Friday, November 24, 2006

Think I can't RANT as well?

There I am down at the feedstore, AGAIN.  I go there almost every single day.  All these animals to feed and no where to store up a lot of feed.  Plus, gas, milk, coke, etc.

Going in the boy that loads the feed looks at me.  I say, "Just a sack of corn, tonight."  He shakes his head.....no corn.  Well, a bag of chops then.  (chopped up corn)  None of that either!

So when I go in, I tell the owner, "Hey, you really need to start saving back some corn for your regular feed customers!"  He just smiles and laughs.  I said, "No, really, you should.  Those hunters come in and buy it all up and our hogs still have to eat."  He just grins and laughs some more.  "I can't do that."  I said, "Oh, yes, you could."  He's still laughing.  "They'd slit my throat."  Humph!  Yeah, well, I'm not feeling the love right now, myself.  You could at least stop laughing and look serious and tell me you are sorry.  Sorry that my hogs have to eat pellets that they are not used to.  Sorry that I have to pay more $$, because you ran out of corn. 

Then on the way home it begins to dawn on me, maybe that's exactly the reason he was having such an attack of the giggles.  Laughing all the way to the bank.  Order all the corn you can.  Sell out.  Then sale me higher priced feed I don't really need.  Now, this is basically a good man.  But, if there were another feed store between here and there or even a little further, I'd sure take my $100-$300 a week down the road for a few weeks and see how much he grinned then.

14 comments:

  1. You tell 'em girl. They need to take care of their year round customers first. Paula

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  2. I just love that graphic!!  Sounds like that man is up to no good.  I hope you can find another feed store and take your business elsewhere.  Maybe there is a nice farmer around who will sell you the feed you need and be very happy for the extra cash.  Hugs,
    Lisa

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  3. He needs to save some for regulars!!! Is there another store anwhere close, or is his the only one?
    Have a good weekend.
    Sug

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  4. dear Barbara
    awwww Im sorry Barbara... I know how that must feel
    hugs, natalie

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  5. I am with you..."regular" customers (and he knows who you are)...should come first....and like you say...no competition...so no problem...for him anyway....sheesh...hugs to ya...Ora of KY

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  6. Its hard work but its the only hard work I would want to do...all that fresh air...maybe one day...-Raven

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  7. Just where would he be sitting if his regulars ganged up on him and took their bussiness elswhere when summer comes and no deer hunters are around. Helen

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  8. I agree with you Barbara!  A good businessman would keep a stock for his regulars, knowing they would be buying on a regular basis, and then send the hunters somewhere else to buy corn if his is sold out. I'm sorry - I hope it gets better!  Hugs, Caroline
    http://journals.aol.com/caromarls/ANewAdventure

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  9. Can you not order from somewhere online, I know you can get cat, dog and rabbit food online but not sure about hogs lol.  He should value his regular customers and treat them better.

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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  10. The feed store we used to go to closed about a year ago.  Now we have to go farther (to an Ace Hardware of all places) and half the time they don't have the hog feed we need, and the rest of the time they're out of either laying mash or three grain scratch!  Go figure- I think they're in cahoots with the gas companys!  I have to make way more trips up there than I should have to!  I know exactly how you're feeling !!!!!  Have a great evening Barbara!  Love Carolyn (:

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  11. That man needs to have some competition in your area!!  Maybe you and Pete could open up your own feed store.

    Terra

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  12. His laughing is illustrative of his making money off of the shortage.     It would be nice if you could have a large bin and deal directly with his supplier.     mark

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  13. Have you checked at Walmart? They sell cracked corn, whole corn and hog feed here.

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  14. i read this one and totally missed out on the laugh because i was so impressed with the mental picture that you gave me while i was reading this!!!  so, i read again to get the laugh!  sometimes i am dense....
    love u
    ray

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