Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bulk Food

If your grocery store has a bulk food section you know the drill.  Select your item, scoop some in the bag, key in the code and print your label.  So the girls and I were in the grocery store today heading to the bulk food section to grab some dried cranberries.  Scooping up dried cranberries was this 'gentleman'.  Already in his bag was a trail mix.  So here I am thinking he was just adding cranberries to his mix.  (he was shaking the bag to mix it up).  Ok not the biggest crime of the century but it gets worse.  He scoops up dried mango, pineapple, and papaya.  Shaking the bag all the time.  Then he goes for nuts.  OK.  I have had it.  I am going to say something.  After all that is what Jesus would do right ? (WWJD?)

Me: Excuse me. You know you are not suppose to mix the items.
Guy: (smiling with fake surprise look) Oh really? I didn't know ( Scoop scoop)
Me: Yeah.  They all have different unit prices.  But I guess you already knew that. (cheesy smile)
Guy:  Yeah I guess I should pick an average unit price to make it fair.
Me: (roll eyes)

Then I snatch my dried cranberries off the scale and head back down the isle.  I see him through out the store with his stolen items.  I try not to shoot him a dirty look and he tries not to make eye contact with me.

I understand that gas prices are up and that makes food go up.  But COME ON!!!!  By Paying 2.99 a lb for your 8.99 a lb item will eventually make all items go up more!!!

I should have said:
I hope you can sleep tonight knowing that some one else knows that you are cheating the grocery store.
I am a secret shopper for the grocery store.  Smile you too are on camera!
I would pay for that right away before the management comes looking for you.

BUT I didn't.  I am not that fast on my feet.  The fact that I said anything at all surprised me.  So if you are one of those who do not pay the appropriate unit price for your goods, watch out... I am watching you.

And if you are the guy whom I ran into today.  Shame on you.  I hope your trail mix had bugs in it.

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