Okay, I’ll admit it: I love Foursquare. I love what it does for me and the fact I read real tips about places I plan to go. I admire the potential it has in boosting business in establishments, especially small businesses, across the world. I have my own goals on Foursquare, and part of them is controlling Mayorships. 🙂
So, in no particular order, here are 10 places of which I DO NOT want to be Foursquare Mayor:
- Any hospital. My reasons are apparent.
- My local McDonald’s. I am currently Mayor there, but I beg anyone to take the title away from me. The fact that I’m visiting McDonald’s more often than other users disgusts me. Obviously, I avoid reading the nutritional facts.
- The Women’s Center. More apparent reasons… one visit a year is all I hope to ever need.
- Goodyear Auto Service Center – Every time I go there it costs me money.
- K-Mart. Because K-Mart sucks (and I’m an excellent driver!).
- Disney World. I love the place, but can you imagine how much money I’d have to spend? Wowza.
- JFK Airport. Sorry, the place smells like a toilet. Especially now.
- Whataburger. My brother took me there while I was in Arizona. I don’t understand what all the hype is about. I just didn’t find it appealing at all.
- Taco Bell. My husband loves it. I usually order something with chicken and fresco, and just enough to tide me over until we get home and I can eat some real food.
- Chuck E. Cheese. My nephews love it and we love putting smile on their faces, so I’m sure we’ll take them again. It is, however, quite pricey and the pizza is… well, “No sir, I don’t like it!”
Here are 10 places of which I’d LOVE to be Mayor:
- NY Pizzeria in my hometown in Upstate NY. Last time we went there were 10 of us (including our parents). In four days we stacked up nearly a dozen empty pizza boxes. That’s not counting what we ate at the Pizzeria (dine in). Need I say more?
- Genovese Pizzeria in Valley Stream, NY. I’ve yet to find any other establishment that makes Sicilian Oreganata Pizza. Yum! Yum!
- Any hotspot in Lithuania. I’d love to visit and learn more about my heritage. My sister and I have said many times we’re going to go the following year.
- La Fiesta in San Diego, California. I cannot visit San Diego without eating at this Mexican spot in the Gaslamp District. Enchilada Suizas…
- Any of the various stops off the trolley in St. Augustine, Florida. If you’ve never visited the nation’s oldest city, you are most certainly missing out.
- The Royal York in Toronto, Canada. Oh, my, what a beautiful place. I was fortunate enough to stay there during a convention, only because they had high vacancy and offered me a sweetheart deal. It was heaven.
- Rock-A-Bankok Thai Restaurant in Miami, Florida. One of the few places that would make me haul across the state just for an afternoon. If you venture there, order the three-karat chicken.
- Jollibee. Okay, I discovered this little chain while a colleague and I were stuck at a hotel in a bario outside San Diego (the Internet site overstated it’s location and amenities). So, while driving around National City we saw this giant bee. He was so cute, we just had to stop. Everyone I’ve taken there since hates it! But I love the Aloha Burger and the Ube (Purple Yam) Cooler – it’s got tapioca pearls at the bottom. Let it disgust you all you want. If there was a local Jollibee, it would be a regular stop for me.
- Any decent Asian Supermarket. Unfortunately, I have yet to find one in my area. I’m very open to recommendations.
- Starbucks. In hopes that they’ll implement a program that gives Mayors free drinks. 🙂