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Old 05-15-2015, 12:42 PM   #4291
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I use the "excuse me" technique too.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:42 PM   #4292
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Hmmm, it must be where you guys live. I just gently say "excuse me" and people move out of the way, often apologizing as they do.
It depends. If there's a child close by I use the polite mode.

In worse case scenarios I've even had market rage, whether directed at shoppers or cashiers.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:12 PM   #4293
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Hmmm, it must be where you guys live. I just gently say "excuse me" and people move out of the way, often apologizing as they do.
I have to admit Andy, that because the help is so polite and quick to offer assistance, it sets the tone for all shoppers at MB. In my MB, I have never had a problem with any of the other customers. My biggest problem with other shoppers is always at Shaw's. The aisles are too close together, floors are dirty, and the employees are disgruntled. Shaw's is only when I really need an item. I would never get a full grocery order there. Most of the time I would rather wait until Spike is going to MB to pick up an item I need. Right now I have enough laundry pods for about five more loads. I let Spike know I needed it and asked him to pick me up a new supply the next time he is there. I don't like giving my money to Shaw's at all.

BTW, Shaw's was rated as one of the worst supermarkets in the country.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:07 PM   #4294
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I use both GotGarlic's and Roadfix's methods. The problem is that I live in Quebec and you never know if people speak English or French. Both Anglophones and Francophones will sometimes ignore you if you aren't speaking their language.
Maybe a shrill whistle for sports would work. That would alert everyone around that they are blocking the aisle.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:18 PM   #4295
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Hmmm, it must be where you guys live...
Could be. Our Market Basket attracts a lot of shoppers from CT, out towards Springfield, and the greater Worcester area. Since they aren't there weekly, they gawk at the new stuff and can't find anything they have on their lists because they aren't familiar with the store.

Could be a time-of-day thing, too. I tend to shop later in the afternoon, thus running into (not literally - I'm a no-contact shopper ) after work shoppers.

Addie, our MB was great, full of helpful people who cared. Then they opened the new stores, sent our manager to Attleboro, sent a lot of other people to assistant manage in the new stores, and left us with the dregs. The new store manager is waiting out his time so he can retire. Since he was assigned at the start of the year, I have seen him on the floor once. Frank used to be out there, working alongside his staff, and greeting customers by name. I miss Frank...
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:48 AM   #4296
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Because of my youngster's profession, I have to be careful of what I put out there on the internet. Sometimes it is a pain in the neck. I can't post any pictures of my other kids or their names. I can't mention what they do for a living or where they work. I am lucky I can mention Teddy, only because he is a dog.

There are times when all of this puts up a wall from friendship with other members of this forum. And I am beginning to resent it. I doubt if I could convince him to find another profession.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:18 PM   #4297
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Beagle squatted for a two second pee in a common area when we went on our walk. Neighbors from another two subdivisions who were visiting together accused her of pooping! Based on some other dog's two week old poop! The one woman told me I need to bring a baggie! I almost showed her the baggie I always have in my pocket, then I thought, Beagle didn't poop, and when she does it on someone else's lawn, I pick it up.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:15 PM   #4298
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Could be. Our Market Basket attracts a lot of shoppers from CT, out towards Springfield, and the greater Worcester area. Since they aren't there weekly, they gawk at the new stuff and can't find anything they have on their lists because they aren't familiar with the store.

Could be a time-of-day thing, too. I tend to shop later in the afternoon, thus running into (not literally - I'm a no-contact shopper ) after work shoppers.

Addie, our MB was great, full of helpful people who cared. Then they opened the new stores, sent our manager to Attleboro, sent a lot of other people to assistant manage in the new stores, and left us with the dregs. The new store manager is waiting out his time so he can retire. Since he was assigned at the start of the year, I have seen him on the floor once. Frank used to be out there, working alongside his staff, and greeting customers by name. I miss Frank...
You need to send a letter to Tewksbury and let them know. That is not the goal that Arthur T has set for his shoppers. Like you, our manager is always up front if he is not out on the floor. One time I got a electric cart from Hell and he happened to be out on the floor. He told me to wait right where I was, Went to get me a better cart, and then transferred all my groceries to the new cart. There were a couple of other employees in the aisle stocking. He could have asked one of them to help, but he didn't. He took care of the problem himself. You gotta luv a manager like that.

Sometimes when I don't know where something is, I ask an employee and they not only tell me what aisle, they go get it for me. I don't know if it is because I am elderly and using and electric cart, but I get the greatest service at my MB.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:45 PM   #4299
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I used to join the ladies from the building on Tuesday night down in the community room for tea. I stopped going because all they do is gossip. They are some of the worst gossipers I have ever come across. I hate gossip. Even if it is true.

So when I started to lose weight, I pretty much have been staying in my apartment and go down for me mail late at night. Then one afternoon, there was a knock at my door. It was one of the ladies asking me if I was all right. Then she commented on how much weight I had lost. I told her I was fine, and refused to comment on my weight loss.

The next thing I hear is that I have a terminal illness and my apartment will be empty soon. For a while I ignored the gossip and kept my mouth shut. Then when I am down in the lobby waiting for my ride to go to an appointment, one of the ladies gets off the elevator. Oh Addie, I am sorry to hear about your illness. But you look good except for the weight loss. "Thank you. I have been cured." Then my ride arrived.

I have been cured all right. Cured of gossip, and having tea with the ladies on Tuesday night!
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Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! It's a miracle! Addie has been cured! I would love to have someone say that I lost so much weight that I must be ill. It sounds like they were not concerned, except that your apartment would be available! LOL

When DH worked, if one of the older guys passed away or retired, they got a "move-up." They were union, and they moved up on the seniority roster. One time an older guy who worked with him who lived across the street was shoveling snow. DH hollered over that he was going to give himself a heart attack. They guy replied "That would be a move-up!"
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