Saturday, November 28, 2015

Re-arranging The Eggs



This photo shows the swapping or re-arranging of eggs.

I've seen this "re-arranging" of the eggs numerous times in our grocery stores. It usually involves people who look for cracked or broken eggs in a carton, and swap those out for good eggs from another carton; that's neither bad nor unexpected.

But then you have people who take more expensive eggs and swap them with eggs from a less expensive carton.

It must be an ongoing problem, as I've noticed that sometimes checkout clerks check the eggs presented to them to see if they are the right eggs for the carton.

Who sells their soul for $1.50?

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Yes, I've seen the checkout clerks do that here as well!! I guess I'm just easy to please???? Never done that before and don't imagine I ever will. Hope you're having a good weekend!!

Taken For Granted said...

None of us wants to buy cracked eggs, but color is a big deal for some people. They eat only white or brown shell eggs. But swapping less expensive eggs for pricer ones is another form of theft. Interesting image.

RedPat said...

I always check for cracked ones but never heard of changing them out for more expensive eggs! I haven't been around because my dad has been in the hospital but I love your jingle bell tree!

Kay said...

I always thought the clerks were checking to make sure I wasn't getting cracked eggs...

Linda said...

This is ridiculous, but sadly, it happens. And on another side, here in Quebec, at least, and perhaps other places as well, (before the farmers were stamping dates on the actual eggs), store clerks were taking the unsold eggs out of the older dated cartons and putting them into cartons with later dates.
So it is not just the customers.

Petrea Burchard said...

I look for cracked ones but I've never changed them out. I just find a different carton with no cracked eggs in it. I never realized people did that.

I love what you've done with the image.

stardust said...

When I buy eggs I only pay attention to the date. Cracked eggs are hardly found, but if found, a clerk calls a staff to change cartons.
There’s no such problem in Japan as far as I know, but shoplifting by elderly people is increasing. I guess living on only pension is a hard thing.

Yoko

Laura. M said...

Siempre miro los huevos, pero nunca he visto cambiar unos por otros. Aquí hay marcas que vienen precintadas.
Buen domingo.
Un abrazo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Me too! I check for cracked eggs but would never swap any.

Shammickite said...

Really? People will actually take eggs from one carton and put them in another?? What a bunch of criminals. I'll check for broken ones, and then take a different carton, but would never ever change the eggs.

Shammickite said...

The beautiful tree in your previous post is Brugmansia, or Angel's Trumpets.

José Mendonça said...

LOL! So funny!

Sharon Anck said...

Okay, that's a new one to me. I had never heard of swapping out eggs for the more expensive ones. I'll be watching more closely when I'm at the store.

EG CameraGirl said...

I confess! I do look for cracked eggs. (But I do not swap them.)

magiceye said...

We have a system where the vendor delivers the eggs home :)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Small City Scenes said...

Never heard of that. Hmmm of course I don't hang out at the egg section and we have our own chickens. I hope it is not an everywhere problem
MB

Bob Carlson said...

I see this all the time... never thought about people switching better eggs. When I find a cracked one I discard the whole box and find another.

VP said...

I do not like eggs very much...

William Kendall said...

I just check to see if the carton's got uncracked eggs, same as Bob.

Halcyon said...

That is weird... who would think they could get away with swapping eggs? What that really boils down to is stealing. :(

Kate said...

Well, that's a new one on me. If I saw someone doing this I would be amused and cracked up but wouldn't dream of egging them on.

Kate said...

What happened to my comment? If I saw someone doing this, I would be amused and would probably crack up instead of egging them on!

LOLfromPasa said...

In truth I have never seen anyone move eggs from one carton to another...just check for broken eggs. Love the image. Very creative!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow, that's one I've never thought of! ( I just don't have enough criminal tendencies)... If I know the Supermarket I don't even check for cracks because hey do that for me!

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