The only reason why I stop here is for the Idle air and this is the last time. This TA is old, wore down, has holes in the parking lot big enough to swallow a trailer, and the staff are careless and rude.
My first time here about a year ago when my truck's AC went out the idle air rep was nice enough to give me a free window adaptor and membership I just paid to upgrade to the gold. The idle air was where the good service stopped. The bathrooms inside the TA are nasty and in need of repair. I was informed to use the bathrooms upstairs which was closed for cleaning and when I went back in an hour later it was still closed and the door locked. So much for taking a crap. This happened again today.. same darn thing.
Then the restaurant is horrible. the first time i ate there the food was cold and the burger was pink in the middle. The 2nd time a few weeks ago I ordered breakfast... now what the heck can someone do to mess up a cheese omlet? I ordered the three cheese omlet with hashbrowns. the hashbrowns were overcooked but cold and the omlet had about 2 pounds of cheese... I had to send it back to the kitchen... the cheese was not even melted I counted 18 slices of cheese. What are they trying to do constipate me for a week? Then the toast had way to much butter. Then today I just wanted an ice creme sunday. They looked at me really funny when I asked them what they had for desserts. After about 5 minutes they finally came to the conclusion that yes they do have the ingredients for a sunday... so they made me one. Then it took another 10min for them to figure out how to bill me for it (and it wasn't even that good).
So... this is the last time I'm coming to this TA and if my company ever wants me to stop here for fuel... I ain't doin it. I will make up any number of excuses (out of fuel, traffic blocking enterance, don't need any....)..
The only thing good here is the idle air and thats not even great anymore since you can't even find an idle air rep on the weekends or hardly during the week since they cut back on the staffing hours.
ok thats my rant and rave for the nite...
TA In Montgomery, AL - worse Truckstop in America
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If you were impressed by that one. You're going to be equally impressed with dozens more out there.
But in all honesty, you have shown your experience here. No seasoned driver in his right mind would have stopped a second time.
You must have picked a good day to stop though. You didn't mention the 10 or so crack ho's working the parking lot. Or the 7 or 8 hawkers trying to sell something they claim is made of gold, or a diamond they just stole from a high end retail store.
Chaulk this up to experience, and strap in for a lot more
Just a few miles south... You have a couple decent stops. Flying J is one of them. Idleaire is worse then park n view... But your thing says you've been driving less then a year... so I don't expect you to know what park n view is.
Montgomery TA is the royal palace over the TA in Jesup, MD
never seen any hookers here but I'm going to make an observation here.
My observation is this:
This entire forum is full of people like you who just can't wait to tell someone how inexperienced they are. Like its some kind of disease or something. OMG LOOK OVER THERE ITS A NEWBIE.
Get over it dude. We are all truck drivers. You don't have to jump at every opportunity to tell someone "oh gee... your inexperienced... let me point that out to you."
I'm just thinking maybe I shoud delete my account and move on to something else and say to hell with this forum if all I get are negative responses. I have not had one freakin good experience posting on this site because of people like you. It pisses me off. Your prob the same kind of person who tries to find newbies while driving and messes with them.
And for your information I'm not a newbie anymore I have been at this for over a year I just haven't updated my profie... which I will do now (oh wait... I forgot... I'm not a seasoned driver unless I have more experience than you.... is that it?????)..... I need to do something better with my time. I thought maybe posting this woud help someone avoid this crap hole but NOOOO u got to bring up the "inexperienced" thing.
Didn't you mean to say, it's a common experience within this forum for people to display a chip they carry on their shoulder. And how childish they can be when they perceive (wrongly) they have been slighted in the least.
We were all newbies at one time. Get over yourself.
A brain is a terrible thing to waste, as are the operating instructions of this forum. Those instructions would have informed you as to how sleazy the Monkey Town TA actually is before your first visit..
But it's easy to post, waste bandwidth, and get an attitude. Than read through the threads effectively. There is also a section on how to ignore people who hurt yer wittle feelings.
Much as I am doing now.
Yes, the TA in Montgomery is a real winner.I went to back in one time and before I could get parked,the parking lot Queens were climbing up on the side of my truck.Then I took my life into my own hands trying to cross the hyway to the awful waffle to keep from having to eat in the restaruant.Jessup Md.is a close second though.Oh,I also know what Park N View was.And danc694u,you the MAN!:smt025
But it used to be a whole lot worse. The lot lizards actually worked inside the truck stop, in the late 80's. You couldn't even sit down and eat for being harrassed.HFC Thanks this.
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