Sunday, August 23, 2009

Gotta Grocery Shop

Irv and I grocery shop on Sunday mornings. We are usually there by about 7:30 a.m. We drive about 25 minutes to get to a particular store because they have a great selection of everything and their prices are by far the best around. They happen to be open around the clock...not that I would ever need or want to shop in the middle of the night, but I'm sure some people do. I love almost everything about this store...even their bathrooms are very clean! They also carry lots of organic and gluten free foods. It's also "employee owned". Great place!

There are two things I don't like about the store. The first is that most of the time their produce sucks. It either already looks "old" or it is "old" by the time you get home from the store. That is a problem when you are a vegetarian and shop once a week.

The other thing that drives me crazy is that they like to use that big Zamboni looking machine to wash their floors....on Sunday mornings around 7:30 a.m. Now I am thrilled that they keep their floors so nice and clean, but why can't they wash them in the middle of the night when very few people are in the store? Sometimes you have to get out of the way of the guy doing the floors, and it always leaves the floor wet in spots. On top of that, they use some gross chemicals, and the smell wafts through the store making me wonder what I am inhaling and giving me a nasty headache! UGH!

I just might have to drop them a little e-mail and express my displeasure.....

So, where and when do you do your shopping? Chain store or mom and pop store?

5 comments:

Lanyardlady said...

Ewww, can see how the chemical smell would be a turn-off. Saturday mornings at a chain store. Sometimes I wish I lived in a big city where I could stop by the green grocer every day and pick what looked good for dinner that night.

Angela said...

I shop on Thursday (my day off) and I prefer Kroger to Wal Mart. If I have to get household things or dog food I will do my grocery shopping at WalMart. I actually love to grocery shop. It is relaxing. You can put all kinds of things into the cart and not feel guilty spending $200 because its food and you have to have food!

I hope you get your CD tomorrow too! I really hope you like it.

Kelly's Ideas said...

Good question - I shop for almost everything at Target and my meat and produce at Plow Boys or Albertsons.. In So. Cal I have a ton of choices... Where are you?

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Kelly
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Joanna Jenkins said...

Oy, the zambonie would do it for me. That's worse than not having enough checkout open :-(
xo

Mary said...

i shop locally as much as i can but still have to go to larger chain stores, especially in winter. i consider trader joe's a chain store as well tho it seems less offensive than some. also, their produce is awful in our town ;-)

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