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Pet Peeve: when upscale delis give you cold cuts from the "butt end".

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Pet Peeve: when upscale delis give you cold cuts from the "butt end".

Jack | Aug 13, 2005 05:36 PM

I stopped by a small gourmet shop here in NYC on my way home today, it's on 2nd Ave. near 31st Street, and decided to get some cold cuts. After giving my order I noticed the counterman was using the small butt-ends to fill my order. It was awfully hot today and I decided not to say anything, but on the way home I realized they do it all the time.So my question is: do you think they should realize the quality of the butt-ends is inferior and find another use for them (give to employees, donate to a food kitchen, etc.) and only give the customer slices that reflect good quality? I did have an argument once with a deli guy in another store who said it was the "store's policy". I wonder if they just don't want to bother unwrapping another package? Wouldn't it make sense to have a backup ham, for example, already opened and wrapped in plastic. God knows it's usually the ham that runs out first.Thanks for listening. :)

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