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Farewell Grocery
The Crackpot Podcast Ep 21


Hello friends, Happy New Year! My last few weeks have been spent celebrating with friends and family, and contracting every available cold and flu virus, as well as generously passing them all along. Thank you for your patience!

In Episode 21, James tells us about his retirement plans from the grocery business and a little about his career.

The Crackpot Podcast features James LaFond, a full time writer, urban survival expert and former wage slave, and Lynn Lockhart, some strange lady.

The night of this late morning recording turned out to be my last night at work, related in The Ghetto Grocer’s Last Trek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rThWzFibzIM

00:50 James' impending retirement from the grocery business

07:50 How easy is it to sabotage a workplace

10:30 Litany of James' physical ailments (incomplete)

11:15 Truth about the holidays in retail food

12:15 Retail food is a failed business model

15:25 James still has to fill out time cards

16:00 Prank job application

21:20 James draws attackers because he walks with a cane

28:30 How did James get started in the grocery business?

44:15 Looking ahead

48:09 Quotation from Markings by Dag Hammarskjold

https://archive.org/download/TheCrackpotPodcastArchive/021-FarewellGrocery-CrackpotPodcast.mp3

http://jameslafond.blogspot.com/

When Your Job Sucks

https://www.amazon.com/When-Your-Job-Sucks-Postmodern/dp/1537459244/ref=sr_1_7/168-6519304-5775437?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472924911&sr=1-7&keywords=james+lafond

http://jameslafond.blogspot.com/

The Ghetto Grocer Kindle Edition

https://www.amazon.com/Ghetto-Grocer-James-LaFond-ebook/dp/B01KCWKUZ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515116855&sr=8-1&keywords=ghetto+grocer+lafond

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bayoucoyoteJanuary 6, 2018 3:39 PM UTC

CS has a great wardrobe accessories for a dapper old gentleman such as yourself hobbling off into the sunset.

http://www.coldsteel.com/products/other-cold-steel-products/heavy-duty-sword-cane.html?___SID=U

All the best,

BC
responds:January 6, 2018 10:57 PM UTC

Thank you!
MannyJanuary 6, 2018 12:08 AM UTC

Funny supermarket stories. We used to have food fights with the food still in the cans.