Sunday, January 29, 2012

For yOur Convenience

I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from work on Friday to get some potatoes. We got this nifty little gadget that lets us make "healthy" potato chips in the microwave. Not as flavorful as the fried variety, but it does the trick if you're just looking for a low-fat snack to munch on and keep you awake while studying.

Anyway, I pulled up to the side entrance to the store. It's the only one that has a bike rack nearby. After parking and locking my bike up, I found the entrance doors locked:
The sign states that the doors would be locked after 9:00pm, and it was already about 9:45pm. That really didn't bother me; after all, many places try to minimize how many entry/exit points that the staff has to keep track of during off hours. What kind of made me laugh was that they tried to pass it off as having been done for MY convenience. Below is the sign blown up a bit:
Now, I know they worded it this way on purpose; it makes it seem like it's a convenience to the customer to have the entrance open during daytime hours, as though that is a courtesy to the customer rather than what would be expected and normal. To me, it seemed more of an inconvenience for those of us who are forced to live during the crazy off-hours that necessitate later-night grocery trips for two potatoes (one regular, one sweet) than a convenience for the daytime shoppers. I chuckled at the intentional backwards thinking, snapped my photo, and walked around to the front entrance to purchase my taters.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, here's a picture of the chips we proceeded to make that night with our nifty microwave-potato-chip-making setup:
Tasty and healthy!
That is, until you add the chip dip...
Tasty > Healthy = WINNING.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

...and they are delicious indeed!

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