Trader Joe’s doesn’t mind
Until the 4th panel I thought Janis was just stocking up.
To me it look likes can goods. But that just me.
You won’t need it if it expires before you’re ready to use it, Janis.
Although it does lead to a certain amount of tittering in the break room
They’re too busy sending errand boys to southeast asia
Exactly like I used to shop locally. But now the BiHi has closed.
I understand completely. When I go to the drugstore to buy Preparation H, I also get some toothpaste, aspirin, and gum to “hide” the purchase.
Janis, buy a case and the wine store will deliver :)
Amateurs. Pick 5 stores and alternate purchases between 4 of them. Then add 1 new store and drop 1 old store each week going forward, which minimizes your visibility.
Janis, the next time you need a sanitary product send Arlo. Then we’ll see how many items he comes home with. ;-)
And before one asks how many items I come home with, I’ve never felt uncomfortable buying my wife’s sanitary product. My only concern was making sure I got the right one. No substitutions allowed! Unless you have gone to 15 stores and then call to get approval for an available alternative.
In our house it’s the neighbors, not the clerks.
Buy six or more and get 10% off at my store. My check stand is a no judgie zone.
Heh heh. In my state, retail beer and wine are usually available only in the liquor stores. It’s strange crossing the state line into NY and seeing beer in supermarkets.
Have to disagree with Arlo on this one, at least in terms of my personal experience.
When I was a high school student, I worked in a grocery store for a summer. The employees always noticed the customers who bought large quantities of alcohol on a frequent basis.
Perhaps times have changed, though.
she is with groceries AND wine!
Realistic in that each item sees to have it’s own plastic bag. Around here cities were starting to ban them, then the pandemic came around. they decided it was better to cover the earth with plastic, than have to wash the re-useables.
Janis is wine shamed at her grocers? Boooo…
A couple times I saw shopping carts with nothing but a dozen or more bottles of hard liquor, including large bottles of cheap vodka. The woman pushing the cart was the same, not visibly ravaged by alcohol to that extent. She seemed to be half Navajo, though. The Navajo reservation is only a few miles north of us and alcohol possession there is treated like cocaine possession here. A bootlegger, I think.
I used to go to the “beer store” with my own two wheeler,,,,,,,
Another location clue! They must live in a state where you can buy wine in a grocery store! When we moved from Nevada to New Jersey, one of the more embarrassing things that happened to me was when I asked a checkout person in a grocery store where the wine section was. (“You can’t buy wine in a grocery store!” There are a very few now where that is possible; progress!) The other incident was when I stopped at a gas station the first time and started pumping my own gas (that’s a no-no in New Jersey!).
Beer requires snacks. It’s a rule.
At least she didn’t drop into stereotype of just buying chocolate to go with the wine. Or at least presumably – I don’t know too may types of chocolates that come in cans.
It’s like buying condoms in Ohio..Buy 17 ‘other things’ so the teenaged scanner-girl won’t notice too much..
“It’s better to have it and not need it” is a recipe for food wastage. Tools, on the other hand…
That’s easy for Arlo to say, but I bet if he bought condoms or Prep H he would cover them up with a cart full of groceries too!
The clerks won’t care, but her neighbors will click their tongues, lol.
Aunty Acid keeps her Liverpool flat stocked with 5L box wine.
most grocery stores around here (Seattle) sell wines in cans
I know the ones at my local Aldi don’t care!
The clerks don’t care, just the customers for some reason.