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Security Officers Food City Parking lot ,Abingdon,va

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Since: Jul 10

Nashville, TN

#1 Jul 12, 2010
I meet my neice at the Food city Parking lot last night.Her 5 Year old daughter had spent the night at our house and we taking her back to her parents.We needed to get a few things at the store so we meet them at Food City Parking lot. My wife and I were standing beside the vehicles a pickup truck and a suv talking with our niese and her husband. It was about dusk and we were saying our goodbyes and about to leave when the security guard pull up and told us we would have to leave as no one was allowed to stand outside there vehicles and talk after dusk. I am in my 60's and my niece in her near 40.I will think twice befor shopping at that location again. Has anyone else had this problem?
1badmouse

Knoxville, TN

#2 Jul 12, 2010
i drive a few old cars around and i was there getting some stuff one afternoon and an older couple stopped to talk to me about the car,they had one like it in the 60s.the security guy pulled up and told us there was no talking allowed in the lot.i told him to go mind his own business.
teehee

Knoxville, TN

#3 Jul 12, 2010
sounds like neither one of you were conducting business as the signs say, so you were both in the wrong. it's not a place for car shows, and if you are really in your 60's, you should be able to spell!
oh please

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jul 12, 2010
Give me a break. Like there is soooo much business that these types of things need some low rate rent a cop sticking his nose in it. How about saving money, get rid of him and lower some grocery prices. Get a grip Food City VIP's...we are the reason you're in business...we're not skateboarders.

Since: Jul 10

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#5 Jul 12, 2010
Eiger_quad wrote:
I meet my neice at the Food city Parking lot last night.Her 5 Year old daughter had spent the night at our house and we taking her back to her parents.We needed to get a few things at the store so we meet them at Food City Parking lot. My wife and I were standing beside the vehicles a pickup truck and a suv talking with our niese and her husband. It was about dusk and we were saying our goodbyes and about to leave when the security guard pull up and told us we would have to leave as no one was allowed to stand outside there vehicles and talk after dusk. I am in my 60's and my niece in her near 40.I will think twice befor shopping at that location again. Has anyone else had this problem?
The security officer is not affiliated with food city... he was placed there by the people that own the shopping center not food city. Fyi those people are out of New Jersey so if you wanna complain go ahead but it might take awhile.
yoyo

United States

#6 Jul 12, 2010
The Koolaid Man wrote:
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The security officer is not affiliated with food city... he was placed there by the people that own the shopping center not food city. Fyi those people are out of New Jersey so if you wanna complain go ahead but it might take awhile.
The security officer is hired by Bill Nunley.
yoyo

United States

#7 Jul 12, 2010
Bill Nunley owns the Security Company
1badmouse

Knoxville, TN

#8 Jul 12, 2010
teehee i bought like 80 bucks worth of stuff that trip from food city so i was there on business.

it was the security guys attitude i had the problem with...i am retired usmc and ill talk to whoeveri want to where ever i damn well want to.
wow

Richmond, VA

#9 Jul 13, 2010
we have a jar-head amongst us. Hey jar-head is it true that marines and navy are always willing to give the fighting man a ride to the fight

Since: Jul 10

Nashville, TN

#10 Jul 13, 2010
I am in my 60's and did not know a teacher was on site. Please correct my spelling. I was upset but still spent $60 with Food city. but will not be going back to that location. Food Lions is not that far away
you know it

Christiansburg, VA

#11 Jul 13, 2010
But good old abington does'nt want Wal Mart to come to town ,thats why you have to put up with this kind of crap.
what

Bristol, VA

#12 Jul 13, 2010
Eiger_quad wrote:
I meet my neice at the Food city Parking lot last night.Her 5 Year old daughter had spent the night at our house and we taking her back to her parents.We needed to get a few things at the store so we meet them at Food City Parking lot. My wife and I were standing beside the vehicles a pickup truck and a suv talking with our niese and her husband. It was about dusk and we were saying our goodbyes and about to leave when the security guard pull up and told us we would have to leave as no one was allowed to stand outside there vehicles and talk after dusk. I am in my 60's and my niece in her near 40.I will think twice befor shopping at that location again. Has anyone else had this problem?
i'm just wondering how being in your 60's has any relevance to the subject?
myra

Knoxville, TN

#13 Jul 14, 2010
The rules are in force to make shopping there more pleasant and safe for everyone. My son and his friends have been asked to leave a couple of times and he said the guard is always firm but very polite. It's a far cry from a couple of years ago when I was afraid to get out of my car at night because of all the people standing around talking. Now I can go to Food City any time they're open and know that I won't be accosted. Thank you Food City for caring about your customers enough to pay a security guard to keep the teenagers and the adults who never really grew up away.
Sally

Bristol, VA

#14 Jul 14, 2010
Food City, not the town, doesn't want Walmart to come to Abingdon. Walmart forces small town grocers like Food City to lower their prices. Check Food City's competitors (Food Lion and Kroger) and see for yourself that Food City's prices are too high. But again, small town grocers cannot buy as competitive as Walmart, Kroger and Food Lion.
harleygal

Knoxville, TN

#15 Jul 14, 2010
Quit your bellyaching and grow up folks. If you're too immature to follow the rules set by a property owner stay off his property. I learned that at what, at age 3? I'll never understand grown men acting like children.
justscrewit

Knoxville, TN

#16 Jul 14, 2010
Food City is crazy for hiring a security guard. Where's a guy to go now to smoke a little weed? I know - KROGER.
straighttalk

United States

#17 Jul 14, 2010
I manage one of the stores in that shopping center (not F.C.) and I can tell you that the officer who was working on the nighrt in question is the most dedicated and professsional security officer I have ever known. He has handled a number of situations right in front of our store and he has always managed to keep his cool and control the situation when others surely would have lost it.

It's great to know that our parking lot is now safer and more pleasant to walk through than it has ever been at any time throughout my 4 years there. I didn't witness the encounter described by the original poster, but my experience in dealing with this officer and watching him work leads me to believe that if there was indeed an attitude problem it wasn't on his part.
myra

United States

#18 Jul 14, 2010
Mr. Retired marine, I find it hard to believe that 20+ years in the Marine Corps didn't instill in you a sense of responsibility and the desire to follow rules and respect authority. Thankfully, most of the military folks I know reached a high level of maturity while serving their country.
sraighttalk

United States

#19 Jul 14, 2010
@ 1badmouse So you told the guard it was none of his business, huh? Nice try, sir, but if you had said that you would have regretted it. He's as nice as they come but that simply wouldn't have flied. You would have had a very quick encounter with the town police. Are you lying or did you leave that part out?
Book em Dano

Knoxville, TN

#20 Jul 14, 2010
Eiger_quad wrote:
I meet my neice at the Food city Parking lot last night.Her 5 Year old daughter had spent the night at our house and we taking her back to her parents.We needed to get a few things at the store so we meet them at Food City Parking lot. My wife and I were standing beside the vehicles a pickup truck and a suv talking with our niese and her husband. It was about dusk and we were saying our goodbyes and about to leave when the security guard pull up and told us we would have to leave as no one was allowed to stand outside there vehicles and talk after dusk. I am in my 60's and my niece in her near 40.I will think twice befor shopping at that location again. Has anyone else had this problem?
I've been there much much later than dusk talking to folks I run into in the parking lot, and the security folks, who I am glad to see patrolling btw, never gave me anything other than a friendly wave. I am in my 50's and don't act or look like a meth-dealing hillbilly though. Do you?

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