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Paisley Christmas Lights switch on 2009

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Ruth Lorenzo and Lemar were special guests today at the annual Christmas Lights switch on, Clyde 1 kept us entertained also with the big finale of Fireworks and the Christmas lights being switched on it was watched by what I would estimate to be around 20,000 to 30,000 people and even the weather “cold though” was very kind to us.

The event was very well organised and extra barriers and the placement of the stage made for easier movement within the crowd… So why not get down and see all the lights in action, they get better each year..

From everyone here at Paisley.org.uk well done to the organisers once again.. Job done..

Look in the gallery and the paisley.org.uk flickr group for pictures of the event itself..

Also HistoricalPaisley has a great set of pictures online too.

Also if you would like to discuss the event in the message board, sign up and let us know your opinion.

What happened to customer service?

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I always like to promote business in and around Paisley but every now and again it just isn’t possible, due to being put in a position from the actual business themselves.

This just so happened to me yesterday with a member of staff “the bosses wife” being so cheeky and believe me it isn’t the first time and not just to me either from the same person in Forgotten dreams fancy dress costume hire in Johnstone, In the past I have just ignored her being ignorant and somewhat cheeky to customers and speaks to people like she is doing them a favour, now the same could not be said of her husband who is a true gentleman and very helpful, however I must dissuade people from using this store and seek their costume hire somewhere else.

Yesterday I went in to hire 8 costumes, it would have been 12 but the other ones who were going to hire costumes already said they would not use forgotten dreams as they had no intentions of being spoken to in such a manner as the way they had been treated in the past before by the same woman. My wife and mother had already been in to book the costumes and were told that Saturday would be fine for the costumes.. and I had already spoke to the boss about getting a good deal and he said there would be no problem, however when I turned up on Saturday I got told that I was actually paying more for a costume that I had previously hired for cheaper??? bizarre and having to wait ten minutes to be seen and then be approached as if I was an alien “no i wasn’t in fancy dress” was weird and then to be spoken to as if I was a child who had been naughty and as if I was wasting her time.

Anyways I will be sending a written complaint to the shop tomorrow and I will also be asking people from this website not to use Forgotten Dreams in Johnstone and get their costumes elsewhere until this woman changes her attitude towards customers.

If you agree or disagree with what I am saying please leave a comment, as you may be aware I never do this sort of rant on this website and takes a lot for me to become disheartened with people but this is the third time this has happened to me with this person and enough is enough…

Server downtime

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Apologies about the time paisley.org.uk was offline this was due to 1and1.co.uk our server people being inefficient at their job and not listening to their customers, if anyone is thinking about hosting with 1and1.co.uk think twice they are useless and are only interested in the big fish not local community websites which they dont care about.