Monday, November 17, 2008
Avoid Store Grand Openings
We walked down a "new" to us street today and came across a large supermarket that was having its grand opening. We needed groceries, and it was pretty close to our home, so we decided to check it out. Personal space went out the window! In the aisles, we would get separated, because only one of us could get through before a crowd of people would block the path. Once we made it to the check-out line, the old couple behind us kept pushing into us with their shopping baskets (at least they didn't have a cart!). While we were waiting in line, we saw a Milka mascot. Milka is a chocolate company, their mascot is a purple cow. As we exited we were each given a bag with free products in it. Steve gave away the bottle of beer to a man standing outside the store. We were uncertain what the one product was. Laura received a large bottle, and Steve a smaller one and the label said "sirka." At first we thought it was vinegar "sirče", but when Steve took a test sample we decided that it must be a briney substance used for making cheese "sir." As neither of us plans on making cheese while we are here, we will find some needy cheese-making family to pass it on to :). We also received between us small bags of sesame seed crackers, peanutbutter filled pretzels, and cherry and yoghurt flavored cookies (the type of cookies is called plazma-so I guess the store was a plazma donor). We have decided that we will try the store again at a less hectic time, and then decide if it is one we want to frequent, or if the longer walk to Delta City is preferable to the chaos of the Plus Market.