I asked him how could someone pull white vinegar instead of chocolate. He says "Chef, all the new people at night can't read english, they just match numbers".
I don't order to many bakery items from them, only choco. chips to make my minimum. I use them for lumch stuff.
They do carry alot of bakery items, but whenever I ask a question about a pastry product, this poor kid just stares at me like I just grew another face. Not a clue.
Off topic, I had a little sales chippie come by my office the other day. She must have done some homework because I office out of a doctors building with no signage.
She was peddling advertiszing for the loclal news paper and their webs site. I let her come in. mostly from shock. Don't think I ever had a non panini person knock on the
door for years. She was very young and flirtatious. Something that really doesn't do it for me. Been there, done that. She got on a roll and spent some good time explaining
that this deal was basically free if I sign for a year. I politely asked if she thought that there would be newspapers around in a year.?
I let her down easy and said we basically don't have an advertising budget. "We have never had paid ads" . She actually got a little snippy, "How do you expect to
increase sale w/o ads.? I explained we depend on word of mouth. All of a sudden, the flirting was gone and she actually was a little condescending. She spouted
that I would never keep up with my competition and not make it with the economy like it is. She says," I'm trying to do you a favor, don't you understand? Don't you want to make more money?" This comming from a smart a$$ 23 yr. old fresh out of college. So I tell her I'm now going to do you a favor and ask you to leave. She then says the old fashioned
ways will lead to failure. Now I'm pissed. I said, look, you're going nowhere with that type of attitude. I explained that we had 12 events the previous weekend. So we probably served
our product to 3-4-5K people. You can't buy that type of advertising if your product is good. She just rolls her eyes. I looked at my watch and see it's lunch time. Time for pay back!!!!
I said, you know what? My wife Sophie falls for this advertising thing all the time. Why don't you go over to the bakery and speak with her. She sometimes tells people that she doesn't have time, but if it's busy, just walk right up to the counter ask for her, tell her that you need to speak with her right NOW because you might not be able to come back. Maybe she will go for it, you never know.
It's about 11:30 pm. in bed, ready to go to sleep. Then I hear, OMG, let me tell you about this little Bit334555 rrtttty yyyyy that came in, in the middle of lunch today!!!!!!!!!!
It was a crazy day, so I didn't have the heart or the cojones to tell my wife. So I listened to her for about a half hour. How she grabbed this little B and took her out front to have a little "Come to Jesus meeting"!!!
I don't get mad, I get even