Day’s Verse:
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 4:16

Dear Price Chopper,

I am sorry to say that if you weren’t the only grocery store within reasonable walking distance of my apartment, I would spurn you like the plague. Don’t think I’m an unreasonable person, though. I have reasons for my statement. Consider:

  1. You raised the price of Italian Bread from $0.99 to $1.39 completely unnecessarily. Then, to add insult to injury, you started slicing said bread, which ruins the charm of Italian Bread entirely.
  2. You suddenly stopped carrying Las Palmas Enchilada sauce, which is as everybody knows the only enchilada sauce worth using, and now charge $2.50 for a microscopic can of crap-o enchilada sauce. Plus, the crap-o sauce cans are of a size that requires use of at least 3 cans to make appropriately saucy enchiladas.
  3. Your employees’ intelligence ranges on the high end from paramecia to the low end, somewhere in the range of horse apples.
  4. Your food is vastly overpriced, a fact you hide by giving “Price Chopper AdvantEdge bonuses” that lower the prices back to normal.
  5. Your produce is rarely as fresh as you claim and apples always cost $1.29/lb.
  6. You are sleazy.

For these reasons, I believe that you deserve to be bought out with junk bonds and sold off piecemeal to the lowest bidder. Then your disgruntled “customers,” most of whom frequent your establishment for the same reason I do, could commandeer crowbars, jackhammers, and bulldozers to take every one of your slimy grocery stores apart brick by brick.

– KF –

8 days to home.

10 thoughts on “It’s Not That I’m Complaining…

  1. A resident of the dark satanic mills that spawned Starbucks is complaning about conglomeration in the food and retail industry? How about 5 dollars for a cup of stinking cup of coffee!?

    If the majority of people are there for biped location, how come I can never get a parking spot? ….I don’t know either, why can’t they go to Shaws? Seriously, Eric told me Shaws has this new Sunny D flavor and its excellent. Sometimes I like the change of pace.

    I’m not trying to be antagonistic here. Price Chopper ain’t no Stop And Shop (better), but they sure ain’t no Shoprite neither (worse). Twenty-four hours, that’s the real deal-breaker. One of the few places in Worcester that doesn’t close after dark. We could do a lot worse.

  2. Did I mention conglomeration? Nope! I’m happy with the chains we have at home – QFC, Safeway, Albertsons. It’s not the chain thing at all.

    Let’s be honest here. If we need a week’s worth of groceries, are we going to go all the way to Gold Star boulevard to the news Shaw’s there? It’s a hike! Groceries weigh a bunch, too.

    Also, about the coffee price thing… you can go without coffee. It’s a voluntary addiciton, although few people who pay for Starbuck’s would say so. Coffee drinking is a choice, just like smoking cigarettes. You can’t complain about the price of either because you don’t need them to live. FOOD in general is not voluntary, and that’s why the outrageous prices are so offensive. You can’t voluntarily give up food to save money now, can you?

  3. I never said you named the cause, only the symptoms. Price Chopper is only midsized, however. Albertsons owns Shaws, and a bunch of other labels. QFC = Kroger Company, large enough to be traded on the NYSE. Safeway, another massive chain with many names. So then what am I saying? Price Chopper = medium = bad, these other companies = huge = good? Well, yeah I guess. Wal-Mart keeps lots of people happy, and they don’t mind that their sprawling out or destroying local economies. It definitely is always pretty nice and clean and cheap in there. People definitely want to pay 50 cents for a stinking can of soda! They call it Dr. Thunder, instead of Dr. Pepper.

    I mentioned Shop-Rite before, they’re big in NJ, but that’s it. They’re probably the equivalent of PC in my area, they don’t care what they pull, cause they got local advantages. And that’s what PC is running. I’m not going to say What exactly, cause I have no clue. The locals got to know something we don’t.

  4. Maybe Shaws eats babies.

    If you tear down the PC, where will you go for Gummi Bears and Italian bread? I put the question to you Chairperson!

  5. OK, that is not at *all* what I was trying to say. I don’t like Wal-Mart’s and I’m not a huge fan of chains. I prefer the small places and I’m willing to pay for it. But Price Chopper isn’t a hole-in-the wall mom and pop place. It’s not some organic food store trying to eke out a living somehow. It’s too big for that.

    I’m not trying to condone huge conglomerates. I’d like to see some actual high quality in grocery stores, and I’d like to see more regionality – we’re losing the distinctiveness and that’s not something that I condone, or like at all, either. What I’m trying to say is that I’m willing to pay more a) for a superior product; or b) to support a small high-quality grocery store that really needs the business. Price Chopper isn’t either of those.

    The kind of store I’m thinking of is Larry’s Market.

    Edited By Siteowner

  6. oh man im gonna tell karissa you think shes dumb.

    did you know that not all price choppers are the motels of the grocery world? i went to another one once and it was probably a step below wegmans. i was shocked.

    ours is just sad and evil because it is in a low income area where people cant afford to drive to shaws.

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