Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wegmans Obsession

I'm well aware that I'm a pretty big fan of Wegmans, but how much of a fan girl I am became pretty apparent during lunch today with some friends, including a Wegmans employee.

It started when I told Jason (the employee) that I saw him while grocery shopping a couple weeks ago, but he didn't hear me say hi. His girlfriend, a mutual friend, commented that I was the biggest fan she knew of the grocery store. I answered back, "Well it is the number one grocery store in the nation!"

Jason replied, "Yeah, that just came out in.."

"Consumer Reports!" I finished for him.

"That just came out yesterday!" he exclaimed. I blinked, "Well yeah! I get the magazine."

Later on we were discussing some of the recalls the store has had including the wheat bread recall.

"Oh yeah, I remember that now," I recalled.

"Well, you did a story on it for the news," said Leeanne.

"Right, I got to say 'Food You Feel Good About' in my lead sentence," I grinned.

"And then there was the issue with the bromate in the water. Please! You'd have to drink something like 20 bottles of the water every week for 60 years to have any effects!" said Jason.

I nodded in agreement, "Right. I've just been giving our excess recalled water to our plants."

"Maybe it's back on the shelves already," said Matt.

"Nope." I replied.

"Nah, I'm not sure what's going on with it," said Jason.

"Well, I think they need to find a new distributor. They've put out some brand that gets their water from Canada instead." I answered.

Leeanne exclaimed, "He WORKS there and doesn't even know that!"

Yeah. Fan girl I am.


fubaars said...

Can I tell you how excited I was when they opened a Wegmans in Downingtown, PA. It was something that I missed so much after moving to Philly. Alas, we then moved to Colorado Springs where there is no such thing as Wegmans again.

Hopefully, the store will follow me to Colorado like it did in Pennsylvania.

Anonymous said...

You are such a dork! As a former Tops employee, I happily shop at Wegmans and thoroughly enjoy my grocery shopping trips there. I bet you're jealous I'm just 1.8 miles from Wegmans, a mere 3 minute drive. I was there last night, in fact, picking up dog food. Ah Wegmans, how I love thee.



TMT said...

There's just something about it...I feel classier and more upscale when I shop there, even if I'm buying store brand stuff ;-)

Must have to do with the lack of crackheads, unlike my local Quality. And that's just the staff.

GenX at 40 said...

I cross international borders for Wegmans.

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