Peaches & Pits

Pits to Verizon Wireless for their service interruption over the weekend. If it was a problem with the system that no one saw coming, okay. We can accept that. However, if this was a planned outage, they least they could’ve done is let their customers know ahead of time.

Pits to Wells Fargo Bank. I’m not referring to the local branch. They’ve always been wonderful and helpful. I’m referring to the national organization. That’s the case with a lot of banks these days. The corporate offices could learn some lessons from the local branches about customer service.

Peaches to the local Wells Fargo branch. As I said, they’re always been pleasant and helpful. They know and understand the importance of customer service.

Pits to Microsoft. I don’t know if Bill Gates is the malevolent character many on the right make him out to be, but I know every piece of Microsoft software I’ve used has been very annoying.


Peaches to Will Smith and Chris Rock for making the 2022 Oscars memorable. That was almost as good as the time they announced the wrong winner for Best Picture, or when that streaker ran across the stage.

Peaches to clips of old commercials on You Tube. I recently rediscovered the rivalry between Quisp and Quake. I last saw them as a kid, and now I appreciate how funny they were.


Who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas, in 40 words or less to the Parker Pioneer at You can also send them by mail to Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, Ariz. 85344.


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