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Old 12-30-2008, 02:16 PM   #11
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i lick what they've given me then hand it back, saying that i don't want it anymore.


Thanks BT... I needed that!!

And yes DQ... thanks for the tip. I don't like paying 11.99 lb for the but end!
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:29 PM   #12
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Thanks all... I realize how stupid it was of me to even start this thread. Like DUH... hellooooooo! I'm paying for it, why settle for something inferior???
You are not!!!!! You too purty to be stupid!!
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:57 PM   #13
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You are not!!!!! You too purty to be stupid!!
Why thank you Uncle Bob.... you just put the icing on the cake!! I would give you karma... but I'm all karma'd out for the day.

HOW in the heck do you put a limit on KARMA?!?!
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:30 PM   #14
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..... you just put the icing on the cake...

CAKE?!?!?!? There's CAKE!? Where?
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:41 PM   #15
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Its ok to ask for a different section to be cut. You are paying for it.

And especially if you go there frequently they will get to know you and they willnt mind. just be nice whcih im sure isnt a problem for you.

Kindness goes a long way.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:18 PM   #16
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My SO shops for groceries for others. She will regularly ask for a new piece of meat after seeing the open one if it's near the end.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:21 PM   #17
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Sattie, I'm GLAD you started this thread!

I've never noticed an issue with a clerk cutting too close to an end. But, after reading the responses, I wouldn't hesitate to ask for a new hunk if I needed to.

I HAVE noticed, however, a slight sigh or maybe a resigned expression, when I order prosciutto. They must HATE cutting that! Since it's so thin, it takes forever to get to even a quarter of a pound. LOL!

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Old 12-30-2008, 06:30 PM   #18
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Sattie - Uncle Bob beat me to it, but, you ARE way to pretty to be stupid.

Anyway, the markup on cold cuts is astronomical. It is not out of place to ask for what you want. I frequently ask for a slice at the counter before my order is cut. I have never had a problem with that. If I don't like what I see and taste I ask for a new hunk.

BTW, if you do this and have a big deli order, It's a good idea to bring bread and mustard.

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Old 12-31-2008, 06:19 PM   #19
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It is not only acceptable but your *responsibility* to tell the butcher what you want. You're paying top dollar for this stuff, you should have exactly what you like. And this goes beyond deli meats.

And if they won't do it for you, find another butcher. When I do my Christmas prime ribs every year, I get a 4 bone roast, and I require that I have bones 10-12. First butcher I found when I came to this city gave me flak about it...so I just never went back. My 2nd (and present) butcher specifically sets one aside for me every year now. Only take what you want.
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