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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11400 on: February 24, 2020, 09:23:08 am »
At PB I think I can count on one hand the number of things that were decent.
That one ham and cheese and onion flat thing was ok, well until the price went up.
The turkey sandwich was decent, well until it was discontinued.
I think one of their doughnuts or fruit pies was okay in a "I need a quick fix and a step above CU stuff" sort of way.
And if you're in the stix a few items can be a relief but that's more change of pace than actual quality.

Other than that it is divided up into overpriced/uninspired/outright bad.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11401 on: February 24, 2020, 01:11:32 pm »
At PB I think I can count on one hand the number of things that were decent.
That one ham and cheese and onion flat thing was ok, well until the price went up.
The turkey sandwich was decent, well until it was discontinued.
I think one of their doughnuts or fruit pies was okay in a "I need a quick fix and a step above CU stuff" sort of way.
And if you're in the stix a few items can be a relief but that's more change of pace than actual quality.

Other than that it is divided up into overpriced/uninspired/outright bad.

They donít set their menu to keep you happy.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11402 on: February 24, 2020, 01:16:12 pm »
At PB I think I can count on one hand the number of things that were decent.
That one ham and cheese and onion flat thing was ok, well until the price went up.
The turkey sandwich was decent, well until it was discontinued.
I think one of their doughnuts or fruit pies was okay in a "I need a quick fix and a step above CU stuff" sort of way.
And if you're in the stix a few items can be a relief but that's more change of pace than actual quality.

Other than that it is divided up into overpriced/uninspired/outright bad.

The real question is how could each of those items you listed be improved?  :wink:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11403 on: February 24, 2020, 01:29:41 pm »

Other than that it is divided up into overpriced/uninspired/outright bad.
these are korean products for korean people. they are not targeted for your tastebuds so please keep your opinions to yourself


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11404 on: February 24, 2020, 01:32:08 pm »
these are korean products for korean people. they are not targeted for your tastebuds so please keep your opinions to yourself

I agree that it does take a certain superior attitude and ego to say Paris Baguette isn't good just because you don't like it.  Welcome to the immigrant experience DMart. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11405 on: February 24, 2020, 01:43:44 pm »
Paris baguette in France?? lol.
Do they know French bakers spend two days proofing their real croissants instead of PG's factory processed dry ones? I can't imagine a Frenchy eating anything from PG.

Yeah, Paris Baguette opened a branch in Paris, France a while ago (already about 5.5 years ago).


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11406 on: February 24, 2020, 01:47:31 pm »
Bet that PB is completely different from the ones in Korea. France has a lot of strict laws regarding the quality of its food, especially baked goods, so you can trust that it's probably a proper French bakery over there, lol.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 01:49:11 pm by Chinguetti »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11407 on: February 24, 2020, 01:58:52 pm »
I overate, and I'm super uncomfortable. I want to take a stroll through the school so that I can feel a little better, but I can't because they've got people in here doing stuff, and they're in the way.

And I'm mad that my gym is closed for a week. And my fingers smell weird.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11408 on: February 24, 2020, 02:23:34 pm »
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De Martino (today). Other than that it is divided up into overpriced/uninspired/outright bad.

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De Martino (a couple of weeks ago) Again, we have the recurring trend that so many on this site seem to fall into- Just because YOU don't find it interesting or significant or great, doesn't mean it isn't.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 02:26:27 pm by stoat »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11409 on: February 25, 2020, 01:21:26 am »
Spot the difference:

Paris Baguette myeongdong
Mayo mayo more mayo sandwiches:


Paris Baguette Boulangerie Paris
France: All organic wholewheat bread and baguettes du fromage et quiches/ pizzas

« Last Edit: February 25, 2020, 01:27:04 am by Cohort 2019 »
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11410 on: February 25, 2020, 07:29:41 am »
At PB I think I can count on one hand the number of things that were decent.
That one ham and cheese and onion flat thing was ok, well until the price went up.
The turkey sandwich was decent, well until it was discontinued.
I think one of their doughnuts or fruit pies was okay in a "I need a quick fix and a step above CU stuff" sort of way.
And if you're in the stix a few items can be a relief but that's more change of pace than actual quality.

Other than that it is divided up into overpriced/uninspired/outright bad.

 :rolleyes:

They donít set their menu to keep you happy.

 :laugh:

The real question is how could each of those items you listed be improved?  :wink:

 :laugh:

these are korean products for korean people. they are not targeted for your tastebuds so please keep your opinions to yourself

 :laugh:

I agree that it does take a certain superior attitude and ego to say Paris Baguette isn't good just because you don't like it.  Welcome to the immigrant experience DMart. 

 :laugh:

Nothing better than a martin pile on.  You wrote your own TOS rules for 'opinion' posting and, quite rightly, there is a pile on when you don't adhere to your own rules.  Sounds kind of ignorant on your part.   :laugh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11411 on: February 25, 2020, 08:32:34 am »
:rolleyes:

 :laugh:

 :laugh:

 :laugh:

 :laugh:

Nothing better than a martin pile on.  You wrote your own TOS rules for 'opinion' posting and, quite rightly, there is a pile on when you don't adhere to your own rules.  Sounds kind of ignorant on your part.   :laugh:

I mean, to be fair, PB, even targeted at Korean tastes and preferences, still isn't particularly good. It's not awful, but it's not an upscale cafe or bakery or anything. It's a fast food bakery franchise that sells slightly overpriced pre-made baked goods, sandwiches, etc. Their main selling point isn't quality, it's convenience. I don't mind PB if I'm hungry and in a hurry. It's certainly not as bad as the Clam comic makes it out to be. But, I think it's a bit of a stretch to say it's good good.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11412 on: February 25, 2020, 08:48:13 am »
I mean, to be fair, PB, even targeted at Korean tastes and preferences, still isn't particularly good. It's not awful, but it's not an upscale cafe or bakery or anything. It's a fast food bakery franchise that sells slightly overpriced pre-made baked goods, sandwiches, etc. Their main selling point isn't quality, it's convenience. I don't mind PB if I'm hungry and in a hurry. It's certainly not as bad as the Clam comic makes it out to be. But, I think it's a bit of a stretch to say it's good good.

You're missing the point.  I don't think anyone is saying it's good.  Pretty much the opposite.  The point is that DMart usually comes after people when they say something here is crap because, "how dare they assume it was marketed at them in the first place!" and this is just another symptom of his perceived westerner attitude of superiority in Korea.  Then, Dmart went and did the exact same thing.  It's the hypocrisy people are commenting on, rather than defending the goods from PB.  We all know it's fast food crap. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11413 on: February 25, 2020, 10:16:47 am »
PB is what it is, and I do like some things they sell there. I generally prefer Tous les Jours for desserts, though. It does pastry crusts and cakes better.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11414 on: February 25, 2020, 11:30:10 am »
You're missing the point.  I don't think anyone is saying it's good.  Pretty much the opposite.  The point is that DMart usually comes after people when they say something here is crap because, "how dare they assume it was marketed at them in the first place!" and this is just another symptom of his perceived westerner attitude of superiority in Korea.  Then, Dmart went and did the exact same thing.  It's the hypocrisy people are commenting on, rather than defending the goods from PB.  We all know it's fast food crap. 

Wait. So what you're saying is that you agree with waygook.org user Mr.DeMartino that PB isn't very good. And, even though you literally agree with him, you're still trying to antagonize him?

You guys are weird.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11415 on: February 25, 2020, 12:07:16 pm »
Wait. So what you're saying is that you agree with waygook.org user Mr.DeMartino that PB isn't very good. And, even though you literally agree with him, you're still trying to antagonize him?

You guys are weird.

Maybe you missed the whole spiel about how people shouldn't have opinions, or not those opinions exactly about certain things because they're not really opinions, because they're ignorant and that they don't include certain caveats into their posts making it a proper opinion, or some such. 

To us, it's called harmless bantz.

As for it being 'weird', we all have our 'weird' online foibles or characteristics.  Deleting previous posts to keep your post-count down is one such weird thing, but, you know, fine, whatever.    :undecided:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11416 on: February 25, 2020, 12:31:12 pm »
Wait. So what you're saying is that you agree with waygook.org user Mr.DeMartino that PB isn't very good. And, even though you literally agree with him, you're still trying to antagonize him?

You guys are weird.

Again, you're missing the point, purposefully as is your M.O., but nonetheless.   The point here is that DMArt is being a huge hypocrite, as one of his chief thorns in the side are people saying something that is popular in Korea is not good.  Whether one agrees with him or not about PB's quality is completely irrelevant.  DMart stridently denies people the right to make such comments and finds them to be  egotistical and self-centered.  But then he went ahead and made one and he was called out. Pretty simple to comprehend. 

Now, what's with someone deleting posts to keep their post count down?  Must've been on holiday and missed that.  What possible reason could there be for doing that?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11417 on: February 25, 2020, 12:46:16 pm »
Pretty standard of Waygook.org user #basedcowboyshirt to come in with his "notice me senpai" defence of DM lol.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11418 on: February 25, 2020, 01:32:41 pm »
Personal attacks are petty and inane in my opinion.

We're just pixels on a screen.

Let's focus on sharing information with more universal appeal.

Stuff that's pertinent to our lives in Korea.

Knowledge that could help us become better people.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11419 on: February 25, 2020, 01:53:30 pm »
Personal attacks are petty and inane in my opinion.

We're just pixels on a screen.

Let's focus on sharing information with more universal appeal.

Stuff that's pertinent to our lives in Korea.

Knowledge that could help us become better people.

Yeah I do agree, "be kind always" and all that, but people get tired of the endless nitpicking followed up by that hypocrisy.  You can't criticise stuff in Korea/but I can.  You can't recall your school days accurately/but I can.  It's all nonsense really but like Ronnie says, it's just banter isn't it?