Saturday afternoon was unusually busy at Stop and Shop here in town. I'm guessing that Stop & Shop has picked up a lot of former Shaw's customers - especially shoppers who don't want to go to the local Big Y because that's the most expensive market in town.
Whatever the reason, Stop & Shop was jammed, and as we strolled through picking up a few things, we noticed an unusually large number of items abandoned here and there througout the store. It's common for people to change their minds about purchasing stuff, and when they do they seem to just stick it on the shelf anywhere. There were so many of them this time, though, that I started snapping pictures of them as we walked along.
|Ham and baked beans have been BFFs forever. No wonder these beans
wanted to chill with the hams.
|Sesame Noodles abandoned in the refrigerated section with the chicken pot pies.
|A tub of Yoplait yogurt wonders why someone would abandon it with ham steaks and
|Naughty little Helluvagood Dip, wandering amongst the wieners.
|Butter, cheese, and thin-sliced pork for stirfry. I wonder if this was dropped
off by the same person who left the Sesame Noodles in the pot pies?
|Stop & Shop keeps a display of Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup right next to the sour
cream, hoping shoppers will impulsively decide to make some dip. It's also a convenient
place to drop off unwanted loaves of rye bread.
|A kid's toy, nestled in with the bread.
|Butternut squash peeks out from the bread section.
|Marie Callender's Turkey Breast With Stuffing was left behind in the veggie section.
At least the moron was considerate enough to keep it in the freezer.