Grocery stores in Florissant. Owners and managers/employees

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Hunter

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Aug 3, 2012
 
Rev...I've got to agree with you on this one. Great idea! Or maybe a "cash only line" for guys like us because having a "food stamp only" line would be considered politcally incorrect or racially/ecnomically insensitive.
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Aug 4, 2012
 

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Gee, I go into stores a couple times a week and have never had an issue with food stamp users. Perhaps you folks are a bit overly sensitive or just have an ax to grind?
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Yesterday i waited for 15 minutes at least to pay cash for my purchases while the lady in front paid for a gallon of milk with WIC and the next person bought a soda with EBT in the 20 items of less line. Fucking joke. I had worked my ass off all day for a few dollars in tips and the government is just sending out checks to those who do not work and never have or never will. At least make them work for the money. There is lots to do. Pick up the litter they throw all around. Help tear down the houses they have destroyed. So much they could be doing instead of waling around in the streets talking on cell phones. Maybe they would be to tired to be breaking the law if they had to work!!!
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I never understood how soda, chips, and cupcakes qualified for food stamp purchases. Lets go back to basic stuff like bread, milk, eggs, cheese, bologna, peanut butter etc. I actually saw someone buying nice steaks with them. What a koke.
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Aug 5, 2012
 

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lol wrote:
Yesterday i waited for 15 minutes at least to pay cash for my purchases while the lady in front paid for a gallon of milk with WIC and the next person bought a soda with EBT in the 20 items of less line. Fucking joke. I had worked my ass off all day for a few dollars in tips and the government is just sending out checks to those who do not work and never have or never will. At least make them work for the money. There is lots to do. Pick up the litter they throw all around. Help tear down the houses they have destroyed. So much they could be doing instead of waling around in the streets talking on cell phones. Maybe they would be to tired to be breaking the law if they had to work!!!
15 minutes...bull<cough>. You also do not know if these people work or not. I know several families that have had to use WIC to supplement their minimum wage salaries.
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Saint Peters, MO

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Aug 5, 2012
 
Where do you get these EBT cards? I was behind a couple last week and they could hardly push the cart it was so heavy.It cost them $12 cash,the rest on the card.
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POLL wrote:
Where do you get these EBT cards? I was behind a couple last week and they could hardly push the cart it was so heavy.It cost them $12 cash,the rest on the card.
Easy, just call
1-888-4AN-EGRO
Granny 80 and counting

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Aug 6, 2012
 

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Reverend Vegas wrote:
and to the older folks who frequent Walgreens. Next time you're negotiating over a nickle look behind you. I'll give you a dime to move on. Try getting those kind of dividends in the stock market.
Someday you may just be one of "older folks" and perhaps by then you would have learned a little patience and a little kindness. Would you want your parents or grandparents to be treated so high handedly by someone who believes their time is more important then anyone else's?

I guess you never considered that the seniors who do such things might be a bit lonely and just wanting to keep a conversation going for a little bit. Or maybe they grew up in the same sort of economic situation I did, where you made every penny count so you would never need to be indebted to anyone.

I may have been one of those old codgers that kept you waiting your turn for two or three minutes. If that two or three minutes greatly affected your life and it must have or you wouldn't be so upset about it, then I apologize.

Maybe you are one of those people who believe they will never get old (as if that is possible) or infirmed or lonely or any of the other problems older people sometimes face. If so, I am you are in for a big surprise one of these days.
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Aug 6, 2012
 
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Grocery store managers and owners. Would it be too much to ask to make a dedicated line(s) for food stamp recipients? There is always HUGE jams and my frozen $h!t melts while people are negotiating the terms of their government subsidies. I understand the people who use this program NEED the food and I feel for them in these difficult times. But for someone like me, who wants to pay in cash and get the hell out of there...it's a real foot tapper.
What do ya say?!
Might be a good idea as long as it is done correctly. But people don't pay attention to the express lane 20 items thing and those are the ones who aren't on EBT. Most likely several of you.

I am impressed that so many of you are so important that you have a time table for shopping. My goodness, just think what all you could accomplish with another 10 or 15 minutes in your day. And your stuff melted too. Wow, that store must be scrimping on the a/c, the one I go to keeps it cold enough that you could be buying a snowman and he wouldn't even be dripping.

Yeah, you guys have some serious problems. Like my mom used to say, sometime great minds do think alike, but small minds always think alike.
Granny 80 and counting

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lol wrote:
Yesterday i waited for 15 minutes at least to pay cash for my purchases while the lady in front paid for a gallon of milk with WIC and the next person bought a soda with EBT in the 20 items of less line. Fucking joke. I had worked my ass off all day for a few dollars in tips and the government is just sending out checks to those who do not work and never have or never will. At least make them work for the money. There is lots to do. Pick up the litter they throw all around. Help tear down the houses they have destroyed. So much they could be doing instead of waling around in the streets talking on cell phones. Maybe they would be to tired to be breaking the law if they had to work!!!
I've lived too many years to just assume anything. Maybe you are right that the people used their benefits unwisely or maybe she really needed the milk and didn't have the $3.00 or whatever it cost. Maybe the person buying a soda was having their only "treat" of the day or week. I had a similar experience where a lady was buying a half dozen cupcakes with her EBT and a person in line made a nasty comment. Turned out they were going to be for her 5 year old daughter's birthday, some small special thing.

I've also lived long enough to know that there are people who need help even though they have tried and are trying their best and I would never begrudge them that. Never would I want a child to do without food because he or she was born into an unfortunate situation. That to me would be sheer meaness and there's too much of that in the world already.

Just as an aside, I can afford to move somewhere else, I just choose not to. I've faced several difficulties in all my years and sometimes I wanted to run away, but I didn't. You do it once and it is far too easy to keep doing it. I feel perfectly safe in my neighborhood with people I have known for almost 40 years. If something happens, so be it. I've had a good life and for the most part a happy one, no complaints, a few regrets but nothing I can't live with. There are many who have had it much worse.
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Aug 6, 2012
 
Granny 80 and counting wrote:
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Someday you may just be one of "older folks" and perhaps by then you would have learned a little patience and a little kindness. Would you want your parents or grandparents to be treated so high handedly by someone who believes their time is more important then anyone else's?
I guess you never considered that the seniors who do such things might be a bit lonely and just wanting to keep a conversation going for a little bit. Or maybe they grew up in the same sort of economic situation I did, where you made every penny count so you would never need to be indebted to anyone.
I may have been one of those old codgers that kept you waiting your turn for two or three minutes. If that two or three minutes greatly affected your life and it must have or you wouldn't be so upset about it, then I apologize.
Maybe you are one of those people who believe they will never get old (as if that is possible) or infirmed or lonely or any of the other problems older people sometimes face. If so, I am sure you are in for a big surprise one of these days.
Well said "granny" and I am going to work on my patience level.
Hunter

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Aug 6, 2012
 
Granny...it's nice to hear some wisdom from older folks like you. Thank you for reminding us of what we are in for. The "extending a conversion due to loneliness" scenario was one that I hadn't considered.

I don't think that the Rev was implying that his (or my) time is any more important than anyone elses...just that yime wasted is very annoying. I have to wholeheartedly agree with him on that. Some if not most of us are very ambitious with what little free time we have and try to make the most of it. I will admit that one of my character flaws is that I don't deal with obstacles very well. When I am honed in on completing a project I am out to get it done and I don't react well to stoppages in progress.

I do try very hard to be considerat of the older folks. I sincerely believe that they were the "Greatest Generation" that this nation has ever seen.
Men need lessons

Saint Louis, MO

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Aug 6, 2012
 
Reverend Vegas wrote:
15 min would be pretty extreme. But 5-10 min is enough when your ice cream is melting. It's annoying, and could be remedied with another lane specifically for EBT.
You need to learn more about shopping. I have never had anything get warm or melt. You can arrange things in the cart to slow temperature changes.
Get all your can goods first and line the bottom of the cart then go back and get your produce and bread, then get your meats and then your frozen stuff. Keep the cold stuff all packed close together on top of the cans with any paper goods around the sides and items that contain a lot of air, like bread or chips, on top of the frozen stuff and the frozen goods stay plenty cold.
At the check out be sure to put your cold stuff on the belt first and get quickly get them double bagged or in insulated bags you bring yourself.
Poor people need a break. I see the folks with food stamps and realize how lucky our family is. I don't whine about them wasting my precious time. Everyone's time is limited and precious.
Do you also get frustrated with elderly people who take a long time to walk through the entrance vestibule?
It sounds like you lack patience and empathy to me.
Granny 80 and counting

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Granny...it's nice to hear some wisdom from older folks like you. Thank you for reminding us of what we are in for. The "extending a conversion due to loneliness" scenario was one that I hadn't considered.
I don't think that the Rev was implying that his (or my) time is any more important than anyone elses...just that yime wasted is very annoying. I have to wholeheartedly agree with him on that. Some if not most of us are very ambitious with what little free time we have and try to make the most of it. I will admit that one of my character flaws is that I don't deal with obstacles very well. When I am honed in on completing a project I am out to get it done and I don't react well to stoppages in progress.
I do try very hard to be considerat of the older folks. I sincerely believe that they were the "Greatest Generation" that this nation has ever seen.
I understand that many people are very busy and have important things to do, deadlines and what have you. I am not being sarcastic about that either.

But, is a few minutes out of the day going to make that big a difference? How many parents have children that they only see for a short period of time because they have to prioritize their time and the kids are at or near the bottom of that list? I know people have to make a living, they have responsibilities and they are for the most part working for their children and their families.

But, do they really need that bigger house, that bigger plasma TV, that new car, etc.? What's the point in having things if you don't have time to enjoy them? What kind of person do you become when you cannot wait a few minutes for someone who is elderly or infirmed to exchange a few words with a cashier, or 'move out of your way'?

I'm fortunate in the fact that I don't have any physical impairments. Hopefully no mental ones either, but that might be called into question here. When I worked I did get a little irritated by people who used the express lane and had more than the alloted items. Or people who went to the bank and didn't have their deposit slip filled out. How about the DMV? Now there's a place that can try the patience of a saint. But then, as life will have it, family members became ill, passed away, had other sorrows and trials in their life, as did I. After experiencing a few of them including my 3 year old granddaughter dying of leukemia I decided the little things that irritated me no longer existed.

Sometimes it takes a hard dose or even doses of reality to make a person understand what life really is about, or should be. It's easy to judge people, easy to get angry, easy to blame others for our own failings. In the end we all have to own up to our own flawed characters and accept the fact that we could have done better and should have done better before it was to late.

And that, dear hearts is my sermon...for today anyway.:)
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Aug 13, 2012
 
Hood Rat wrote:
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Does being an ass come easily or have you had to practice? I guessing the former.
Well

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Aug 14, 2012
 
Reverend Vegas wrote:
Grocery store managers and owners. Would it be too much to ask to make a dedicated line(s) for food stamp recipients? There is always HUGE jams and my frozen $h!t melts while people are negotiating the terms of their government subsidies. I understand the people who use this program NEED the food and I feel for them in these difficult times. But for someone like me, who wants to pay in cash and get the hell out of there...it's a real foot tapper.
What do ya say?!
I say, why don't you make those people wear some sort of identification? Then when they try to sneak out of the line they are required to get in someone can grab a hold of them and teach them a lesson.

Maybe it could be a big gold star on their clothing. No, wait, that's been done, hasn't it? How about a number tattooed on their arms? OOPs that's been used to. There must be someone to single out such "undesirables". I bet you could come up with something Rev. I know you aren't a 'real' reverend but you sure do talk like one.

Here's a thought. Leave people alone, get on with your own life and stop whining.
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<quoted text>Does being an ass come easily or have you had to practice? I guessing the former.
No, it comes from life experiences.
E Goecentric

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Aug 27, 2012
 
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Arguing over a nickle isn't a conversation. I'd rather sit down and have a conversation than stand around Walgreens listening to someone go on about about a few cents. Like I said, I'll beat your coupon..you win!
And no one is saying children should go hungry. I'm saying why not have a line for EBT since it is so prevalent and problematic. If they have an employee that deals with this exclusively, then they will have the clearances that the managers they call have.
I don't understand why they can't have a dedicated register and clerk for each person wanting to checkout.
Then none of us would ever have to wait.
I think we need wider streets too so we can all drive around each other when someone isn't going as fast as we want to go.
For Ladies

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Aug 28, 2012
 
Hello Ladies. For a long time the Flower Valley Shop n Save has a very unclean ladies restroom. Dirty floors,walls,etc. The pharmacy ladies said the manager does not address their complaints. Any comments from the ladies?
Granny 81 and counting

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Aug 28, 2012
 
For Ladies wrote:
Hello Ladies. For a long time the Flower Valley Shop n Save has a very unclean ladies restroom. Dirty floors,walls,etc. The pharmacy ladies said the manager does not address their complaints. Any comments from the ladies?
I've never used the facilities so I wouldn't be able to address the issue fairly. But, I would think if the female or any employees are unhappy about it and the manager(s) are not addressing their concerns then they should group together and send a signed petition to the front office. I realize people tend not to do such things believing it might jeopardize their jobs in some manner but sometimes 'you gotta do what you gotta do' or just live with the situation.

I suppose such correspondence could be done anonymously also,but facing matters head on and honestly as possible is just my way. And whatever happens, so be it.

One other thing I guess should be considered is if the ladie's room is always in an unacceptable state or just at certain times. Could be the maintenance people just don't always get the chance to clean up when someone else has behaved piggishly.

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