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Old 05-01-2012, 02:47 AM   #11
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Cashiers really take a (usually) undue beating. The price of groceries is not their fault. Debit cards being declined because the customer can't balance their own bank account is not their fault. And they have nothing to do with what isn't paid for by a food assistance card.

And how picky people can be about what's bagged with what. Yeah, a french bread between to jugs of bleach is a bag idea, but a carton of eggs will be just fine under a loaf of sliced bread. You don't need separate bags for each, you bag hoarding hump.

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Old 05-01-2012, 02:55 AM   #12
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I'm kinda with the OP on this one. There is a big difference between the yeast being roused a little by the starting of your car engine and the cashier letting your bottles fall over on the conveyer or rolling them down to the bagger and completely mixing the nicely packed yeast ring back into the beer.

I would never say anything to a cashier about it, but I do cringe every time. Mostly because I don't buy beer very often and when I do I want to drink it right away when I get home, not wait a week for another Friday or Saturday night to come around.

Self checkout registers are a lifesaver if your store has them.

And as far as the drive home goes, big cup holders work great or just bracing the bottles upright on the seat with something works too if you don't have to go very far. Maybe try the seatbelt next time

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Old 05-01-2012, 02:58 AM   #13
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Ha. this thread brought back some good memories from my old grocery store days.
I worked at a store that was privately owned. On Friday and Saturday night we would wait till the owner went home and then we would take a break back in the beer cooler. We had our own man cave before man caves were cool. No pun intended.

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:07 AM   #14
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I don't usually have problems with how they handle my beer, but I hate it when they bag my hot, pre-packaged food with a package of raw chicken...

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:09 AM   #15
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I hate it when I drink yeast. I mean, it's nutritious and good for you. Why the hell would I want that? I especially it hate when my hefeweizen yeast gets stirred up.

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I have to say I have to side with the OP too. I did a brewery tour at Allagash and then bought 2 bottles to drink later. (I live in Portland ME so its not out of the way to go there.) But when I bought them the lady working the front tipped the bottles upside down to put them in the bag then turned them back back over and handed them to me. Ok, maybe at a grocery store, but Allagash! All there bottles are bottle conditioned! She should have known better. Sigh. Rant over.

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You're driving it home. Its going to get shook up. I never plan on drinking an unfiltered beer the same day. Because I drive them home.

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Where are you people buying your craft beer pre-chilled? All of the good beers I buy are room temp and require an hour or two of refrigeration before I drink them at least, and in that time the yeast settle out anyway.

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Ha. this thread brought back some good memories from my old grocery store days.
I worked at a store that was privately owned. On Friday and Saturday night we would wait till the owner went home and then we would take a break back in the beer cooler. We had our own man cave before man caves were cool. No pun intended.

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I hate it when I drink yeast. I mean, it's nutritious and good for you. Why the hell would I want that? I especially it hate when my hefeweizen yeast gets stirred up.
Depends on the yeast doesn't it. Of course hefeweizens are supposed to have a bunch of low floculating yeast in suspension, but when a bottle of double IPA gets shaken and there are giant chunks of highly floculent yeast and dregs floating around in the beer you were excited about drinking it is kind of off-putting.
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