posted on Dec, 26 2004 @ 05:23 PM
I know what you meanl pisky. I used to pick up the STALE (hard-edged bead from a local grocery chain and deliver it twice a month to a "projex" for
retired people run by the govt.
One day I show up with the loaned truck, burning donated gas, with my homeless dudes to help me load the truck. And here comes this management puke
who quite literally looks like the image of butthead, old beavis' buddy from TV, projected into 3-space. Even had the accent.
"um. uh-h-huh. Like. There'zth no more bread, Dude. Theriothly. h--hhh-hhuh. The thtore hadh changed itth polithy. No more bread. Dude. If
the old geedherth want thome bread, like, they thould have to pay for it. Huh-hhh-huh.
And that was the end of that.
I talked to senior managment at unibread corp (on my day off!) to complain about the change. His argument was that they couldn't be sure that the
elderly in question were not capable of buying bread (after all, it's cheap, right?). He Said that if stale bread was free, it would be harder to
sell the fresh stuff.
I told him that was just a rationalization. I talked to him about the elderly eating dogfood and skipping meals. About how my guys taking it away
for free cost him less than the labor of his employess slashing open the bread bags with razors and pouring water in it, which is how they destroyed
it. I asked the city about the health threat of them leaving rotting bread in dumpsters for three or four days at a stretch. Rodents and whatnot.