@Ed Frugal, I can state with authority that those traveling meat vendors are the ultimate BS artists. My wife is a lifelong bookkeeper (several large retail companies, bank, and also the town clerk/treasurer) and she is brilliant with the financial books. The corporate officers of a large retailer even offered her a position once as a traveling auditor; which she turned down.
However, under our roof she goes completely clueless.
I came in one evening and she told me that she had bought some meat from a traveling vendor.
450 dollars worth.
Where did you put it?
In the freezer in the refrigerator.
No way is 450 dollars worth of meat going into a fridge freezer.
Well, it did.
So I grab the hazy receipt and start doing the numbers and remember, this is 20 years ago.
That 1.79 per T-bone steak? The fine print is 1.79 per SERVING which is defined as 1 ounce.
Chicken strips at 1.25 per? The fine print is per SERVING which is defined as 2 ounces.
Hamburger at 1 dollar per? The fine print is per SERVING which is defined as 2 ounces.
Note that the prices are not per pound as insinuated. Do the math on on that T-bone steak and keep in mind this is on meat pricing 20 years ago…
Needless to say, all hell broke loose between me and her. I will also add that over half the meat was thrown out because to be honest, it was garbage.
The next guys came around when I was here and I told them bluntly to go away.
The next bunch had a guy who got a bit belligerent when I told him to take that junk and go away. For a few seconds I thought he was going to assault me until I picked up my stubby riot gun which I keep just inside the door and told him he was leaving one way or the other. He left then…
A local TV station did a hidden camera story about that company which operates out of OK City.
The supervisor can be seen and heard telling someone to “take that spoiled hamburger meat and give it to (name not remembered) because he’s good at unloading that kind of stuff”.