Wednesday, September 08, 2010

No habla Espanol

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, Market Basket. How is it that you continue to delight shoppers, year after year? Today, for example, I was in the produce section, fondling some cauliflower when the PA system crackled. "Shoppahs, we have a special unadvertised special at the end of aisle ten," said the announcer. Who sounded similar to the announcer from the NH MB my brother and sister worked at in high school.

"Chips Ahoy Cookies ah two for three dollahs but with the special coupon which is right on the package you can get a dollah off each package. That's right, that means yah two packages ah Chips Ahoy cookies fah one dollah...dos packages fah one dollah."

I kept waiting to see if he'd throw some more Spanish in there but he just hesitated a bit and went back to crowing in English about the cookies and the aisle ten and the dollah. Later I got to go through the 12 items or less line despite having more than 12 items.

It was a good trip.


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