Last Call: Quit Loafing Around Edition

This is just how I imagine artisanal breads should be delivered the world round—in the back a well-worn and homey Renault R4 van.
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25 responses to “Last Call: Quit Loafing Around Edition”

  1. outback_ute Avatar

    I’m just picturing this in context of modern food safety standards… and I don’t think it is necessarily that bad compared to how some is actually done in practice

    1. Vairship Avatar

      Just don’t think about how food is carried in bulk on ships, and what the previous cargo might have been.

  2. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer
    BMW started up their bread truck lines back up in the late nineties.

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      Express bread delivery suits me just fine. From oven to door, still nice and warm.

  3. mdharrell Avatar

    The one pictured above is missing the cover for its distinctive “giraffe hatch,” probably to permit better ventilation of the fresh loaves, thereby making it an early example of a hot hatch.
    No, I won’t apologize for that.

    1. Alff Avatar


    2. jeepjeff Avatar

      Anyone who thinks you kneed to apologize will be told politely, but firmly to leave. It’s the yeast I can do.

    3. crank_case Avatar

      You’re on a roll..

      1. nanoop Avatar

        No bun intended?

      2. Lokki Avatar


    4. Hillman_Hunter Avatar

      Nice to see all these idiots rise to the challenge. It goes against the grain but I’m also a gluten for punishment.

    5. Manxman Avatar

      That door can be such a “pain”.

    6. Victor Avatar

      That is the truth,no matter how you slice it.

  4. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
    dead_elvis, inc.

    Not sure I’ve ever seen anyone advertising their alumni status from this particular institution before.
    Trump U probably issues their plate frames in gold, I imagine. Or maybe “gold”.

    1. Vairship Avatar

      Is their emblem really an Arizona shrimp? 😉

  5. jeepjeff Avatar

    Hey, Batshitbox! And any other bikers near enough to NorCal to be interested, I got an inside scoop on the Oakland Motorcycle Club’s Sheetiron 300: there are still something like 30-35 slots open, so you’re interested, it’s not too late to sign up:
    Due to damage from the rains, there are a bunch of trails that can’t be used in the Mendocino National Forest, so it’s going to be limited single track this year. But it should still be fun.

  6. Sjalabais Avatar

    There can only be one…or can it?

  7. nanoop Avatar

    So I’d like to buy a used car from a dealer, and hand in my current car as part of the deal.
    I am naive and inexperienced with car negotiations, how should I approach this? Discuss the whole deal right up front? Negotiate the price of the new car first, then the value of the turn-in?

    1. acarr260 Avatar

      Generally, if you tell the sales person that you have a trade-in, they will have an appraiser take a look at your car while you take the one you’d like to buy for a test drive. Just be knowledgeable of market values for both cars before you start talking money.

    2. Sjalabais Avatar

      The Škoda? I don’t know if I have heard of a fair dealer trade in value in Norway. I was certain that I could have sold my MIL’s Camry for 90k when she, as the most loyal and yes-I-pay-for-everything kind of customer was offered 30k, while buying a full price brand spanking new Auris. Hence we got the Camry. Former student friends, too, get cut off like that all the time.

      1. nanoop Avatar

        I’m expecting similar recklessness… The new car, a T4 with Westfalia roof, is about 15% over the offers of other dealers, and still “bought as seen” (but with a fresh tech inspection).
        The old car, the exterior mess and interior comfort and practicality a Roomster is, is kind of rare, it’s hard to pinpoint a price.
        The better T4 offer is about 7hrs away, and I hate the idea of going there and negotiate a deal with the weak handle of “throw in floor mats or I’ll drive home again …tomorrow​”
        The only thing good with the local offer is that it’s three months on their lot already, so there is something.

        1. Sjalabais Avatar

          Yeah, I’ve burned myself more times than is reasonable with travelling too far to look at cars. Just put the Roomster out on Finn and see what happens? It’s still new

    3. Lokki Avatar

      If you have one nearby, go to CarMax and have them make you an offer. They usually will unless your car is really old and/or beat-up. Their offer process is free, and the offer is good for 7 days. You can use it as a -fact- that your tradein is worth the amount CarMax offers.
      I was always taught that you should negotiate the price of the new car first -all in- and then tell them you’ll trade your car if the net deal comes out better than selling it to CarMax.
      However, I’m curious to see what more experienced horse-traders have to say.
      By the way, I always do the same thing on auto loans – see what terms you can get from your bank before you go car shopping. Do the deal saying that you have financing but will use the dealer’s bank if they can beat the terms from your own bank. Since the salesman usually gets a kick-in from the bank for bringing good customers, you can often work this to your advantage too.

  8. Manxman Avatar

    Artisanal bread? I think the french just call it bread.

    1. nanoop Avatar

      Oh, the pain!

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