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Old December 6th, 2003, 01:20 PM
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I was out shopping yesterday, before the onslaught of the snow, and I was in Macy's
and I was totally amazed by the maze of racks they have on the floor...If you were carrying any shopping bags,, and of course I was, you literally had to figure out the best way to manuvere through without knocking any old ladies down, or 20 blouses..! I don't think I have ever seen such crowded shopping floors...Not much gets this shopper down, but i have to admit I was ready to get out fast.....Trip..Who's Massachusetts license plate is SHOP*R)
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Old December 6th, 2003, 02:41 PM
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Trip - I've seen the same thing in other stores all year long - they cram the aisles with displays so that there is little room to maneuver around. I wonder what the local fire departments would say? Can we say - blocked aisles = fire hazard and inability to freely get to exits????

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Old December 6th, 2003, 04:37 PM
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My pet peeve is a grocery chain called Loblaws. Their shopping carts are much like trying to drive a mini-van or SUV down the aisles of a supermarket. You are constantly crashing into displays or other shoppers, it is dangerous! However, it's worth the trip if only to pick up their Christmas special: Candy Cane Ice Cream with Chocolate Crackle!
Mmmmmmm! And you can only get it at Christmas, so today I bought 4!!!

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Had some knee surgery a few years ago at Christmas time. A friend took me to the grocery store and I drove one of the little scooter cart type things. Took a turn a little too sharp and took out an entire McCormacks Cookie Decoration display! There were dozens of little bottles of silver beads, sprinkles, red hots, chocolate sprinkles and everything else rolling down the aisle.

My friend started to pick them up and I said -"Let's get out of here!" Must have been on painkillers as no one else could have done that much damage and thought I could beat the rap!

They still let me in the store but I agree, the aisles are too jammed with stuff!
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Old December 7th, 2003, 09:15 AM
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My husband usually goes in his wheelchair or electric scooter when we go shopping, and it's amazing how difficult it is for him to get down aisles...

When Kohl's first opened here, they advertised nice WIDE aisles....well, now that the honeymoon is over, it's time to cram the aisleways again...

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Belgique, that was a great story, gave me a good laugh! And BTW, that Candy Cane Ice cream was DELICIOUS! (no, I have NOT eaten all 4 - yet!!)

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Years ago I was in a Walmarts in the checkout line when I bumped into a display of glass vases in the boxes they were packed in. All I did was readjust my purse on my shoulder and I knocked this display down. As they were simply stacked on the floor about 2 and a half feet wide and 3 and half feet tall-I thought this was very foolish. I let them know too that I did not feel responsible for the damage as this had been put in a foolish place plus I did not think it was very smart to stack on the floor that high a bunch of glass vases that could easily be broken. They did not hold it against me and said it was not my fault but I still felt funny everytime I shopped there for some time. Ofcourse as much shopping as I have done there over the years I am sure I have more then paid for the damage.
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