Little Gems

Dimitri Anagnos, the defender of Wrigley Drive, continues his valid and mighty campaign to make sure that the drive is not changed into some lame underfunded and low-quality grassy knoll. Is Dimitri tilting at windmills or will the general public pick up his crusade as being something that it should fully get behind? With the power of the city’s largest restaurant (Popeye’s, which is owned by the Anagnos family) to reach customers, Dimitri has been conducting surveys to see if his stand is popular.

The results are pouring in, audited by the staff of the Geneva Shore Report. Dimitri and his people polled more than seven thousand customers in the past two months. A staggering fifty-eight hundred said “NO” to closing Wrigley Drive and building a boardwalk. Twelve hundred people said yes, that they welcome change. Many of the people polled added comments about the lack of parking, handicap accessibility, and about how the closing of Wrigley would result in them being less likely to shop and dine in Lake Geneva.


The next Moonlight Movies on the beach will be tonight, Wednesday, July 10th, starting at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.).
The movie Goonies will be shown on a jumbo inflatable screen. This is the second season for Moonlight Movies put on by Lake Geneva’s Business Improvement District (BID) and the Geneva Theater. Five to six hundred people are expected to be at the Riviera Beach for the movie, and enjoy some great family fun. People start arriving as early as two hours before the movie starts so don’t show up late. You might want to get there early, find a spot, spread out a blanket or set up your chairs, and get ready to enjoy the show.  Yes, you can come in your pajamas, but of late you might also want to bring an umbrella.


Just how bad is AT&T today if you still have a landline?
Terrible does not quite describe the experience if anything goes wrong. Expect to be on the telephone for at least two hours, trying to reach a human because, no, the automatic system that set your repair appointment for two weeks ahead in time is not satisfactory. The company will do anything to keep you from encountering a human, including putting you in a continuous loop that keeps telling you-you will be connected anytime soon. You have to get pretty arcane and go through the sales office, and then get a sales human being on the line, and then convince that person to get you the repair scheduling number where you can reach a human being. That was done in the case written about here. Finally, the situation was settled, out the phone will be fixed just as the automatic system set down because the weather has been so bad the company repair facility is all backed up. Remember when you were a kid and got one of those very painful shots in the butt? That is exactly what it is like to deal with AT&T, one of the formerly wonderful American companies that have gone to hell in a handbag.


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