My last shop pre shelter in place was a post office and a fitness center and some cell phone stores. I actually mad quite a bit for march considering half of it has been shelter in place. I also did my 2 limit safety grocery shops.
Shopping Western NY, Northeast and Central PA, and parts of Ohio and West Virginia. Have car will travel anywhere if the monies right.
We don't have shelter-in-place where I live. I doubt we ever will. I did a Sonic Drive-Thru last Thursday.
Before you all jump on me, I am observing social distancing and I am mot making unnecessary trips but I still have to go to my state government job each day. I did the Sonic on the way into the office. BTW, Sonic breakfast burritos are actually pretty good as far as fast food goes.
I did a take out for Anthony Coal-fired pizza take out. There was only one person in the restaurant and one person at the bar. The next day, my county closed all the restaurants and bars except for take out.
I think that every state should be sheltered at home for the next 30 days, Maybe that way we will see some positive signs for the is pandemic.
Presently, I am doing a 1000 piece puzzle and taking a walk by myself after dinner. I am thankful that my immediate family is able to work at home and home school. I do have a friend whose son was diagnosed with the virus and currently is guaranteed at home with his wife and two small children. He is sequestered in one of the bedrooms away from the family.
2 Bonused Five Guys, My Red Lobster shop was cancelled at the last minute. All the restaurants were ordered to go to take out or delivery the same day it was cancelled by the client, for obvious reasons.
I still have my P.O. Boxes for Mintel to check (I opened 2 additional boxes last week).
Canadian Mystery Shopper
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I did some Sonics first week of March. My state didn't go into lockdown until very recently, so I also voluntarily gave up shopping "early." I wanted to flatten the curve and protect my dad's health vs. earning a few extra bucks (not knowing if I'd even get paid).
I had a route of gas station shops that I stared on March 16. I had thirty shops I had to do in AZ and Utah. The MSC canceled 7 of the shops on that day after I had already done one. I finished up on March 18, which was the day UT closed down the food places for inside purchases. I would have normal laugh at people at a shop in Hurricane UT that were trying to keep the self-service food items from the people trying to serve themselves. Lots of orange cones blocking the way and signs on the sneeze guard telling them to ask for help but just ignored them
I did five Dillons/Krogers shops on Sunday. All with PAD and I checked the weekly ad before I went. Stocked up on some really great deals on non perishable foods we'll eat anyway and got enough dog food for our three pupsters to last a month. Nice efficient shopping trips and I did them all during morning hours, which proved to be surprisingly not too busy.
A nice bonus on shopping Kroger stores on a Sunday morning was that I encountered associates that I've never seen before.
And now, I am self imposing a month off from mystery shops. (Unless the bonus is ridiculous, then I might consider...)
I have one assignment that has been postponed until mid-April. Since the stay-at-home requirement has been extended until April 30, I do not know what will happen with that. My personal idea? I will arrive ninety minutes before opening or work for ninety minutes after closing. I will complete my work before opening or after closing, help to sanitize my work spaces properly, and be out of there before the next work day begins. This is far outside of the box, and it would require an employee to arrive early or stay late. I do not recommend it. I am just willing to make this adjustment. No employee should have to make an adjustment.
If we understood the world, we would realize that there is a logic of harmony underlying its manifold apparent dissonances. – Jean Sibelius
The last shops that I had done before we were asked to reduce travel was an I-9 and an OSI shop. The next day the Governor said not to go out unless for the grocery store and/or the Rx. Unless you were working which I haven't in over 4 years since I had my Quad Bypass.