This is Puente Hills Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram. They are located on the Southeast corner of Azusa Rd & Gale Ave. in the City of Industry.
I recently went there to purchase a Ford Escape (read the previous blog article) and I spent quite a bit of time there. I worked w/ Elizabeth Meza & Tod Ennis, and I have to tell you, that they are the NICEST car salespeople I have dealt with in the past 20+ years.
There was no pressure what-so-ever to purchase the Escape, nor did they try to sell me anything other than what I came for. They went out of their way to make everything perfect. They took the Escape to Haddik's Auto Body to check out something on the Car Fax, they offered us coffee, they offered me a GREAT price.... They gave me EXCELLENT Customer Service.
So I just want to publicly say Thank-you to them, and recommend this dealership!
This is a 2011 Ford Escape, much like the three I went to check out two weeks ago. I had read all the reviews, I checked the specs., the Car Fax.... I did my homework. However what the reviews didn't tell me was how very FRAKIN' Uncomfortable the seats are, including the driver's seat.
After riding & driving both an XL and a XLS, after less than 15 minutes, I had the worst lower back ache imaginable. Unlike my Ford Explorer, the Escape's seats are smaller: approximately 3 inches on each side and at least 3 inches more shallow, so the seat does not support your knees only the back of your thighs. To make matters worse the seats are not contoured to support your body, they are flat and hardwithout lumbar support.
The XL has only 4 cylinders and it sure sounds like it, it was not a quiet ride by any means.
While the back passenger seats do fold down, they fold in such a way that you lose about 6-7 inches of cargo space. The bottoms of the passenger seats have to be pulled upright into a vertical position before you can fold the back of the back seat down flat. This is the same as the 1990 Ford Explorer Sport, so there is no camping in the back cargo area unless you are shorter than 5'3" and are willing to sleep on the diagonal.
Although Escape does have Flex Fuel (but in my area there are no flex fuel stations anywhere close). In the end, I kept my 2000 Ford Explorer, the mpg difference is only 3 less 18 vs 21 and 21/22 vs 24/25. There is just not enough difference to convince me to switch.
I understand why someone might want to change places with me.....
I get along with the staff, with the managers, and the customers. For lack of a better word*, I have been given a moderate amount of "authority*" and I am given respect.... While someone, on the other hand, may not.
It took me effort and time to learn/know my job as well as I do. I know standard procedures and policy. I train the staff on the same. What we do not know, I find out... I do NOT make up policy as I go along, nor do I change it to make myself popular.
I am Not so needy that I: * Announce to the staff: "Your supervisor is gone, I Am Your Supervisor Today" * Ignore policy as an act of self-righteous power-tripping * Make deals with the staff when they are tardy while telling them: "Don't worry I won't tell your supervisor" * When dealing w/ another staff member, I do not claim to be "A Good Christian" or any other religion, when in fact I am not and what I am doing is hiding information from another supervisor while trying to curry favor and friendship.
The difference is: I Work, I make myself available to help others.
I do Not claim to have an infliction that keeps me from working, yet sit at my desk all day cutting out & gluing pictures, writing/typing false documentation about what everyone else is supposedly saying & doing, or merely staring at my blank computer screen. Nor do I say: "I would help you, but I hurt too much..." I care more about the overall success of the staff and services we provide than I do my own ego. I do not seek to denigrate others for I know that everything I do for the success of others is a direct reflection of my own ethics and standards. I Do Not want to be anyone else nor am I jealous of what others have achieved. I just do my best to be the best I can be without impinging on anyone else or their job.
I am thankful for who I am and what Creator has provided/allowed me and I make sure to live Every Day with an Attitude of Gratitude..... ♥
How One Guy Prefers To Fight Back Against Companies Dissing Your Girlfriend
As a child of a successful advertising copywriter and professor (the late, wonderful Jim Albright: He named Funyuns!),
I don’t have a problem against all advertising. But my dad always spoke
about the importance of keeping your integrity when creating an ad and
encouraged being responsible when doing so. In short, he’d think Banksy
From His Holiness The Dalai Lama: " The basic fact is that All sentient beings, particularly human beings, want happiness and do Not want pain and suffering" Are you with me so far? "On those grounds, we have every right to be happy and to use different methods or means to overcome suffering and to achieve happier lives." NOW GET THIS: "These methods, however, Should NOT Infringe on the Rights of Others, nor should they Create More Suffering for Others." That being said, in regards to persons with Personality Disorders (according to Dobbert, Duane): "Persons afflicted with personality disorders are commonly found in the mainstream....However they can be dangerous. Persons With Personality Disorders Always Create Victims. Victims experience physical, mental, and emotional losses. Victims experience a reduction in self-worth, unnecessary guilt, and emotional trauma." Dobbert goes on to say: "It is through the creation of these victims that the intrinsic needs of the personality disordered person are met. Their actions have purpose and intent. The pain of suffering experienced by the victim is PREMEDITATED. It is only through the creation of these feelings that the needs of the Disordered Person are fulfilled. The Disordered Person finds No Fault with their behavior, and accepts No Responsibility for the victims' predicament or feelings." So then: You frakin' sick person, are so Self-Centeredand Egocentric, that I've noticed (as has everyone else) that you Do Not Experience any type of remorse for the Pain or Suffering which you inflict upon any of us who work with you. You are so Egotistical that you are only concerned about yourself. Now this is what I KNOW and Dobbert confirms: You, the Egotistical Personality Disordered, Will NOT Change your behavior (get well), Until: The PAIN & Consequences of Remaining the Same is so Personally Overwhelming Painful, that the Pain You Experience Exceeds the Pleasure Derived of Torturing Others... Or: You Will not Heal Until the Pain of Remaining the Same is Greater than the Pain of Healing!
So what I want to say is: STOP Playing Fucking Mind Games with the people you work with. Fear & Loathing & Pity are Not Synonymous with Respect and Love. They Are Synonymous with Revulsion, Distaste and Hatred. So in the end you become a Pariah, and people will go out of their way to ignore & avoid you.
The Beatles said it all: "And in the end....The Love You Take...Is Equal to the Love You Make"
with borderline personality disorder often have difficulties
controlling their emotions and impulses, and find it hard to keep
relationships. They can experience feelings of emptiness, suffer quick
changes in mood and they may harm themselves. Problems coping with
abandonment and a rapidly changing view of other people can form part of
their difficulties. All of these things make it hard fo... more
A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia.
Borderline personality disorder
Personality disorder - borderline
Last reviewed: November 15, 2010.
personality disorder is a condition in which people have long-term
patterns of unstable or turbulent emotions, such as feelings about
themselves and others.
These inner experiences often cause them to take impulsive actions and have chaotic relationships.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The causes of borderline personality disorder (BPD) are unknown. Genetic, family, and social factors are thought to play roles.
Risk factors for BPD include:
Abandonment in childhood or adolescence
Disrupted family life
Poor communication in the family
This personality disorder tends to occur more often in women and among hospitalized psychiatric patients.
People with BPD are often uncertain about their identity. As a result, their interests and values may change rapidly. People
with BPD also tend to see things in terms of extremes, such as either
all good or all bad. Their views of other people may change quickly. A
person who is looked up to one day may be looked down on the next day.
These suddenly shifting feelings often lead to intense and unstable
Other symptoms of BPD include:
Fear of being abandoned
Feelings of emptiness and boredom
Frequent displays of inappropriate anger
Impulsiveness with money, substance abuse, sexual relationships, binge eating, or shoplifting
Intolerance of being alone
Repeated crises and acts of self-injury, such as wrist cutting or overdosing
Signs and tests
other personality disorders, BPD is diagnosed based on a psychological
evaluation and the history and severity of the symptoms.
types of individual talk therapy, such as dialectical behavioral
therapy (DBT), can successfully treat BPD. In addition, group therapy
can help change self-destructive behaviors.
In some cases,
medications can help level mood swings and treat depression or other
disorders that may occur with this condition.
outlook depends on how severe the condition is and whether the person
is willing to accept help. With long-term talk therapy, the person will
often gradually improve.
your health care provider if you or your child has symptoms of
borderline personality disorder. It is especially important to seek help
right away if you or your child is having thoughts of suicide.
MA, Smallwood P, Groves JE, Rivas-Vazquez RA. Personality and
personality disorders. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J,
Rauch SL, eds. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2008:chap 39.
Review Date: 11/15/2010.
by: Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of
Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of
Medicine; and David B. Merrill, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of
Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical
Center, New York, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical
Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.