The dangers of corn shucking

by Walter Olson on August 11, 2011

British Columbia lawyer Erik Magraken shares this photo.

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1 Joseph 08.11.11 at 1:30 pm

My grocery local store has a similar sign imploring us, for floor safety reasons, not to try to make a smaller bag of grapes from a bigger bag of grapes. We are instructed to ask for help from an employee to move grapes from one bag to another.

2 Cloudesley Shovell 08.11.11 at 4:26 pm

Or just do what rational grocery store managers do–put a big trash can next to the sweet corn. People are going to shuck the corn anyway to ensure they don’t get a rotten ear.

3 Smart Dude 08.11.11 at 9:10 pm

“Due to slip and fall issues…”

Translation: “Due to slip and fall lawyers…”

4 Dave Eggers 08.11.11 at 9:20 pm

Do they sell this by the pound? If so, that’s a clever way to make people pay more.

5 John Burgess 08.11.11 at 10:50 pm

@Dave Eggers: No, as the sign says, the corn is being sold by the ear, at 5/$4.00(Canadian).

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