Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Worst April Fool's EVER

Back in my day ::tucks Kleenex into sleeve:: April Fool's day involved putting salt in the sugar dish or something equally benign.  What the world has been going through for months now feels like some sort of horrible April Fool's joke gone terribly wrong.  Even the funny memes about bad coworkers (pets, usually) and students/teachers (suspending them for fighting, firing the teacher for drinking on the job) have become stale. 

Just when ennui was settling in, Blue Baker came to the rescue with online grocery shopping.  Yes, our favorite restaurant has found a way to stay in business by not only offering delivery and drive-thru pickup of their standard menu, but since they are continuing to get food from their supplier, they've started offering groceries and paper goods for sale.  Their online ordering menu for groceries gave me a good laugh when I read it, so I thought I'd share some of the gems with you:
Craving a banana. Got a tenner?  It's yours!
How about a bag of ice?  Sadly the rapper doesn't come with it.
Rice.  For when you want 2000 of something, LOL.
Well if they're laid by Chicken Little herself, sign me up for some eggs!
Punny.
I don't care.  They're your oats.  Ha!

And finally, BB to the rescue:
This ain't yo' Mama's Charmin but when in need...

I love that they have managed to pivot and not only keep their employees working, but are providing an alternative to traditional grocery shopping.  We've purchased a pound of fresh asparagus, milk, their homemade bread, ice, and some bagels so far.  We got to yell hello to our favorite employee, Patrick, from a safe distance of our car to the drive-thru window, which gave us a sense of normalcy in this world of uncertainty.  And while we don't need TP yet because I'd stocked up right before my parents visited in February, it's nice to know we have options.  In fact my neighbor drove by while I was sitting on the driveway watching Jeff clean out the garage; she rolled down her window and said she'd been on the hunt for TP with no luck.  I told her about Blue Baker and she was so grateful - with all three of her kids back home, she was hitting desperate times.

We can't wait to gather inside the restaurant with the rest of the Renegades and have breakfast and kibitz with each other, but in the meantime, we'll support BB as much as possible so they will be there when this awfulness is behind us.

Hope you all remain well.

10 comments:

  1. You just made my day by mentioning tucking a Kleenex into your sleeve. My Grandma ALWAYS had tissues up her sleeve! :)

    LOL at the banana reference! I'm glad BB had fun with their online shop, and it's great that they're still finding a way to stay afloat now!

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    1. Haha thanks! My other old person reference is ::standing on lawn, shaking my cane while yelling YOU KIDS GET OFF OF MY LAWN::

      I love what BB is doing, plus getting a chuckle out of their online menu is so nice, too.

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  2. That's funny that BB is selling groceries! But a loaf of fresh bread sounds excellent!

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    1. It does! We have a loaf in the freezer but used the fresh loaf until it was gone - yum!

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  3. We just on happenstance purchased a big bulk box of TP from Amazon in February because it was a really good price. Didn't know there was going to be a shortage, so we lucked out there. :)

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    1. Nice! I can't believe there still is such a shortage, but knowing that we have at least another month of this, I'm glad we have the BB option.

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  4. I think Blue Baker has got this. It is working all the angles and should be commended for the dedication to its employees and patrons. For me, it all started with the Baker Bonds which I thought was just a great idea. Yeah, they're gift cards, but to spin them like that. Just genius. And now pizza and cookie kits. I look forward to opening emails from the BB.

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    1. We bought a Baker Bond but aren't using it for our grocery purchases - figure they need as much income as possible right now, so we're saving it for our Saturday breakfasts, when they return. And, um...we are picking up a pizza and cookie kit today. Our Renegade text group is all in for the cookie kits and everyone agrees that baking them is just silly. Nice we can get our cookie dough fix, right?

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  5. I've heard of restaurants here selling basics too. Me, I"d like some good eggs. I refuse to buy the ones in the styrofoam at the grocery store...unless I absolutely have to. I think the universe is playing a cruel April Fools joke on us; if only we'd wake up tomorrow and it would be all gone.

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  6. That was absolutely awesome!!!!! I liked blue baker before due to your posts (since I visit there vicariously with you all the time). But I absolutely love them now!

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