Epilogue – Week of May 7th


These are not M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. They can slap the M.U.S.C.L.E. label on these figures, but they aren’t M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. Each wave seems to have less and less of a M.U.S.C.L.E.-like appearance. These just look like new Mega Man keshi figures.

Do you know how they could make me a fan of these figures?

Picture taken from: SoftToyHobby.com

I’m no fool. I understand why they are doing it. But I don’t like it. (Which is just another thing on a very long list of thing other people don’t care about.)

Let’s take a look at some real M.U.S.C.L.E. stuff.
Is this re-listed or a new one?
Speaking for all of Michigan, we’re sorry about this one.
178 figures and one FLAF.

Aaaaaand, that’s it.

Did you guys see my grasshopper spinach post this week?

Is the conclusion @dolesunshine is incredibly fresh or fucking disgusting? #grasshopper #spinach #dole

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I posted it just to share. I couldn’t believe it happened. I think I shared it because it didn’t seem real. Plus my question was my own internal thought. I figured people would get a good laugh. (Other people could wish I had taken a big bite.)

Then Dole responded.

If I am being painfully honest, then I would admit I had no expectation of customer service when I posted the picture. However, once an organization/business/person tries to rectify a situation my expectations get very high.

Looks like @dolesunshine & @dolepics & Kate handle situations like this one like grasshoppers – not at all.

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They reached out to me, but then went radio silent. I don’t expect an instant response, but 24 hours seems reasonable for this type of situation.

I finally heard from Dole 2 days, 1 hour, and 36 minutes after I posted the picture. And this was the message; followed by my response:

Message from Dole and My Response


I am very curious what will happen next.

If I’m being my normal grumpy self, then I expect to receive a check for $3.99 and a $0.50 off any Dole product coupon (maybe a couple coupons). If that happens I will go out of my way to, forever, avoid Dole products. I will also rant about how customer service is a lost art and that the world is getting worse and worse.

If I force myself to be optimistic, then I want Dole to show some effort – do something that actually shows they care about their customers. Here are 10 examples that are great examples. A real effort to retain my business will make me a life long proponent of Dole.

A lack of effort will make Dole an annoying, reoccurring portion of this website.

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