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By ad hoc (Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:06:36 AM EST) work, horn blowing, eggs (all tags)
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Lucky you.

You know, I had a great big long work whinge, but I'll spare you.

However, I did get a nice note from $client yesterday. (There are two consultants there, me and $other_guy.)

Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 21:39:30 -0400
From: $client
To: ad hoc, $other_guy
Subject: a message from one of  your clients..

Howdy to both of you ..

Okay should send this message more often..

Both of you .. the work that you do create,  produce,  and maintain is great.  The apps you work on are wonderful, and you handle the bugs, revisions, change, etc. with such grace.  You each have a great rapport with the staff and they respond and are pleased with the reaction and response....

Guess what I'm trying to say is that $client is soooooooo lucky to have both of you on their team even if occasionally we don't show it or express it..

As you both know our  users  visit and use the apps in a very different way than we 'architects/artists' do .. and you each have folded that into your skills... after all who would have figured that Ms. $end_user would become our QE.. ?

Sorry but really wanted to send this off to both of you 'cause I'm the most guilty for not letting each of you know how great $client has it and how proud I am to have both of you on my team and both as friends to boot..

I know we can be a troublesome customer .. but hey where else can you go to a client's office and not only do business but talk with friends...

And I have not had any 'grape juice' just doing lots of thinking...

That was nice to year. And yes, she should say it more often.

So, the real topic of today. When in the hell did they start stamping eggs with "Use By" dates?!?!?! Or do they come out of the chicken that way in some new genetically engineered solution to a problem no one knew existed?


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Whoa--why not the carton? by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 2) #1 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:14:28 AM EST
That reminds me, I mentioned something about eggs having faces the other day and Number Two said that eggs don't have faces. "Oh yeah? Let's go check!" And I rushed ahead (I think he was getting dressed or something, so I had plenty of time) and drew faces on all the eggs. Oh, how we laughed and laughed.

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I think the carton was marked, too. by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:20:15 AM EST
It must be for those people with egg holder doors in their fridges.

I'm not sure what to think of it.
Close friendships and a private room can offer most of the things love does.

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It's a terrible idea, from a business perspective by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:24:28 AM EST
They just provided free value (assuming the cost of the eggs didn't go up). That's a big no-no. What they should have done was launched a multi-million dollar national campaign to raise awareness of how difficult it can be to determine egg freshness when you use the door holder and what their solution is: the $20 egg stamper (ink refills: $45, stamps 48 eggs).

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It's probably the result by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:33:01 AM EST
Not at all. by Driusan (4.00 / 3) #12 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:44:52 AM EST
While before people would have just taken the egg from the door and eaten (or baked or, you know, whatever) it, now they'll grab it, say "Oh god no! My egg is expired!" and run out to buy more eggs, when in reality the one they had before was perfectly fine.

Vive le Montréal libre.
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yummy by sobeinom (4.00 / 1) #17 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 11:11:25 AM EST
I remember they did a study on milk or something with expiry dates and found that to be the case.
Still good after, but the expire date is more of a recommendation then anything. Mindless news data engraved in my head. Remember having bacon week based the date and was fine.    

  • "As for the above statement, I'll ignore it just for my well being."
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  • i always check em by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 1) #18 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 12:46:49 PM EST
    if i'm not sure how old my eggs are, i'll fill a mug with water and see if it floats. if it does, egg is bad. one end will almost always float (air pocket), but it should sink to the bottom.
    Send me to Austria!
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    Or those unscrupulous by ks1178 (4.00 / 1) #13 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:47:05 AM EST
    Grocery Store clerks who will take the old eggs, and put them in a new carton with a newer date on it after they've gone bad.

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    but by bobdole (4.00 / 1) #19 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 02:50:47 PM EST
    what do they do with the new eggs they have to take out of the carton make room for the old ones?

    mind boggles
    -- The revolution will not be televised.

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    Have you done the newspaper thing with the by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #5 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:25:07 AM EST
    numbers yet? Bet them you can stand on the same piece of newspaper that they are on, and not be able to touch each other?

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    Noo.... by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:26:45 AM EST
    That rings a very faint bell--what's that one again?

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    Something like this has to be enspoilerized by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #9 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:35:24 AM EST

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    take a sheet of newspaper by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:37:13 AM EST
    and put it in a doorway. You stand on one side of closed door, numbered one on other

    I had nine year old going for a few days with this as she tried to figure out how we could stand on the same piece of newspaper yet be unable to touch each other.

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    Oh right! by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #11 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:43:36 AM EST
    I should try them out on this one. And omgijustremembered I got a brainteaser book out of the library for them but haven't read it yet!

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    also. by garlic (4.00 / 1) #16 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 11:06:06 AM EST
    Mr. Wizard did a show where he said that he could step through a newspaper, which I thought was really cool. Folded in half, cut it on alternate sides all the way down and you get a big hole.

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    Newspaper - feh by stark (4.00 / 1) #21 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:31:39 PM EST
    I believe it is possible to do the same with a postcard...
    U.S. Patent 5443036 concerns a device for encouraging a cat to exercise by chasing a light spot.
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    So by notafurry (4.00 / 1) #20 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 05:50:36 PM EST
    Am I the only one who noticed that a date on the carton would be useless? More so than a use-by date already is, rather...

    Hint - check the dates on the eggs.

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    Look man by sasquatchan (4.00 / 4) #3 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:22:26 AM EST
    the clevage meme is dead, OK ? D E A D. Trying to squeeze a little life outta it with your egg-cleavage picture indeed.

    Cleavage has a Use By date? by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #8 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:33:21 AM EST
    Yeah. by Driusan (4.00 / 3) #14 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:50:20 AM EST
    Best Before date is about 30.

    Vive le Montréal libre.
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    ISG DAMN USE-BY DATE EURO HIPPY CRAP by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #15 Thu Apr 20, 2006 at 10:56:05 AM EST
    Sorry - reenactor knee jerk.  Rather breaks the illusion, don'tcha know.

    Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
    If you scroll the page fast by idiot boy (4.00 / 2) #22 Fri Apr 21, 2006 at 12:16:10 AM EST
    Those eggs look like a bare nekkid ass.

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