Sunday, February 21

Sometimes Shopping Can Be Fun!

I went shopping at The Real Canadian Superstore yesterday, something I don't normally enjoy doing. To be honest, I hate shopping at any time in any place. Too many people, too much noise, too many salespeople asking if they can help you because they want the commission, just too much of everything really. But, so saying, food needs to be bought so I went.

While there, I ran into an old acquaintance of mine whom I haven't seen in almost a year. She was handing out samples of a kind of cookie/treat and had a big display depicting the cookie/treat. We started to talk and we got onto the subject of pets. I was telling her about Luke when a guy comes up to the display table, grabs a couple of the cookies and wanders off munching them. Had this guy paid any attention to the conversation or the pictures on the display, he would have noticed that they were "Natural Defense Healthy Snacks for Adult Dogs"! The particular ones she was giving samples of are for the dogs digestive system. (I'd post a picture of the boxes and bags of the dog food, but I can't seem to find any. Perhaps later, I can get Silv to scan a copy of the coupon she gave me and I can post that!)

Oh we laughed! We kept laughing till we were almost ready to cry! Between fits of giggles, she told me how many people actually do that and how many others were slightly smarter and caught on just as they were going for the cookies! That just made us laugh harder and tears were indeed flowing down our faces.

Apparently not paying attention to what is being handed out at the "free sample" tables, is a common problem. These people who just "grab and eat" are the highlight of her day, and there are 2 or 3 of them each day! The good thing is that there is nothing in the dog food/treats that will harm a person and watching someone eating this stuff when they don't know it alleviates what would otherwise be a rather boring day.

18 comments:

  1. Now, THAT make shopping worthwhile! Tasty! Ha!

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  2. LOL!
    That reminds me of a colleague of mine who took a tampon at a similar "sample givong event" at a mall and just put it away without really having a look at it and later tried to offer it tosomeone, thinking it was a chocolate.

    Some people I only meet at the supermarket. Without shopping I wouldn't have met some people for more than ten years.

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  3. That's hilarious, Skye! People are so funny and shopping brings out the best fodder, doesn't it?

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  4. Cat Lady - It certainly does! :D

    Minka - Must have been one of those really small tampons in the plastic wrappers. Now that's hilarious!

    I know what you mean about meeting up with people while shopping, sometimes that's the only way I can catch up with some people as well!

    Reffie - If you pay attention to people while shopping, then yes you certainly do get some pretty good blog fodder! Sometimes though, I do close my eyes to others in stores because I just don't have the time, energy nor interest to deal with the goes on around me unfortunately.

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  5. i'm not sure what to say.

    other than one time someone handed me a sample of pop rocks and i said thanks for the condom.

    my bad.

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  6. Amy - Thank you!

    Tatty Tiara - Good to know :D

    Brit - ROFL, no "my bad" is wrong, that's priceless!

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  7. teehee...id laugh and laugh as they eat the dog treats...

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  8. We did Brian, oh did we ever! :D

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  9. That reminds me of some movie that I cannot remember, where the guests are eating catfood and thinking that it was a delicious pate.

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  10. Very funny. I guess they "woofed" them down. And I guessing they "barked" them up. (Sorry, I just had to write that.)

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  11. Otin - Sorry, I don't know the movie name either, but that is absolutely hilarious! I'd love to pull a prank like that on someone, and I know exactly who too :D

    Rick - Welcome to my blogville home! No apologies necessary, it's all good around here! :)

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  12. otin: Is that the movie about the Kennedy relatives, Grey Gardens? I can't remember if they ate cat food.

    I'm glad that man ate the digestive biscuits. At least we know he'll be regular after eating all that ruff-age!

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  13. Mmmm, doggie biscuits, nothing better for the tummy, barf!!

    Some people really will eat anything.

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  14. Kathcom - No doubt! Digestive regularity ... lol.

    Penny - So true Penny, so true, some people really will eat anything, especially when it's a freebie!

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  15. I'm going to have to pay more attention at free giveaways, I would NOT want to end up eating dog food. Unless it was really tasty, of course...

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  16. Ziva - "Unless it was really tasty, of course...", but of course! Welcome to my blogville home, I hope you enjoyed your visit and plan to come back again :)

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