In the grocery store…

I went to the store today and it was a bit busy due to the upcoming holiday, but I couldn’t help but notice how some people just have no idea how maneuver through a store. So here are a few tips:

1. It’s just like the road, keep to the right. If someone is approaching, yield.
2. If you pause to look at the selection, pull your cart over to the side of the aisle.
3. Keep your kids from sitting in the aisle, and/or touching things in my cart.
4. A pleasant “Excuse me” is appreciated.
5. Don’t leave your cart in a busy area and walk away.

Reading over them now, it seems so simple…Ah, well.

Fresh & Easy

Made my first trip to our new Fresh & Easy grocery store. I am fairly impressed (although Albertson’s is still my favorite grocery store). I had a coupon and got another at the store, so I ended up saving $12, making my total purchase of 4 big bags of food only $54, score! so here are the things I found interesting:

– Way more brand name stuff than Henry’s, but not all the brand names you might want.
– Tons and tons of pre-made foods, made in house I think.
– Sampled the Tomato Basil Soup, lovely!
– Some sale prices are outrageously good…Lean Cuisines for $1.50
– Not a ton of fancy cheeses, to which I am partial.
– Produce is all pre-packaged, boo. Sometimes I just want 1 apple.
– Produce selection was a bit scant.
– Bakery section was a bit small.
– All self-checkout, good and bad.
– Good: I was able to do it all and pay without help.
– Bad: Bagging my own groceries and trying to get out of the way for the next guy.
– Also Bad:Left my pancake mix behind because I was trying to get out of the way.

All in all, cheaper than Ralph’s or Henry’s overall, better selection on most items than Henry’s, produce is the real loser here. I will be going back, but I am still not sure that this will be my regular grocery store.

Anyone else have input?