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(Billings Gazette)   Wisconsin woman wins trip to Vegas for being lone grocery clerk on planet Earth not to crush loaf of bread with 15-pack of Stroh's   ( divider line
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2006-09-11 05:54:44 PM  
Is it bad that I had to Google "Stroh's"?
2006-09-11 05:57:45 PM  
what the hell is Stroh's?
2006-09-11 05:58:24 PM  
*golf clap* for the headline.

I used to drink Stroh's a long long time ago. I haven't seen it in years.
2006-09-11 06:01:28 PM  
It's kinda like Schmitt's...
2006-09-11 06:03:54 PM  
Or Schaefer Light. *shudder*
2006-09-11 06:05:29 PM  
The "Stroh's" is vital to the headline because it came in the fabled 15-pack, perfect for crushing bread.
2006-09-11 06:56:59 PM  
If only there were a way to crush all that Strohs and turn it into real beer.
2006-09-11 06:57:00 PM  
Or Vegemite.

/Crushes taste buds
//only if you spread too much stuff on the bread
2006-09-11 06:57:21 PM  
15-pack you say?
2006-09-11 06:57:31 PM  
... the National Grocers Association's Best Bagger Contest

Words fail me. Which is worse: being stuck in a shiatty dead-end job or being honored as the nation's "best" holder of said shiatty dead-end job?
2006-09-11 06:57:49 PM  
and when its all over....... shes still a grocery bagger.
2006-09-11 06:58:32 PM  
Just started drinking Old Style. Drink Stroh's occasionally also. Very good for cheap beer. Works well for being a new Dad, wife doesn't complain about the cost and tastes much better than the Coors/Bud/Miller, etc...
2006-09-11 06:58:37 PM  
stroh's? i'm not familiar with this brand but judging from the comments i'm gonna go ahead and yell:

2006-09-11 07:00:19 PM  
Snake939: Is it bad that I had to Google "Stroh's"?

Inasmuch as not being from the Midwest is bad, then yes.
2006-09-11 07:00:55 PM  
Whoever came up with the idea of a contest for Grocers? Is the world really that bored??
2006-09-11 07:02:09 PM  
She's doing an honest job well, cut the dissing. *Golf clap*
2006-09-11 07:02:49 PM  
I used to drink Stroh's when I was underage and poor.. no too bad for taste better then Old Mil, or Busch
2006-09-11 07:03:09 PM  
Only time I ever heard about Stroh's was when Tone Loc sang "Funky Cold Medina."

/Alex from Stroh's
2006-09-11 07:03:19 PM  
Hero? Come on, she isn't even the best in the country, just in Wisconsin.
2006-09-11 07:07:08 PM  
Jument: Words fail me. Which is worse: being stuck in a shiatty dead-end job or being honored as the nation's "best" holder of said shiatty dead-end job?

Actually, if she worked in the market for years, then she would have a good wage. (More if she's union.) It's the beginners who'd get the crap wages.

/was a deli clerk for 2 months
//left due to class schedule
2006-09-11 07:07:44 PM  
Stroh's is spoken here

/Roomie had one of the signs during college
//Never drank it, just looked cool in the kitchen/keg room
2006-09-11 07:09:29 PM  
2006-09-11 07:10:15 PM  
You mean there are still grocery stores where they put more than one thing in each bag? Astounding.

Seriously, whenever I go to the store I wind up with almost as many bags as items. What ever happened to those big, brown paper sacks that each held about a quarter of a cartload of items? That used to be all the grocery store had, but I don't think I've seen them for 15 years.
2006-09-11 07:13:08 PM  
Stroh's...when quantity matters.
2006-09-11 07:13:21 PM  
Strohs makes bud look like the worlds best beer.
2006-09-11 07:14:31 PM  
Actually, if she worked in the market for years, then she would have a good wage.

If "good" means "above the poverty line (maybe)" I guess that's true. OTOH she would have to work in a farking supermarket for years to get there.

I don't see an upside there.
2006-09-11 07:18:29 PM  
Best bagger, huh? Sounds like it came from the same world of weirdness that gave us big rig racing and pro skee-ball.
2006-09-11 07:19:18 PM  
"Engel, 39, competed in a field of 18, in two separate categories - paper and plastic. She prefers paper."

I prefer syrup.
2006-09-11 07:19:23 PM  
People, are we really lumping Stroh's in with Schmitt's, Schaefer Light or, dare I say, THE BEAST?

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2006-09-11 07:22:04 PM  
Stroh's is the worst farking beer of all time, and I've drank just about every cheapass midwestern swill beer.

//Goes to vomit
2006-09-11 07:27:37 PM  

I used to drink Stroh's when I was underage and poor.. no too bad for taste better then Old Mil, or Busch

Is that English?
2006-09-11 07:28:39 PM  
I used to drink Stoh's when it was considered a "decent" beer.

I even remember the "hand thing" you did to th ecan to make it "look" like a beer glass.*

* You either know what I mean or you don't.
2006-09-11 07:29:42 PM  
Stroh's is shorts spelled backwards.

(As in brewed in someone's smelly used shorts)
2006-09-11 07:30:01 PM  
Clint Zombie
Ya hey there!
2006-09-11 07:31:34 PM  
This story needs to be watched, this has drama written all over it. Smoking gun needs get get her 'before' photos now.
2006-09-11 07:32:34 PM  
she's gunna win. shehas to. she's a two bagger.

/dissappointed no one made lame ass two bag joke before me.
2006-09-11 07:39:04 PM  
Don't even get me started on farking baggers.

In the good ol' days, they used to know how to load a cartfull of groceries in four or five paper bags that stand up like little soldiers in the back of the van. Now they drop in two or three items per plastic bag, and I'm stuck with twenty floppy bags rolling around in my trunk, with everything spilling out.

And now farking Stop and Shop is slowly replacing the hefty paper bag with wimpy little lunch bags, so you're no better off asking for paper.
2006-09-11 07:40:49 PM  
I used to live right down the street from the Stroh's brewery! Nothing quite like the smell of burning hops in the summer.

2006-09-11 07:42:39 PM  
I didn't even know they still made Stroh's. I haven't seen it in ages. I will tell you, it was pretty good from a keg. It wasn't all that bad from a bottle, but then again I think any drink is better from a bottle than a can.
2006-09-11 07:44:16 PM  
CygnusDarius: Or Vegemite.

You a speakin my language? Will you make me a Vegemite Samwich?

\Mmm... Yeast Extract...
\\Yeasts that gave all to make beer.
\\\Mmm. Beer Samwich.
\\/Closest thing.
2006-09-11 07:45:22 PM  
Jument: I don't see an upside there.

it's a job that even a highschool dropout can get into, and you can eventually become a store manager, though you will probably need some sort of degree to go higher than store manager.

what other jobs have a promotional track that leads up to over $20 an hour without formal education as long as you can read and do math.
2006-09-11 07:45:53 PM  
ahhh, stroh's - my first beer (in toledo; still have the bottle) ...
2006-09-11 07:51:38 PM  
Strohs had the coolest commericals...

Alex. Two cold Strohs.
2006-09-11 07:52:06 PM  
I thought bagging was a lost art, but apparently there are still a few practitioners. I remember when I used to get home with the groceries, and the bread wasn't crushed, the chips were mostly intact, the fruit wasn't smushed, and the blood/juice in the meat hadn't spilled over everything. Yeah, those were the days.
2006-09-11 07:54:06 PM  
I never crushed anyone's bread when I worked as a cashier... unless they treated me like an idiot when asking me not to.

Oh really, you don't want your bread crushed? What a novel concept. I have never considered this possibility before, but I shall take it to heart. *squash*
2006-09-11 07:54:45 PM  
Lehk: it's a job that even a highschool dropout can get into, and you can eventually become a store manager,...

Apparently it's harder to move up than you're making out to be. This woman's potentially the BEST grocery bagger in the world, and isn't even a cashier, let alone moving up the ranks to manager.
2006-09-11 07:58:05 PM  
Victory may be in the bag for Lori Engel. Engel, an assistant manager at the Waterford Pick 'n' Save,

obviously I can't read... bows head, turns, walks away to apply for position bagging groceries.
2006-09-11 07:59:31 PM  

You, my friend, are a hardcore optomist. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
2006-09-11 08:12:12 PM  
From TFA: The competition involved filling two bags with a selection of grocery items. Judges awarded points based on appearance and attitude, time, weight distribution and technique

Wow, who knew baggery could be such an art. They should have it in the Olympics. Or maybe they should just actually start being concerned about these things at the actual grocery store.
2006-09-11 08:13:12 PM  
For the uninitiated...
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...and teh winnar!!1!one!
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