[Homeroast] Cleaning

John A C Despres johndespres at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 20:49:48 CST 2010


And yet, no one's quoted Lady Macbeth, yet...

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:28 PM, Ryan M. Ward
<silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> 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
> >
> >
> > Folks,
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> >
> > I trust the truthiness of this is clear to all but the engineers among
> us!
> >
> >
> >
> > robert
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > 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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