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Tales From a Grocery Manager


When I Grow Up… I Wanna Be A Pasta Sauce Scraper

[pullquote]I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. ~ Douglas Adams[/pullquote] I was a talented child, …

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Junket At Thirty

I, on the other hand, was poorly acting in school plays, deciding whether to move to Minnesota, attend a performing-arts school, or get a job and my own apartment. I chose the job – to gain independence, entered into the world of retail, and have struggled to find my soul again for the last 10 years.

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Happy Birthday Jesus, Mia, and…

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or some other variation… most of these inspirational stories center around “making do” with God’s provisions and acknowledging your blessings. I can’t find a single Yuletide tale that gives people the allowance to act like jerks and obsess over sauerkraut.

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The Cat Ate My Friskies Journal!

By now, my three faithful followers must know how obsessed I am with grocery store stories, and food marketing in general. Having worked in retail for over a decade, I’ve …

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Grocery Shopping

Etsy featured Melaniefaveau’s bread tag jewelry last night, and the sheer quirkiness of the idea inspired me to actually compose a blog. Wow! That must’ve been some muse, huh? Actually, I’ve …

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Chibbif and Chili, with Margins – please!

So, how do you fix your chibbif? And which is better: butter or margin? These are questions that I have pondered since leaving work today. Yes, I have returned to …

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Ak-mak and Good Friends

Occasionally I find humor in my job. Such is the case when a new or existing product catches my attention, due to it’s odd name or description. A few months …

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Water Aisle Discovery

I’m currently* employed full-time as a grocery manager in a large retail supercenter…. not going to mention which one, as corporate spies most likely scour the Internet daily looking for …

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