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Gialmere
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October 12th, 2020 at 4:17:25 PM permalink
In terms of what's on the shelves, where I live everything has been pretty much back to normal for several months. The one exception is surface cleaners such as Formula 409. No matter what store I visit that section is usually wiped out.

Speaking of wiped, toilet paper has been readily available for a long time now. My wife, however, now demands we maintain a surplus. (I think we have a 60 roll buffer.) I'd tell her she's being paranoid but, after this crazy year, it's a hard argument to make in court.
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ChumpChange
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October 12th, 2020 at 4:24:01 PM permalink
Toilet paper be out for 6 months, back for a week, and it's out again.
ThatDonGuy
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October 12th, 2020 at 4:25:59 PM permalink
The one thing I have noticed that is pretty much constantly out of stock: name-brand dishwasher detergent pods.
AZDuffman
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October 12th, 2020 at 4:55:00 PM permalink
Mostly back to normal in my parts. Soups are still low and hand sanitizer is there but the cheapo kind not always.

The directional shopping is almost totally ignored now. Lots of the arrows on the floor have come up and not been replaced. A few months back Karen yelled at me for not having my mask over my nose while she was going the wrong way in the aisle of all things. I see about 60 percent compliance, which is no big deal as random is 50 percent.

Curiously, many people including myself are just leaving carts in the vestibule of the store instead of taking them to their car. For the most part I have not made any big hauls so no need to do so. But there are always many left close.
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DRich
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October 12th, 2020 at 4:59:39 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman


Curiously, many people including myself are just leaving carts in the vestibule of the store instead of taking them to their car.



Good for you, I am the guy in the parking lot that yells at people for leaving carts in the parking lot. I have a good technique that embarrasses them into putting it back if others are around to hear it.
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petroglyph
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October 12th, 2020 at 9:56:41 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Good for you, I am the guy in the parking lot that yells at people for leaving carts in the parking lot. I have a good technique that embarrasses them into putting it back if others are around to hear it.

I try to make work so the store has to hire another cart boy.
RahulBrown
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October 13th, 2020 at 5:38:00 AM permalink
I purchased some of the deli food yesterday. I only went here twice, but on my second visit one week later the cashier remembered me. It was suspiciously.
AZDuffman
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October 13th, 2020 at 5:43:12 AM permalink
Quote: RahulBrown

I purchased some of the deli food yesterday. I only went here twice, but on my second visit one week later the cashier remembered me. It was suspiciously.



Could just be they are that type of person. I know a guy is like that, you could put him on the floor of a casino and soon he would remember people were there before. Not just that but what day they were there. He worked a place where there would regularly be 1,000+ per night and tell a random person "good to see you again, you were here Tuesday!" He had to be told to knock it down a bit as women got creeped. Dude is the most harmless guy you will ever meet but I see how women would not like that.

If the guy worked the eye nobody in the Griffin Book would last 10 minutes in the place.
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billryan
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October 13th, 2020 at 11:14:35 AM permalink
I am about to break out the last roll of toilet paper from my pre-virus days. Just before the shortage, I had bought either a nine or twelve-pack and had a few loose rolls. A few weeks into the shortage I was able to buy two individual rolls. Last week I bought a six-pack. I'd never paid attention to my actual usage, but now I know I'll be able to get thru any shortages with just a multi-pack stashed away. I never touched my emergency stash of canned ravioli and Campbell's soups so I'm going to donate half to the local food bank.
billryan
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October 13th, 2020 at 11:26:38 AM permalink
One summer, while in college, I had a paid internship with Western Electric. They would hire a bunch of the execs kids to help out as summer replacements for vacationing staff.
The building I worked in had a small cafeteria and had recently shortened its hours, so after it closed it would leave pots of coffee out on an honor basis. My foreman, who had over thirty years in, refused to pay for coffee that he said would just get thrown out if he didn't drink it. Several times, our Supervisor and the building management spoke to us about the need to pay, and as I was one of only three summer replacements, I'm sure I was a top suspect.
Finally, after weeks of someone drinking the coffee, a notice went out that anyone caught not paying for coffee would be terminated.
A few days go by, and we are outside on one of our scheduled breaks when our supervisor and two building guards walk up and tell our foreman he is fired and he is escorted in to gather his belongings.
Supposedly, he lost his pension and was denied unemployment.

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