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Ariane Jenkins
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On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 14:24:58 -0500,
Sharon Chilson > wrote:
> They opened an Aldi's on the edge of Detroit/suburbia a few years ago. I
> was in it once, just to look, never went back or bought anything.
> The shelves, at least in this store, were much much lower than in a
> traditional grocery store. I'm 5'10, I'll bet the shelves didn't reach
> my shoulders, and that's with merchandise on the top shelf. The
> shelves/aisles ran the length of the store, so when a cashier looked
> out, they could see everything and everyone in the store. And there was
> a huge living room picture window sort of thing against the back wall,
> one-way glass. Call me paranoid if you want to, but I had a feeling like
> someone was sitting behind the glass with a shotgun just waiting for
> someone to act up.
> It all troubled me so much I never went back.

LOL... "Pay no attention to the man behind the one-way
glass..." ;D

> Does anyone have the dollar store "Deals' by them? They have nice prices
> (it's a dollar store, everything is a dollar) and carry a wide array of
> food items, as well as the usual dollar store merchandise.
> You know those big bottles of IBC root beer or cream soda? In the
> grocery store they run around $1.59, $1.79. Just a dollar at Deals.

Yep, we have a couple of those, like really big dollar
stores. One of them near us actually carries some perishable produce,
oddly enough. I got avocadoes 2/$1 there--not huge ones, but hey, for
..50... They also carried milk and an assortment of frozen dinners. I
haven't really priced those, so I didn't know if it was a good deal or
not. I did, however, buy a big bottle of IBC root beer, it's
something I haven't had since I was a kid.