Grocery Life March 6, 2015
By Tom Butler
Good afternoon from Butler and Bailey Market. I hope everyone is having a good week! We seem to have dodged a bullet, weather wise, yesterday. For those of us that went to work yesterday, the weather held off just enough to make everything go smoothly. For those of you that got stuck with your kids another day, it probably wasn’t as smooth. I think at this point, our kids would rather go to school. Hopefully they will go for a full week next week because the following week they are out again for spring break. I hope they still remember how to read after all this time off.
This week at the store, we have been in computer update hell. Every so often we have to do software updates on our computer systems and it never fails that we have to buy some new hardware to make all this happen. It also never fails that something goes wrong when we do this.
The computer “experts” come in after closing to do the changes and of course we never know that it is screwed up until we open for business the next day and start ringing up customers. By that time the “experts” are gone and we are left with the problems. This week the registers just kept shutting down randomly but it always seemed to happen at our busiest times. The “expert” came in again after closing last night to fix them again and so far so good today. Nothing makes me happier than spending several thousand dollars to make something better and it ends up worse. Once again, the price of progress is never cheap or easy.
I just remembered while I was writing this that I promised the employees a steak dinner for lunch today. I walked back to ask Ashley if he thought anyone remembered me putting that in the blog last week. Turns out, I was the only one that had forgotten about it. So steaks it is, along with our twice baked potatoes and a salad.
Even Colleen Cruze, from Cruze Farms, got a steak dinner. If we all look a little sluggish this afternoon, you will know why.
The time changes this weekend and the weather is going to start warming up. Spring is finally upon us!
Thanks for weathering the storms with us, now let’s get down to business.
Thanks for letting us be a part of your community,
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Butler and Bailey Market
7513 Northshore Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37919