM
                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... - SteveG, 02/14/05 04:32:40 PM
                                                                                        Eh...at the end of the day... - Loren, 02/15/05 06:57:26 AM
                                                                                                Didn't you have to exit a message board once? - SteveG, 02/15/05 07:31:39 AM
                                                                                                        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! - Loren, 02/15/05 08:01:36 AM
                                                                                                                Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! - SteveG, 02/15/05 09:23:55 AM
                                                                                                                        Case in point #2 - Loren, 02/15/05 10:11:09 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: Case in point #2 - SteveG, 02/15/05 11:06:34 AM
                                                                                                                        Personal attacks - don't get mad... - Loren, 02/15/05 10:00:31 AM
                                                                                                                                Re: Personal attacks - don't get mad... - SteveG, 02/15/05 10:38:37 AM
                                                                                                                                        Re: Personal attacks - don't get mad... - Loren, 02/15/05 11:14:08 AM
                                                                                                                                                A, I thought something had to be missing! - SteveG, 02/15/05 11:43:06 AM
                                                                                                                                                        Re: A, I thought something had to be missing! - Loren, 02/15/05 12:38:01 PM
                                                                                        Re: Not to intrude but... - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 04:45:53 PM
                                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... - dsanborn, 02/14/05 05:36:25 PM
                                                                                                Re: Not to intrude but... - Jeremy Gray, 02/14/05 04:50:16 PM
                                                                                                        Re: Not to intrude but... if I could throw my 5p in - marcusm, 02/15/05 04:41:51 AM
                                                                                                                PeacemakerOfTheGrandDuché - Gunter, 02/15/05 08:06:58 AM
                                                                                                                        Re: PeacemakerOfTheGrandDuché - marcusm, 02/16/05 04:41:50 AM
                My goodness! - Dick, 02/13/05 08:46:16 PM
                        Re: My goodness! - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 06:31:41 AM
                                Hi, Filip... - Dick, 02/14/05 10:52:58 AM
                                Radio - Ian, 02/14/05 07:07:14 AM
                                        Re: Radio - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 07:19:44 AM
                                                Re: Radio - John Sturm, 02/14/05 05:17:32 PM
                                                        Re: Radio - Filip Geerts, 02/14/05 05:51:51 PM
                                                                Re: Radio - John Sturm, 02/14/05 08:37:28 PM
                        Re: My goodness! - Reader of this thread (Tim L.), 02/13/05 11:45:20 PM
                                Re: My goodness! - , 02/14/05 09:56:13 AM
                                        Re: My goodness! - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 05:37:16 PM
                                        I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Ian, 02/15/05 06:16:49 AM
                                                Re: I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Teresa, 02/15/05 09:54:37 AM
                                                        Re: I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Ian, 02/15/05 11:26:19 AM
                                                                Re: I think you are the Brit who lives in Brugge ..nfm - Filip Geerts, 02/15/05 03:03:51 PM
                                        Ha! - John Sturm, 02/14/05 05:44:43 PM
                                        Anonomous notes also show true colors. nfm - SteveG, 02/14/05 12:07:00 PM
                                        Re: My goodness! - Gunter, 02/14/05 10:19:31 AM
                                        Lame - Bob Johnston, 02/14/05 10:07:04 AM
                                Nothing will remain as before - Joris P. Pattyn, 02/14/05 01:56:38 AM
                                        modest proposal, a.k.a. trip to hell - jg_eric, 02/15/05 01:03:44 AM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Tim Lepley, 02/13/05 03:18:55 PM
        Re: Eating and drinking in Brugge - updates from recent trip - Rich Link, 02/12/05 01:47:41 PM
                Vlissinghe - Jeremy Gray, 02/12/05 01:58:40 PM

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