Groceries

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-19-2020, 08:42 AM
Bill32's Avatar
Bill32 Bill32 is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 846
Thanks: 51
Thanked 126 Times in 63 Posts
Default Groceries

We went to Publix to pick up prescriptions and a few food items yesterday. My wife noticed The older gentleman bagging was licking his fingers to open the plastic bags. When we got home I set up a table in the garage with a small pail of disinfectant cleaning solution and a rag. Nothing came into the house without being thoroughly wiped down.

Now if we purchase anything it gets a good cleaning before it comes in. We sent a email to Publix alerting them to tell employees not to put fingers in their mouth,,,
  #2  
Old 03-19-2020, 10:26 PM
JoMar JoMar is offline
Sage
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 4,350
Thanks: 10
Thanked 1,794 Times in 672 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill32 View Post
We went to Publix to pick up prescriptions and a few food items yesterday. My wife noticed The older gentleman bagging was licking his fingers to open the plastic bags. When we got home I set up a table in the garage with a small pail of disinfectant cleaning solution and a rag. Nothing came into the house without being thoroughly wiped down.

Now if we purchase anything it gets a good cleaning before it comes in. We sent a email to Publix alerting them to tell employees not to put fingers in their mouth,,,
Another reason to take your own bags.
__________________
No one believes the truth when the lie is more interesting

Berks County Pennsylvania
  #3  
Old 03-19-2020, 10:34 PM
thomp679 thomp679 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 164
Thanks: 131
Thanked 192 Times in 63 Posts
Default

Next time, take your own bags and offer to sack it yourself. Issue solved.
  #4  
Old 03-20-2020, 06:39 AM
jebartle's Avatar
jebartle jebartle is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: LaZamora Village
Posts: 4,234
Thanks: 114
Thanked 561 Times in 204 Posts
Default

LAST visit to grocery store was scary. Noticed friends in store that had the same look as a deer in headlights, where is the exit??? I think it will come to stores that will do shopping for you while you wait outside. Hope I'm not over reacting, just need to calm down and be smart, be prepared with disinfecting wipes and social distance.
Even thou we could use a good hug from friends, a wave from a distance will have to do. Stay safe folks.
  #5  
Old 03-20-2020, 07:19 AM
Trishakaye Trishakaye is offline
Member
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 82
Thanks: 42
Thanked 65 Times in 31 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill32 View Post
We went to Publix to pick up prescriptions and a few food items yesterday. My wife noticed The older gentleman bagging was licking his fingers to open the plastic bags. When we got home I set up a table in the garage with a small pail of disinfectant cleaning solution and a rag. Nothing came into the house without being thoroughly wiped down.

Now if we purchase anything it gets a good cleaning before it comes in. We sent a email to Publix alerting them to tell employees not to put fingers in their mouth,,,
Thank you
  #6  
Old 03-20-2020, 08:16 AM
Bill32's Avatar
Bill32 Bill32 is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 846
Thanks: 51
Thanked 126 Times in 63 Posts
Default

Bringing own bags and bagging yourself may help but anything we purchase gets a thorough cleaning before it comes into our home, the finger licking is only what we observed we don't know how the products were handled before we put them into the cart...we will be as proactive as we can and it's still a crapshoot whether we contact the virus or not...stay safe friends...
  #7  
Old 03-20-2020, 09:28 AM
asianthree's Avatar
asianthree asianthree is offline
Sage
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pennacamp, Fernandinia 2 Frogs
Posts: 7,157
Thanks: 19
Thanked 1,097 Times in 419 Posts
Default

Only go to a grocery that you can self serve check out with your own bags
__________________
Do not worry about things you can not change
  #8  
Old 03-20-2020, 04:02 PM
valuemkt valuemkt is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The Villages - Formerly Atlanta Endicott and Syracuse NY
Posts: 551
Thanks: 30
Thanked 453 Times in 140 Posts
Default

This is a great time to put the white crosses back in your front yard as all the trolls are reporting corona violations !!
  #9  
Old 03-21-2020, 02:42 PM
swooner swooner is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 210
Thanks: 6
Thanked 174 Times in 59 Posts
Default

Simple solution. Bag it yourself!
  #10  
Old 03-21-2020, 03:51 PM
Bogie Shooter Bogie Shooter is online now
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 15,274
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1,959 Times in 915 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jebartle View Post
LAST visit to grocery store was scary. Noticed friends in store that had the same look as a deer in headlights, where is the exit??? I think it will come to stores that will do shopping for you while you wait outside. Hope I'm not over reacting, just need to calm down and be smart, be prepared with disinfecting wipes and social distance.
Even thou we could use a good hug from friends, a wave from a distance will have to do. Stay safe folks.
Where are these available??
__________________
The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell.
“Only truth and transparency can guarantee freedom”, John McCain
  #11  
Old 03-21-2020, 04:10 PM
Two Bills Two Bills is offline
Sage
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,740
Thanks: 651
Thanked 3,228 Times in 1,058 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by valuemkt View Post
This is a great time to put the white crosses back in your front yard as all the trolls are reporting corona violations !!
Back in front yard?
I carry a large white cross round my neck, along with a necklace of garlic. and wear a toilet paper hat.
Amazing how much room people leave around me!
Keep well.
  #12  
Old 03-21-2020, 04:18 PM
marjorie1955 marjorie1955 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 3
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

funny guy!
  #13  
Old 03-21-2020, 05:35 PM
coffeebean coffeebean is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Village of Mallory Square
Posts: 4,768
Thanks: 306
Thanked 2,707 Times in 1,162 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marjorie1955 View Post
funny guy!
Yes! What a great sense of humor.
__________________
coffeebean
I've had both vaccine shots!
  #14  
Old 03-21-2020, 07:23 PM
kcrazorbackfan's Avatar
kcrazorbackfan kcrazorbackfan is offline
Sage
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: The Villages, FL
Posts: 3,035
Thanks: 136
Thanked 1,019 Times in 310 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill32 View Post
We went to Publix to pick up prescriptions and a few food items yesterday. My wife noticed The older gentleman bagging was licking his fingers to open the plastic bags. When we got home I set up a table in the garage with a small pail of disinfectant cleaning solution and a rag. Nothing came into the house without being thoroughly wiped down.

Now if we purchase anything it gets a good cleaning before it comes in. We sent a email to Publix alerting them to tell employees not to put fingers in their mouth,,,
Why didn't you say anything while you were there? How much time passed before getting home and sending an email to Publix that they probably won't read before Monday?

If you had asked for a manager, WHILE YOU WERE AT THE STORE, his doing that would probably have been stopped immediately.

I'll never understand why you people refuse to say something immediately if you see something wrong......
__________________
For each of us, life is a journey. Where has your life taken you? Your entire life leads to the next step, the chance to define yourself by where you're headed, instead of where you stand. Today is the day you introduce yourself to your destiny.
  #15  
Old 03-21-2020, 09:51 PM
CFrance's Avatar
CFrance CFrance is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Tamarind Grove/Monpazier, France
Posts: 13,954
Thanks: 368
Thanked 1,102 Times in 524 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by asianthree View Post
Only go to a grocery that you can self serve check out with your own bags
I thought of that, but then, think of how many different people before you used that self checkout, as opposed to only one person per shift at the cashier aisle. I like OP's idea of cleaning everything before bringing it into the house.


We always bring our own bags and usually do our own bagging. But you don't know who has handled your items when they were stocked.
__________________
It's harder to hate close up.
Closed Thread

Tags
publix, cleaning, fingers, groceries, wiped

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:22 AM.