I figure the MSC is paying me to do it. If I don't like the scenario, I can choose not to do the shop. Getting lots of good ideas especially for products in the "specialty" area that could be anywhere in the store. I have found there are various layers of "offering help." Some tell me the aisle number, some go to the trouble of putting their hands on the item and handing it to me. I assume the client wants to know what the clerk does when asked the question. Haven't had a shop rejected for providing too much information.@sojo917 wrote:
Who has all that time? Ask, offer an escort, and move on.
Thanks, Flash, and everyone who contributed. You have great ideas. I knew I could count on you to provide a variety of items. I do a lot of baking so the molasses idea is genius as we head into gingerbread and molasses cookie season!@Flash wrote:
A quick scan of the shelf will let you see if they carry 'Mushroom soy sauce', which is a real product but usually not carried in grocery stores. You were hoping they had alfafa honey and all they have is clover. You were hoping for sorghum molasses and they only have blackstrap, etc.
Excellent! I have also noticed that some of my stores that do not have pharmacies have very limited cosmetic choices (no nail polish for example.)@Flash wrote:
'Sewing notions'. I was in a grocery store today and actually needed a tape measure for sewing as mine seems to have taken a walk. They were sure they had sewing stuff but had no idea where it might be.
I used to ALWAYS ask for Capers (which i love!).. but, I've started in on different each time.. so, wet wipes, gluten free waffles, Tang (member THAT?!) sugar free cookies, truffle oil, or walnut oil.. natural peanut butter, wooden skewers for shiskabobs, muffin tin liners.