The headline caught my eye, “The Never-Ending Battle for Space on Canadian Grocery Shelves”. The article goes on to say how a couple of iconic food brands are leaving the Canadian market, one being Dad’s chocolate chip cookies and the other being Skippy peanut butter. Apparently grocers are revamping stores to expand the perimeters where fresh products such as deli, meat, produce and bakery are displayed and this means that companies such as Heinz-Kraft, Sara Lee, and Kellogg are losing ground because shoppers spend on average about ¾’s of their time in the store’s perimeters so the middle of the store sees less traffic these days.
Another iconic movie and tv actor has passed away. Roger Moore was 89. He was born in London, England, in 1927 and was James Bond in more movies than any other to date, six in total, beginning in 1973. He was 57 when he did his final Bond movie, “A View to a Kill” in 1985. Many critics panned his performances as Bond because Moore played the role tongue-in-cheek, much more so than Sean Connery and a complete opposite portrayal than that of Daniel Craig’s.
The May long weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season and that means planning to take some type of vacation during the next three months. Labour laws were enacted generations ago to ensure people got a break from constant work. In the old days’ believe it or not, there existed some employers that would work their employees to death if they could get away with it. You know free enterprise; help the owner get rich from your sweat and blood.
How many people took today off to make it a 4-day weekend? If you’re allowed to do it, why not? Just don’t be dishonest and call in sick if you’re not. We’re heading into the weekend that has been the traditional time to plant the garden and the flower pots and for those who have lake cabins to drive up and get them ready. The golf courses should be busy and I’ll be hauling our clubs out of the garden shed to clean them up and perhaps even sneak in a round by Monday night.
The Sports Poll on Sasknow.ca on Tuesday brought up a Rider name from the recent past, John Chick. The question was, “Considering he just signed a contract extension with Hamilton, are you still sore Chick is no longer a Rider”? As of this writing, 9% of respondents weren’t sure because Chick is 34 years old and his “best before” date is quickly coming up but he would still be an asset to the Riders. 24% said no, Rider Nation needs to look ahead, not back.