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    Eighth wonder of the world????

    Don't know how I ever came to notice this but there is something that needs to be answered, and it needs to be answered now!!!


    Why is it that the 'best before date' on all packs of crisps always falls on a Saturday?????

    Check it if you don't believe me!!


    So please somebody, anybody, give me the answer. Help me sleep at night once again!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    Quiet day?
    That obvious??

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    Phew!

    Next I'll probably start doing something like replying to threads started by people with nothing better to do.
    Now that really will give the game away!!

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    Haha, you could even reply to your own thread, pretending to be someone else??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilz18t View Post
    Haha, you could even reply to your own thread, pretending to be someone else??
    I almost understood that, but now my head hurts.


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    they probally just set them on a sunday to last x amount of months, or sat is the new fryday lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingermouse View Post
    they probally just set them on a sunday to last x amount of months
    The pain just got worse


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    set the best by date I meant, bit like we set the delivery week every sat night at midnight
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingermouse View Post
    set the best by date I meant, bit like we set the delivery week every sat night at midnight
    but across the entire crisp world, across all the different makers??

    I shouldn't care about it this much...... but I do!!!

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    Well normally its best before a month isn't it? Not an actual day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro View Post
    Well normally its best before a month isn't it? Not an actual day?
    lol.... I f**king hope not!
    Cos then that would mean each time I had looked at a crisp packet I imagined seeing a full best before date on it, and more worringly, it means I then went on to imagine that I checked that full date and found it to be a Saturday!!

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    You have WAYYYY too much time on you'r hands, however....... *checks her pack of Lidl's prawn cocktail crisps* OMG! the date is 8th aug 09 which is a sat. *Rushes to kitchen to check 24 multi pack* All on a sat!!!! Well done what a find lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Princess View Post
    You have WAYYYY too much time on you'r hands, however....... *checks her pack of Lidl's prawn cocktail crisps* OMG! the date is 8th aug 09 which is a sat. *Rushes to kitchen to check 24 multi pack* All on a sat!!!! Well done what a find lol
    Hahahahahaaaa... toooollllddd yyoooouuuuuu!!!!

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    OK well heres one we were discussing the other day, has anyone else noticed how alot of the new mercs, especially the E classes only have one fog light working at the front???!!??

    Strange??

    Keep an eye out and you too will notice

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilz18t View Post
    OK well heres one we were discussing the other day, has anyone else noticed how alot of the new mercs, especially the E classes only have one fog light working at the front???!!??

    Strange??

    Keep an eye out and you too will notice
    Look closer and you will see why

    It's a visibility thing, one fog light comes on at night with either a corresponding indicator, or a turn of the steering wheel to light up the corner. Kind of like adaptive headlights. It's not just Mercs, FIAT's do it too and I'm sure there are others.

    When I first spotted it I thought Merc must have bought a dodgy batch of foglight bulbs in 2007 lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Princess View Post
    You have WAYYYY too much time on you'r hands, however....... *checks her pack of Lidl's prawn cocktail crisps* OMG! the date is 8th aug 09 which is a sat. *Rushes to kitchen to check 24 multi pack* All on a sat!!!! Well done what a find lol
    I used to work there!

    Although I never picked up on this either, at the risk of spoiling this thread I would give the likely but dull explanation which is that it will be done to make stock rotation easier at the warehouses and in stores so there aren't a load of dates to sort through but weekly ones.
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    Its the same for KP peanuts, or so says my pack of dry roasted here....
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    Seabrook crisps sat 1st August
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    It applies to nuts too??? What next.... prawn crackers... Mini chedders... BOMBAY MIX!!!!
    WTF!!

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    One of our lads has got some Snackrite mini pickle thins (a copy of mini cheddars) and they go out of date on Tuesday 13th Oct. I don't think they count though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by staz1000 View Post
    One of our lads has got some Snackrite mini pickle thins (a copy of mini cheddars) and they go out of date on Tuesday 13th Oct. I don't think they count though.
    To protect this find.......
    no, Snackrite Pickle Thins DO NOT count.
    Crisps only (with the new addition of peanuts)

    Unless of course the 13th of Oct you refer to is in 2012. That's a Saturday!



    PS: I find it well funny that people are actually starting to check the dates on their crisps now to see if it falls on a Saturday.
    I've received about 10 texts over the weekend from friends who have been checking too!

    OCD, here we come!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aythree View Post
    Unless of course the 13th of Oct you refer to is in 2012. That's a Saturday!
    I can't believe that you went through the years to find when the 13th is a Sat! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_coz View Post
    I can't believe that you went through the years to find when the 13th is a Sat! lol
    lmao

    Can't believe you went through the years to check that I was correct!!

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    lol I took your word for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    Look closer and you will see why

    It's a visibility thing, one fog light comes on at night with either a corresponding indicator, or a turn of the steering wheel to light up the corner. Kind of like adaptive headlights. It's not just Mercs, FIAT's do it too and I'm sure there are others.

    When I first spotted it I thought Merc must have bought a dodgy batch of foglight bulbs in 2007 lol
    I'm glad i'm not the only loon! Also next time your following an old Rover 200/MgZr, I bet one of the rear lights isnt working!
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    Mark 4 Golfs, as well they always seem to have a rear light out too!!!

    Whats with that??

 

 

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