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Old 09-06-2018, 12:36 AM
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My wonderful fiance is a manager for a rather upscale grocery chain in CT, mostly specializing in their cheese and deli department. Mainly his job is to order X amount of cheese every so often, cut it and price it. Sometimes he likes to get fancy and flavor the cheese with rubbed spices and such.

He hates going away on vacation with me sometimes because when he comes back nobody's taken care of his section at all. He's sent me photos of his cheese bins completely bare before, and he'd been gone for a week.

He shared this story with me yesterday.


D: my fiance
C: We all know who this is

C:Why don't you have any more ___?
D:I'm sorry, we sold out
D:It comes in Thursday, goes out for sale in Friday, and sometimes sells out by Monday.
C:Order more then!
D:It's fresh cheese, we only order a small amount because it only has a week shelf life
C:Well then order more after the weekend!
D:We only get one delivery per week
C:Well how do I get some then!
D:Best chance is to come in Friday or Saturday, or call us and we'll set some aside for you
C:Okay, I'll do that then *storms off*

Two weeks later......on Tuesday

C:Why don't you have any more!? Again, two weeks in a row, are you not carrying it anymore!!?
D:Yes we are, we just sold out again. It was a very busy weekend.
C:That doesn't help me!
D:You could have called and asked us to put some aside for you
C:How's that going to help me now, I need it now.
D:There's nothing I can do but suggest you call ahead and ask us to set some aside for you or come in Saturday and buy some before it sells out again
C:This is ridiculous!! *storms off*

Old 09-06-2018, 12:45 AM
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And the concept of supply and demand goes whizzing over their heads.

Funny, I went to an expensive pet supply store for a specific toy, made of rabbit fur and leather. It's silly, I know but my cat loves it and he's 11 years old, so I try to find things which he responds to. Anyway, it's a popular item and has a limited supply due to the nature of the materials. The salesperson knew exactly what item it was just by my description, and also knew when they get shipments of it, and suggested I call and have one held for me. Was I upset they didn't have it? No, I was happy to get this information so that I will be able to get one held. But then again, I'm a reasonable person.
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:17 PM
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Why do so many people think "I need it now" is the same as "it should be available now"? If I know I need a thing and have any kind of advance warning, I'll try to get it as early as I can to be sure I actually have it when I need it. /alsoreasonable
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:20 PM
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They want the worker to pull the item out of their ass, totally ignoring the relevant sanitation and food safety concerns. >_>
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:55 AM
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Quoth Nashida View Post
C:How's that going to help me now, I need it now.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:13 PM
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There have been times when I totally needed something NOW due to my bad planning. When I have found that the store I thought would have what I needed was out, I did say "I need it now" followed by "do you have any ideas where else I can go to get it?" Screaming never happens, this was all my fault because I'm a dumbass, which I will mention while begging for help.

Oddly enough, this approach seems to be pretty successful.

Old 09-19-2018, 01:28 PM
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Why is Monty Python's Cheese Shop sketch playing in my head?
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:21 PM
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Why is Monty Python's Cheese Shop sketch playing in my head?
Hold you fire, Cleese. They have cheese....just not that type.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:30 PM
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C:How's that going to help me now, I need it now.

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Old 09-20-2018, 08:01 PM
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I'm kind of with the cust-If it's selling like that, why not order more? Doesn't sound like he's throwing any out.
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