Disgusting.......

Ireland
January 8, 2007 6:18pm CST
I had to share this. It's revolting. I was in class today and we were discussing customer service. One of the girls said she had been in a supermarket last week and was looking for fresh bread rolls. There was a guy sweeping up the floor and there was a bread roll on the floor. This girl said after the guy swept everything together on the floor, he reached down, picked up the bread roll, and put it BACK ON THE SHELF with the other bread rolls!!!!! Ugh!!! My stomach is churning just thinking about it. We all asked what she did and she said that she, and the girl who was with her at the time, wrote a letter to management to complain. Personally I would have caught the little spanner by the scruff of his neck and made him eat the roll. What would you have done? Have you come across anything like this before?
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
9 Jan 07
bread display - the restaurant, the bistro, the bar or the grocery store can all be dirty and mishandled.  We need alot of faith to shop or patronize these establishments.
Makes you wonder what else is wrong in that or any other store. With all the cameras and security the management should be able to catch these people and re educate them or fire them. I still like to grow and process my own things so I know where they come from and how they have been handled.
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• Ireland
9 Jan 07
It certainly does make you wonder. I only occasionally make my own bread, but if I buy it I make sure it's pre-wrapped. I see so many people man handling the bread, squeezing it to see is it fresh. Yeuch!
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• India
9 Jan 07
ya i also agree with u these guys shud be fired for this mistake
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@ahsan15 (334)
• India
9 Jan 07
ya they shud b fired
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• United States
9 Jan 07
I agree with gabs! As a former business owner (computers, not food) I would hope someone would (a) directly discuss in a non-threatening way with the sweeper guy about what he did (and get his name off his name tag) and then (b) talk to the manager or preferebly the owner. Again, firm discussion, non-threatening discussion. If action is taken, fine. If you don't think action will be taken, let him know you most likely will not return to the store. And then let other people know what you saw! It is a health risk!
• Ireland
10 Jan 07
As a manager, you'd know that it's better for people to address their complaints to you and get some satisfaction, rather than leave the store and tell all their friends about what they've seen. It makes perfect sense.
• United States
9 Jan 07
that is so gross. I would have found a manager and told him/her what I saw. I would also have written the store and complained. I was at dairy queen one day and we were waiting in the line forever. One on the guys at the counter serving food started picking his nose. I turned around and left and then wrote the company and complained. They wrote me back and sent coupons for free meals. I didn't use them and I have never gone back to the dairy queen.
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• United States
9 Jan 07
Another good reason why you bake your own bread and rolls at home. I personally have never witnessed anything like this, but if I had I would have gotten his name, grab the roll off the shelf and any that were near it and reported him.
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@thekiwi (588)
• United States
9 Jan 07
that is gross, i would have asked that person wtf did he think he was doing and taken him to the manager right then and there, or make him take it home and eat it or something...you know? people are very picky when it comes to food, and this is how our stores handle food? thats just sick...
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
9 Jan 07
I would have demanded to see the Manager there and then as that can cause severe Health Problems and I would probably never go back to that Shop to be honest It makes me wonder where else it happens it really does
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
9 Jan 07
We are only limited by our own imaginations as to what happens with food in public places... I try not to think about it too much. My sister and I were shopping in a grocery store oen day. We were looking at cakes in the bakery section. There was a woman frosting and decorating a cake behind the counter. We both watched her lick frosting off her gloved finger and then use that finger to poise frosting made flowers, lick it again and then use it on the cake. My sister got the manager immediately and while he took the girl in the back and we never saw her again. We never bought a cake at that store again, just because of the memory.
• Ireland
10 Jan 07
Aaarrrghghgh........that's really disgusting.
• United States
9 Jan 07
Yuk !! I would of confronted the guy (also read name tag) then go tell management, right then and there. I would not write, I would of made a big deal then. Yeah, thank god everything I buy is wrapped already :)
9 Jan 07
I have seen programmes where, if a customer complains the staff have spat in their food or even worse. What does turn my stomach is when I have bought from bakeries and they handle my food without wearing gloves. Most of the time I have to dismiss it otherwise I do not think I would ever eat anything that is handled by another person! I had a neighbour once who was so filthy, we called out pest control and the gas safety team because of insects and unfamiliar smells that was coming up into our flat. We were informed that this person had hygiene problems and the smell was definately not gas, so you can imagine what we thought! Luckily he finally moved out but to my horror I was told he prepared the meals at a hospital. I felt sick!! You just never know what is being served to you, or if supermarkets keep a check on hygiene. That is why I will always buy products that are wrapped and not left on shelves unwrapped. |The mind boggles as to what has happened to these products as alot of people do not give a toss!
@Muslimah (811)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thats NASTY. I would have told him he know thats wrong. But some people are grose and words wont change them. But i know i would have never shopped there again. Take care.
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@maru_047in (1007)
• India
15 Jan 07
offcourse it is disguisting and in front of us it might b clean and beside there are so many things which occur and without any knoledge v eat and lead to food poisoning and some other things like diharea etc. so it need to b stopped and these things had to b taken care by the responsible person in that stores or supermarkets etc. Or else Home made food is the best part which is good for health.
@nanands (122)
• India
12 Jan 07
Ha Ha! I would not have been as forceful as you. But the issue as I see it is that the guy perhaps does similar things in his house. The best thing in such cases would be to talk to the floor manager. Disgust apart, the logical and commercial point here is you cannot equate shop-soiled goods with regular goods. The store still has the right ot sell it on discount announcing the fact it is shop soiled. You might find it still a bit digusting, but there are buyers for such merchandise.
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@design (848)
• Ireland
10 Jan 07
Education and traning is definatly the answer but as I've seen recently that sometimes this just doesn't work as some people just don't care about their jobs. Their there for the money and nothing else, and for as little work as possible.
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@chinchu (38)
• India
10 Jan 07
I am sure I would have stopped visiting that particular supermarket altogether.Moreover,I will tell my circle of friends about the incident so that they too would think twice before going to that store.About taking the bolder step-complaining to the management-it depends on the sore.
• United States
9 Jan 07
I would have gone to the store manager and let him know exactly what his employee did. I shudder to think of all the things like this that happen everyday in grocery stores that we are not aware of. Ugghhh!!!
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@disvachic (10123)
• United States
9 Jan 07
If i had seen that i would have reported it to the manager right then and there.That is disgusting,you just dont know what people are doing to your food.Crazy thoughts are running through some people minds.
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
9 Jan 07
That's disgusting. I would have said something directly to him, and gotten his name so I could tell the manager directly rather than writing a letter that might get cast aside. I almost always ask to speak with the manager writing that just writing a complaint report.
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• India
9 Jan 07
Thats really bad. I would have really got pissed off. Anyone who takes that roll of bread might fall sick. I would have gone directly to the manager spoke to him and drag him to the scene and get some action or else next day would have a strike outside the mall with my friends
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• United States
9 Jan 07
A funny thing happened when my mom was shopping. She was getting lunch meat at the deli and the person dropped the meat on the floor while slicing. He picked it up off the floor and continued to slice. She was horified to see that. Then other people started ordering after her. Why would you want food off a slice that was on the floor. why would you want to get other food off there. they didnt clean it. She ended up finding the manager and the deli was shut down to clean. Also there was a lady that worked there in the same deli who worked part time with me. She had admitted while at work at the deli she lost her false teeth. EWWWW!! I havent shopped in the store since.
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
9 Jan 07
That is quite disgusting. What i would have liked to do is 1) bring management in the Picture, Not just a letter, I would find whomever was working, and bring him over. 2) demand that the culprit not be allowed to work on the food side again and if they would not comply, I would tell everyone I know what kind of health practices this grocery store uses. I problalby wouldn't have done the second one, but my hubby would.
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