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Default Salvage grocery stores

On Sun, 4 Oct 2009 12:33:37 -0400, "cshenk" > wrote:

>"none of your business" wrote
>"jmcquown" wrote:
>>> Pam, I have no idea what a "salvage" grocery store is. More details would
>>> be welcome.

>> my god, you truly are an idiot.

>No she isnt. The name is an unusual one for the type of store. 'Salvage
>Store' in most of the south means Goodwill, Salvation Army and such. Those
>places do not sell food. Hence, asking about how the groceries are at a
>'salvage store' made no sense at all. Jill is a southerner (USA South).
>The name threw me too until someone mentioned 'Big Box' and 'Big Lots'.
>Then it clicked. I have no idea if that is a common name for such elwhere,
>only that it threw me and Jill in first hearing it that way.

We used to have "real" salvage grocery stores, not as fancy or
consistent as the Big Lots genre. Shopping at one was a real
adventure. There would be boxes of canned goods with no label. You'd
see where they were located and hope for the best if you were brave
enough to take a chance. I liked the shelves of exotic condiments.
Sometimes you came up with pure gold. Most of the time, you just

I love cooking with wine.
Sometimes I even put it in the food.