“Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.” -Jiddu Krishnamurti.
The midweek challenge over on GC and my site Weekly Prompts is Inconvenience Stores.
GC wrote about the inconvenience of the building project and expansion at his local Safeway supermarket. He asks us to share how we feel when our local stores expand to meet increased consumer demand and accommodate crowded aisle congestion.
Firstly, I’m not sure that supermarket expansion has anything to do with customer demand, in my experience expansion is mostly about increasing the potential for extra profit perhaps to include a new clothing line, or expand home gardening.
Generally I use two supermarkets, the nearest store, the one accessed by the scenic route is Morrisons and last year it expanded the site to accommodate a new clothing range.
My shopping lists are conveniently written in aisle order; during the expansion, my time was wasted looking for items that were no longer in their usual aisle, this meant that nipping quickly around the store was more or less impossible, so I took my business elsewhere.
Upon hearing that the building work was complete and feeling curious, I returned to the store. It took me a couple of weeks to familiarise myself with the new aisle changes, but I got there in the end.
After examining the clothing range, I concluded their range was not for me.
Lest you think I’m a clothing snob; I often purchase underwear from Sainsburys Supermarket, it’s a little more upmarket than most other UK supermarkets, and they stock a decent range of reasonably priced, attractive, good quality ladies underwear, though not to be confused with the type that has a singular purpose and often found online at Anne Summers.
I would say the quality at Sainsburys is conveniently on a par with those at M&S, and for me quality counts, and conveniently it saves me a trip to the nearest town/city.
I don’t have any photographs of supermarket building work and expansions, so I’m showing you my idea of supermarket convenience instead!
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