On Halloween, I found myself at Sultan Center (Souq Sharq) with a few friends, because we needed stuff… for stuff, y’know?
Towards the end of Ramadan, I decided to check out the Salmiya branch of Sultan Center, for a change. Unfortunately, I got a lot of unwanted attention from the younger set (so thirsty!) which just reminded me why I so rarely visit the Salmiya branch. I mean at Souk Sharq, I pretty much shop in peace (bar one or two minor incidents). However, at the Salmiya branch, I’d end up with a few stragglers trailing behind me the whole time I’d be there and they’d be mumbling the most random things at me! Despite getting absolutely ZERO encouragement from me, they’d even feel the need to give me their input! When I grabbed the KitKat Peanut Butter Bar, one guy was like “No, no, you don’t want that. Trust me, go with the Original“, which despite my best efforts, actually made me laugh (because no one had even asked him for his opinion)!
In my efforts to, y’know, live to see another day (full deets here), I managed to snag a few of the more “healthy” snacks (lawl) as you can clearly see. They’ve actually got a ton of cool items over at the Salmiya branch of Sultan Center, but I avoid the place because whenever I do go, it always happens to be crowded, and I personally prefer to
hoard shop in peace.
On April 15 Sultan Center (Souk Sharq) beckoned me yet again with its siren call and I ended up getting even more snackage! Honestly, I just wanted more of those Chips Ahoy! Brownie Filled Cookies, but couldn’t find any. So, I kinda’ went ham and overdid it with the other stuff. In my defense, they just had so many (relatively) new snacks!
After seeing the post about the Chocolate Cake from Over Jar on a well-known local blog (linkage here) I figured it would be the perfect way to end Ramadan this year! So I decided to pre-order it via Carriage for Futoor/Iftar (when Muslims break their fast). There were more than a few hiccups along the way. As I’ve stated before, I prefer to pay cash upon delivery (I always carry cash rather than plastic ‘cuz I’m “G” or at least in my mind I am). The cash upon delivery option was blanked out. I could only pay either using a Credit Card or Debit Card (K-net). That in and of itself was one of the many minor inconveniences.
After I filled out all my info and everything, my order still didn’t go through. So I refreshed the page (I was doing all this on my computer) and filled everything out again, only to receive an error message again. I had to call up customer support and although very sweet and kind, their advice was useless (refresh the page and try again). I did this again several times and even tried switching back and forth between paying using my Debit Card (K-net) and Credit Card but still kept getting the error message, so I called up Customer Support again. Their suggestion was to update the app, except I never downloaded the app in the first place and I was actually placing my order from my computer. I thanked the kind lady who kept taking my calls and trying to be helpful and ended the conversation.
In the end, I had my younger brother (who actually had the app on his phone) order the Chocolate Cake instead. The Chocolate Cake was supposed to arrive before 6:00pm. It arrived more than an hour later. It also somehow ended up in a completely different location, which made it take even longer to arrive. In the end, the Chocolate Cake from Over Jar finally found it’s way to me. It was a bit too rich for my taste, but the Chocolate Cake was a huge hit with the fam!