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Old 10-26-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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One weird aspect at Von's is the bag boy wanting to chat me up as I am trying to enter my credit info and watch that prices are correct. Many new offers and specials do not show up at the register. The bagboy everytime is trying to be my new best friend.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Vons was collecting money for "breast cancer" and I asked the cashier which "breast cancer" organization that this money was going to. She told me she had no idea and nobody had ever asked her that before.

I haven't donated at a Vons checkout stand, and I feel not one iota of guilt about it.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:31 PM
 
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Way to outwit the checkout girl. You win at life.
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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I'm fairly certain that the "passive" donations thing came down from on high and is some sort of Safeway corporate directive. All the Safeways here in NorCal are also doing this to varying degrees. Von's, being part of the Safeway family, and all ...
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: California
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I'm not a fan of being asked by a cashier for a donation, or being asked by the debt card reader. Things like this always start out with good intentions but usually get corrupted after awhile. When I set out to do something, like buy groceries, it's really the only thing I want to do.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Lucerne? Tillamook is the only edible cheese!
California cheese! How dare you! (although I do have 3 pounds of Tillamook black label aged 2.5 years extra-sharp cheddar on hand because it is THAT wonderful)
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Truly one of the more surreal threads I have read.

For what its worth: I give sometimes, other times no. If I have the scratch, absolutely. No one has ever 'gasped' or chastised me for saying 'no.'
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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California cheese! How dare you! (although I do have 3 pounds of Tillamook black label aged 2.5 years extra-sharp cheddar on hand because it is THAT wonderful)
umm Tillamook is Oregon cheese,
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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umm I know that. I was countering your Tillamook claim with California cheese.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:11 AM
 
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The other day I went to Vons to pick up a few things. I swiped my vons card and then the screen displayed a message asking if I want to make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, I proceeded to press no. Just as I hit no, The clerk asked if I wanted to make a donation to MDA, I told him no. What really bugs me is not only do I have to deal with the solicitors at the door on the way in and then while leaving, but now I have to put up with the clerk hitting me up for a donation and putting me on the spot in front of everyone in line.

Now I don't mind them having a bucket setup at the checkstand for collections or those little card you can pick up and they scan and add the donation to your bill. It just really gets to be too much when every time you turn around it seems someone is always hitting you up for money. I do donate money whenever possible, but enough is enough.
They do this at Randall's in Houston, but the machine only asks you once
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