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04/01/2005 09:30:31 PM · #1
STORE ONE:
Me: How much for five grapes?
Store Clerk (on phone): Can someone in produce look up the price per bag of grapes?
M: Not five bags, just five grapes.
S: I don't get it...
M (holding up hand): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 grapes. With or without stems, I don't care.
S: Ummm...
M: Don't you price them by the pound?
S: I don't know... They come in bags... I just punch in the four digit code...
M: Do you put them on your scale?
S: Scale...
M: Nevermind.

STORE TWO:
Me: Hi, do you sell your grapes by the pound?
Store Clerk: Yes.
M: I'd like five grapes, please.
S: Five pounds of grapes?
M: No, just five individual grapes. With or without stems.
S: You know... I'm not even sure the scale will register that. Just put them in your pocket and walk out, I won't tell and the manager never notices.
M: Right...

WENDY'S:
Me: How many grapes come in the fresh fruit cup?
Cashier: How many do you want?
M: Five. Can you give me five grapes?
C: Sure, we can do that.
M (I pay, then): These grapes are red.
C: Yes.
M: Do you have green grapes?
C: No.
M (mumbling): How fricking hard is it to get five fricking grapes?

BACK TO STORE ONE:
Store Clerk (excitedly when she sees me): I figured out how to ring grapes up individually!
Me: Great, here's a bag, can I have five of them?
S (hits the number five then types in the grapes code, the total comes to $8 something)
M: Uhh, I don't think that's right. You know what, cancel that order. Just give me one bag. A whole bag, I love grapes I want a whole bag of them. Yep, yummy.
04/01/2005 09:35:31 PM · #2
LOL!!!!
04/01/2005 09:39:42 PM · #3
lol...classic.
04/01/2005 09:39:43 PM · #4
lololol oh thats too funny. i would of gone with store #2's advice lol.
04/01/2005 09:49:57 PM · #5
LOL, why didnt you buy a few more and eat the rest?
04/01/2005 10:10:06 PM · #6
Hmmm, my problem was the opposite...

First, I looked around the house for my kids rubber duckie. COuldn't find it.

Then I went out to the store to buy one... and then another... and then another... and so on and so forth.

You get the idea:)


04/01/2005 11:16:05 PM · #7
lol, great story! maybe i'll be glad that i had to sit this one out (didn't have time to go on the hunt for all the necessities)
04/01/2005 11:35:55 PM · #8
Thats hilarious! Luckily we already had grapes. But I just found a duck finally, so I have about 20 minutes to get a good shot.

Message edited by author 2005-04-01 23:37:48.
04/01/2005 11:53:42 PM · #9
Me: Drives five miles (8km) to the nearest store and buys a package of grapes... brings them home and sets them on the kitchen counter... and off to the basement to set up our rubber duckie shot.

Me: Has all in place... the ducky, the water, the lighting systems, the camera... Ok shoot... no wait...I need the grapes.
Me: Goes to the kitchen....hummm where are the grapes I ask...."Oh the grapes on the counter you mean??? says the daughter... my friend and I ate them.... WHY???
Me: Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr back into town, get grapes, drive back home, take five grapes,,, set up shoot... all happy.
Me: Hey I know,,, I could have some grapes now.... go upstairs....Hey, where are the grapes I left on the counter??? "Oh those,,, I ate those said the Missus.

Lesson Learned.........Hide the grapes.

Ray
04/01/2005 11:59:55 PM · #10
spend 30 minutes checking for rubber ducks, finally find one in a doll kit that includes a little rubber duck.... Next go to buy grapes and they are out of green ones... lots of red, lots of purple.... no green ones.
04/02/2005 12:02:22 AM · #11
bah, I went to Meijer and the grapes cost more than the duck and blue posterboard put together. Stupid OGEC (Organization of Grape Exporting Countries) and their stupid expensive grapes.
04/02/2005 12:25:07 AM · #12
ROFLMAO!! No rubber ducky or grapes here! Best of luck with the challenge!
04/02/2005 01:15:17 AM · #13
I went to Wal-Mart to find a rubber duck, but it took me and 5 associates (yes, all at once) 30 minutes to search every isle -- from baby world to toys, from housewares to personal grooming -- before we were able to find one. That one was with the shampoo and bubble bath in the personal grooming section, and of course it was in a package with several others. After half an hour of searching I just bought them all -- I wasn't about to ask if I could buy just one.

I wouldn't call the image good -- and it is getting an appropriately low score as expected -- but the challenge was just too fun to pass on.

David
04/02/2005 03:24:08 AM · #14
I know two people who are right now rolling on the floor and whose belly hurts from laughing. This was one clever gag.
04/02/2005 03:58:23 AM · #15
Here's me thinking I was the only lunatic.
Dashed out to buy grapes and duck.
Took photo.
Ate grapes.
Suddenly realised I had not checked the f number, found that I had shot with f4.8
Had to go out ,buy grapes,
Start all over again.
04/02/2005 09:08:15 AM · #16
At least you Americans can find grapes in stores, here in Turkey apparently it's not grape season yet :P

My mom looked in 5 different stores but couldn't find it so I asked our neighboors and luckily they had a couple that their son had bought from Istanbul a few weeks ago. Old couple, they tend to keep everything ripe.
04/02/2005 09:11:41 AM · #17
I'm not going to lie -- I gave strong consideration to going out and buying all the items...but I had NONE of the elements sitting here so I decided it would be best to not enter.
04/02/2005 09:44:07 AM · #18
Originally posted by Ennil:

At least you Americans can find grapes in stores, here in Turkey apparently it's not grape season yet :P

My mom looked in 5 different stores but couldn't find it so I asked our neighboors and luckily they had a couple that their son had bought from Istanbul a few weeks ago. Old couple, they tend to keep everything ripe.


I had the exact same problem here in Israel!
I found a way around, but I guess many people do not understand it is actually grapes. Oh well, at lease this was an amuzing and fun challenge, so I win anyhow :-)
04/02/2005 09:54:26 AM · #19
Originally posted by saiphfire:

STORE ONE:
Me: How much for five grapes?
Store Clerk (on phone): Can someone in produce look up the price per bag of grapes?
M: Not five bags, just five grapes.
S: I don't get it...
M (holding up hand): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 grapes. With or without stems, I don't care.
S: Ummm...
M: Don't you price them by the pound?
S: I don't know... They come in bags... I just punch in the four digit code...
M: Do you put them on your scale?
S: Scale...
M: Nevermind.

STORE TWO:
Me: Hi, do you sell your grapes by the pound?
Store Clerk: Yes.
M: I'd like five grapes, please.
S: Five pounds of grapes?
M: No, just five individual grapes. With or without stems.
S: You know... I'm not even sure the scale will register that. Just put them in your pocket and walk out, I won't tell and the manager never notices.
M: Right...

WENDY'S:
Me: How many grapes come in the fresh fruit cup?
Cashier: How many do you want?
M: Five. Can you give me five grapes?
C: Sure, we can do that.
M (I pay, then): These grapes are red.
C: Yes.
M: Do you have green grapes?
C: No.
M (mumbling): How fricking hard is it to get five fricking grapes?

BACK TO STORE ONE:
Store Clerk (excitedly when she sees me): I figured out how to ring grapes up individually!
Me: Great, here's a bag, can I have five of them?
S (hits the number five then types in the grapes code, the total comes to $8 something)
M: Uhh, I don't think that's right. You know what, cancel that order. Just give me one bag. A whole bag, I love grapes I want a whole bag of them. Yep, yummy.


ROFL!
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04/02/2005 10:36:27 AM · #20
Originally posted by deapee:

I'm not going to lie -- I gave strong consideration to going out and buying all the items...but I had NONE of the elements sitting here so I decided it would be best to not enter.


You didn't have water?!? :)
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