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Old 08-27-2016, 10:52 PM   #5211
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$3.3 billion=drop in the bucket. It would be nice to have a drop from that drop, wouldn't it GG? Well, I'm still thankful for all we have.
Their problem is "on line sales". Not the whole profit line. I am with you CG. I would love to have a drop, but I am satisfied with what I have. I would never want so rich enough to the point that more is never enough. Greed us very ugly.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:55 PM   #5212
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The grocery store I go to doesn't have delivery.
Nope. http://www.betaboston.com/news/2014/...lle-instacart/
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:55 PM   #5213
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GG, I love to grocery shop! I wonder if there is a job for me at Instacart. Aw, who am I kidding. I don't want to WORK work anymore!
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:28 PM   #5214
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GG, I love to grocery shop! I wonder if there is a job for me at Instacart. Aw, who am I kidding. I don't want to WORK work anymore!
I will often take a look at "work at home" offers. Of course they want you to pay. I refuse to pay for the privilege of working for them. Even part time. So far all I have seen are rackets, in my eyes.

I figure with all the time I spend sitting here at the computer, maybe I should turn it into money. I used to do surveys for money. All totaled I made about $50. Then I got tired of stupid questions.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:58 PM   #5215
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You, know, I think one of the best jobs out there (we're talking Houston) are the people who hand out samples in grocery stores....I looked into this business a while back and they are paid a decent salary and if you're a people person (which I am) it's a fun job.......... the place I talked to said that you're responsible for setting up your table and taking it down and then mingling with the public to hand out free food) there's this old-timer in our local HEB that is always selling this and that, any time of the week and I swear it's what keeps him young (and probably out of his wife's hair) he's always in a good mood......(and I bet his wife is, too)
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:58 PM   #5216
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expat, I used to do food demos! I worked for/at Buehler Foods in Medina, OH. It was fun, but the store had a pretty sweet set-up. They had an in-store cooking school, complete with a kitchen and small auditorium seating. We would demo on Fridays and Saturdays. They had carts that we would set with our equipment and samples, then roll out into the store promptly at 10:00 AM, with people trailing after us like puppies following a bone! You knew the regulars, but it took me months to figure out that the one guy who showed up every Friday and Saturday, spent hours in the store, and had just a few items in his cart...was actually one of our security guys. Oops...
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:05 PM   #5217
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I had lunch in a hotel today with my husband and our youngest son. I ordered roast beef, which the menu said was served with seasonal vegetables, mashed potato and roast potato. When the food came the vegetables turned out to be covered by a cheese sauce, which I cannot eat, so I told this to the waiter and he brought me another portion without the cheese sauce.

My gripe is, why do restaurants assume diners will be able to eat something they add to a dish, but don't mention on the menu? Another example of this happening to me is when I order ice cream and it comes served with chocolate sauce - something else I can't eat. I know it sounds minor, but these surprise embellishments can ruin a meal for me.

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oh, my goodness...........I bet you were good at it, though!!!
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:51 PM   #5219
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It WAS fun, expat! Besides that, when I left the job in late 1999/early 2000, I was getting paid $9 an hour! Just to stand, smile, and offer food to people. Win-win all around.
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I had lunch in a hotel today with my husband and our youngest son. I ordered roast beef, which the menu said was served with seasonal vegetables, mashed potato and roast potato. When the food came the vegetables turned out to be covered by a cheese sauce, which I cannot eat, so I told this to the waiter and he brought me another portion without the cheese sauce.

My gripe is, why do restaurants assume diners will be able to eat something they add to a dish, but don't mention on the menu? Another example of this happening to me is when I order ice cream and it comes served with chocolate sauce - something else I can't eat. I know it sounds minor, but these surprise embellishments can ruin a meal for me.

Gillian
I hear ya. We went out to eat the other night and I ordered a steak with asparagus and French fries. When the food arrived, the French fries were a funny orange colour. I asked if they were sweet potato fries. Yes they were. I had to send them back because, I am not supposed to eat sweet potato. I had already gone through the rigmarole of asking if there was soy in anything and if the cooking oil was soy or vegetable oil. The annoying part was how long I had to wait for my mashed potatoes to arrive, after I got my other food back, with no sweet potatoes.

And I would be annoyed with chocolate added to stuff too. I can eat chocolate, but most chocolate is made with soy lecithin. I don't eat that.
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