Hope you don't need anything at Stop & Shop

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I'm gonna shoot that fricken robot that follows me around the store.
Wife and I mainly use Market Basket now, but occasionally still go to S&S for small trips. It's closer and not nearly as mobbed for the most part. Last time I was in there was a about a week ago and I saw that camera robot moving around. First time I had ever seen one and I stopped and stared it down for a sec. Then I realized what it was and started to follow it. It stopped and looked at me (recorded me maybe). Then it kept going so I kept following. It stopped again. Then I gave it my best crazy face and ran down the nearest aisle. I hope someone was watching that one.
 

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The announcement thing is 99% as annoying as the beeping robot.
F the gas points, LoginName, I'll see at Big Y from now on....checkout girls are always better looking there anyways. [troll]
 

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I still go to S&S, it's only 2 or 3 minutes from my house. Closest Shaw's is in Melrose and doesn't have much parking. Can't stand Market Basket, plus there aren't any close to me. I never had much of an issue with S&S, they always have what I want. Although the produce isn't great, I may start getting that somewhere else.
 
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I miss market basket so much. In california it's pretty much vons, ralph's, and albertsons. food prices in this state are f***ing obscene....like the price of everything else out here.

Counting the days til my contract is up so I can move the f*** out of here.
 

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I can’t win.

Big Y is better, but doesn’t give out bags any longer.

Stop and Shop is across the street.

Only thing to do is go to stop n shop to steal bags then go back to Big Y.
 

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Looks like they lost $345Mil in lost sales due to the strike and 10% of customers did not return. Geniuses on both sides of this one: Stop & Shop lost $345 million in sales due to strike

I am NOT surprised. My wife and I were big users of the S&S based Peapod service before the strike. As a matter of fact, the strike caused the cancellation of our last order. We had been going to the Roche Bros market in Norton fairly frequently and really appreciated the significantly better quality food. This strike gave us the opportunity to sign up for the Roche Bros delivery service on a trial basis. Unlike S&S, Roche Bros has not delivered ANY rotten food and has permanently earned my continued business. I guess that my wife and I are in that 10 percent the article talks about.
 
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I can’t win.

Big Y is better, but doesn’t give out bags any longer.

Stop and Shop is across the street.

Only thing to do is go to stop n shop to steal bags then go back to Big Y.
I mean, that’s not the only thing you can do. You could, you know, bring your own bags. Which is probably even easier. Thoughts? [wink]
 

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I mean, that’s not the only thing you can do. You could, you know, bring your own bags. Which is probably even easier. Thoughts? [wink]
I think you’re insane. Do you know how unhealthy those bags are? Anything good for the environment I’m against on principle. I like the plastic bags. Plus, the turtles seem to love them at the beach.
 
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I think you’re insane. Do you know how unhealthy those bags are? Anything good for the environment I’m against on principle. I like the plastic bags. Plus, the turtles seem to love them at the beach.
5 of the most ridiculous statements I've read on NES in a long time.
 

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Yeah, one moved into the campsite across from us last night. Yikes, so ugly she could stop a clock on a train.
Should have hit it over the head with a bat and captured it, them f***ers are worth money.
 

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as a proud Union member I can tell you that in an abusive employment environment the only protection you have is your union.

Unions do not create jobs, unions protect workers and negotiate for working conditions, wages, and benefits.

If you choose not to be a union member, that's fine with me, but allow me the right to join one.
Don't work for abusers.

Nobody wants to abolish unions but the legal protections they get from .gov are absurd. Individuals or even informal unions get no such .gov protection. This arrangement ends up being economically disruptive for both employers and job seekers.

-Mike
 

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Don't work for abusers.

Nobody wants to abolish unions but the legal protections they get from .gov are absurd. Individuals or even informal unions get no such .gov protection. This arrangement ends up being economically disruptive for both employers and job seekers.

-Mike
Part of the job at the T is being abused by Management and Passengers. It is the cost of the job, and since I retired 10 years ago it has just gotten worse. It is the price you pay for a union wage, crappy health insurance and a pension plan that is one step from insolvency.
But we still have it better than most airplane pilots
 

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Big Y is better, but doesn’t give out bags any longer.
Do like people are doing at the BigY where I shop: Use the fruit & veggie plastic bags. Stick as many as you need in your pocket and bag your food right after checkout. Now, this only works for light loads, so I'm now doing the bulk of my grocery shopping elsewhere. But for what little I really need from BigY, it works perfectly. [cheers]
 

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Do like people are doing at the BigY where I shop: Use the fruit & veggie plastic bags. Stick as many as you need in your pocket and bag your food right after checkout. Now, this only works for light loads, so I'm now doing the bulk of my grocery shopping elsewhere. But for what little I really need from BigY, it works perfectly. [cheers]
Or you can just spring for .10 cents per large paper bag. Life’s too short to worry about .20-.30 cents a week.
 

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Or you can just spring for .10 cents per large paper bag. Life’s too short to worry about .20-.30 cents a week.
I didn't see anyone doing that. It's sort of a shaming thing I think. Naughty, selfish you didn't buy and bring your stinky reusable bags like a good submissive boy should and now we are going to fine you 10¢ for killing a tree. [laugh]

Nope. It's the principle of the thing with me. Too easy to shop elsewhere and not be dragged into the liberal's "Save the world from global warming" fantasy. [thinking]
 

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We now shop at Shaw's and have no plans to ever go back to S&S.
Shaw's is my go to place. Hardly any line at the checkout, no machines where you have to do the work of check out/bagger and the store is always well stocked and clean. It is a little more than MB or S&S but well worth it for me for the lack of people. Honestly I cannot understand how they are in business.

I carry a HD plastic bag with handles and they fill it at check out.
 
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I just grab an empty box out of the produce section, then recycle it when I get home.
 
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Anybody else have a fricking closet full of the damned paper bags now?

The plastic bags, you could stuff 6 months worth of bags into just one and hang it by the back door. When you need a bag, grab a bag. Have a bag you don't need, stuff it.

The paper ones are YUGE comparatively speaking. In winter I just toss the extras in the wood stove but at the moment I have BAGS of bags.

These damned dolphins are not worth the effort to save them!
 
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Anybody else have a fricking closet full of the damned paper bags now?

The plastic bags, you could stuff 6 months worth of bags into just one and hang it by the back door. When you need a bag, grab a bag. Have a bag you don't need, stuff it.

The paper ones are YUGE comparatively speaking. In winter I just toss the extras in the wood stove but at the moment I have BAGS of bags.

These damned dolphins are not worth the effort to save them!
When I was a young critter, we used to use the paper bags from the grocery store to make covers for our school textbooks. [grin]
 

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Anybody else have a fricking closet full of the damned paper bags now?

The plastic bags, you could stuff 6 months worth of bags into just one and hang it by the back door. When you need a bag, grab a bag. Have a bag you don't need, stuff it.

The paper ones are YUGE comparatively speaking. In winter I just toss the extras in the wood stove but at the moment I have BAGS of bags.

These damned dolphins are not worth the effort to save them!
Yeah but the baggers actually fill the paper ones so you don’t end up w 8 bags for a dozen items.
 
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