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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My love affair with Wegmans

Tuesday was grocery shopping night! I usually go as soon as the boy gets home so I can take my time, meandering through the aisles, looking for all sorts of treasures that unfold in Wegmans. Of course last night he didn't get home until well past 7:00, and I had to stop at BJs, but that was okay - I was kid-free and nothing important to rush home to.

There's just something calming about having a cup of hot decaf tea, my shopping list, and a world of products to explore (half of which I don't even know what they are?!). The international section fascinates me - all sorts of authentic Japanese, Mexican, and French (amongst many other cultures') products. I'm still not ready to buy much of anything in that aisle, but by the end of this year, I will work myself up to it! The cheese department is another one that intrigues me...I've always wanted to be a cheese connoisseur, so I try to pick up a new cheese each time to try out (of course I forgot yesterday). On top of the food, they have aisle upon aisle of fun little holiday items, cookware, dishes, kitchen supplies, etc.

And their latest addition - a beer section - just makes this perhaps the greatest store ever! Now I can grab my beer when I get my groceries and avoid another stop. I did learn, however, that you cannot walk around the store with an open beer (no, I didn't try - but I was curious and had to ask!).

As if this place couldn't get any better, their staff is just the most amazing group of people. I couldn't find stew meat except for in their club savings section, so the butcher separated it, repackaged and re-priced it so that I didn't have to buy 6 lbs. of beef cubes. Then, as I'm walking toward a register, opting for the line with only one woman ahead of me who was already being checked out, an employee comes running over and opens an aisle to check me out. Seriously? I was only going to wait in line for another couple minutes, but he made sure I could be helped immediately. On top of all of that, they have their "Helping Hands" who will walk your cart to your car and load your groceries for you!

I didn't think I could go on this long about my love affair with Wegmans, but here we are. Some women get their hair or nails done to No, I go grocery shopping!


Christy Hershey said...

I always hear people talk about Wegmans.......but i've never been. Maybe i'll have to make a stop on the next trip home. :)

Christina said...

LOVE Wegmans! And now carrying beer has made them sooo much more lovable! :-)

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