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Old 11-30-21, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
On more than one occasion I bagged groceries at local stores for tips, when they used to let you do things like that. I get encouraged when I see kids legitimately trying to earn some scratch doing stuff like that, like when I go to a big-box grocery store and there are kids outside offering to help you load your car. You don't see that as much anymore. One thing I have noticed living in the same house for over 16 years is that you don't see nearly as many kids offering to shovel sidewalks after a snow storm.
Couple years ago, as I was shoveling my drive. A teenager with a shovel asked if he could finish my driveway for $50.00. I told him, hold on a sec, I'll get my hat and we'll go halvesies. He didnt get it, or the job. (My driveway will hold 4 cars)
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Old 11-30-21, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I'm doing just fine.

Was just there for Moderna III. No food reward required (I'm not 10).

One of the pharmacists was kind of cute, but sadly she's not the one who came out to the booth to give me the shot.

Outside they have mountain bikes for $199. Maybe I should buy one and hit the gravels?
In an exceptionally rare occurrence, I went to Walmart today, too.

For the last year or so, it's bugged me that I haven't been able to find the 3lb box of Morton's Kosher salt at any of the grocery stores that I frequent - they only carry those dinky canisters, at best. After searching online, I saw that Walmart was the only place around that actually carried the boxes, so I decided to go there the next time I was low. Today was the day. Since I was going there, I decided to cash in the old coffee can of coins on my desk, too, as it was almost full and, after being acquired, my bank no long counts coins - Walmart is just about the only game in town, as far as that's concerned, too (I found that out a few months ago with my son - he wanted to cash in his coins to feed his Lego habit and it took the better part of a morning to track down a coin machine).

I didn't see any remotely cute cashiers, but I went through the self-checkout as I only had the salt, a can of tomato paste and an onion.
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Old 11-30-21, 01:23 PM
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For the last year or so, it's bugged me that I haven't been able to find the 3lb box of Morton's Kosher salt at any of the grocery stores that I frequent.
Interesting. I've never had problems finding a box at any of my local grocery stores. Just bought one last week, in fact.
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Old 11-30-21, 01:24 PM
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The two items I like to get at WalMart are 5 pint jugs of engine oil for the Saturn and C02 cartridges for flat tires. I did not notice if they have a self-checkout.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I didn't see any remotely cute cashiers, but I went through the self-checkout as I only had the salt, a can of tomato paste and an onion.
Only one?
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Old 11-30-21, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Only one?
Yup. I need it for butter chicken tonight. I prefer not to buy bags of onions or potatoes because most of them seem to go to waste.
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Interesting. I've never had problems finding a box at any of my local grocery stores. Just bought one last week, in fact.
I never recall having a problem, either, but... poof.
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Old 11-30-21, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Was just there for Moderna III. No food reward required (I'm not 10).
If the reward was ice cream you were foolish to pass it up.
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No. Not even close.
That may have come across as harsh. She plays for her own amusement, not for public consumption.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Yup. I need it for butter chicken tonight. I prefer not to buy bags of onions or potatoes because most of them seem to go to waste.
I always buy at least 3 onions at a time, but my specialty is stews and other braised meat dishes, and for almost all of them the second thing that goes in the skillet (after browning the meat in batches) is at least one onion.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
The two items I like to get at WalMart are 5 pint jugs of engine oil for the Saturn and C02 cartridges for flat tires. I did not notice if they have a self-checkout.

You could be over paying at WalMart. Redrock
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You could be over paying at WalMart. Redrock
I get the Crosman 12g unthreaded ones at WalMart in bulk for well under $1 each. It gets me up to 80PSI which is plenty to get home.
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Who can't use up a five-pound bag of potatoes before they go bad?
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If the reward was ice cream you were foolish to pass it up.
Are you offering one?
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Lunch store visit report:

I had a female bagger at the Whole foods today.

Cashier 7
Bagger 8.5

I haven't gotten any tips yet today, might have to scale back on the $8 juice purchases for a week or so.
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8.5 wut
8.5 units of cute, 10 being max
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Been a while since I saw a 8.5 working in a store.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Been a while since I saw a 8.5 working in a store.
There was a customer in Whole Foods yesterday who was off the scale, over 11 for sure.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Who can't use up a five-pound bag of potatoes before they go bad?
Me.
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I never recall having a problem, either, but... poof.
I hate it when that happens.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Who can't use up a five-pound bag of potatoes before they go bad?
Get back to me after several years of cooking for your LSS and children.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
There was a customer in Whole Foods yesterday who was off the scale, over 11 for sure.
I think I am about a 5. Sad.
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LesterOfPuppets I found a refurbishing project for you. Actually, though I ride by it frequently and never seen it move, it was humming when I walked up to it. I found a worker who said the starter motor was plugged in to keep it warm. I found out that it’s in use this time of year to move hopper cars around to be loaded with grain by a grain elevator. Despite looking like crap, the worker said it starts up and runs great and they’ll be operating it tomorrow.


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