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Old 12-17-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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I am so sorry, MV. I didn't mean to upset you more. It was premature, but meant in the kindest way.

Please accept my apology.
Thank you for being so gracious about it. :-)
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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To follow up, I'm not upset any more. I just feel that veganism is a social justice issue, an ecological issue, and an aesthetic issue. One wonders when, if ever, humans will stop murdering animals for food. If you join a lot of vegan and animal rights pages on Facebook, it keeps you reminded of all the issues.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Sounds like you got someone else's groceries, picked up someone else's bag by mistake. I'd have called the grocery store first to see if any customers had called or stopped back for the food.

Were the food items on your receipt? If they weren't, they should have been returned to the grocery store immediately as they were not yours to give away.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Sounds like you got someone else's groceries, picked up someone else's bag by mistake. I'd have called the grocery store first to see if any customers had called or stopped back for the food.

Were the food items on your receipt? If they weren't, they should have been returned to the grocery store immediately as they were not yours to give away.
At the risk of speaking for the OP, I don't think it really matters at this point. She was just sharing an unusual experience that happened to her.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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I thought of looking at the receipt but then couldn't find it. My housekeeper threw it away, I guess and took it out with the trash. At any rate it's not that easy for someone with MS, who depends on others, to just pop back over to the store ..more like a major production.

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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I thought of looking at the receipt but then couldn't find it. My housekeeper threw it away, I guess and took it out with the trash. At any rate it's not that easy for someone with MS, who depends on others, to just pop back over to the store ..more like a major production.
The store likely couldn't have done anything with perishable products removed from the store other than thrown them out. They can't resell them and unfortunately in most cases they can't give them to charity either. I still think you absolutely made the best of the situation.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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The store likely couldn't have done anything with perishable products removed from the store other than thrown them out. They can't resell them and unfortunately in most cases they can't give them to charity either. I still think you absolutely made the best of the situation.
Thank you, Beth. Ppl get all pisssie- when I mention my atheism, reminiscent of the nasty letters eminent atheists get from religious folks. Some are gracious and kind while others can be deadly threatening. Some people don't like it when you challenge their assumptions, as every serious vegetarian finds out, sooner or later.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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When I got home, there were several odd things in my cart, I didnít even remember getting: a pork shoulder roast, a turkey breast, eggnog, butter. I donít eat those things!
My first question is, did you pay for them? If they were not listed on your receipt, it was a bagging error, and you got someone else's groceries along with your own. If that's the case, it would have been a kindness to call the store and let them known that you were given someone else's purchase, so that customer would have no difficulty in having some expensive food items replaced.

And if that food was charged to you, calling the store immediately would have established your claim to get your money back for the unwanted items. I've had people absent mindedly put things in my cart, thinking it was their own, but usually I've caught the mistake at checkout. But when I haven't, no problem, I've just taken it back for a refund.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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I see, we crossed posts...

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I thought of looking at the receipt but then couldn't find it. My housekeeper threw it away, I guess and took it out with the trash. At any rate it's not that easy for someone with MS, who depends on others, to just pop back over to the store ..more like a major production.
But a phone call is simple and easy, and it's the first thing I thought of.

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The store likely couldn't have done anything with perishable products removed from the store other than thrown them out. They can't resell them and unfortunately in most cases they can't give them to charity either. I still think you absolutely made the best of the situation.
Sorry, but I can't get out of my mind that someone else got home and found out they were missing some expensive groceries they probably paid for, and the difficulty they might have had trying to replace it. Your call to the manager could have cleared that up.

But passing that food along to someone who would value it was a good move. No sense wasting it simply because it wasn't food you would eat.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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I'm not sure that I wasn't in some sort of fugue state and bought the stuff myself; I was very tearful, sad and distracted.
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