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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    Thought I'd get to the ACME early. Arrived at 9:15 AM. The rest of the
    county had the same idea. It was really crowded. I decided thanks to my
    aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out into the
    aisles. A good decision. I was shopping for two hours and I knew I
    wouldn't have lasted on my feet that long.

    For a change I followed my iPhone shopping list to the letter. Crossed
    everything off!!!

    JULIE: I didn't buy the diet coke with lime but I did spring for a big
    tub of 2.5% fat cottage cheese and pretzel rods.

    One of the most amazing things happened to me... at checkout I loaded
    everything on the conveyor belt and missed the half gallon of milk. I
    noticed it when I started loading the bags back into the cart. I pointed
    out to Meg, the cashier "Meg, I didn't pay for this by mistake. I'll
    stop by tomorrow and pick it up then." Meg by that time was already
    checking out the next customer in line. He took my surrendered milk and
    told Meg to put it on his bill. ?!? With no cash on me I asked him how
    he wanted to settle it. He smiled and said "Merry Christmas." I was so
    floored by his generosity, I entirely forgot I could've self checked-out
    that one item only steps away. DOH!

    Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in the
    aisles.

    Andy

  2. #2
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.
    >
    > Thought I'd get to the ACME early. Arrived at 9:15 AM. The rest of the
    > county had the same idea. It was really crowded. I decided thanks to my
    > aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out into the
    > aisles. A good decision. I was shopping for two hours and I knew I
    > wouldn't have lasted on my feet that long.
    >
    > For a change I followed my iPhone shopping list to the letter. Crossed
    > everything off!!!
    >
    > JULIE: I didn't buy the diet coke with lime but I did spring for a big
    > tub of 2.5% fat cottage cheese and pretzel rods.
    >
    > One of the most amazing things happened to me... at checkout I loaded
    > everything on the conveyor belt and missed the half gallon of milk. I
    > noticed it when I started loading the bags back into the cart. I pointed
    > out to Meg, the cashier "Meg, I didn't pay for this by mistake. I'll
    > stop by tomorrow and pick it up then." Meg by that time was already
    > checking out the next customer in line. He took my surrendered milk and
    > told Meg to put it on his bill. ?!? With no cash on me I asked him how
    > he wanted to settle it. He smiled and said "Merry Christmas." I was so
    > floored by his generosity, I entirely forgot I could've self checked-out
    > that one item only steps away. DOH!
    >
    > Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in the
    > aisles.
    >
    > Andy




    Cool

    Dimitri

  3. #3
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.
    >>
    >> Thought I'd get to the ACME early. Arrived at 9:15 AM. The rest of
    >> the county had the same idea. It was really crowded. I decided thanks
    >> to my aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out
    >> into the aisles. A good decision. I was shopping for two hours and I
    >> knew I wouldn't have lasted on my feet that long.
    >>
    >> For a change I followed my iPhone shopping list to the letter.
    >> Crossed everything off!!!
    >>
    >> JULIE: I didn't buy the diet coke with lime but I did spring for a
    >> big tub of 2.5% fat cottage cheese and pretzel rods.
    >>
    >> One of the most amazing things happened to me... at checkout I loaded
    >> everything on the conveyor belt and missed the half gallon of milk. I
    >> noticed it when I started loading the bags back into the cart. I
    >> pointed out to Meg, the cashier "Meg, I didn't pay for this by
    >> mistake. I'll stop by tomorrow and pick it up then." Meg by that time
    >> was already checking out the next customer in line. He took my
    >> surrendered milk and told Meg to put it on his bill. ?!? With no cash
    >> on me I asked him how he wanted to settle it. He smiled and said
    >> "Merry Christmas." I was so floored by his generosity, I entirely
    >> forgot I could've self checked-out that one item only steps away.
    >> DOH!
    >>
    >> Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in
    >> the aisles.
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    >
    > Cool
    >
    > Dimitri



    Dimitri,

    On an unrelated positive note, many of the rfc membership have long
    spoken highly of applewood smoked bacon. This morning I first found it
    listed on the on-line ACME shopping site. I've been eating Oscar's brand
    for forever but today, I found the package of Hatfield brand of
    applewood smoked bacon. I had to hunt and peck the shelves for it. It
    will certainly be a brand new taste sensation.

    Best,

    Andy

  4. #4
    George Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    On 12/23/2010 12:46 PM, Andy wrote:
    > "Dimitri"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "Andy"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.
    >>>
    >>> Thought I'd get to the ACME early. Arrived at 9:15 AM. The rest of
    >>> the county had the same idea. It was really crowded. I decided thanks
    >>> to my aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out
    >>> into the aisles. A good decision. I was shopping for two hours and I
    >>> knew I wouldn't have lasted on my feet that long.
    >>>
    >>> For a change I followed my iPhone shopping list to the letter.
    >>> Crossed everything off!!!
    >>>
    >>> JULIE: I didn't buy the diet coke with lime but I did spring for a
    >>> big tub of 2.5% fat cottage cheese and pretzel rods.
    >>>
    >>> One of the most amazing things happened to me... at checkout I loaded
    >>> everything on the conveyor belt and missed the half gallon of milk. I
    >>> noticed it when I started loading the bags back into the cart. I
    >>> pointed out to Meg, the cashier "Meg, I didn't pay for this by
    >>> mistake. I'll stop by tomorrow and pick it up then." Meg by that time
    >>> was already checking out the next customer in line. He took my
    >>> surrendered milk and told Meg to put it on his bill. ?!? With no cash
    >>> on me I asked him how he wanted to settle it. He smiled and said
    >>> "Merry Christmas." I was so floored by his generosity, I entirely
    >>> forgot I could've self checked-out that one item only steps away.
    >>> DOH!
    >>>
    >>> Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in
    >>> the aisles.
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Cool
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    >
    > Dimitri,
    >
    > On an unrelated positive note, many of the rfc membership have long
    > spoken highly of applewood smoked bacon. This morning I first found it
    > listed on the on-line ACME shopping site. I've been eating Oscar's brand
    > for forever but today, I found the package of Hatfield brand of
    > applewood smoked bacon. I had to hunt and peck the shelves for it. It
    > will certainly be a brand new taste sensation.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    Don't expect too much from Hatfield anything. The "applewood" is likely
    to be Dow #971 compound..


    Just as I expected: "Natural Smoke Flavoring Added"

    http://www.hatfieldqualitymeats.com/...x?ProductID=84


    I don't buy bacon frequently but the best applewood smoked bacon I found
    is at a regional market. They apparently break down a larger box and
    pack it in shrink wrap with a store label. No idea what brand it might
    be.

  5. #5
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    On Dec 23, 9:46*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > "Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > > "Andy" <a...@b.c> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]..
    > >> Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    >
    > >> Thought I'd get to the ACME early. Arrived at 9:15 AM. The rest of
    > >> the county had the same idea. It was really crowded. I decided thanks
    > >> to my aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out
    > >> into the aisles. A good decision. I was shopping for two hours and I
    > >> knew I wouldn't have lasted on my feet that long.

    >
    > >> For a change I followed my iPhone shopping list to the letter.
    > >> Crossed everything off!!!

    >
    > >> JULIE: I didn't buy the diet coke with lime but I did spring for a
    > >> big tub of 2.5% fat cottage cheese and pretzel rods.

    >
    > >> One of the most amazing things happened to me... at checkout I loaded
    > >> everything on the conveyor belt and missed the half gallon of milk. I
    > >> noticed it when I started loading the bags back into the cart. I
    > >> pointed out to Meg, the cashier "Meg, I didn't pay for this by
    > >> mistake. I'll stop by tomorrow and pick it up then." Meg by that time
    > >> was already checking out the next customer in line. He took my
    > >> surrendered milk and told Meg to put it on his bill. ?!? With no cash
    > >> on me I asked him how he wanted to settle it. He smiled and said
    > >> "Merry Christmas." I was so floored by his generosity, I entirely
    > >> forgot I could've self checked-out that one item only steps away.
    > >> DOH!

    >
    > >> Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in
    > >> the aisles.

    >
    > >> Andy

    >
    > > Cool

    >
    > > Dimitri

    >
    > Dimitri,
    >
    > On an unrelated positive note, many of the rfc membership have long
    > spoken highly of applewood smoked bacon. This morning I first found it
    > listed on the on-line ACME shopping site. I've been eating Oscar's brand
    > for forever but today, I found the package of Hatfield brand of
    > applewood smoked bacon. I had to hunt and peck *the shelves for it. It
    > will certainly be a brand new taste sensation.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    Well...if you've never tasted it then it's obvious that it will be a
    new taste sensation.

  6. #6
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.
    >
    > Thought I'd get to the ACME early. Arrived at 9:15 AM. The rest of the
    > county had the same idea. It was really crowded. I decided thanks to my
    > aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out into the
    > aisles. A good decision. I was shopping for two hours and I knew I
    > wouldn't have lasted on my feet that long.
    >
    > For a change I followed my iPhone shopping list to the letter. Crossed
    > everything off!!!
    >
    > JULIE: I didn't buy the diet coke with lime but I did spring for a big
    > tub of 2.5% fat cottage cheese and pretzel rods.
    >
    > One of the most amazing things happened to me... at checkout I loaded
    > everything on the conveyor belt and missed the half gallon of milk. I
    > noticed it when I started loading the bags back into the cart. I pointed
    > out to Meg, the cashier "Meg, I didn't pay for this by mistake. I'll
    > stop by tomorrow and pick it up then." Meg by that time was already
    > checking out the next customer in line. He took my surrendered milk and
    > told Meg to put it on his bill. ?!? With no cash on me I asked him how
    > he wanted to settle it. He smiled and said "Merry Christmas." I was so
    > floored by his generosity, I entirely forgot I could've self checked-out
    > that one item only steps away. DOH!
    >
    > Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in the
    > aisles.


    I had an interesting time at the 4th store I went to. I bought a few things
    at the health food store, most of the stuff at one store and a few specialty
    items at another.

    Then at 9:30 at night I went to back the cookies that take the chickpea
    flour. And guess what we couldn't find? Yep. Daughter remembers getting
    it from the shelf at the store. But neither of us remembers putting it
    away.

    So we raced up to the store that I thought might sell it (they did) and
    proceeded to get in one of the two lines. In one line there was a woman
    with a ton of yogurt cups and some other things. In the other line was a
    guy with two cucumbers, sheets of raw nori, and a young Thai coconut. We
    got behind him. Less stuff. Should be quicker. Right?

    Wrong! He extracted a bag of coins that were mostly dimes. I noticed that
    about every other of his fingernails were freakishly long. He held the bag
    before his eyes as if staring at it in amazement for a while before he began
    extracting the coins. He seemed to have trouble getting the coins out of
    the bag and onto the counter and even more trouble counting them.

    Eventually he put the bag away and took out a one and a five dollar bill.
    Just stood there blinking at the clerk. She told him, "You gave me $7.55".
    His sale was $10.51. He went back and forth with the bills in his hand,
    seeming not to know what to do. Then he finally made a decision and handed
    her the five.

    When we finally got out of there, I told my daughter that I should have just
    paid for his sale. Would have been a lot quicker!



  7. #7
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.
    >>
    >> Thought I'd get to the ACME early. Arrived at 9:15 AM. The rest of
    >> the county had the same idea. It was really crowded. I decided thanks
    >> to my aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out
    >> into the aisles. A good decision. I was shopping for two hours and I
    >> knew I wouldn't have lasted on my feet that long.
    >>
    >> For a change I followed my iPhone shopping list to the letter.
    >> Crossed everything off!!!
    >>
    >> JULIE: I didn't buy the diet coke with lime but I did spring for a
    >> big tub of 2.5% fat cottage cheese and pretzel rods.
    >>
    >> One of the most amazing things happened to me... at checkout I loaded
    >> everything on the conveyor belt and missed the half gallon of milk. I
    >> noticed it when I started loading the bags back into the cart. I
    >> pointed out to Meg, the cashier "Meg, I didn't pay for this by
    >> mistake. I'll stop by tomorrow and pick it up then." Meg by that time
    >> was already checking out the next customer in line. He took my
    >> surrendered milk and told Meg to put it on his bill. ?!? With no cash
    >> on me I asked him how he wanted to settle it. He smiled and said
    >> "Merry Christmas." I was so floored by his generosity, I entirely
    >> forgot I could've self checked-out that one item only steps away.
    >> DOH!
    >>
    >> Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in
    >> the aisles.

    >
    > I had an interesting time at the 4th store I went to. I bought a few
    > things at the health food store, most of the stuff at one store and a
    > few specialty items at another.
    >
    > Then at 9:30 at night I went to back the cookies that take the
    > chickpea flour. And guess what we couldn't find? Yep. Daughter
    > remembers getting it from the shelf at the store. But neither of us
    > remembers putting it away.
    >
    > So we raced up to the store that I thought might sell it (they did)
    > and proceeded to get in one of the two lines. In one line there was a
    > woman with a ton of yogurt cups and some other things. In the other
    > line was a guy with two cucumbers, sheets of raw nori, and a young
    > Thai coconut. We got behind him. Less stuff. Should be quicker.
    > Right?
    >
    > Wrong! He extracted a bag of coins that were mostly dimes. I noticed
    > that about every other of his fingernails were freakishly long. He
    > held the bag before his eyes as if staring at it in amazement for a
    > while before he began extracting the coins. He seemed to have trouble
    > getting the coins out of the bag and onto the counter and even more
    > trouble counting them.
    >
    > Eventually he put the bag away and took out a one and a five dollar
    > bill. Just stood there blinking at the clerk. She told him, "You gave
    > me $7.55". His sale was $10.51. He went back and forth with the bills
    > in his hand, seeming not to know what to do. Then he finally made a
    > decision and handed her the five.
    >
    > When we finally got out of there, I told my daughter that I should
    > have just paid for his sale. Would have been a lot quicker!



    Julie,

    Heh heh heh heh heh!

    Best,

    Andy

  8. #8
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcflCzZlLcQ

    Another guitar first impression.

    Andy

  9. #9
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    On Thu, 23 Dec 2010 10:46:02 -0600, Andy wrote:

    > Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.
    >
    > Thought I'd get to the ACME early. Arrived at 9:15 AM. The rest of the
    > county had the same idea. It was really crowded. I decided thanks to my
    > aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out into the
    > aisles. A good decision. I was shopping for two hours and I knew I
    > wouldn't have lasted on my feet that long.
    >
    > For a change I followed my iPhone shopping list to the letter. Crossed
    > everything off!!!
    >
    > JULIE: I didn't buy the diet coke with lime but I did spring for a big
    > tub of 2.5% fat cottage cheese and pretzel rods.
    >
    > One of the most amazing things happened to me... at checkout I loaded
    > everything on the conveyor belt and missed the half gallon of milk. I
    > noticed it when I started loading the bags back into the cart. I pointed
    > out to Meg, the cashier "Meg, I didn't pay for this by mistake. I'll
    > stop by tomorrow and pick it up then." Meg by that time was already
    > checking out the next customer in line. He took my surrendered milk and
    > told Meg to put it on his bill. ?!? With no cash on me I asked him how
    > he wanted to settle it. He smiled and said "Merry Christmas." I was so
    > floored by his generosity, I entirely forgot I could've self checked-out
    > that one item only steps away. DOH!
    >
    > Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in the
    > aisles.
    >
    > Andy


    almost like you had no legs, huh?

    blake

  10. #10
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    In article <1i75owsow4axv.1eo12gprpgqvm$.[email protected]>,
    blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 23 Dec 2010 10:46:02 -0600, Andy wrote:


    > > aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out into the


    > > Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in the
    > > aisles.


    > almost like you had no legs, huh?


    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    :-)

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  11. #11
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <1i75owsow4axv.1eo12gprpgqvm$.[email protected]>,
    > blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 23 Dec 2010 10:46:02 -0600, Andy wrote:

    >
    >> > aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out into
    >> > the

    >
    >> > Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in
    >> > the aisles.

    >
    >> almost like you had no legs, huh?

    >
    > Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    >
    >:-)



    Heh heh heh.

    Except I got up and walked away. Drove home, etc., etc.

    Major difference.

    Andy

  12. #12
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    On 12/23/2010 6:22 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
    > Then at 9:30 at night I went to back the cookies that take the chickpea
    > flour. And guess what we couldn't find? Yep. Daughter remembers getting
    > it from the shelf at the store. But neither of us remembers putting it
    > away.


    My missing item was a pack of new sponges. I wondered if anything else
    was missing, looked at the receipt and I had everything I'd paid for.
    So I figure the sponges were still in the cart, or they were stuck on
    the end where the conveyor belt starts up. I can live without them and
    just use dish cloths for now. I did buy a supermarket gift card for
    my sister and noticed it didn't ring up, so had to have the checker
    check it. Sure enough, it didn't scan. They don't get activated if not
    scanned and it's a pain to go back and have them activate them. BTDT.

  13. #13
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    On Fri, 24 Dec 2010 13:46:55 -0800, Dan Abel wrote:

    > In article <1i75owsow4axv.1eo12gprpgqvm$.[email protected]>,
    > blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 23 Dec 2010 10:46:02 -0600, Andy wrote:

    >
    >>> aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out into the

    >
    >>> Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in the
    >>> aisles.

    >
    >> almost like you had no legs, huh?

    >
    > Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    >
    > :-)


    <snort>

    i'm not sure i want to be flattered by andy.

    your pal,
    blake

  14. #14
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Supermarket shopping with the Christmas masses.

    On Fri, 24 Dec 2010 18:30:01 -0600, Andy wrote:

    > Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> In article <1i75owsow4axv.1eo12gprpgqvm$.[email protected]>,
    >> blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Thu, 23 Dec 2010 10:46:02 -0600, Andy wrote:

    >>
    >>> > aching ribs I sat in one of the electric carts and rolled out into
    >>> > the

    >>
    >>> > Several shoppers complimented me on my choice of transportation in
    >>> > the aisles.

    >>
    >>> almost like you had no legs, huh?

    >>
    >> Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    >>
    >>:-)

    >
    > Heh heh heh.
    >
    > Except I got up and walked away. Drove home, etc., etc.
    >
    > Major difference.
    >
    > Andy


    you're superman!

    blake

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