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Old 07-08-10, 07:47 PM   #1
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Apple stickers

Apple stickers on the car indicate that the driver owns an apple product.

But stickers on real apples indicate that there is something seriously wrong with the apple industry.

They put them on EVERY freakin' apple. WTF??? Is there a guy at the processing canter who makes money doing this? A. S. T. (apple sticker technician)?

You can explain to me why they do this from now to forever and it will fail to make sense. I strongly don't get it.

How come they don't put stickers on carrots? They don't just put them on apples, they put them on every fruit that has a circular shape. I think this is why a lot of people don't eat fruit. It's very confusing that one would have to peal off a sticker from food. Maybe they should put stickers on fish and meat.

They always put those things in the middle of an apple. How about ends where apple is not eaten.

Just one of those things that don't make any sense whatsoever.
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Apple stickers on the car indicate that the driver owns an apple product....

Just one of those things that don't make any sense whatsoever.
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 07-08-10, 09:30 PM   #5
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They used to put metal tags on chicken in the supermarkets up here. Looked like a little badge. I think it indicated the grade of meat. Not sure, I was pretty young.
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Well, they've a number on 'em that tells the cashier how to ring them up. We've $0.39 a pound individual apples on up to $1.99 a pound apples 'round here. Nanners got stickers and they ain't round!
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I'd guess they don't put 'em on carrots cuz they just don't stick that good.
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The average consumer cannot tell one apple from another, and I would venture to guess that most cashiers cannot either. Add to that the unscrupulous consumer who might take a whole bag of unlabeled premium $1.99 lb apples and one labeled $.39 lb apple and get $10 worth of apples for $1.99 and I think you may well find an answer as to why each is labeled.

If carrots were sold by grade, they too would be labeled.

And stickers that size, in the volume that an apple grower is going use would cost mere hundreths of a cent each.

To the OP, do you complain when other items that are sold by the each are labeled individually?
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Some dude in front of me in the queue got all bent out of shape cuz he thought he was getting 50 cent/lb apples, but they were misplaced and they were 99 cent/lb apples. He was ALL bent out of shape and tore into the cashier, said he didn't want 'em and "y'all gotta keep yer apples in the right boxes!". If he'd looked at the label and compared that to the shelf tag, he'd have been able to figure it out.
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I saw some really cool laser etched oranges last year, but that was a demonstration of how precise the laser was. I doubt that will be common practice 'til the end days when organic oranges go for $20 a lb.
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They used to put metal tags on chicken in the supermarkets up here. Looked like a little badge. I think it indicated the grade of meat. Not sure, I was pretty young.
Some places are putting barcodes on fish so you can look up who caught your fish and where:

http://www.pacificfishtrax.org/find-your-fish

Flour too:

http://www.findthefarmer.com/
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To the OP, do you complain when other items that are sold by the each are labeled individually?
Not really. It just annoys me when I have to peal it off from the place where I bite and it adds up after about 5000 times. Couldn't they just put those stickers on a little roll so you can put it on the bag once the apples are in there and it wouldn't be such a hustle to educate cashiers about different types of apples. It's not like they carry 30 different grades.

I know why it's done, don't get me wrong. It could be done differently tho'.
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Not really. It just annoys me when I have to peal it off from the place where I bite and it adds up after about 5000 times. Couldn't they just put those stickers on a little roll so you can put it on the bag once the apples are in there and it wouldn't be such a hustle to educate cashiers about different types of apples. It's not like they carry 30 different grades.

I know why it's done, don't get me wrong. It could be done differently tho'.
I know what you mean. If the stickers were easy to peel off it would be one thing, but most of the time they aren't. They do the same thing to a host of other vegetables, even ones where there aren't many different varieties. It really bugs me when I have to take a ton of time peeling stickers off of bell peppers before I use them for a stuffed pepper dish. The stickers always seem to leave half the sticker behind when you try to take it off. You can eventually get everything off, but only after scrubbing for a couple of minutes. Not fun when you are making a dozen or two of these things.

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Buy local produce at a farmer's market. No stickers; problem solved.
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Not really. It just annoys me when I have to peal it off from the place where I bite and it adds up after about 5000 times. Couldn't they just put those stickers on a little roll so you can put it on the bag once the apples are in there and it wouldn't be such a hustle to educate cashiers about different types of apples. It's not like they carry 30 different grades.

I know why it's done, don't get me wrong. It could be done differently tho'.
That is a lot of apples. Doctors must run in fright from you.
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I know what you mean. If the stickers were easy to peel off it would be one thing, but most of the time they aren't. They do the same thing to a host of other vegetables, even ones where there aren't many different varieties. It really bugs me when I have to take a ton of time peeling stickers off of bell peppers before I use them for a stuffed pepper dish. The stickers always seem to leave half the sticker behind when you try to take it off. You can eventually get everything off, but only after scrubbing for a couple of minutes. Not fun when you are making a dozen or two of these things.
I find that most of the stickers can be peeled of easily except when when wet. Random bits of paper and glue are left behind if I try to peel off a wet sticker. Which is unfortunate because I don't usually notice the sticker until after I wash the produce.
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