A&P Midland Park
Posted in the Ridgewood Forum
#1 Jul 25, 2007
Yesterday, my wife was shopping at the A&P on Lake Street in Midland Park. Because someone had spilled clear dishwashing liquid in the aisle and A&P had not taken the time to clean it up, my wife fell, received numerous bruises and cut her leg. She was given a Band-Aid by store personnel and, once she was able to stand a few minutes later, was largely ignored. Because the blood quickly soaked through the original Band-Aid, she requested another but was told she would have to buy any add'l Band-Aids. In this day of litigation, that sort of stupidity is almost beyond imagination, but it in fact occurred. Accidents happen, but A&P's use of its own negligence to make a little extra profit is unforgiveable. I hope those of you who are interested in protecting your families or who simply prefer to do business with those possessing a little human decency will avoid this A&P. They don't deserve our business. Also, please call the store (sorry---this site doesn't let me give the phone number) to let them know just how the Ridgewood community feels about this kind of behavior.
#2 Dec 19, 2007
The best way to get your point across is to hurt their pockets and file a lawsuit. They'll change their behavior very quickly.
#3 Dec 30, 2007
You sound like an ambulance chaser and rallying the Ridgewood Community won't really hurt this store. It serves 5 different towns as a flapship A&P and although the aisles are a little narrow, it's a great food store. Sorry about your wife but don't play the litigation card everytime something bad happens to you. Besides, what was your wife doing there being from Pelham, NY?
#4 Jan 1, 2008
Not trying to rally any community, and it doesn't matter how many towns are being served. The store's management had no concerns about his wife's safety and/or injuries. I'm sure you certainly would not appreciate that attitude no matter where you are from. The only way to change their callous behavior and to force more civilized customer service in the future is to hit their pockets. That, I guarantee, will make them take notice. By the way, this is not the first incident of this type at this location. It sounds like there's a need for staff training.
#5 Aug 15, 2010
Thank you for alerting us to this problem. I don't blame you for your anger. When someone is hurt, it is vital to give them the common courtesy of caring. This did not happen and as a result caused justifiable anger.
I am so sorry that your wife was not treated with respect and concern. The store's negligence caused her accident. I agree that this store's priority #1 is to have their staff trained in customer service. Even though this accident was some time ago, I still wanted to express my apologies for their error.
#6 May 30, 2011
i live in ridgewood and shop at this location almost every day and the main reason i do is because i think the people who work here are so accomadating and nice...there is always going to be someone who has an issue with anything but this store is not a place that should be given a bad reputation
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