Tuesday, November 25, 2008

nubbin but love for you, honey

When we cut cheese for customers, we're often left with little pieces. These can be hard to sell, because they don't look as impressive as a half-wheel, say, and it's easier to give a taste from a bigger hunk than a little nub. I always get a (probably unreasonably large) rush of satisfaction when I sell one of these. Does this size piece look okay to you? Yes? Okaygreat. Today the idea of a $5 and under section was tossed around and eventually turned into the "Nub Bin." The nubs go in, and, hopefully, go out with customers in a hurry or unwilling to engage in riveting cheesemonger dialogue. While we have no room in the fridge for this whatsoever and I can already envision untrimmably moldy nubs languishing in the bottom of the bin, the play on words makes me so happy that I support the idea 100% (for whatever that's worth, which is actually not that much, until I have my own cheese store, which I would never in a million years have the patience for. Anyway.) Not to mention it's such a no-bullshit idea. None of this "it's our daily special!" crap. These are our nubs. Take 'em or leave 'em.

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