What I don’t do here is disparage any company. I want my business to accentuate the positive and, honestly, we’ve only had the occasional less-than-good experience.
On the other hand, I do like it when moms share their feedback, good or bad, about businesses that I consider patronizing. Like the mom who told me in a parenting forum that her son lost part of his finger to a rabbit bite at a San Diego petting zoo. Ouch!
And the mom who told us on that same message board when her son was locked in a van for an entire afternoon because no one at the after school program that picked him up realized he had fallen asleep. It wasn’t until 6 p.m. that anyone even knew that he was missing.
If asked, I would certainly tell moms about our recent day camp experience during which I saw kids (not mine) running throughout the building un-supervised when I showed up early for pick-up. We didn’t tell anyone we were leaving, and no one was at the desk to verify that I was walking out with my own two kids.
I wouldn’t call that company out on this website because that is not the point of my business. I simply do not review a business that I cannot recommend, and I express my concerns directly with the business.
But I wonder, where do you go when you’re looking for insight into San Diego companies, especially the ones you entrust with your children? Yelp? Facebook? Parenting forums?