[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V11 #868
On Fri, 2 Jul 2010 21:07:24 -0700, you wrote:
>>has ANYONe ever figured out why there are 8 buns per bag and 10 or 12 hot
The buns seldom get ruined at the backyard bbq. But the dog got at least one of
the hot dogs, another got dropped in the coals or on the ground. A third, well,
that person can tolerate wheat so at it straight from the fork. And the last
extra was for the glutton who just somehow managed to stuff two dogs on one
More likely possibility:
the manufacturers of the buns know you'll be buying the right quantity of dogs
first. And then the buns to match. By using an undercount of buns, they force
you to buy more than you need. It's all about the money...
Perhaps its that butchers and bakers each have their own unique way of
I mean, you all know about the bakers dozen, right? Butchers don't do that.
Thirteen is thirteen, and you gotta pay for all of em. Bakers? Well, they're
willing to give you an extra for good measure. But only when it doesn't matter.
So then they have to make it up by taking away from something elsewhere. And
with the hot dog buns, they can get back at those pesky butchers...
And finally, it's in deference to the possible vegitarians at the cookout, who
might want a bun with just the sourcrout, relish, lettuce, tomato, ketchup and
mustard (dijon, please), and maybe a bit of tofu, without all that nasty greasy
cruel meat. So the bakers kindly put in the number so that with two packs of
buns, even the vegitarians get a few to eat without the dogs.
And lets not forget something to feed the pigeons with...
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