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Old 04-14-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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Forgetting your groceries at the store

I went to the grocery store today and when I got home, I thought.....where are the bananas, tomatoes and cucumber that I bought?? It turns out, I must have forgotten one bag of groceries at the store! It is too far to go back and get them now, but I keep thinking.....how did I forget a whole bag of groceries?

This has to have happened to others before right? Anyone else have a story to share?

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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Yeah that happens to me every once in a while. Thankfully I live just a few minutes from the store, but there have been times when I knew I would not be able to get back for a few days. I called the store and they found the bad and put it aside for me to pick up at my convenience. If there were meats or other things that could go bad then they put those back in stock and I was able to take my receipt and get those items next time I was there. Give the store a call. I would be surprised if they did not offer to do that for you.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:46 PM   #3
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I think we've all done that - the cashier should have noticed, or the bag boy, tho.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:56 PM   #4
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I think we've all done that - the cashier should have noticed, or the bag boy, tho.
OMG ~ we don't even have bag people anymore.

Call the store, they are required to keep any left over bags and note the contents. They'll put them back on the shelves and allow you to get new of the items you bought. I have, on more than one occasion, found items left on carts in the parking lot and returned them to the store ~ most recently an expensive bottle of motor oil. Just call the store, they should have record of your mishap.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:58 PM   #5
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Thanks GB, I think I will call the store. The person who bagged the groceries put the bags in my cart, and I didn't pay attention. I was in a rush. I don't think anyone was bagging groceries really. One of the ladies who work at the store offered to do it because I had some heavy items and she noticed that I am very pregnant. Someone was talking to her the whole time, so she probably didn't notice.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:19 PM   #6
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Yeah, just call they'll make good on it. Just jot down the name of the person you talked to and bring in your receipt. I worked for a grocery chain for 11 years and the cashiers have one of the hardest jobs out there. They also have a customer per hour quota to make along with an items scanned per minute to achieve. And at places like Walmart who don't have baggers, I always put my groceries on the conveyer belt in order. Frozen and cold stuff together, delicate items together like chips, bread and produce, and canned goods together also. He/She can bag faster, I know my groceries are safe from being crushed and everyone goes home happy.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:11 PM   #7
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Yeah, Calya - it has happened to me a couple of times ... so now I watch the checker/bag boy like a hawk. But, having a "bagger" is some what of a rarety these days.

On the other side - I have gotten home and found a bag of groceries that I didn't buy a time or two.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:15 PM   #8
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On the other side - I have gotten home and found a bag of groceries that I didn't buy a time or two.
Have you returned it or called the store to tell them as much? I ask because I do. They've said to keep it but asked me what was in the bag. I tell them and they must do something with the information but they always tell me to keep it for my honesty.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:20 PM   #9
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I've left some and I've also got home with a bag belonging to someone else. Several years ago before we had our own Publix I used to stop on the way home from work at a Publix close to my office. One night when I got home and started putting up my groceries I had an extra bag with all kinds of goodies - a really good steak, a jar of watermelon preserves and several other things that I can't remember but hadn't bought. I called the store and they said "enjoy them, the person who missed them came back and got more". I thought that was very nice of them. Of course I've spent a cajillion dollars at Publix in all these years.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:59 PM   #10
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I haven't forgotten my groceries, hubby and I were at the checkout and a man in front of me , walked out and left a bag , I went after him with his bag and gave it to him.
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