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    People who leave recipe reviews and did not actually make the recipe. "Looks yummy" is not a useful review. Yes, I can tell it looks yummy. Does it work?
    Ah yes, the equivalent of a YouTuber who comments "FIRST!".
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    Ah yes, the equivalent of a YouTuber who comments "FIRST!".
    At least the other is giving a "like" to it. What you describe is just plain "postwhoring".
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    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

    Quote Originally Posted by jen View Post
    People who leave recipe reviews and did not actually make the recipe. "Looks yummy" is not a useful review. Yes, I can tell it looks yummy. Does it work?
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    My pet peeve. My local supermarket does not have shoppin cart corrals, so you think that people would return their cart to the front of the store.

    Not a chance. Just put them in the middle of parking spaces, against the grass or other places that will F up the flow of cars. JEEBERS!! Can't you walk 60 feet or less and return the cart you lazy ********!

    I make it a point to bring at least one cart back when I go in to shop and return my cart when I'm done. Maybe my example and the others who do the same thing will inspire the asshats to do the right thing.

    I'm not optimistic.

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    You're a good man, Joe. I mean that sincerely. Most people would just walk on bye. The places I go have corrals but if like to think I would do the same as you if it didn't.

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    My pet peeve. My local supermarket does not have shoppin cart corrals, so you think that people would return their cart to the front of the store.

    Not a chance. Just put them in the middle of parking spaces, against the grass or other places that will F up the flow of cars. JEEBERS!! Can't you walk 60 feet or less and return the cart you lazy ********!

    I make it a point to bring at least one cart back when I go in to shop and return my cart when I'm done. Maybe my example and the others who do the same thing will inspire the asshats to do the right thing.

    I'm not optimistic.
    That happens even at supermarkets that have the corrals (in MI, virtually all of ours do). Americans are depressingly lazy fcks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    That happens even at supermarkets that have the corrals (in MI, virtually all of ours do). Americans are depressingly lazy fcks.
    Same here in MN. Drives me nuts. It's never more than a 10-15 foot walk to a corral (or front of a store). Lazy is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    That happens even at supermarkets that have the corrals (in MI, virtually all of ours do). Americans are depressingly lazy fcks.
    Not if you put in one of those devices where you put in a quarter to get the cart, and then get it back when you return it. You'd be surprised at the avarice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    My pet peeve. My local supermarket does not have shoppin cart corrals, so you think that people would return their cart to the front of the store.

    Not a chance. Just put them in the middle of parking spaces, against the grass or other places that will F up the flow of cars. JEEBERS!! Can't you walk 60 feet or less and return the cart you lazy ********!

    I make it a point to bring at least one cart back when I go in to shop and return my cart when I'm done. Maybe my example and the others who do the same thing will inspire the asshats to do the right thing.

    I'm not optimistic.
    Amen. People are inconsiderate, selfish, lazy *******s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    That happens even at supermarkets that have the corrals (in MI, virtually all of ours do). Americans are depressingly lazy fcks.
    Thank you for returning your cart, Joe.

    As a cart collector/lot attendant at Sam's Club, I get to clean up after the depressingly lazy. People will leave their carts anywhere but the corral. Also, people don't throw their trash away in the store either. I've had to throw away dirty diapers, pop cups, samples...

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    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

    But seriously, what kind of idiotic store doesn't have cart corrals? Isn't that just asking for these issues to happen? At some point you have to realize that people are selfish and lazy and do something to try to at least improve the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    But seriously, what kind of idiotic store doesn't have cart corrals? Isn't that just asking for these issues to happen? At some point you have to realize that people are selfish and lazy and do something to try to at least improve the situation.
    There are inner city stores that don't have enough real estate to do so.
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    My pet peeve. My local supermarket does not have shoppin cart corrals, so you think that people would return their cart to the front of the store.

    Not a chance. Just put them in the middle of parking spaces, against the grass or other places that will F up the flow of cars. JEEBERS!! Can't you walk 60 feet or less and return the cart you lazy ********!

    I make it a point to bring at least one cart back when I go in to shop and return my cart when I'm done. Maybe my example and the others who do the same thing will inspire the asshats to do the right thing.

    I'm not optimistic.
    Many supermarkets used to hire enough kids so that some of them could act as "carry-outs" who would push the cart out, help you load the bags into your car, and then bring the cart back. Now, most supermarkets don't even hire enough people to have a bagger at each register.

    This is what we get when we bow down to the almighty God of Cheaper Prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.J. Smith View Post
    Many supermarkets used to hire enough kids so that some of them could act as "carry-outs" who would push the cart out, help you load the bags into your car, and then bring the cart back. Now, most supermarkets don't even hire enough people to have a bagger at each register.

    This is what we get when we bow down to the almighty God of Cheaper Prices.
    Cheaper prices means it's easier for more people to eat. Don't knock the prices, especially with so many people struggling to purchase enough food to feed their families.

    This is entirely on people who are either too lazy or view their lives as being too rushed to bother giving consideration to others.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

    Quote Originally Posted by E.J. Smith View Post
    most supermarkets don't even hire enough people to have a bagger at each register.
    which sometimes actually is a blessing; as many of the baggers they do have don't seem to have enough sense not to put the 64 oz canned goods on top of the loaf of bread.....

    I actually prefer to bag myself; I will organize all the frozen food together on the checkout belt, for example, so that I can then put it all in the same bag(s), which makes it much easier to unload and put away at home.



    What I dislike most about grocery shopping is the multitude of times to lift and put down the same item.
    -- off the shelf into the cart
    -- out of the cart onto the belt
    -- off the belt into the bag
    -- bag back into cart
    -- bag into the trunk
    -- from the trunk to the counter
    -- out of the bag into the refrigerator/freezer/pantry.

    As St. Clown says, thank goodness for lower prices overall. I am truly amazed that a 5 pound bag of potatoes is about $3.50: someone planted the seeds, tended the crops, harvested them, packaged them, shipped them, put them onto shelves, and scanned them at checkout, and every step along the way someone made a profit. That is truly miraculous, IMHO.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 7: Really? This crap again?

    Quote Originally Posted by E.J. Smith View Post
    Many supermarkets used to hire enough kids so that some of them could act as "carry-outs" who would push the cart out, help you load the bags into your car, and then bring the cart back. Now, most supermarkets don't even hire enough people to have a bagger at each register.

    This is what we get when we bow down to the almighty God of Cheaper Prices.
    That's part of my description at Sam's Club. For example, if a member needs help lifting a case of water or bag of dog food, I get called over to help. I've also helped lift grills, mattresses, Christmas trees, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Cheaper prices means it's easier for more people to eat. Don't knock the prices, especially with so many people struggling to purchase enough food to feed their families.

    This is entirely on people who are either too lazy or view their lives as being too rushed to bother giving consideration to others.
    In a word, no. We're talking affluent people saving a few bucks at most.

    Whichever supermarket you went to had plenty of checkout lanes open, each with a cashier and a bagger, and almost as many carry-outs, who would help do the bagging. Your groceries were already in the cart by the time you got done paying, unlike today when you get to help bag them, or do it yourself sometimes. And even if you pushed your own cart out, the carry-outs were in the parking lot often enough that one of them would take it back for you.

    Then Sam's Club opened. And Costco and BJ's. And yes, the prices were lower and people went there, and that's fine but there was a cost whether people recognized it or not. The supermarkets had to scale down their staff to compete, and now you get to wait around while someone, maybe, bags your groceries and the groceries on the next lane. You get to wait in longer lines. You get to wait longer at the deli counter. You get to avoid carts in the parking lot.

    All hidden costs of getting a better price.

    None of this did much to help the truly in need. I volunteer for a couple of local food security programs and even the wholesale clubs are out of reach of people who are literally going hungry as opposed to people who are on a budget but still getting by.

    The VAST majority of people who opted for the wholesalers could afford the supermarkets, they just wanted to save a few bucks, literally. And that's fine, but understand the choices you're making, even if you don't know you're making them at first.

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    We still have a chain of full-service grocery stores in town. We know that for which we're paying and what we're not. People inherently understand why one shop is cheaper in price than another. If you walk into an Aldi's, you know how they keep their prices so much lower than Target and Wal-Mart - it's all right there in their product displays and brand names, or lack thereof.
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