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2019-11-27 02:35:49 PM  
Let me guess - like Pennsylvania, the, have a Liquor Control Board.
*clicks*
Slightly different name, same thing though.
 
2019-11-27 02:44:21 PM  
As a former Sconnie...BWHAHAHAHAHAHAH

/makes an old fashioned to start my vacation
 
2019-11-27 02:47:49 PM  
So, who owns the RNDC that supplies 60% of the liquor sales of the state?
I'm curious.
 
2019-11-27 02:49:08 PM  
Is it because of the socialism?
 
2019-11-27 02:49:56 PM  
No shortage here in California. And we need it.

/Cheers!
 
2019-11-27 02:50:20 PM  
"Software issues" after they moved their warehouses. Tell me another one. It sounds more like delivery issues, because nobody knows where anything is any more.
 
2019-11-27 02:50:51 PM  
the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

I guess it's cheaper than therapy or moving.
 
2019-11-27 02:53:21 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

I guess it's cheaper than therapy or moving.



It definitely applies to my favorite bar....it's their busiest day of the year for sure.
 
2019-11-27 02:58:43 PM  

WastrelWay: "Software issues" after they moved their warehouses. Tell me another one. It sounds more like delivery issues, because nobody knows where anything is any more.


With any large warehouse, nobody knows where anything is except the computer system. It is very likely that the company either tried to use their current, decades old software to set up the new inventory and nobody knows how it works well enough for them to do so, the features needed to make the massive changes to the inventory system is not active (or never existed in the first place) in their copy of the software, and/or the company that made their software no longer exists so they have no support. There is the small possibility that they went with new custom software for the new warehouse since it would be running on new hardware that the old software wasn't compatible with and they took the lowest bid from a company that is highly incompetent.
 
2019-11-27 03:00:05 PM  

Resident Muslim: So, who owns the RNDC that supplies 60% of the liquor sales of the state?
I'm curious.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNDC_​(​Republic_National_Distributing_Company​)
 
2019-11-27 03:00:44 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

I guess it's cheaper than therapy or moving.


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2019-11-27 03:03:06 PM  
How are they going to drown their sorrows on Saturday???
 
2019-11-27 03:05:12 PM  

lindalouwho: Let me guess - like Pennsylvania, the, have a Liquor Control Board.
*clicks*
Slightly different name, same thing though.


Virtually every state in the union heads some version of an alcohol/ liquor control board.

/not all of them are as ridiculously rigid as PA and others
 
2019-11-27 03:06:21 PM  

gozar_the_destroyer: WastrelWay: "Software issues" after they moved their warehouses. Tell me another one. It sounds more like delivery issues, because nobody knows where anything is any more.

With any large warehouse, nobody knows where anything is except the computer system. It is very likely that the company either tried to use their current, decades old software to set up the new inventory and nobody knows how it works well enough for them to do so, the features needed to make the massive changes to the inventory system is not active (or never existed in the first place) in their copy of the software, and/or the company that made their software no longer exists so they have no support. There is the small possibility that they went with new custom software for the new warehouse since it would be running on new hardware that the old software wasn't compatible with and they took the lowest bid from a company that is highly incompetent.


Yeah. I agree with most of that. Inventory doesn't necessarily tell you where to find an item. Even if it does, moving inventory from one place to another probably means that some things get put where they don't belong. I'm sure they outsourced moving the booze. So there is the inevitable 'losses' that occur when you let movers transport hundreds of cases of liquor.
 
2019-11-27 03:07:43 PM  
RedLetterMedia - Mr. Booze
Youtube cwM90OSFodA
 
2019-11-27 03:08:55 PM  

chevydeuce: lindalouwho: Let me guess - like Pennsylvania, the, have a Liquor Control Board.
*clicks*
Slightly different name, same thing though.

Virtually every state in the union heads some version of an alcohol/ liquor control board.

/not all of them are as ridiculously rigid as PA and others


IIRC, you can't buy beer in PA grocery stores...and that is super lame.
 
2019-11-27 03:09:10 PM  

gozar_the_destroyer: WastrelWay: "Software issues" after they moved their warehouses. Tell me another one. It sounds more like delivery issues, because nobody knows where anything is any more.

With any large warehouse, nobody knows where anything is except the computer system. It is very likely that the company either tried to use their current, decades old software to set up the new inventory and nobody knows how it works well enough for them to do so, the features needed to make the massive changes to the inventory system is not active (or never existed in the first place) in their copy of the software, and/or the company that made their software no longer exists so they have no support. There is the small possibility that they went with new custom software for the new warehouse since it would be running on new hardware that the old software wasn't compatible with and they took the lowest bid from a company that is highly incompetent.


I see you've worked for an IT managed service provider as well.
 
2019-11-27 03:14:05 PM  

eagles95: As a former Sconnie...BWHAHAHAHAHAHAH

/makes an old fashioned to start my vacation


Yeah, but what brand are you using.

/that's important you know
 
2019-11-27 03:16:34 PM  

bobtheme: gozar_the_destroyer: WastrelWay: "Software issues" after they moved their warehouses. Tell me another one. It sounds more like delivery issues, because nobody knows where anything is any more.

With any large warehouse, nobody knows where anything is except the computer system. It is very likely that the company either tried to use their current, decades old software to set up the new inventory and nobody knows how it works well enough for them to do so, the features needed to make the massive changes to the inventory system is not active (or never existed in the first place) in their copy of the software, and/or the company that made their software no longer exists so they have no support. There is the small possibility that they went with new custom software for the new warehouse since it would be running on new hardware that the old software wasn't compatible with and they took the lowest bid from a company that is highly incompetent.

I see you've worked for an IT managed service provider as well.


No, I worked in retail, manufacturing, and assembly. All of them used computer controlled inventory except one place. Their excuse was they had a paper card system that was developed by Toyota in the 80's back when computers were still expensive. They were still using it in 2013 and there was no excuse that explained why they hadn't upgraded other than the VP in charge of the division was a penny pinching technophobe that couldn't even check his e-mail, let alone respond.

The managers had other excuses they tried to tell workers, but when you could point out that even small businesses use computer controlled inventory it really took the wind out of their sails.
 
2019-11-27 03:21:20 PM  

Resident Muslim: So, who owns the RNDC that supplies 60% of the liquor sales of the state?
I'm curious.


https://www.rndc-usa.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNDC_(R​e​public_National_Distributing_Company)
https://www.forbes.com/companies/repub​lic-national-distributing-company/#14f​df7bc8941

CEO lives in New Orleans, company is headquartered out of Texas.
 
2019-11-27 03:22:56 PM  

Destructor: Is it because of the socialism?


Closer to fascism. The source of production is still privately owned, but the state dictates how much and at what price.
 
2019-11-27 03:23:46 PM  

The_Sponge: chevydeuce: lindalouwho: Let me guess - like Pennsylvania, the, have a Liquor Control Board.
*clicks*
Slightly different name, same thing though.

Virtually every state in the union heads some version of an alcohol/ liquor control board.

/not all of them are as ridiculously rigid as PA and others

IIRC, you can't buy beer in PA grocery stores...and that is super lame.


There's a workaround for that, now.

Fittingly, it was Wawa that finally broke through on this.
 
2019-11-27 03:30:27 PM  
Back in college, my girlfriend was a bridesmaid at a wedding held in a small town in Northern Minnesota, the hometown of the groom. I knew things were going to be a little weird when, because of a lack of nearby hotels, the family arranged for us to stay with other local family members. The wedding was held on a farm and they had almost 400 guests, most traveling up from the cities.

As the boyfriend with nothing much to do, the father of the groom enlisted my help in running errands, which mainly included making liquor store runs. He'd throw me the keys to his monster truck and hand me a wad of $100s and send me off with a booze order. Between the pig's roast groom's dinner the night before, the wedding reception, the after-party, and the gift opening party the morning after, I made a total of 7 separate trips. On the final trip...

Liquor Store Guy: "Hey, good to see you again. How was the wedding?"

Me: "Great, in fact I need to fill another list for Mr. Farmer."

Liquor Store Guys: [Looks at list] "Sorry, we're out."

Me: "Out of what?"

Liquor Store Guy: "Beer."

Me: "You're out of beer?"

Liquor Store Guy: "Yep. You guys have drank all the beer until my delivery truck comes on Wednesday."
 
2019-11-27 03:31:29 PM  
Sidebar article:

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My advice: forget about it.
 
2019-11-27 03:32:41 PM  
the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

No, it farking isn't. It isn't even remotely close in a world where New Year's Eve and St Paddy's Day exist.
 
2019-11-27 03:33:12 PM  

chevydeuce: lindalouwho: Let me guess - like Pennsylvania, the, have a Liquor Control Board.
*clicks*
Slightly different name, same thing though.

Virtually every state in the union heads some version of an alcohol/ liquor control board.

/not all of them are as ridiculously rigid as PA and others


The laws may be essentially the same, but there's a difference between state controlled and privately run.

https://en.www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc​o​holic_beverage_control_state

This is the 3rd link I tried, Fark didn't like the first 2.   :-/
 
2019-11-27 03:33:28 PM  
Booze riots 2019!!!!
 
2019-11-27 03:37:06 PM  
Doesn't matter.  Michigan - Dec. 1, 2019.  Recreational mary jane.
 
2019-11-27 03:39:06 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Liquor Store Guy: "Hey, good to see you again. How was the wedding?"

Me: "Great, in fact I need to fill another list for Mr. Farmer."

Liquor Store Guys: [Looks at list] "Sorry, we're out."

Me: "Out of what?"

Liquor Store Guy: "Beer."

Me: "You're out of beer?"

Liquor Store Guy: "Yep. You guys have drank all the beer until my delivery truck comes on Wednesday."


Heh, IIRC, the only time I've been in a situation where they ran out of beer was on a flight from Seattle to Las Vegas.
 
2019-11-27 03:40:56 PM  

This text is now purple: There's a workaround for that, now.

Fittingly, it was Wawa that finally broke through on this.



Ah....that's good.
 
2019-11-27 03:41:00 PM  

WastrelWay: gozar_the_destroyer: WastrelWay: "Software issues" after they moved their warehouses. Tell me another one. It sounds more like delivery issues, because nobody knows where anything is any more.

With any large warehouse, nobody knows where anything is except the computer system. It is very likely that the company either tried to use their current, decades old software to set up the new inventory and nobody knows how it works well enough for them to do so, the features needed to make the massive changes to the inventory system is not active (or never existed in the first place) in their copy of the software, and/or the company that made their software no longer exists so they have no support. There is the small possibility that they went with new custom software for the new warehouse since it would be running on new hardware that the old software wasn't compatible with and they took the lowest bid from a company that is highly incompetent.

Yeah. I agree with most of that. Inventory doesn't necessarily tell you where to find an item. Even if it does, moving inventory from one place to another probably means that some things get put where they don't belong. I'm sure they outsourced moving the booze. So there is the inevitable 'losses' that occur when you let movers transport hundreds of cases of liquor.


So I've got some background in this because my company designs and installs the systems that run the DC's. RNDC is a customer of ours but we did not do the one in Michigan. The inventory for these systems is broken into the fast pick bottles that run through a zone route conveyor system. These are your Tito's vodka or fireball type. These are picked from a pallet of the booze and have a label placed on the case. The case is then ran through the rest of the zone route to a merge and a sortation system that sends it to the appropriate dock door.

The problem isn't knowing where the inventory, you can see it with your eyeballs that you have 15 pallets of jack daniels. The problem is more than likely the label you put on your case(s) of jack daniels that need to go to Kalamazoo isn't being read by the sortation system correctly. It turns into the snowball effect where once you get behind, you're constantly behind. With the move and bad system, we're licking our chops for the next time RNDC calls.
 
2019-11-27 03:43:12 PM  

meanmutton: the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

No, it farking isn't. It isn't even remotely close in a world where New Year's Eve and St Paddy's Day exist.


I don't know, I think by bar revenue it's up there. Wiki refers to it as Blackout Wednesday
 
2019-11-27 03:46:02 PM  

The_Sponge: This text is now purple: There's a workaround for that, now.

Fittingly, it was Wawa that finally broke through on this.


Ah....that's good.


Basically, a grocery store needs to have a sham food counter, and they can use a "restaurant" liquor license to sell beer and wine.
 
2019-11-27 03:47:33 PM  

great_tigers: With the move and bad system, we're licking our chops for the next time RNDC calls.


That's the good news.

The bad news is that clients who have been dragged into the street and shot by angry customers don't call.
 
2019-11-27 03:50:28 PM  

Seacop: meanmutton: the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

No, it farking isn't. It isn't even remotely close in a world where New Year's Eve and St Paddy's Day exist.

I don't know, I think by bar revenue it's up there. Wiki refers to it as Blackout Wednesday


It isn't by anything other than bullshiat that gets repeated without skepticism. No one actually shows details on sales or attendance.

Show me the bars with lines out their doors at 9 am like St Paddy's Day or the clubs charging $100 covers in suburban towns like New Year's Eve.

A hundred thousand college seniors drinking in their hometown on Wednesday instead of their college town on Friday doesn't make it bigger than NYE.
 
2019-11-27 03:55:07 PM  
First the Secretary of State offices close early because of a "network outage". And now we're running out of booze because of "software issues". WTF Michigan?!
 
2019-11-27 04:00:26 PM  

meanmutton: the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

No, it farking isn't. It isn't even remotely close in a world where New Year's Eve and St Paddy's Day exist.


Don't be racist. Include Cinco Dr Mayo too.
 
2019-11-27 04:01:33 PM  

great_tigers: WastrelWay: gozar_the_destroyer: WastrelWay: "Software issues" after they moved their warehouses. Tell me another one. It sounds more like delivery issues, because nobody knows where anything is any more.

With any large warehouse, nobody knows where anything is except the computer system. It is very likely that the company either tried to use their current, decades old software to set up the new inventory and nobody knows how it works well enough for them to do so, the features needed to make the massive changes to the inventory system is not active (or never existed in the first place) in their copy of the software, and/or the company that made their software no longer exists so they have no support. There is the small possibility that they went with new custom software for the new warehouse since it would be running on new hardware that the old software wasn't compatible with and they took the lowest bid from a company that is highly incompetent.

Yeah. I agree with most of that. Inventory doesn't necessarily tell you where to find an item. Even if it does, moving inventory from one place to another probably means that some things get put where they don't belong. I'm sure they outsourced moving the booze. So there is the inevitable 'losses' that occur when you let movers transport hundreds of cases of liquor.

So I've got some background in this because my company designs and installs the systems that run the DC's. RNDC is a customer of ours but we did not do the one in Michigan. The inventory for these systems is broken into the fast pick bottles that run through a zone route conveyor system. These are your Tito's vodka or fireball type. These are picked from a pallet of the booze and have a label placed on the case. The case is then ran through the rest of the zone route to a merge and a sortation system that sends it to the appropriate dock door.

The problem isn't knowing where the inventory, you can see it with your eyeballs that you have 15 pallets of jack ...


OK. Thanks for the insight into the specifics. They are probably trying to troubleshoot in house before making the call to you guys and forking over that sweet cash to get it done right.

The Pope of Manwich Village: Back in college, my girlfriend was a bridesmaid at a wedding held in a small town in Northern Minnesota, the hometown of the groom. I knew things were going to be a little weird when, because of a lack of nearby hotels, the family arranged for us to stay with other local family members. The wedding was held on a farm and they had almost 400 guests, most traveling up from the cities.

As the boyfriend with nothing much to do, the father of the groom enlisted my help in running errands, which mainly included making liquor store runs. He'd throw me the keys to his monster truck and hand me a wad of $100s and send me off with a booze order. Between the pig's roast groom's dinner the night before, the wedding reception, the after-party, and the gift opening party the morning after, I made a total of 7 separate trips. On the final trip...

Liquor Store Guy: "Hey, good to see you again. How was the wedding?"

Me: "Great, in fact I need to fill another list for Mr. Farmer."

Liquor Store Guys: [Looks at list] "Sorry, we're out."

Me: "Out of what?"

Liquor Store Guy: "Beer."

Me: "You're out of beer?"

Liquor Store Guy: "Yep. You guys have drank all the beer until my delivery truck comes on Wednesday."


What my reaction would have been:

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\wedding with 100+ guests? Kegs, and you pre-order them
\\the skills you learn at college that aren't part of the degree
 
2019-11-27 04:11:31 PM  

gozar_the_destroyer: great_tigers: WastrelWay: gozar_the_destroyer: WastrelWay: "Software issues" after they moved their warehouses. Tell me another one. It sounds more like delivery issues, because nobody knows where anything is any more.

With any large warehouse, nobody knows where anything is except the computer system. It is very likely that the company either tried to use their current, decades old software to set up the new inventory and nobody knows how it works well enough for them to do so, the features needed to make the massive changes to the inventory system is not active (or never existed in the first place) in their copy of the software, and/or the company that made their software no longer exists so they have no support. There is the small possibility that they went with new custom software for the new warehouse since it would be running on new hardware that the old software wasn't compatible with and they took the lowest bid from a company that is highly incompetent.

Yeah. I agree with most of that. Inventory doesn't necessarily tell you where to find an item. Even if it does, moving inventory from one place to another probably means that some things get put where they don't belong. I'm sure they outsourced moving the booze. So there is the inevitable 'losses' that occur when you let movers transport hundreds of cases of liquor.

So I've got some background in this because my company designs and installs the systems that run the DC's. RNDC is a customer of ours but we did not do the one in Michigan. The inventory for these systems is broken into the fast pick bottles that run through a zone route conveyor system. These are your Tito's vodka or fireball type. These are picked from a pallet of the booze and have a label placed on the case. The case is then ran through the rest of the zone route to a merge and a sortation system that sends it to the appropriate dock door.

The problem isn't knowing where the inventory, you can see it with your eyeballs that you have 15 pallets of jack ...

OK. Thanks for the insight into the specifics. They are probably trying to troubleshoot in house before making the call to you guys and forking over that sweet cash to get it done right.

The Pope of Manwich Village: Back in college, my girlfriend was a bridesmaid at a wedding held in a small town in Northern Minnesota, the hometown of the groom. I knew things were going to be a little weird when, because of a lack of nearby hotels, the family arranged for us to stay with other local family members. The wedding was held on a farm and they had almost 400 guests, most traveling up from the cities.

As the boyfriend with nothing much to do, the father of the groom enlisted my help in running errands, which mainly included making liquor store runs. He'd throw me the keys to his monster truck and hand me a wad of $100s and send me off with a booze order. Between the pig's roast groom's dinner the night before, the wedding reception, the after-party, and the gift opening party the morning after, I made a total of 7 separate trips. On the final trip...

Liquor Store Guy: "Hey, good to see you again. How was the wedding?"

Me: "Great, in fact I need to fill another list for Mr. Farmer."

Liquor Store Guys: [Looks at list] "Sorry, we're out."

Me: "Out of what?"

Liquor Store Guy: "Beer."

Me: "You're out of beer?"

Liquor Store Guy: "Yep. You guys have drank all the beer until my delivery truck comes on Wednesday."

What my reaction would have been:

[Fark user image image 200x200]

\wedding with 100+ guests? Kegs, and you pre-order them
\\the skills you learn at college that aren't part of the degree


The wedding guests basically doubled the population of the town for 48 hours.

You can't believe how awesome the pig roast picnic was. First they had two massive roasters that they towed in with trucks. Then, they had three huge pigs that, before they put them in the roasters, stuffed them with bratwurst and sauerkraut, then cooked them for hours. They served the pork and the brats separately with fresh rolls/buns from the local bakery.

It was 78 and sunny and they had 4 volleyball nets out, a full DJ system playing choice tunes, and the beers and cocktails were flowing. These Jack Pine Savages know how to throw a party.
 
2019-11-27 04:14:10 PM  

Seacop: meanmutton: the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

No, it farking isn't. It isn't even remotely close in a world where New Year's Eve and St Paddy's Day exist.

I don't know, I think by bar revenue it's up there. Wiki refers to it as Blackout Wednesday


My bartender told me that last night (she's 21.)  I'm 41, lived in WI all my life and never heard it called that.

/we Sconnies can hold our liquor
//there is no blacking out
 
2019-11-27 04:22:00 PM  

meanmutton: Seacop: meanmutton: the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

No, it farking isn't. It isn't even remotely close in a world where New Year's Eve and St Paddy's Day exist.

I don't know, I think by bar revenue it's up there. Wiki refers to it as Blackout Wednesday

It isn't by anything other than bullshiat that gets repeated without skepticism. No one actually shows details on sales or attendance.

Show me the bars with lines out their doors at 9 am like St Paddy's Day or the clubs charging $100 covers in suburban towns like New Year's Eve.

A hundred thousand college seniors drinking in their hometown on Wednesday instead of their college town on Friday doesn't make it bigger than NYE.


Damn, never said I believe it without skepticism, just said I think it's up there.

Here's a article from a Minnesota town.

http://m.startribune.com/how-the-nigh​t​-before-thanksgiving-became-the-bigges​t-drinking-day-of-the-year/459149303/
 
2019-11-27 04:22:10 PM  
Oh no! This might lead to fewer fights at Thanksgiving dinner!
 
2019-11-27 04:22:26 PM  

Satanic panic in the attic: Booze riots 2019!!!!


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2019-11-27 04:25:38 PM  

This text is now purple: Destructor: Is it because of the socialism?

Closer to fascism. The source of production is still privately owned, but the state dictates how much and at what price.


You make a compelling point.

But what's important here is that we both recognize, in this one particular instance: It's government that's the problem. Cheers!
 
2019-11-27 04:25:46 PM  

blatz514: Seacop: meanmutton: the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

No, it farking isn't. It isn't even remotely close in a world where New Year's Eve and St Paddy's Day exist.

I don't know, I think by bar revenue it's up there. Wiki refers to it as Blackout Wednesday

My bartender told me that last night (she's 21.)  I'm 41, lived in WI all my life and never heard it called that.

/we Sconnies can hold our liquor
//there is no blacking out



Hey....I learned something new today.
 
2019-11-27 04:26:42 PM  
Minnesotans can drink. We like to compete with our Sconny friends, but it's really no contest, as Sconnies are basically baptized in Old Milwaukee and work their way up to turpentine.

We used to go on an annual guy's snowmobiling trip around Iron River, WI area. One of our trail stops was called The Plywood Palace. It's a bar. Made out of scrap wood. With no heat, but it does have a pool table. They serve beer out of Igloo coolers.

Yes, this Little Rascals-esque shiathole bar is open for business...and it's awesome.

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2019-11-27 04:28:27 PM  

Seacop: meanmutton: Seacop: meanmutton: the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

No, it farking isn't. It isn't even remotely close in a world where New Year's Eve and St Paddy's Day exist.

I don't know, I think by bar revenue it's up there. Wiki refers to it as Blackout Wednesday

It isn't by anything other than bullshiat that gets repeated without skepticism. No one actually shows details on sales or attendance.

Show me the bars with lines out their doors at 9 am like St Paddy's Day or the clubs charging $100 covers in suburban towns like New Year's Eve.

A hundred thousand college seniors drinking in their hometown on Wednesday instead of their college town on Friday doesn't make it bigger than NYE.

Damn, never said I believe it without skepticism, just said I think it's up there.

Here's a article from a Minnesota town.

http://m.startribune.com/how-the-night​-before-thanksgiving-became-the-bigges​t-drinking-day-of-the-year/459149303/


Yeah I'd never heard it called that until today, second, having lived in Wisconsin for the last 2.5 years, yeah I've learned that you farkers can drink.
 
2019-11-27 04:29:26 PM  

blatz514: Seacop: meanmutton: the biggest drinking day of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

No, it farking isn't. It isn't even remotely close in a world where New Year's Eve and St Paddy's Day exist.

I don't know, I think by bar revenue it's up there. Wiki refers to it as Blackout Wednesday

My bartender told me that last night (she's 21.)  I'm 41, lived in WI all my life and never heard it called that.

/we Sconnies can hold our liquor
//there is no blacking out


Yeah I'd never heard it called that until today, second, having lived in Wisconsin for the last 2.5 years, yeah I've learned that you farkers can drink.
 
2019-11-27 04:34:45 PM  
One of my favorite things is to pull up to a tough guy bar in the U.P. in the winter, when it's -20°, and there are a dozen trucks out front, all still running, so they don't freeze up while Buck is inside drinking his dinner.
 
2019-11-27 04:46:16 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: gozar_the_destroyer: great_tigers: WastrelWay: gozar_the_destroyer: WastrelWay: "Software issues" after they moved their warehouses. Tell me another one. It sounds more like delivery issues, because nobody knows where anything is any more.

With any large warehouse, nobody knows where anything is except the computer system. It is very likely that the company either tried to use their current, decades old software to set up the new inventory and nobody knows how it works well enough for them to do so, the features needed to make the massive changes to the inventory system is not active (or never existed in the first place) in their copy of the software, and/or the company that made their software no longer exists so they have no support. There is the small possibility that they went with new custom software for the new warehouse since it would be running on new hardware that the old software wasn't compatible with and they took the lowest bid from a company that is highly incompetent.

Yeah. I agree with most of that. Inventory doesn't necessarily tell you where to find an item. Even if it does, moving inventory from one place to another probably means that some things get put where they don't belong. I'm sure they outsourced moving the booze. So there is the inevitable 'losses' that occur when you let movers transport hundreds of cases of liquor.

So I've got some background in this because my company designs and installs the systems that run the DC's. RNDC is a customer of ours but we did not do the one in Michigan. The inventory for these systems is broken into the fast pick bottles that run through a zone route conveyor system. These are your Tito's vodka or fireball type. These are picked from a pallet of the booze and have a label placed on the case. The case is then ran through the rest of the zone route to a merge and a sortation system that sends it to the appropriate dock door.

The problem isn't knowing where the inventory, you can see it with your eyeball ...


That does sound good, especially since they were slow roasted. I'l be happy when I move out of this apartment complex and can BBQ again. They are terrified that somebody will cause a fire if they BBQ too close to the buildings. That and some of the residents complain about any smoke smell at all.
 
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