On Saturday I found myself cleeeeeeaaaaar on the other side of town for a mommy meetup. I had to stop at the grocery store beforehand so I pulled out my trusty Garmin and pulled up the closest Publix. When I got there I discovered it was closed down. The only other non-supermercado was a Kroger. I headed that way hoping it wasn’t too terribly rowdy.
It was ’bout it ’bout it.
As soon as I walked in I wanted to turn around and walk out. There were people every where. The lines were long. Bey Bey’s were running around unsupervised. I even saw one little boy riding on the grocery cart…on the bottom where you put dog food and other large items. *smh*
I headed over to the yogurt section to get some baby yogurt. Wouldn’t you know it, not one kind of baby yogurt. Not one kind. But when I walked past the ethnic hair section they had everything under the sun.
That right there is the reason I don’t shop at Kroger. Which is crazy cause where I’m from, Kroger is really nice. Down here it’s hit or miss. And I choose to miss.
Today when I stopped in to my favorite Publix I was much happier. The store was calm and clean. The produce guy stopped to speak, making conversation (including barking like a dog) with the baby. My favorite cashier commented on how much she changes every week. Yes, I am in there every week. And they know me.
On my way out I put in a special request with the store manager for a product. He took my name and number and assured me he would call me to let me know if he could get it. That’s customer service.
Sometimes I think about moving, but I realize I’d have to move within the same neighborhood because I love my Publix so much.
Do you have a favorite grocery store? OR do you shop at whatever is the most convenient or the closest?