Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Stewart's Bread Samples
The Stewart's over on 9W in Bethlehem had some samples out when I stopped by for a sod-y today. I didn't have my camera in the store, so I missed out on photographing the samples in their natural environments. I did, however, manage to get ahold of one of the "Stewart's Bread" samples (pictured above).
I don't know why this made me laugh, but it did. There were like 10 or 15 individually bagged and date stamped slices of white sandwich bread hanging on one of those little poles with the clips near the checkout counter. It is as if Stewart's Shops can do nothing without seeming "kitschy" and anachronistic. The funny thing is, I don't think they calculate any of it. I honestly think that Stewart's sees absolutely nothing amusing about putting slices of bread in little baggies and hanging them on a pole as samples. Well, maybe it is just me who notices these sorts of things.
Aside from the bread there were wee ice cream cones sitting in a little cone holder right on top of the gallons in the freezer. Just go ahead and help yourself! All this business made me chortle after my busy day and reminded me why I go to Stewart's at least once a week (i.e. for the weirdness... and hot dogs).
Anyhow, I am sorted in case I need to make half a sandwich. Perhaps I will use my bread sample for a cheese toasty, but I don't know. That might be too crazy. I don't think I can live at that speed....