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  • sam_1 Jun 28, 2010 07:02 AM
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Passed by Origin this morning and saw a clear plastic bag of baguettes propped up in the doorway. On the ground. Seems like a strange way to deliver food - thoughts?

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  1. A lot of bakers do deliveries before businesses are open. Often bread is left in doorways a la Origin.

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    1. re: sloweater

      Agree. I see this all the time.

    2. bakery products and produce often left outside restaurants early AM. If traffic or parking is difficult in cities this is very normal practice.

      1. Yup, see it all the time. Most of the time it's safe, but Mr. S. once came upon a couple of raccoons opening one of those plastic clamshell containers of croissants from the bakery order at our local corner store.

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        1. re: Sooeygun

          Absolutely common delivery practice in NYC and its environs.

          No doubt man selfishly doing away with the habitat of wildlife is leading the poor animals to be opportunistic. Bears may soon replace raccoons.

          1. re: anonymouse1935

            Ha - raccoons have adapted VERY well to their Toronto habitat. It's not opportunism so much as a ideal feeding ground for many generations now. No one worries about cockroach or rat habitats. But I do think the raccoons compete so effectively that they keep our rat population down.

            1. re: julesrules

              A lot of animals seem to adapt with no problems. I live in an area that used to be a peacock refuge and the peacocks are still thriving a few generations later. When I was in school, it would only take looking away for a second for them to steal your sandwich. I really don't look at them with sympathy and think "Oh poor peacocks" because they seem to be living it up!

        2. That's the way it is done in every city I have ever lived in. I don't think someone wants to have to show up to accept a bread delivery at 4 am