We did something really stupid on the last Saturday before Christmas – we drove to Parkway Parade and tried to shop. Well actually, we were in the area for reasons beyond our control, but having said that, we could’ve avoided Parkway Parade, but didn’t.
We could also have avoided dining at Olio Dome, but didn’t, and paid the price (about $55) for a dinner so, so bad I’m trying to erase it from record, but because I think there should be some public service announcement about how bad it is, I’m telling you now – don’t order the Christmas set there, and if you think Olio Dome looks nice, quiet and cosy, it’s because the food’s bad and you should go home and chill out if you’re looking for nice, quiet and cosy this week.
The only good thing about Olio Dome at Parkway is that it’s attached to Borders the bookshop, and that’s about all the good I can say, really.
It’s the first time we’ve been to the Parkway branch of Borders, and I was hoping for a more sensible layout and cataloguing system than the Wheelock one- like doing away with a section called “Literature” for example – but after two minutes, was utterly disappointed.
I had been looking for the Pregnancy or Parenting shelf/section which I thought might be in the Health area, which I found to be next to the Computer reference area, which was fine because sometimes you need to figure out why your computer can’t log into some pregnancy websites.
Then I saw a row of books labelled “Fertility and Infertility“, which to me, is like labelling a row of books “Self Help, and No Help”, or “Inspiration and Disillusionment”.
What was even more startling was that “Fertility and Infertility” came under the heading “Appearance”, as labeled at the top of the shelf. Then again, that’s what some people might have suspected all along.