[Homeroast] Cleaning

Ryan M. Ward silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 8 20:28:43 CST 2010


Oh spoil all of the logical fun will you!

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> From: robotyonder at hotmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 16:09:39 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Cleaning
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> 
> Folks,
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> This seems a bit of overthink, me thinks.  Of course nothing is free - hence my modifier. My point is that if you take one to wipe your hands as intended, put it in your pocket and use it again for other things. This goes to material frugality, not spendthriftiness.
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> I trust the truthiness of this is clear to all but the engineers among us!
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> 
> robert
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> > From: silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 22:50:39 +0000
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Cleaning
> > 
> > 
> > Perhaps you are technically correct, but his point is still valid in
> > practice, either way we have to pay the price for the wipes when we buy
> > our doughnuts, whether we actually use them or not- so in effect the
> > marginal cost of taking and accumulating the wipes during a given store
> > visit is zero relative to a similar visit in which we do not take the
> > wipes.
> > Further, I imagine that the wipes present a very minor impact on the
> > store's P&L relative to all things considered. 
> > 
> > Now sure, the argument can be made that if we all started grabbing wipes
> > every time we visited the store then that line item on the companies
> > P&L statement would start to increase and we could probably expect
> > to see store prices increase to compensate. I have two thoughts on this:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 1) Given the swine flu epidemic/pandemic, I speculate without data that
> > the number of wipes being used in stores has increased dramatically.
> > Thus it seems plausible to suspect that this increased usage (which I
> > speculate will be in large part temporary) has already been factored
> > into the companies budget and is reflected in the price accordingly.
> > 
> > 2) Regarding everybody grabbing wipes all at once: sure- this is true in
> > theory but I do not think the roasting list has that great of an
> > ability to move such economic indicators as sanitizing wipes (no
> > offence). Since sanitizing wipes are not particularly a rare commodity, I see no reason to be concerned here.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Ryan M. Ward
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> > > Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 15:35:59 -0600
> > > From: slinkster at gmail.com
> > > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Cleaning
> > > 
> > > Robert Yoder wrote:
> > > > Greetings, group,
> > > >
> > > > 
> > > >
> > > > The sanitizing hand-wipes available at grocery-stores' front doors have many uses. Best of all: they're free to us!
> > > Well, not really. The cost of those wipes is factored into the profit 
> > > margin of the store, which means higher prices at the checkout counter.
> > > 
> > > A package of WetWipes costs about a buck. Or you could just keep a 
> > > bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol (75 cents) and an old washrag in your 
> > > glovebox.
> > > 
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