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Eating lamb is my best consumer experience this week, while looking for a new store for a bakery is frustrating

The holiday season is here. Like many people, I'm busy, busy trying to get a lot of things done.

My best consumer experience: Eating tasty lamb

Lamb

When I went to Sacramento for a Thanksgiving visit, I came home with persimmons, pomegranates, and frozen lamb in my suitcase.

My daughter-in-law is a farmer who raises sheep. She said the lamb would be O.K. until I could get it home and put it in the freezer.

The lamb was delicious. A friend cooked the roast for her family and me to enjoy.

Today, I cooked the lamb shanks for a soup. Also tasty.

Worst consumer experience: Trying to find a new bakery location

Since I’m busy getting ready for the holiday season, I wanted to go the bakery and buy some fruitcake for a Photo Party I’d scheduled.

I looked up Wagner’s Bakery & Café and saw they had a new location at 3000 Pacific Ave.

I wanted to go to A-1 Sewing to check out prices for a new sewing machine for my daughter. It’s also located on Pacific, so I thought I could save time by going to Wagner’s new location.

I’d just finished some yard work at 5 p.m. and thought I could go to both stores by 6 p.m. when they closed.

I spent nearly an hour in the dark searching for the new Wagner’s location. I couldn’t find it.

At 5:50 p.m., I decided to try to get to the Wagner’s downtown location. Luckily, I found a parking place right in front and got in the door just at 6 p.m.

Since they hadn’t closed the cash register, I was able to get the fruitcake.

The clerk said the new location is only open until 3 p.m. If I’d found it, I wouldn’t have been able to buy anything.

I had to go to A-1 Sewing another day.

Copyright 2012, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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