Archive for August 28th, 2005

Assignment or Sneaky?

I’ve held this story for a week now because I had far too many other important stories to run, and then forgot to run this one, so here it is.

Last week while I was choosing potatoes in City Supabarn I noticed a pair of people, aged around 13 or 14, taking note of the prices of various produce items and comparing them to prices at other stores around Canberra.

If this was a school assignment then that is fine, but the paperwork they were filling out seemed to be just a bit too professional for a school assignment, apart from which, I can’t imagine why a school assignment would have students comparing prices of onions, bananas, types of meat and other products. Even the most elaborate maths assignment doesn’t require that much leg work. Apart from which, it is hard to imagine a teacher realistically expecting year 7/8 students to go into multiple supermarkets in Canberra (and some of the names I heard were from fairly remote suburbs…relative to Civic) and complete those forms.

I would suggest that it was probably a job that they were being paid to undertake, either by a research company, an industry regulator, or a competing supermarket.

I did try to get a closer look at their forms by inspecting (and choosing) items near them, but I couldn’t get a clear look.

Regardless of what they were doing it for, it certainly breaks the old stereotype of the price checker being the well dressed man in a suit holding a clipboard and squinting at the price tags.

Samuel

August 28th, 2005 at 07:53pm

Samuel’s Musicians Of The Week

This week’s award goes to Dire Straits, and the feature song is Walk Of Life.

Here comes johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-bop-a-lua, baby what I say
Here comes johnny singing I gotta woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah, the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin’ woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life

Here comes johnny and he’ll tell you the story
Hand me down mu walkin’ shoes
Here come johnny with the power and the glory
Backbeat the talkin’ blues
He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah, the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin’ woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life

Here comes johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-bop-a-lula, baby what I say
Here comes johnny singing I gotta woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah the boy can play
Decidation devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

And after all the violence and double talk
There’s just a song in the trouble and the strife
You do the walk, you do the walk of life

Samuel

August 28th, 2005 at 03:54pm

Working on the categories

One of the main reasons I moved to WordPress was the categories function, where I can apply a specific category (subject/topic/whatever) to a post which can make them easier to sort through. It also means that those of you who remember my promise back in April that I would index the Samuel’s LCA Live posts will be pleased to know it is now done. You can either follow the category link in the sidepanel to see those posts.

So far I have only categorised posts from April this year and before, and I am now going to bed due to the fact it is past midnight. Once I have categorised the posts I will fix the links and bring them into line with the new formatting (mainly the quotes) and then fix the images.

This is all time consuming and mildly exhausting, but ultimately it will be worth all the work I am putting in.

Samuel

August 28th, 2005 at 12:26am


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