Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Not the Market Basket!

Longtime readers know that when I need to grocery shop, I usually force myself to endure the very special kind of hell which is known as the Market Basket. It is huge and unwieldy and is a favorite shopping destination among both the slow moving elderly and narcissists who like to park their carriage in the middle of the aisle while they decide which brand of salt to buy.

Today I needed to pick up a few items, but as luck would have it I was nowhere near the Market Basket and so I entered the equally hideous, yet far more expensive Shaws.

At first glance Shaws seems like your average grocery store. The milk is where you would expect it to be. The meats are along the back wall. It's in the frozen food section where things get a little weird.

This one I can understand. I like pies too.

  Hmmmm. I guess I like novelties, though I'm not sure that the exclamation point is really called for.

"Potatoes!" Really? An exclamation point for frozen potatoes? Might we be abusing the very notion of the exclamation point?

There is no need for this sort of punctuation for frozen vegetables. This is just false advertising.

I really do not know what to make of this. Yes, it's exciting that you have some frozen kosher offerings, but let's be honest- it's not that exciting.

What the hell is this?

Shouldn't Hispanic be capitalized? Is Hispanic even a real food group? Doesn't this just seem rude somehow? Unless you are actually selling frozen Hispanics, I really think that this sign is misleading.

Is this sort of thing limited to this one Shaws? Does your store sell frozen Hispanics too?


Anonymous said...

My store does not sell frozen Hispanics...too hot...they just deport them. xoxo Mom

mgster said...

Ashamed to say that my Shaws sells Mexicans! And Asians!

Cheryl said...

Ima gonna have to go check to see what our Shaws sells. My guess is it ain't gonna be pretty. No siree Bob.

I needed this sooooooo badly this morning. Thanks dahlink.

Chunky Mama said...

I got some awful news this morning, and your post just made me laugh out loud for real.
Could not have come at a more perfect time.
Thank you!

Gisele said...

If you're looking for Kosher food in Shaws and after many failed attempts Find The Right Aisle (!!!) the exclamation point is appropriate. I can not defend the produce or Hispanics, however. Even my autocorrect knows to capitalize Hispanics.

Jeanne said...

We have a freezer case dedicated to pierogies here in Pittsburgh. I don't know what I would do with a frozen hispanic (Hispanic!).

LaurieStar said...

This is some very funny stuff! :) I shop at Shaws up here in NE, but we don't have labels on our freezer section. Ha.