What Sucks – Hoboken Edition

11/15/2007:

Hoboken Comedian / Writer Chris Deluca (of whatsucksblog.com) has a video he’d like all of you to watch.

He writes:

“I am writing you a quick note to ask if you wouldn’t mind helping me on a project I did over the summer that is premiering on this week on the ‘net- and by “help”, I mean “watch”.

The name of the project is “Mo Cap Men” and it is about life working for a Video Game design company (they do motion capture- that is- they digitally record movement for video games) – think “The Office” meets “Tron”. Anyway, the link is below, and it would be great if you could watch it.

Just a word of caution there is some adult language, (and a guy shows his ass) so, you know, perhaps keep the volume down if you’re at work and avoid viewing it in front of “uptight folk”.

I hope you find the piece funny, hopefully this project could eventually lead to more episodes- so far we’ve done six- so as they are unveiled, get ready for more Bcc’d emails to come in the future!

There’s also a free video game I wrote based on the series which is located at…

www.MoCapLLC.com

Thanks.

Your friend,
Chris

See Chris’ one contribution to 411 back in April of this year (was supposed to be a more “regular” feature) after the jump.

4/6/2007:
This is just ironic that I chose Good Friday to start up this new feature called “What Sucks – Hoboken Edition” with guest contributor Chris DeLuca (Hoboken Comedian / Writer).

Chris will try his best to occasionally submit one of his many rants about “what sucks” in and around town.

Today’s “disappointing and sucky” jab is at the new CVS opening up on 14th and Park. Thanks, Chris! Look forward to more sucky material!

What Sucks… Hoboken Edition: A New CVS

cvs-l.jpgA recent walk by the giant commercial space underneath the 14th Street NYSC reveals that Hoboken is getting…a new CVS.

Sigh.

Great, another drug store for Hoboken. Another place that we can buy deodorant at 11:30 at night- that is if you don’t feel like going to the Rite Aid on 13th and Hudson, the Rite Aid on 12th and Willow, the CVS on Clinton between 8th and 9th or the CVS downtown by the PATH.

Tell me, do we as Hobokenites stink that much?

If you’re keeping score, CVS has broken the long-standing tie in the “who has more drug stores franchises in Hoboken” contest, bringing the score to…CVS: 3, Rite Aid: 2. I guess it’s your move, Rite Aid.

This, by the way is besides the excellent pharmacy service we receive at the mom & pop, non-corporate behemoth’s Willow Pharmacy and Tucker Drugs.

Did I miss something? Is this town the “Mile Square City” or the “Drug Store City”? Are people here really dying for a 5th place where they can buy greeting cards, random old DVDs and decades old holiday candy late at night? What gives?

Would it kill us to get a movie theater there? How ’bout a Whole Foods, or a Trader Joe’s? Or a 3rd Charritos?

I guess I should be happy it wasn’t made into a 2500 square foot realty place, or the mother of all nail salons.

But a drug store? What, does Mayor Roberts have CVS stock? (Don’t worry, he’s not reading this, at least not from his office.)

Chris DeLuca is a comic / writer living in Hoboken, he and Adam Wade host the Hoboken Comedy Experiment at the Gold Hawk on the last Monday of each month. Next show is April 30th. You can check out his blog at What-Sucks.blogspot.com.

CVS Uptown Hoboken

(Old picture.. sorry! I deleted the latest off my camera like a clumsy nincompoop. Either that, or I can blame Microsoft Vista.)

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48 Comments on "What Sucks – Hoboken Edition"


MauMau
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MauMau
8 years 10 months ago

[quote comment=”53958″][quote comment=”53922″][/quote]

Mau, write a letter to the corporate office detailing your experience. If you google Rite Aid,I am sure you will find their info.
The mgr was probably the one who opened the package, dropped it and then put it back in.[/quote]
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I’m sure the woman has a family to support, so I hesitated going corporate. Because I spewed it out here on 411, I realise now it really bothers me. I spend a lot of $ there. So thanks for the prod, I’m going to write a letter to HQ.

hobofromme
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hobofromme
8 years 10 months ago

[quote comment=”53922″]I bought pressed powder(cosmetic)along with a bunch of other items from Rite Aid at 13th/Hudson. When I opened the box a couple days later, I found the powder was all broken up inside the case, useless.
I found the receipt, which had gotten wet, so some of the printing was unclear. I took the powder with receipt back to Rite Aid, and the blonde haired manager gave me the third degree in front of the entire staff. The case was scratched, it had obviously fallen out of the box, and then put it back in the box, BEFORE I bought it. She kept quizzing me about it.
I just wanted to exchange ithe d*mn thing.
With computerized registers they can pull up transactions, regardless of the condition of the receipt.
I spend hundreds of dollars at both Rite Aid and CVS every year.
To this day, no matter how much I purchase there, the b*tch of a manager follows me around like I’m some kind of criminal, so consequently I avoid the place as much as possible.
For pressed powder, no less![/quote]

Mau, write a letter to the corporate office detailing your experience. If you google Rite Aid,I am sure you will find their info.
The mgr was probably the one who opened the package, dropped it and then put it back in.

Easy-E
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8 years 10 months ago

If they didn’t send enough firetrucks and someone’s building burned down, then there would be 5 people bitching about the lazy firemen in this town and everyone from the street sweepers to the Mayor should be fired. Send more than enough trucks with sirens blaring and the tinfoil-hat nutjobs assume it’s because they are simply doing it to piss everyone off.

They have standard procedures that they must follow when responding to a call. If any of you really believe their motive is to interrupt your sleep, you really need to see a psychiatrist and get on some medication.

On a related note:

I suggest getting foam earplugs at the drug store for noisy nights. It’s far better than not being able to sleep because of drunk idiots or sirens or anything else you can’t do anything about in the middle of the night. Works for me.

MauMau
Member
MauMau
8 years 10 months ago

I bought pressed powder(cosmetic)along with a bunch of other items from Rite Aid at 13th/Hudson. When I opened the box a couple days later, I found the powder was all broken up inside the case, useless.
I found the receipt, which had gotten wet, so some of the printing was unclear. I took the powder with receipt back to Rite Aid, and the blonde haired manager gave me the third degree in front of the entire staff. The case was scratched, it had obviously fallen out of the box, and then put it back in the box, BEFORE I bought it. She kept quizzing me about it.
I just wanted to exchange ithe d*mn thing.
With computerized registers they can pull up transactions, regardless of the condition of the receipt.
I spend hundreds of dollars at both Rite Aid and CVS every year.
To this day, no matter how much I purchase there, the b*tch of a manager follows me around like I’m some kind of criminal, so consequently I avoid the place as much as possible.
For pressed powder, no less!

beamrider9
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beamrider9
8 years 10 months ago

And the Rite Aid at 13th and Willow steals a piece of your soul every time you shop there. I despise that place.

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