Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Shaws... How much more could you suck? None more. That's how much more you could suck. None more suckage.

I live one block away from the Star Market/Shaws on Beacon Street. Aside from an incredibly friendly and helpful staff, this is the worst supermarket around. They recently tried to sell me a bag of chocolate ships for $4.50. "They're on sale," the kind checker told me and swiped my card. Then they rang in at $4.00. I put them back. At Stop and Shop a bag of Ghiradelli chocolate chips is $2. Honestly, I don't know how they stay in business. Their dry goods are frequently out of date. Boxes of cereal cost $1-2 more than they do at Stop and Shop. Their produce is wilted and old.

But the prices? They're totally out of control. It's like having a really big Store 24 close by. You only shop there when you absolutely need something NOW. I think a lot of folks that shop there, like college students just don't have a good sense of how much groceries should cost.

Alas. Have I really gotten this boring?

Happy Holidays from the old lady shaking her finger in disgust. Yeah, that's me.



Blogger Downpuppy said...

Gee, it's not like there's a Market Basket 400 meters away.

Oh wait - it is.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Downpuppy said...

Oh, Holy Night, I can't believe I was that rude on Christmas!

Just be sure to use your orange card & say Hi to the guy with the 1987 Bagger of the Year tag, OK? I like him, & the semi-autistic redheaded cashier.

I live near Morse-Kelley, where nobody plays basketball at night anymore. (But my 6-year old whips me every weekend)

Merry (next) Christmas!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

No worries. How kind of you to come back.

Market Basket is its own nightmare. Otherwise I'd go there more. It is very cheap and I do like their produce. But I don't like their deli or their meat. It's SO incredibly crowded, almost no matter when you go.

2:52 PM  

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