Monday, March 7, 2011

WEIRD

Had occasion today to drop by the supermarket to replenish the beer frig. I drink Carlsberg and they were offering 12 packs at $18.99. Stacked right beside them were 24 packs of the same brand at $58.

Asked one of the staff standing close by how this could be so. He confirmed the $58 price tag was correct. Said to him that I didn't think they would be selling too many of these. His response ... "I wouldn't want you to bet on that because you would lose".

Does anyone really question the need for national standards?

Perhaps the management isn't so dumb.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

you need to test your own national standards

"I wouldn't want you to bet on that because you would loose".

yesterday you said:

"and the double whammy will be that many of those going will be precisely the people the city can't afford to loose".

so it's not a one-off, you don't know how to spell "lose".

and while i'm at it you should check the spelling of the post title - it's "weird" not "wierd".

The Veteran said...

Fair cop ... bloody spell checker and it's weird that it didn't pick up on wierd ... i b4 e and all of that.

But my maths are ok.

Anonymous said...

confusion rains

Anonymous said...

why do Americans say math

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Because they don't drink Carlsberg.

Anonymous said...

But if the alternative is Budd they should.

Anonymous said...

They vote for hone key,they are national party members with plenty of spare cash after RIPPING REAL NZs OF, FUCK WHAT A STUPID POST
NATIONAL and RORTS and COURRUPTION
look at John Key and think whats his slush fund is in

Anonymous said...

why is it one ruler reigns, but two rulers reign

or one day rains, several days rain

know oneder tha spelchequer confucius

Anonymous said...

Carlsberg? How gay can you get. Suggest you try Crest. It is a fine British brew and at 10% alcohol a single can will set you right on a warm Sunday afternoon. Can be purchased from most supermarkets.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone really question the need for national standards?

Of course you leftist ****. It's obvious commissar of childrens' indoctrination should decide what every child should be taught from Wellington.

National Socialist Standards - just another way Key is more left than Klark

Phil Sage said...

Vet - There is a whole field of economic behavioural theory around this. Check out things like washing powder and cornflakes next time you are in supermarket. Guaranteed that the biggest pack wont necessarily be the cheapest by unit weight.

Anonymous said...

in Aus there is a push for standard cost per measure across their various product lines and sizes. It comes up as a line on the shelf price tag for each item.

Exclamation Mark said...

Crest. It is a fine British brew and at 10% alcohol a single can will set you right on a warm Sunday afternoon. Can be purchased from most supermarkets.

Best enjoyed with several of your homeless friends while huddled in a leaking bus shelter.

The Veteran said...

Poor mixed up Anon 7.10 and 10.17 has the inate ability to respond to every post with a tirade against John Key and National.

Any psychologist would have a field day trying to unscramble his brain which probably suffers from ADD.