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Sunday, January 16, 2011
Fine Dining for Amenity Members: Water & a Lemon
Just when you thought it couldn't get worse for Oval Amenity members, it has. Today, even "Sunday Spotlight" (the el cheapo replacement for Sunday Brunch) was canceled, with the only offering for Oval members at Oval Lounge being water flavored by lemons. The cancellation was ostensibly due to Martin Luther King Day, which falls, of course, tomorrow and not today. Every store that is traditionally open on Sunday was open today, including the catering stores in the neighborhood, so the Martin Luther King Day excuse was feeble, if not laughable. It was certainly insulting to those Oval Amenity members who have been relying on the Amenity Sunday meal as justification for their dues. At least in their monthly expenditure ledger, Rose Associates and American Leisure (responsible for the Amenity programs), can chalk this up to a good day for them. Otherwise, for everyone else, it just another valid reason to realize that they, the members, are being played for fools and that they should drop membership in this rip-off program.