Yes, how strange. Other grocers doing similarly. If anything, us oldies are slower in general. Capitalism never stops. Not a lot of love. Setting aside 1-3 pm for 1 or 2 days a week is too much to ask? I was hoping we'd be valued equally. Our money is the same as anyone else's. And, we've been customers longer. A little respect please!
Hah. Thanks for the hearty laugh-out-loud.
I read that the thinking here is that the store has just been cleaned overnight, therefore it is safer for the most vulnerable.
My old bones will never get me out of bed in time for that so Shoprite can go fly a kite.
KatU, I get your point. But, cramming a bunch of slow moving seniors and other vulnerable folks to the virus within an hour, is pointless and hazardous. Social distancing is as important if not moreso than clean handles on the cases. At least we could carry wipes (hopefully provided around the store) as we go and don't touch our faces. Distancing is the kicker. The grocers are not willing to accommodate the vulnerable community at a time of crisis. Surely says a lot about their priorities. Besides, I can't see how they will safely process a hundred carts full of panic purchased pantry items and every whatnot in an hour. Ridiculous. A better, thoughtful solution is setting aside a morning once a week. They'd have an earnest crowd and satisfy their coffers at the same time.
A couple suggestions from the hot spot that is Brooklyn: put on your single-use latex gloves whenever you leave the house (they come in boxes of 100 and aren't very expensive), and discard them when you get home. Then hand wash, and sanitize your groceries before putting them away. Saves worrying about the surfaces you touch when you're shopping. Also makes it easier to avoid touching your face while out, as the odor of the latex approaching alerts you to what you're doing in time to stop. And if the store has automatic checkout machines, use them to avoid proximity to checkout clerks. Also, if possible, avoid handling cash by using a credit card, which is easy to sanitize. And remember that N-95 masks can be reused to a point, as long as they're structurally sound and not contaminated. Stay safe, Hudson.