Thursday Three - The Grocery Store ;-)

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Thursday Three - The Grocery Store ;-)
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Thu, 01-06-2005 - 11:18am

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Thu, 01-06-2005 - 12:41pm

1. When you are buying dairy products, do you just take the first item within your reach, or do you reach behind into the back of the shelf to get the best "sell by this date" items?

It depends on the item. For the most part I take the first item within my reach. When I'm buying a gallon of milk I'll check the sell-by date; if the first one is reasonable I'll take it, if not I'll reach a little further back.

2. When in the grocery aisle, do you take boxes that might be a little damaged on the corner or do you reach past the damaged one to get a box that is "perfect"?

Again, for me it depends on the item and how damaged. A little damage on the corner of a cereal box, I'll take it. I don't like dented cans, not quite sure why I'm pickier about cans than boxes.

3. When you are at the register, do you ask that all your cold items be in separate bags from your grocery items, or do you just have them throw it all in together and worry about it when you get home?

No, I don't ask them if they are bagging. Most of the time lately I use the self check-out lines and then I will bag all my perishables together to make it easier when I get home.

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Registered: 09-26-2003
Thu, 01-06-2005 - 5:47pm

1. When you are buying dairy products, do you just take the first item within your reach, or do you reach behind into the back of the shelf to get the best "sell by this date" items?


I always check the sell-by dates.

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Thu, 01-06-2005 - 7:28pm

#1 I reach into the back & get the best 'sell by date' possible:) I'm picky, sorry!

#2 I pick the 'perfect' ones, even if they are all damaged I'll pick something else before buying 'damaged' goods:) I'm weird I know!

#3 OK you'd think that as picky as I am about picking out the items that I would care but I don't! As long as the eggs & bread are in the same bag & on the top of the pile I could care less how everything else is packed:) OK I'm officially looney!

Bree

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Fri, 01-07-2005 - 1:00pm

1. When you are buying dairy products, do you just take the first item within your reach, or do you reach behind into the back of the shelf to get the best "sell by this date" items?
I always search through the milk for the best date. I have also gotten a bad yogurt. Butter I'm not too worried about 'cuz I freeze it anyway.

2. When in the grocery aisle, do you take boxes that might be a little damaged on the corner or do you reach past the damaged one to get a box that is "perfect"?
I always look for an undamaged one, and will forgo buying a product if I can't find a "good" one.

3. When you are at the register, do you ask that all your cold items be in separate bags from your grocery items, or do you just have them throw it all in together and worry about it when you get home?
I ask for paper. When I bag my own, I put cold in the plastic, but it seems like if I make "special" request from any sacker, they get confused, so I just say paper.
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Registered: 09-26-2003
Fri, 01-07-2005 - 5:28pm

You know I was wondering if it was just me for the reason the baggers get "confused".

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 01-07-2005 - 9:11pm

Ah!! I thought it was just me! I used to say put the dry stuff in paper, and they would look like deers caught in headlights! Do the get paid by the number of plastic they use? The stores dock their pay because they have carts of groceries with paper & plastic?

Okay, the heavy bag thing drives me crazy!! They put 17 cans of food in a paper sack and put it in the cart and invariably rips! I have never been trained to bag groceries, but I know by the sheer laws of physics or something like that, if you pack a paper sack w/22 lbs of metal, it's gonna rip, and your customer is going to be mad, to boot.

Glad to see I'm not the only "picky" one.

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Sat, 01-08-2005 - 10:39am

It's nice to know I'm not the only one too.

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Sat, 01-08-2005 - 4:56pm
Kathie, nice questions!
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Registered: 03-20-2001
Sat, 01-08-2005 - 5:00pm
Sometimes I just want to bag it myself.....
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Sat, 01-08-2005 - 5:34pm

Are we spoiled over here?

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