March 28, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

Clean those groceries as soon as you get home with them! I just did this with a buttload of groceries and it wasn't too much of a pain in the ass. And yes, I even cleaned the produce.

While I was at the store, the wife cleaned the kitchen and did the clean/dirty divide for me.

Plus, it was nice to hear that pleasant Michigan brogue again. I get homesick, no matter where in Michigan the person is from. The farther north you get, the more pronounced the accent, but hearing just a little one is good enough for me. Sometimes I listen to interviews with Iggy just to hear that fine accent

posted by NoMich at 02:45 PM on March 28, 2020

I run a surplus food rescue operation. We've been going extra hard this week. Using all the usual precautions.

I've been concerned about pre-prepared food. There's a lot of it out there going to waste. We're handling as much of it as we can. Here's a bit of info on that.

posted by beaverboard at 05:01 PM on March 28, 2020

I read NoMich's description, clicked the link, saw the guy's name and thought - oh, this guy's gotta be from my area. Sure enough, he's from GR.

posted by LionIndex at 05:26 PM on March 28, 2020

He looks like the kind of guy who would go to the Meijer on Knapp or in Cascade.

posted by LionIndex at 05:31 PM on March 28, 2020

That's really cool, beaver. Good on you, brother.

Even if someone sneezes/coughs in your food while they prepare it, you won't catch the coronavirus? I mean, cool, but my mind is blown over that one. Thanks for sharing that link

posted by NoMich at 06:27 PM on March 28, 2020

I don't really know what to think about that link. I still definitely worry about the containerization and have been cleaning items like you mentioned.

I've been extra wary of pre-prepped food items lately. I have to have a high level of confidence in them before I accept them.

We're handling as much of it as we can. Oops, wrong language from prior post. Gives the impression that we're trying to physically handle the merchandise as much as possible. Meant to say we're sourcing and distributing as much food as we can. Not that we're touching it as often as possible.

For a few years now, in my own household, I've routinely stuck containers from the dairy department in the sink and hosed them down when I brought them in the house. Milk jugs, sour cream, etc. There tends to be a fair amount of dried dairy matter on the outside of those containers from shipping and warehousing etc.

I wrangle a fair number of milk crates in a given week, and some of those are walking, talking dairy residue art projects. It just takes one gallon jug leaker to muck up an entire pallet load of dairy products.

There's something very strange about watching milk seep from a leaker jug onto the conveyor belt when you're in the checkout lane. It's almost worse than if it was blood. OK, no it's not.

posted by beaverboard at 08:38 PM on March 28, 2020

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