Friday, February 2, 2007

Shouldn't a supermarket know about grocery bags?

I went to the Real Atlantic Superstore today for the first time in a long while.  Typically, I shop at Sobeys, and now I remember one of the reasons why.  No, it's not just for the air miles.

The Superstore's bags must be easier to produce.  They must be, because I cannot conceive of another reason that they would be so retarded.  The handles of Superstore bags are on the ends of the bags instead of the sides.  If you're trying to carry a frozen pizza or something that is much longer than it is wide, the handles are the whole length of the pizza box away from each other.  Obviously, that is very awkward.

Sobeys got it right.  The handles on their bags are where handles ought to be on a sensible bag.  One hand can easily go right through both handles, pizza box and all.

Shouldn't a supermarket, of all places, understand what makes a good bag?  These places do research into customer behaviour and put the staple items in distributed locations so you have to traverse more of the store to get them all.  Just today, I went to get milk, and it was at the complete opposite end of the store from the entrance.  If I were handicapped, I'd probably never buy milk -- you'd have to walk too far.  The Superstore is just dumb, and they have dumb bags.  I do like the President's Choice brand though.

Speaking of Air Miles, while I was writing this blog, and gathering the links for those websites that I linked to, I explored the potential rewards I can get with the number of points that I have.  I haven't yet redeemed any points in the 7 or so years that I've been collecting.  I think I'm going to get myself a Griddler.

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