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Old 09-30-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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SUPERMARKET SURROUND SOUND

The new supermarket near my house has an automatic water mister to keep produce fresh. Just
before it goes on, you hear the sound of thunder and the smell of fresh rain.

When you approach the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and breathe in the aroma of chocolate
milk.

When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle and the air is filled with the
pleasing aroma of bacon and eggs frying.

The veggie department features the sound of a gentle breeze and the smell of fresh buttered corn.

I don't buy toilet paper there any more.
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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LOL....Funny!!
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:26 AM
 
Location: City of the damned, Wash
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Seriously? Wow, that sounds neat. I hate music while I'm shopping, I need to think, not boogie down.
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:38 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I first noticed the thunder sound trac in the vegie department over 15 years ago in stores in the western states. A while back I was in a large store and I guess the manager was not there, The other workers put on some good old rock and roll and played it loud. The bagboys were rocking out. Shopping was fun for a change.
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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SUPERMARKET SURROUND SOUND

The new supermarket near my house has an automatic water mister to keep produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of thunder and the smell of fresh rain.
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I don't buy toilet paper there any more.
LOL..

Believe it or not there is one grocery chain here in Arizona (Basha's) that do play the sound of thunder before the produce is watered, in one store that I go to. As for the smell of rain, well.. I'm sure somebody is working on it.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:47 PM
 
Location: My heart is in Wyoming, my body is soon to follow.....
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Where I live we're lucky if the shelves are just stocked, I want to live where you do!
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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SUPERMARKET SURROUND SOUND

The new supermarket near my house has an automatic water mister to keep produce fresh. Just
before it goes on, you hear the sound of thunder and the smell of fresh rain.

When you approach the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and breathe in the aroma of chocolate
milk.

When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle and the air is filled with the
pleasing aroma of bacon and eggs frying.

The veggie department features the sound of a gentle breeze and the smell of fresh buttered corn.

I don't buy toilet paper there any more.

You are so funny - you make me laugh everyday.
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:26 AM
 
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No music with our veggie mister. Just as well, since the overhead music many times loud and obnoxious. There is a large, older population where I live, so how can a place of business imagine they would like such distraction? Many store "managers" look and/or are 18 now, so guess they may not think of that...
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Old 10-06-2007, 11:57 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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We have the sound of thunder in our produce department before the misters come on, too. I didn't "get it" the first time I heard it and got misted. My kids just let it happen, then laughed at me.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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It seems like every single time i'm in a grocery store and reaching for some produce, the thunder starts happening. Now when i hear it, i reach for what i want super fast, so i don't end up with a big dripping mess in my cart.
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