[Homeroast] Cleaning

Robert Yoder robotyonder at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 8 21:14:32 CST 2010


Spot on!

 

robert yoder 

 

aka Clean-O
 
> Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 21:49:48 -0500
> From: johndespres at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Cleaning
> 
> 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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