I grocery shop a lot. I prefer things that have not been frozen so generally every couple days I hit the grocery store. Now, I refuse to go to the stores with the quarter deposit.
Now I know, what is the big deal, right? But I find this system more than a little insulting. First off it presupposes that I am too fucking lazy to put things back where they belong (shut up C). But as if that weren't bad enough they think I am so fucking cheap that a quarter is going to motivate me.
I know they say it saves us money. Well sure, I guess they can save you three cents on the jumbo package of toilet paper by not spending the money to pay someone to gather those carts. Yep, that is a job that is no more. I won't use self check outs either, or shop where they have them. Slowly but surely our "convenience" and money saving tips are causing higher unemployment, and to tell you the truth, well, it pisses me off. And as for passing the savings down, really? More people unemployed, on assistance, and guess whose fucking taxes go up? Where is my three cents on toilet paper really getting me ahead. I tend to shop at Sobey's. 24 hours, where they bag your groceries for you, don't hold my quarter hostage, and they fucking smile and are pleasant. Why? Perhaps because they are not stuck making minimum wage as management tries to make them redundant.
Yeah, I wasn't sure where I was going with this rant either...