I might never run out of my don’t do stupid stories. This link tells where I got the idea.
Way back in the late 1960s, I was a retail drug store manager. One of my responsibilities was ordering general merchandise.
I always had a large space visible from the windows dedicated to lawn care items. One however is that the supplier paid for a given amount of space.
This story, however, is not about those products. Every store in the chain had a section for small carpets.
This might be the place to say, I was making my first order as a full manager in a new store and ordering carpets had not been my duty as an assistant manager.
My combined inventory was what I considered low, so I ordered one 6×8 of each pattern and a dozen of several other sizes.
The delivery driver greeted me with something like, “Are you running a special on rugs and carpets?”
Kaawhoo! I had not read that the rugs and carpets came in lots of 12.
Do you know how much storeroom space is taken up by a gross of 6×8 carpets and several gross of smaller rugs?
I eventually got permission to transfer most of the carpet and rug inventory to other stores. I certainly learned don’t do reading stupid!
I sometimes shudder to think what my future might have been if I had ordered perishable goods in the same lots.