...that a grocery store advertising whole chickens on sale in a flyer that goes into effect on Friday and lasts til the following Thursday actually has chickens in stock when I make a special trip on Sunday evening with two cranky kids in tow? (Yeah, March Rd. Loeb, I'm talkin' to you.)
A handwritten sign taped to the cooler display saying "Sorry, we are temporarily out of the advertised chickens" is not good enough. If you don't have a large enough supply to last the week, don't advertise. Now I'm not naive enough to not realize...wait.... yeah, I said that right, but let me rephrase: I'm not too stupid to understand the loss-leader concept, but I don't like that grocery chain, and that store in particular (really, what serious grocery store doesn't carry Bisquick?), so if they're out of the special, I'm not going to say, "Oh well, no chickens, but I'll buy my groceries here anyway". Hell no. I'm going to swear under my breath and drag my two tired and hungry kids home and make do with what's in the house until the next day when I can get to Brown's Independent or a Loblaws, where the produce is fresher, they don't run out of advertised specials, and they sell frickin' Bisquick.
Oh, and by the way, for some reason, TypePad and Wordpress have decided that I am SPAM, as have a couple of other domains. Either my email address or domain name is pissing them off somehow and I've been spamlisted. So, if I hang out at your blog and usually comment on your posts, and I've been strangely silent lately, I haven't a) died, b) left town, c) got amnesia, d) sworn off computers forever, or e) become pissed off at you. Check your spam directory and you'll probably find a couple of comments from me.