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20 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

 Is there a model train club in your area?  There are at least two around here.  They might be interested, especially in all the landscaping-type things.

Yes there are. But as I say, I want children to have them. I guess I could contact the train clubs about organizations who would be helpful in making sure they got to the kids. Thanks!

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Sigh.  Dumb people make me sad.   One of my favourite stores is having a sale with blanket discount.  A shopper posted on their social media "Is it x% off each item, or x% off the entire order?" 

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1 hour ago, Quof said:

Sigh.  Dumb people make me sad.   One of my favourite stores is having a sale with blanket discount.  A shopper posted on their social media "Is it x% off each item, or x% off the entire order?" 

Actually if you buy a lot it's per item that could add up (or subtract) from total savings depending on if they round up or down on the pennies.

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5 hours ago, Quof said:

Sigh.  Dumb people make me sad.   One of my favourite stores is having a sale with blanket discount.  A shopper posted on their social media "Is it x% off each item, or x% off the entire order?" 

Me too.  I was outside my local supermarket one time when a woman stopped me to ask if the deal for whatever it was she was buying (laundry detergent? I don’t remember anymore) was better at a % discount in the supermarket or the CVS across the street which was buy whatever amount stated to get one free.  It took a bit of convincing & helping her through the math involved that the supermarket deal was better - anyone with a basic education should be able to figure this out.  

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Today's pet peeve: cell phones!  Many people now, and I am certainly one of them, do not have landlines anymore.  Which most of the time is fine.  However today this is proving to be a major pain in the ass.  My parents and my aunt live in the same apartment building and are very supportive of each other.  Anyway this morning my father learned from a neighbour that my aunt was taken to the hospital by ambulance last night.  Her son and his wife live nearby but they do not have a landline and we don't know their cell numbers (these people are very private and don't mix much with the hoi polloi also known as The Rest of the Family).  Anyway my Dad is worried, as you can imagine but unless my cousin contacts us or my aunt recovers and comes home at this point we don't even know which hospital she's at let alone exactly what happened.

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On 4/10/2021 at 1:45 PM, WinnieWinkle said:

Today's pet peeve: cell phones!  Many people now, and I am certainly one of them, do not have landlines anymore.  Which most of the time is fine.  However today this is proving to be a major pain in the ass.  My parents and my aunt live in the same apartment building and are very supportive of each other.  Anyway this morning my father learned from a neighbour that my aunt was taken to the hospital by ambulance last night.  Her son and his wife live nearby but they do not have a landline and we don't know their cell numbers (these people are very private and don't mix much with the hoi polloi also known as The Rest of the Family).  Anyway my Dad is worried, as you can imagine but unless my cousin contacts us or my aunt recovers and comes home at this point we don't even know which hospital she's at let alone exactly what happened.

I have both no matter the cost.  I find it easier to talk on a landline.  My cell is when I go out.  Sometimes the power goes out .. the land line too.  I still have the cell phone with another company and can get calls.  Also, people usually don’t know your cell phone number.  

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1 hour ago, Silver Bells said:

I have both no matter the cost.  I find it easier to talk on a landline.  My cell is when I go out.  Sometimes the power goes out .. the land line too.  I still have the cell phone with another company and can get calls.  Also, people usually don’t know your cell phone number.  

I have both too.  My landline is bundled with my internet and TV so overall it’s probably cheaper than turning off the landline.  I have the cell phone for emergencies and whenever I travel (which I’ve been unable to do for a while due to you know what).  My phones have different area codes so I get those spoofed spam calls “local” to each phone number.  They’re easier for me to spot on the cell phone because I haven’t given that number out as much in the past as I have with the home phone.  

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1 hour ago, Silver Bells said:

I find it easier to talk on a landline.

So much!  Other than while traveling, I only use my cell phone if I'm in the car and need to convey something time-sensitive, like I'm stuck in traffic and will be about X minutes late.  Otherwise, I use my home or office phone.

When others call me from their cell phone in similar or other short-conversation situations, no problem, but when friends who've gotten rid of their landlines call me from their cell for what I know is a general catch-up conversation, I groan before I pick up the phone.  Because I know that over an extended conversation the call is going to drop at least once, we're going to have to play the "can you hear me now?" game, I won't be able to hear it as well (which causes me to talk louder, which is annoying, so I have no always be conscious of keeping that in check), etc. 

And, during a pandemic, I can't even fall back on cutting the conversation short and arranging to catch up in person instead.

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On 4/10/2021 at 1:45 PM, WinnieWinkle said:

Today's pet peeve: cell phones!  Many people now, and I am certainly one of them, do not have landlines anymore.  Which most of the time is fine.  However today this is proving to be a major pain in the ass.  My parents and my aunt live in the same apartment building and are very supportive of each other.  Anyway this morning my father learned from a neighbour that my aunt was taken to the hospital by ambulance last night.  Her son and his wife live nearby but they do not have a landline and we don't know their cell numbers (these people are very private and don't mix much with the hoi polloi also known as The Rest of the Family).  Anyway my Dad is worried, as you can imagine but unless my cousin contacts us or my aunt recovers and comes home at this point we don't even know which hospital she's at let alone exactly what happened.

Most of your people have your landline number.  Most of them do not have your cell phone number.  It’s not much more money if you put it together with your t.v. and computer in the same company.  There are times when the power will go out and you won’t have your landline, but will have your cellphone.  It happens quite often, where I live anyhow.

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If the power goes out, and you have a landline phone plugged in (not a cordless phone), the landline phone will still work.  It's only the cordless ones that don't.

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11 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

If the power goes out, and you have a landline phone plugged in (not a cordless phone), the landline phone will still work.  It's only the cordless ones that don't.

Not if it's bundled with the cable and the cable goes out.  Which annoys me no end.  We kept the land line for just this situation - if the power is out, or the cell service drops - but that isn't the case anymore.  Still, we're keeping the landline since family/friends have the number, even though we use the cell phones more than 90% of the time. 

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14 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

If the power goes out, and you have a landline phone plugged in (not a cordless phone), the landline phone will still work.  It's only the cordless ones that don't.

That's why I keep an old corded phone in my office closet, just in case.

(If your landline is U-Verse, rather than a traditional landline, you have a battery back-up so you still have phone/internet during a power outage, but of course if the outage lasts longer than the battery, then you'd be out of luck, even with an old phone.)

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19 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

If the power goes out, and you have a landline phone plugged in (not a cordless phone), the landline phone will still work.  It's only the cordless ones that don't.

Well, it kinda depends. If you still have the old school copper lines I think that’s true, but I’m not sure how many of those are still in service. We were forced over to fios maybe ten years ago because they couldn’t keep the copper lines repaired. There’s a battery backup that’s supposed to provide several hours of talk time in a power outage, but it really doesn’t. I think if you have your landline through your cable provider, it’s something similar. 

Still keeping the landline for now, though, so I don’t have to give out my cell# to so many places. 
 

ETA cross posted with at least a couple other people in the same situation.  🙂

 

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Today's pet peeve: Caesar salad where the dressing has been on the lettuce too long and so you've got soggy lettuce and croutons. I had that at a restaurant today. What an unpleasant experience.

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Pricing of bookstores. I love just going into a Barnes & Noble and looking for a new book to read, but books are so much more expensive there than they are on Amazon and whatnot. 

Speaking of my desire to look for the best deals, another pet peeve is when customers open up boxes of fragrance at stores like Ross. Those are NOT testers! Most people don’t want to purchase a brand-new perfume that’s been sniffed/tested by strangers, even at a discounted price. Don’t ruin merchandise folks! 

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On 3/30/2021 at 5:14 PM, Cobb Salad said:

About Target, their physical stores and their website - I like to browse their site online to see what’s available in their stores and what aisle it’s in the location I go to.  It’s helped me on a few occasions.  Lately I’ve found there’s some stuff that was previously in the store that’s now only available online.  The other day I was casually shopping for something in Target that they had on the shelves a year ago.  When I went last week they had redone their shelves and this thing was no longer there at all and other stuff was there.  Ugh.

I ordered dog food from Target recently, and instead I received a giant box of cat litter. I have no cat. So I gave it to my neighbor.  Target obviously didn’t want to spend on retrieving it. 

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10 hours ago, ebk57 said:

Not if it's bundled with the cable and the cable goes out.  Which annoys me no end.  We kept the land line for just this situation - if the power is out, or the cell service drops - but that isn't the case anymore.  Still, we're keeping the landline since family/friends have the number, even though we use the cell phones more than 90% of the time. 

I had no idea!  I am still in the dark ages, apparently, with copper lines.  Which is also why my internet kinda sucks.

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On 4/4/2021 at 3:45 PM, Bastet said:

 

I can't stand dilly dallyers who don't maintain basic situational awareness to make sure their own aimless wandering and contemplating doesn't needlessly affect others.  And, yes, we all get lost in thought, but if it manifests as a pattern in someone during a single shopping trip, it's a chronic problem.

One of my greatest feelings of loss from the pandemic is the way my food shopping habits have changed, of necessity.  Food shopping is  one of my great  pleasures in life and I love taking my time doing it. At least, I did. Now, I rush through things and get freaked out if others stand too close to me for too long, which of course I never much cared about before.   What  pleasure can I take from standing in a Balkan grocery and NOT looking at the fourteen kinds of feta or olives or pasterma, etc. for a good long while?  Or a South Asian grocery or a halal butcher or whatever?  These kinds of leisurely shopping are half the point of living in New York.

 

 

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On 4/5/2021 at 3:18 PM, Bastet said:

Well, yeah, I don't advocate barking, "Get out of my way, asshole, I could have finished my shopping in the time you've spent reading labels!" instead of saying, "Pardon me, I need to grab something in front of you." 

 

On 4/5/2021 at 3:31 PM, Moose135 said:

Clearly you are not a New Yorker... 😆

 Contrary to popular belief New Yorkers are LESS likely than other people to do this. We tend to be direct and in a hurry, but not up front rude.  There are as many of us living in one square block here as would be living in a couple of square miles elsewhere.  If you can't figure out how to get along with your neighbors you are doomed.

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1 hour ago, ratgirlagogo said:

 

 Contrary to popular belief New Yorkers are LESS likely than other people to do this. We tend to be direct and in a hurry, but not up front rude.  There are as many of us living in one square block here as would be living in a couple of square miles elsewhere.  If you can't figure out how to get along with your neighbors you are doomed.

Yes 100 percent.

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I am new to this thread.  Don't know why I never noticed it before.  I like to be a bit of a curmudgeon as much as the next person.  My pet peeve is supermarket lines, as long as we're talking about food shopping. 

For one thing, I hate having chosen the wrong line.  I just hate slow lines.

My favorite supermarket is currently closed as it was taken over by another chain, and it's being renovated. They had great line management.  You never had to wait long.  I dread what may be coming.

Since we have no local market, I decided to go to Walmart, in another town, as I had to return something there.  The prices are very cheap.  But the payment is the lines!!  You can never pick the right line.  Please don't ask me about the time I was on line with the one-armed cashier (cue the one-armed paper-hanger joke).  I'm a disability rights attorney, and I still think that was not the best job for him. 

Walmart still has those ridiculous bag carousels.  We have a plastic bag ban in New York State now, so no one is using those small paper bags they have on the carousel.  They don't want to pay 5 cents each.  Everyone brings their own large bags.  So here's what happens:  instead of having one of those conveyor belts and a large catchment area like other markets where the cashier passes everything down and you can quickly fill your reusable bags, they have the cashier hand each item to  you or place it on the small center flat area of the carousel.  This is very slow and also probably an ergonomic nightmare for the cashiers. 

Walmart, get rid of those carousels!!!

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9 hours ago, RealHousewife said:

Pricing of bookstores. I love just going into a Barnes & Noble and looking for a new book to read, but books are so much more expensive there than they are on Amazon and whatnot. 

 

Amazon discounts books because they can afford to do so and have their own contracts worked out with the different publishers.  They don't discount every print book they offer.  They also don't have to rely upon the profits to pay rent, utilities, staff, etc.  Amazon can only discount books up to 40% without taking a loss.  It's up to you if saving 4 bucks is worth it.

My book pet peeve is the pricing of ebooks.  There is no rhyme or reason to how publishers decide how much to charge.  You would expect all the books in a series to be priced the same, but not always.  The price usually goes down as a book ages from new release hardcover to trade paperback to mass-market paperback, but again not always.  Normally the ebook is priced lower than the print book but some books are more expensive as ebooks than print.  

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16 hours ago, ebk57 said:

Not if it's bundled with the cable and the cable goes out.  Which annoys me no end.  We kept the land line for just this situation - if the power is out, or the cell service drops - but that isn't the case anymore.  Still, we're keeping the landline since family/friends have the number, even though we use the cell phones more than 90% of the time. 

When my power goes out, so does my landline, electricity and t.v.  I still have my cell phone to receive or make calls.  I’ll never forget the time years back, my electricity was out for three days.  I was reading 50 Shades of Grey by Candle light.  10 candles a night.  I couldn’t stop reading, lol.  Now I’m wondering what was so great about the stories.  Ridiculous.  I can’t even watch the movie anymore.  So far fetched.

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3 hours ago, ratgirlagogo said:

One of my greatest feelings of loss from the pandemic is the way my food shopping habits have changed, of necessity.  Food shopping is  one of my great  pleasures in life and I love taking my time doing it. At least, I did. Now, I rush through things and get freaked out if others stand too close to me for too long, which of course I never much cared about before.   What  pleasure can I take from standing in a Balkan grocery and NOT looking at the fourteen kinds of feta or olives or pasterma, etc. for a good long while?  Or a South Asian grocery or a halal butcher or whatever?  These kinds of leisurely shopping are half the point of living in New York.

 

 

I’m just wondering if after the second shot and waiting the two weeks after, will we be safe to shop and go to restaurants with a mask?  I miss Kohl’s and going to the diner for breakfast.  My daughter is mad at us as we didn’t go to her house for Easter.  Six kids there weren’t vaccinated.  2 from college and the rest in regular school.  I’m mad because she’s mad.  Nobody is giving in.  I told her previously that Dad and I have had many health issues and don’t want to go to hospitals anymore.  We didn’t want to take chances.  I read Easter morning that Long Island was getting worse with the Covid.  It’s where we all live.  Was I wrong?

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12 minutes ago, Silver Bells said:

My daughter is mad at us as we didn’t go to her house for Easter.  Six kids there weren’t vaccinated.  2 from college and the rest in regular school.  I’m mad because she’s mad.  Nobody is giving in.  I told her previously that Dad and I have had many health issues and don’t want to go to hospitals anymore.  We didn’t want to take chances.  I read Easter morning that Long Island was getting worse with the Covid.  It’s where we all live.  Was I wrong?

You're not wrong.  I haven't seen my son and his family since before Christmas and even then it was a socially distant visit.  My 3 yr old granddaughter "hugs" me by folding her arms across her chest and hugging herself.  It's adorable but it's not the same as cuddling with her!  But we're all following the guidance that's out there and we're not going to stop now just when hopefully there is a light at the end of this tunnel.  Like you though right now Ontario is having a resurgence - a third wave so they are saying - and this time most of the people ending up in ICUs are younger people.  If your daughter isn't worried about you she might want to spare some concern for herself and her kids.

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1 hour ago, GussieK said:

I am new to this thread.  Don't know why I never noticed it before.  I like to be a bit of a curmudgeon as much as the next person.  My pet peeve is supermarket lines, as long as we're talking about food shopping. 

For one thing, I hate having chosen the wrong line.  I just hate slow lines.

My favorite supermarket is currently closed as it was taken over by another chain, and it's being renovated. They had great line management.  You never had to wait long.  I dread what may be coming.

Since we have no local market, I decided to go to Walmart, in another town, as I had to return something there.  The prices are very cheap.  But the payment is the lines!!  You can never pick the right line.  Please don't ask me about the time I was on line with the one-armed cashier (cue the one-armed paper-hanger joke).  I'm a disability rights attorney, and I still think that was not the best job for him. 

Walmart still has those ridiculous bag carousels.  We have a plastic bag ban in New York State now, so no one is using those small paper bags they have on the carousel.  They don't want to pay 5 cents each.  Everyone brings their own large bags.  So here's what happens:  instead of having one of those conveyor belts and a large catchment area like other markets where the cashier passes everything down and you can quickly fill your reusable bags, they have the cashier hand each item to  you or place it on the small center flat area of the carousel.  This is very slow and also probably an ergonomic nightmare for the cashiers. 

Walmart, get rid of those carousels!!!

And how about employees that don’t know where anything is?  Target costs more, but their employees are very helpful.  And then, Walmart is cheaper on everything.  I just bought a swing for my patio.  $469.00 in Amazon, and $279.00 in Walmart with free shipping.  Same exact swing.

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4 minutes ago, WinnieWinkle said:

You're not wrong.  I haven't seen my son and his family since before Christmas and even then it was a socially distant visit.  My 3 yr old granddaughter "hugs" me by folding her arms across her chest and hugging herself.  It's adorable but it's not the same as cuddling with her!  But we're all following the guidance that's out there and we're not going to stop now just when hopefully there is a light at the end of this tunnel.  Like you though right now Ontario is having a resurgence - a third wave so they are saying - and this time most of the people ending up in ICUs are younger people.  If your daughter isn't worried about you she might want to spare some concern for herself and her kids.

Thank you.  I feel better.  They just don’t realize what people our age go through between everything.

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2 hours ago, GussieK said:

  So here's what happens:  instead of having one of those conveyor belts and a large catchment area like other markets where the cashier passes everything down and you can quickly fill your reusable bags, they have the cashier hand each item to  you or place it on the small center flat area of the carousel.  This is very slow and also probably an ergonomic nightmare for the cashiers. 

Is this the way they always do it or is it because of the pandemic?  Here grocery stores won't let the cashiers put groceries into the customer's reusable bags so you either pay for the plastic bags (and honestly it's not the trivial cost that is the issue for me here) or you fill your own bags yourself.  Which is fine in stores where they have space for you to do that but last night we brought reusable bags and then were expected to fill them using the shopping cart as the "landing zone".  Which for us was not a big deal as we had not bought much so I unloaded quickly at one end and then passed the cart down to my husband so he could bag the groceries.  But what a ridiculous waste of time if you happened to buy a full cart of groceries then had to wait until you decanted the whole order before you could start bagging.  It's been over a year - surely they could have come up with a better solution by now!

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38 minutes ago, WinnieWinkle said:

Is this the way they always do it or is it because of the pandemic?  Here grocery stores won't let the cashiers put groceries into the customer's reusable bags so you either pay for the plastic bags (and honestly it's not the trivial cost that is the issue for me here) or you fill your own bags yourself.  Which is fine in stores where they have space for you to do that but last night we brought reusable bags and then were expected to fill them using the shopping cart as the "landing zone".  Which for us was not a big deal as we had not bought much so I unloaded quickly at one end and then passed the cart down to my husband so he could bag the groceries.  But what a ridiculous waste of time if you happened to buy a full cart of groceries then had to wait until you decanted the whole order before you could start bagging.  It's been over a year - surely they could have come up with a better solution by now!

Winnie, this is how they always did it--nothing to do with the pandemic.  They used to string the plastic bags on the carousel and fill them and turn the carousel so you would unload them into your cart.  I have never seen this in any other store.   Even if they are not permitting you to put your bags on the landing zone, it's still easier for you to dump everything into the cart than it is with this carousel.  I wonder if I can Google photos of this carousel.  It's at every Walmart.

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-shopping-bag-carousel-inside-walmart-store-to-allow-faster-customer-124654016.html

 

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On 4/10/2021 at 10:58 AM, Cobb Salad said:

Me too.  I was outside my local supermarket one time when a woman stopped me to ask if the deal for whatever it was she was buying (laundry detergent? I don’t remember anymore) was better at a % discount in the supermarket or the CVS across the street which was buy whatever amount stated to get one free.  It took a bit of convincing & helping her through the math involved that the supermarket deal was better - anyone with a basic education should be able to figure this out.  

I assume at no time did you remove shoes and socks from your feet.🦶

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2 hours ago, Ohiopirate02 said:

Amazon discounts books because they can afford to do so and have their own contracts worked out with the different publishers.  They don't discount every print book they offer.  They also don't have to rely upon the profits to pay rent, utilities, staff, etc.  Amazon can only discount books up to 40% without taking a loss.  It's up to you if saving 4 bucks is worth it.

My book pet peeve is the pricing of ebooks.  There is no rhyme or reason to how publishers decide how much to charge.  You would expect all the books in a series to be priced the same, but not always.  The price usually goes down as a book ages from new release hardcover to trade paperback to mass-market paperback, but again not always.  Normally the ebook is priced lower than the print book but some books are more expensive as ebooks than print.  

I know how Amazon basically works. 

The price difference I’ve noticed is a whole lot more than 4 bucks though. Last time I was there, there were two books literally half the price online. I remember one of them was $26.99 at Barnes, and it was about $13.50 on Amazon. If you’re an avid reader who prefers hardcover, those differences add up to a lot of money through the course of a year. Books are not all $10. Most of the ones I see are not, and some of us do see discounts even more than 40 percent sometimes. I think the average person would much rather purchase a book in store if the difference were minimal. I am not the type to buy clothing and everything else from Amazon. As a gal who loves to shop, it breaks my hurt how Amazon is killing malls/retail. I do online shop when what I want is unavailable at a local store or I save much more. The last time I was in Barnes and comparison shopped, there was a total of about $30 in savings buying from Amazon for just two books. I’m not judging anyone for opting to shop Amazon to save a few bucks nor pretending there aren’t major issues with Amazon, but the reality of my experience is it saves me significant amount of money at times. 

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3 hours ago, GussieK said:

Walmart, get rid of those carousels!!!

Indeed.  They are long since past useful, at least in my state anyway.  

1 hour ago, WinnieWinkle said:

Is this the way they always do it or is it because of the pandemic?  Here grocery stores won't let the cashiers put groceries into the customer's reusable bags so you either pay for the plastic bags (and honestly it's not the trivial cost that is the issue for me here) or you fill your own bags yourself. 

Plastic bags have been banned in our state so we are required to use our own or pay for paper bags.  Prior to the plastic being banned, cashiers couldn't fill our reusable bags but that has changed since the ban, for the most part.  

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34 minutes ago, Callietwo said:

Indeed.  They are long since past useful, at least in my state anyway.  

Plastic bags have been banned in our state so we are required to use our own or pay for paper bags.  Prior to the plastic being banned, cashiers couldn't fill our reusable bags but that has changed since the ban, for the most part.  

To beat a dead horse on this topic, as I wasn't sure if I was clear earlier, Walmart actually has the paper bags on the carousel now, but no one is using them. 

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2 minutes ago, GussieK said:

To beat a dead horse on this topic, as I wasn't sure if I was clear earlier, Walmart actually has the paper bags on the carousel now, but no one is using them. 

Same.  No one wants to pay the 10 cents per bag for them.  The carousels aren't really conducive to using paper bags either though so they've outlived their usefulness entirely.  

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6 minutes ago, Callietwo said:

Same.  No one wants to pay the 10 cents per bag for them.  The carousels aren't really conducive to using paper bags either though so they've outlived their usefulness entirely.  

Ten cents, wow!  What state is that?  NY has only five cents.

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2 minutes ago, GussieK said:

Ten cents, wow!  What state is that?  NY has only five cents.

Vermont.  But I think each store can set their own prices as long as it meets a minimum standard, as I've seen it less at others.  

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5 hours ago, GussieK said:

You never had to wait long.  I dread what may be coming.

If it's anything like my local grocery which was purchased by a larger, regional brand, what's coming is more self-check lanes, and fewer humans to operate the others.  I can't help but notice that the prices haven't dropped to reflect their lower direct labor costs, as we all know it's quite the opposite.  Progress.  Bah!

I've grown to despise our once well-run grocery that kept customer service as a high priority.  

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2 minutes ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

If it's anything like my local grocery which was purchased by a larger, regional brand, what's coming is more self-check lanes, and fewer humans to operate the others.  I can't help but notice that the prices haven't dropped to reflect their lower direct labor costs, as we all know it's quite the opposite.  Progress.  Bah!

I've grown to despise our once well-run grocery that kept customer service as a high priority.  

Self-check lanes--another pet peeve! 

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7 hours ago, ratgirlagogo said:

What  pleasure can I take from standing in a Balkan grocery and NOT looking at the fourteen kinds of feta or olives or pasterma, etc. for a good long while?  Or a South Asian grocery or a halal butcher or whatever?  These kinds of leisurely shopping are half the point of living in New York.

My peeve wasn't about that kind of shopping - that would be quite hypocritical, given the time I can spend perusing the nut bins and cheese, deli, and butcher counters at my local market - but about people who (routinely; as I said, everyone gets lost in thought sometimes) do not maintain situational awareness so that their contemplation does not unreasonably affect other customers.

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4 hours ago, GussieK said:

Self-check lanes--another pet peeve! 

I prefer them when I am running in to get 2 items or when I'm not in the mood to chat.  I always get the super chatty cashier when I'm picking up ice cream and tampons.   

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13 minutes ago, Ohiopirate02 said:

I prefer them when I am running in to get 2 items or when I'm not in the mood to chat.  I always get the super chatty cashier when I'm picking up ice cream and tampons.   

I would agree, but they never work that well. 

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I usually have my own bags with me unless I miscalculate the amount/size of my shopping and need an extra.

I'm perfectly happy to pay for the paper bag but why don't they have handles?

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My biggest pet peeve is people who hog two or more parking spaces. It drove ne nuts even before I started driving!!!

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17 hours ago, GussieK said:

Self-check lanes--another pet peeve! 

On the new grocery stores popping up .. “Lidl” ?  Won’t go there .. liked my old other store better.  Here in N.Y.  we have Shop Rite and Stop n Shop.  The two from another country have totally different brands I’ve never heard of.

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Weird. Here, where I live, I only have to pay for the plastic (if I've misjudged and didn't bring enough reusable bags), but the paper  bags are free.

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32 minutes ago, Silver Bells said:

On the new grocery stores popping up .. “Lidl” ?  Won’t go there .. liked my old other store better.  Here in N.Y.  we have Shop Rite and Stop n Shop.  The two from another country have totally different brands I’ve never heard of.

Yes, it's Lidl!  How did you guess?  This is on Long Island.  They took over our wonderful local Best Market chain.  The one in our town didn't open yet, but I checked out another one.  It's got only store brands on some things.  Just weird.  I can go to Stop and Shop or King Kullen, but I have to drive farther.  

32 minutes ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

Weird. Here, where I live, I only have to pay for the plastic (if I've misjudged and didn't bring enough reusable bags), but the paper  bags are free.

NY has a total plastic bag ban.  No option to pay for them.  And you have to pay for the paper.  

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1 hour ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

Weird. Here, where I live, I only have to pay for the plastic (if I've misjudged and didn't bring enough reusable bags), but the paper  bags are free.

Same here.  With the pandemic there were a few months where you couldn't bring reusable bags and they put a hold on charging for the plastic since you didn't have a choice.  Now they are back to charging 5 cents for the plastic but the paper bags are free - where they're available.  I expect all stores will have them eventually but we're not at that point yet.  I will take the paper if I can but I notice most people coming out of the stores I frequent are still opting for plastic.  Only way they will disappear from daily use is when they stop being offered.

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36 minutes ago, GussieK said:

Yes, it's Lidl!  How did you guess?  This is on Long Island.  They took over our wonderful local Best Market chain.  The one in our town didn't open yet, but I checked out another one.  It's got only store brands on some things.  Just weird.  I can go to Stop and Shop or King Kullen, but I have to drive farther.  

Hi neighbor.  Long Island also.  I had Best Market on my corner.  I knew the fish guy by name and every few weeks, he made me stuffed flounder rolled up with the stuffing inside.  I just popped it in the toaster oven.  One day I went there and it was closed up.  I’m so pissed because I can’t get their stuffing anywhere else.  I also like KingKullen, but we have to go to Wading River.  Anything good changes.  Do you go to Guiseppis?  Expensive, but very good.

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Today's peeve:  I just realized I really need a new set of sheets (I only had two for our bed and when I changed the sheets yesterday I noticed the bottom sheet of one is fraying) but we're in lockdown and most stores are closed.  I could order from Amazon or Walmart I guess but I feel like I've already given them more than enough of my business in the past year to last a lifetime!

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