Friday, October 01, 2010

3111 Disturbing News

Friday, October 1, 2010

The most destructive force in the universe is gossip. -- Dave Barry -- --------------------------------------------------------------

I've had cat food on the shopping list for the past two weeks. Jasper needs a food that keeps his urine acidic. He'll eat the canned food from the vet, but he won't touch the dry from the vet or from the special pet store. All he'll touch is dry from the grocery store, and only two of those brands will do.

But every time I've gone to the village family owned IGA grocery store in the past two weeks, the cat food shelves have been almost empty. The only foods acceptable to Jasper aren't there. I've been forced to go to the hated big store mentioned in the previous post.

Yesterday, I asked the cashier at the small store why several of the shelves (pet food, coffee, cheese, bottled water, a few others) look like they haven't been restocked in at least two weeks. She said, "Well, it's like everywhere else, I guess. When the trucks come, the orders are big, and they just haven't been able to pay for the full delivery, so they get nothing."


The village people have been faithful to the small store. Many of us still won't shop at the big one because we're still mad at them. In the small store, you don't have to walk a half a mile just to pick up milk. The checkout registers are well manned - there's never more than one person ahead of you. The aisles always have shoppers. I don't know what's wrong, but it's worrying me.

Even though I am moving away....

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