Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Faxable Groceries

Saves the trees and gasoline!
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Instead of usual grocery shopping (shopping cart, big warehouse of a store and lots of bags), this would allow you to order groceries from your computer and receive them almost instantly. You would order your groceries on the company's website and they would be faxed to you through a system of underground tubing connected to your refrigerator. Purple robots would sort out the proper groceries and then fire them at high speeds through the tubing using giant blow-guns. you would receive your groceries in your refrigerator quickly and easily without ever setting foot in a store or using any bags or boxes. It would also eliminate the need for wasted gas and air pollution that delivery trucks produce. :)
youngwizard14, Aug 05 2002

Cheese Taps http://www.halfbake.../idea/Cheese_20taps
[calum, Aug 05 2002]

Physical Internet http://www.halfbake...physical_20internet
Various implementations noted thereunder; none involve groceries or purple robots. [DrCurry, Aug 05 2002]


       There go my eggs again.
dag, Aug 05 2002

       why *purple* robots?
po, Aug 05 2002

       We have had several suggestions for a physical Internet, which I will count the same as physical faxing, and hence denounce this idea as Half Baked. (As for ordering groceries online and having them delivered to your house, as opposed to your fridge, this is quite Baked.)
DrCurry, Aug 05 2002

       The good doctor is right. Sweetpea-- a company that used trucks to deliver, as opposed to the rather impractical purple robots. Why is this a fax? C'mon, get your fax straight.
watermelancholy, Aug 05 2002

       You should have used cornstarch fax paper and food-concentrate "ink". Good for sandwiches and pizzas anyway.
FarmerJohn, Aug 05 2002


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