Monday, June 16, 2014

A bun bargain

We were at our local supermarket yesterday and I wanted to buy some large Kaiser rolls. Unfortunately, the bins were empty.

I guess the customers couldn't resist the bargain if they bought half-a-dozen buns.


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  1. Oh my. Not only does the price for purchasing 6, 12, 18 rolls have to be less than for one, the price has to be easily recognizable as less for the mathematically challenged like me.

    At least the sign doesn't read Roll's. The use of the apostrophe to denote plurals is an error I see a lot in grocery stores.

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  2. Some years ago we went to a weekend at a camp near Seattle. The organization who was running it had a registration fee, including reduced rates for children. The rates were given as $5 for ages 1-4 and $10 for ages 4-8. Our son was, of course, 4 at the time.

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  3. Some bargain. This seems to be a store that it is well to avoid.

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    1. I remember a Wizard of Oz cartoon where this same 'mistake' was made. The idea was that the clever customers recognized they only had to pay 3,90 for 6 rolls and to reward their cleverness indeed bought 6 rolls...

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  4. I once had to buy a dish cloth for use at some school event. The price for one was 1 dollar, and 5 was 1/2 dollar! (disclaimer the prices were in Danish Kroner, and I do not remember the exat amount - it is over 20 years ago)


    I bought 5 and was yelled at by my teacher because I wasted money on buying to many, I had considered keeping the 4, but that would be stealing. In the end I offered paying the difference, between 5 and one cloth, and taking a 1/2 dollar and 4 dishcloths back.

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  5. All I can say is that promotions like that work pretty well in Maine. I always thought Jews and Canadians were a bit smarter, but I'll cross Canadians off the list.

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  6. The weekend camp I mentioned above (with the registration fees for ages 1-4 and for ages 4-8) was sponsored by a synagogue, so you can cross everyone off the list.

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  7. I think the reason the store was sold out was that people picked up 48 of them at a time, and when the cashier said, "OK, eight half-dozen for $32?" they'd say, "No, 48 singles for $31.20,." and then laugh to themselves all the way home at having put one over on the store.

    It's only when they'd get home and ask "What the hell am I going to do with 48 Kaiser rolls?" that they'd realize that maybe the store wasn't so stupid after all....

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    1. That's what freezers are for. Most bread products will last 6 weeks in below zero temperatures.

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    1. I'm fine. Thanks for asking.

      Right now I'm pretty busy with other projects so I don't have much time for blogging.

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