No, the title does not refer to the 150th edition of Multiply 365, this is technically only the 149th edition after all, and even if this were the 150th straight day of blogging, people have done it longer and better than myself. Rather it was the temperature, which hit 91 today officially, the record for this date is 92, that merits attention on the top of the page.
Not that I have a problem with it being warm, it sure as hell beats snow, but for Pittsburgh 91 would be a hot summer day, and we are still 3 weeks from summer beginning. For the record we are also 19 days from my birthday, so be sure to shop now. It would have been a fine day to ride my bike to work, but I had a errand or two after work that I needed too run, so the bike stayed home today. Plus I wanted to do some five finger shopping at work.
No, I was not stealing. Rather I was taking advantage of some screwups in ordering to add to my own cupboards at home. Most of the products we get at the store are guaranteed, at least within reason. That is, if we don't rid ourselves of it from the sell by date the vendor will take it back and give us credit for it. It isn't the same as getting cash back, but close enough and usually those types of vendors we do enough business with that we would be spending that amount in the future anyway.
But there are some that fall outside that realm, those that we will sign up to try something with and the idea just fails. Because we don't have a regular account with them, and because they are usually small enough that they can't really be taking back product that they can't resell, we just end up stuck with it. So the product reaches its sell by date, and nothing. Sometimes we will do like some other outlets do and mark it down in hopes of moving it at a cheaper price. You will see this happen a lot of times in discount outlet stores to, you will wonder how they are selling candy bars that retail at $1.09 being sold 3 for $1 or something. usually they are pushing product that is past the sell by date (which is different than a use by date). Other vtimes we will just eat the loss, and anyone who wants to take stuff home can.
Well that is what happened at work a while back, we signed up for a program with Angle Foods, a protein meal based plan put out by Kurt Angle and and affiliate of the same vendor that was also pushing microwaveable italian dinners. So Ed bought an entire feezer of this stuff and it pretty much didn't sell, so now I have been taking home three or four dishes a night and just stocking my freezer. If that weren't enough, while at Universal on Saturday I uncovered more of our ancient Mud Coffee product. For those that don't know, Mud Coffee is like a Starbucks Frappucino. The thing is, the sell by date on this stuff was Sept 18th, 2008, and I just drank one, so if I die before I finsh typing this, make sure someone hits the save/publish button for me.
I actually uncovered some of this stuff originally in our basement about a year and a half ago, when I was first getting the stockroom arranged to my liking, then more of it appeared when we closed Weissmart and now I found another 14 cases of it on Saturday. But health hazard be damned, I am a sucker for free stuff, so I brought a couple of four packs home tonight. One down, 7 cans to go and I am not dead yet.
I wish I could pontificate on far grander things this evening, buit it is just too hot in my apartment, so rather than try to come up with something, I will just call it a night so that I might catch another white hot episode of "Cheaters" before turning in. Perhaps someone can stab Joey again tonight, this time for real.