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2020-07-12 7:50:50 AM  
Even without a pandemic that's pretty damn unacceptable.

...the cleaner is not an employee of FreshCo but rather works for a third-party service provider and confirmed he is no longer working at the store. [It is] completely against the standards we work so hard to achieve in our stores each day.

There we go once again a corporation attempts to deflect blame by saying it was out-sourced work, as if that some how changes what a person did while being paid by Freshco (indirectly) to work in that Freshco store, wearing that Frescho uniform.

Fark off with that, no one is buying it and now Freshco is known as Flemco.
 
2020-07-12 8:33:16 AM  
I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

I just try to touch as few things as possible while I'm out, never touch my face, and then use a wet wipe on my hands once I get back to my car (and any car parts I touched to get back in the car).

But yeah, that dude's behavior wouldn't be acceptable no matter what else was going on. That's just gross.
 
2020-07-12 9:05:56 AM  
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2020-07-12 9:25:27 AM  
The best one that I saw was at the coronavirus testing centre.

We were told to sit on chairs then move down a line on the same chair as we move forward in the line. Everyone pick up their chairs by the bottom when they moved to the next place in line. I saw them disinfecting the chairs afterward. They just wiped down the seat and backrest, I guess which part they didn't get at all? Yep, the only part you touch with your hands...
 
2020-07-12 9:25:32 AM  

Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

I just try to touch as few things as possible while I'm out, never touch my face, and then use a wet wipe on my hands once I get back to my car (and any car parts I touched to get back in the car).

But yeah, that dude's behavior wouldn't be acceptable no matter what else was going on. That's just gross.


Publix has a crew of 2 people spraying and cleaning each cart and basket and it is one of the few places here in TN where even though not mandatory, most all of the customers are wearing masks.  I saw an older couple not wearing masks at the deli counter, then the old lady turned and displayed the tell tale sunken mouth of no teeth.  It must be a Volunteer State tradition.
 
2020-07-12 9:26:47 AM  

Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

I just try to touch as few things as possible while I'm out, never touch my face, and then use a wet wipe on my hands once I get back to my car (and any car parts I touched to get back in the car).

But yeah, that dude's behavior wouldn't be acceptable no matter what else was going on. That's just gross.


My store has a small table set up by the line of carts.  He's got paper towels, a wastebasket and a spray bottle of cleaner available.  He's wearing a mask and gloves.  He cleans handle, seat, and all around the top rim of the cart.  Pretty much wherever one is likely to touch the cart.

That said... I still don't touch my face until I've made it back home and have washed my hands.  I assume that even if the cart is clean, there's some stupid little item I've touched that's virus laden.
 
2020-07-12 9:30:12 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Even without a pandemic that's pretty damn unacceptable.

...the cleaner is not an employee of FreshCo but rather works for a third-party service provider and confirmed he is no longer working at the store. [It is] completely against the standards we work so hard to achieve in our stores each day.

There we go once again a corporation attempts to deflect blame by saying it was out-sourced work, as if that some how changes what a person did while being paid by Freshco (indirectly) to work in that Freshco store, wearing that Frescho uniform.

Fark off with that, no one is buying it and now Freshco is known as Flemco.


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2020-07-12 9:30:17 AM  
Behind the bar stood Anal Johnson
He always kept things nice and cleeen
 
2020-07-12 9:31:49 AM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: They just wiped down the seat and backrest, I guess which part they didn't get at all? Yep, the only part you touch with your hands...


You didn't give me a chance to guess!  You just came right out and said it.  I knew the answer and that was gonna be my big moment this morning.  This is bullshiat.
 
2020-07-12 9:32:53 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

I just try to touch as few things as possible while I'm out, never touch my face, and then use a wet wipe on my hands once I get back to my car (and any car parts I touched to get back in the car).

But yeah, that dude's behavior wouldn't be acceptable no matter what else was going on. That's just gross.

My store has a small table set up by the line of carts.  He's got paper towels, a wastebasket and a spray bottle of cleaner available.  He's wearing a mask and gloves.  He cleans handle, seat, and all around the top rim of the cart.  Pretty much wherever one is likely to touch the cart.

That said... I still don't touch my face until I've made it back home and have washed my hands.  I assume that even if the cart is clean, there's some stupid little item I've touched that's virus laden.


Same.

I shop at Pick N Save, they have a bottle and paper towels at the front door to wipe the cart again after they've already done it.

HyVee has a station where you drop the baskets and someone is sanitizing them.

Home Depot has a person out front wiping down all carts and also a spray station if you want to use it.

Those are the only 3 stores I've been in since March.  I still wear a mask, social distance and wash my hand when I get home.
 
2020-07-12 9:35:44 AM  

Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.


Grab a part that isn't normally grabbed.  I grab the middle of the cart a few holes down from the top, walk next to it, not behind it on that filthy cart handle.  Gives the added social distancing requirement by people not getting to your left or right.
 
2020-07-12 9:36:15 AM  
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2020-07-12 9:38:55 AM  

McRibbedForYourPleasure: Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

Grab a part that isn't normally grabbed.  I grab the middle of the cart a few holes down from the top, walk next to it, not behind it on that filthy cart handle.  Gives the added social distancing requirement by people not getting to your left or right.


that's exactly what I do!  In fact, I tell everyone I know to grab that exact same spot so that we can be safe.  In fact, because I always grab that same safe area, I don't even need to bother sanitizing my hands.
 
2020-07-12 9:40:04 AM  

McRibbedForYourPleasure: Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

Grab a part that isn't normally grabbed.  I grab the middle of the cart a few holes down from the top, walk next to it, not behind it on that filthy cart handle.  Gives the added social distancing requirement by people not getting to your left or right.


Seems like a decent strategy.

One of the two grocery stores I use went back to being open 24 hours a couple weeks ago. Which means I can now go at 4 am when it's practically empty. Makes it very easy to do the distancing thing!
 
2020-07-12 9:44:57 AM  
They clean renaissance art this way.  It's good enough for Michelangelo, it's good enough for you.  Unbunch your panties.
 
2020-07-12 9:56:29 AM  
Sorta csb/

Like the woman in the story says, even outside the pandemic this is gross.  Years ago, while working as a contractor at the FAA, I had to go to security for an updated ID.  Part of the process involved having a finger print from an index finger scanned into the system.  The finger print is captured via a device tied to a terminal that's about 1" square.  So, off I go to a work station to complete the required forms and get my finger scanned.  Meanwhile, one of the security people is helping an "old boy".  Picture a large (tall and broad bodied) old guy, in his 60s, wearing a Stetson with his "fashionable" old guy tinted glasses.  The security guy is helping the old boy enter information on the computer when they get to the point where the index finger is to be scanned (his voice carried; otherwise, I wouldn't have been cognizant of what was happening).  Now, the scan process is finicky.  Sometimes it takes several attempts before the scanner properly reads.  First attempt fails, so the old boy is instructed to try again at which point I hear, "DON'T LINK YOUR FINGER!!!  ohmygodwhatareyoudoing? Hold on, I have to clean this.  NOW.  Let's try this again and don't lick anything."  I swear I just know the old guy was looking at him with a defiant, confused look wondering why he was freaking out.
 
2020-07-12 9:57:08 AM  

Fabric_Man: Behind the bar stood Anal Johnson
He always kept things nice and cleeen


I came here for this, hoping to see the gif, but I guess I'll settle for the reference...
 
2020-07-12 9:58:11 AM  

Snort: They clean renaissance art this way.  It's good enough for Michelangelo, it's good enough for you.  Unbunch your panties.


I'm not surprised that art needs cleaning. Have you seen it? It's filthy. Naked people everywhere.
 
2020-07-12 9:58:41 AM  
Same way I clean bicycle seats. So what?
 
2020-07-12 9:59:49 AM  
At least he didn't swallow.
 
2020-07-12 10:01:06 AM  

Snort: They clean renaissance art this way.


Ah. That explains a lot.

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2020-07-12 10:04:15 AM  
Could have been worse.
Woman caught urinating into ice cream bucket, spitting into ice cream at shop, police say
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2020-07-12 10:14:59 AM  
I was guessing a flamethrower. Oh well
 
2020-07-12 10:24:43 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: I was guessing a flamethrower. Oh well


No, that's how you clean wheelchairs.
 
2020-07-12 10:31:59 AM  
Ballad of Rock Ridge, Blazing Saddles
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2020-07-12 10:36:23 AM  
Shoulda hired this guy!
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2020-07-12 10:40:26 AM  

Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

I just try to touch as few things as possible while I'm out, never touch my face, and then use a wet wipe on my hands once I get back to my car (and any car parts I touched to get back in the car).

But yeah, that dude's behavior wouldn't be acceptable no matter what else was going on. That's just gross.


my publix does it as you walk in.  now I have no idea what's in the bottle
 
2020-07-12 10:43:06 AM  

McRibbedForYourPleasure: Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

Grab a part that isn't normally grabbed.  I grab the middle of the cart a few holes down from the top, walk next to it, not behind it on that filthy cart handle.  Gives the added social distancing requirement by people not getting to your left or right.


I do that too.  I've actually done that for many years.  I don't touch or grab a lot of things in the "normal" spot.

I've also refused to use public, school, gas station, restaurant , etc, restrooms unless i have absolutely no choice since i was in middle school. I didn't use the bathroom at school once during middle or high school.

I don't consider myself a Germaphobe, I just have a pretty good understanding of how others clean themselves.

/ I often pull my cart by the front and walk in front of it or walk next to it and grab it by the frame.
//I haven't touched a publicly accessible bathroom door handle or toilet flush handle with my bare hands in at least 20 years.
/// maybe I am a germaphobe.
 
2020-07-12 10:51:23 AM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: The best one that I saw was at the coronavirus testing centre.

We were told to sit on chairs then move down a line on the same chair as we move forward in the line. Everyone pick up their chairs by the bottom when they moved to the next place in line. I saw them disinfecting the chairs afterward. They just wiped down the seat and backrest, I guess which part they didn't get at all? Yep, the only part you touch with your hands...


OK, why the fark wouldn't you just give out numbers instead of asking people to physically move their chairs down a line?
 
2020-07-12 10:56:25 AM  
This is terrorism for me.

Drama much?
 
2020-07-12 11:00:09 AM  
Okay that is screwed up for multiple reasons in my book, the first of which is the fact the guy did what he did which is entirely unacceptable in any situation let alone the present one.

Secondly why the hell contract out cleaning services at a grocery store?   That is a type of  job that is clearly low pay so there is little financial advantage to be had by doing so.    I have to suspect this was decided on the corporate level and foisted on the stores  and that  some exec is getting a kick back from the contract.
 
2020-07-12 11:02:15 AM  
This guy is an absolute monster, spreading the COVID with stuff out of his mouth

He should do what I do, piss all over the shopping baskets. It's quite sterile and even has a bit of ammonia, natures disinfectant
 
2020-07-12 11:02:33 AM  
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Just sayin'
 
2020-07-12 11:10:13 AM  
Oh yeah, subby? How do you know that his saliva isn't germ free? He may have been injecting the Clorox and getting the light up, inside of the body...
 
2020-07-12 11:11:33 AM  

IDisME: [Fark user image image 275x373]

Just sayin'


...that they're pieces if shiat that are as easy to sort and organize as a chest freezer?

I agree...
 
2020-07-12 11:12:33 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Even without a pandemic that's pretty damn unacceptable.

...the cleaner is not an employee of FreshCo but rather works for a third-party service provider and confirmed he is no longer working at the store. [It is] completely against the standards we work so hard to achieve in our stores each day.

There we go once again a corporation attempts to deflect blame by saying it was out-sourced work, as if that some how changes what a person did while being paid by Freshco (indirectly) to work in that Freshco store, wearing that Frescho uniform.

Fark off with that, no one is buying it and now Freshco is known as Flemco.


The man in question was fired from that job and will be returning to his previous job as an intern handling pre-surgery preparation at Mount Sinai Hospital
 
2020-07-12 11:13:22 AM  

Remnants of Santa: Lars The Canadian Viking: The best one that I saw was at the coronavirus testing centre.

We were told to sit on chairs then move down a line on the same chair as we move forward in the line. Everyone pick up their chairs by the bottom when they moved to the next place in line. I saw them disinfecting the chairs afterward. They just wiped down the seat and backrest, I guess which part they didn't get at all? Yep, the only part you touch with your hands...

OK, why the fark wouldn't you just give out numbers instead of asking people to physically move their chairs down a line?


Old people needed chairs to sit in: Long line. If you called numbers, you would still have to clean chairs, only while not sure which chair they were in I'd you didn't see them get up.
 
2020-07-12 11:13:55 AM  

MBooda: Could have been worse.
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I scream,
You scream,
We all pee in ice cream
 
2020-07-12 11:17:54 AM  
I think it's just a Canadian thing
Turning Wine Into Spit
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2020-07-12 11:19:59 AM  
Finally licking your fingers to turn pages is considered as gross and disgusting as it always has been. Same goes for pulling pen caps with your teeth.
 
2020-07-12 11:21:41 AM  

fsufan: Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

I just try to touch as few things as possible while I'm out, never touch my face, and then use a wet wipe on my hands once I get back to my car (and any car parts I touched to get back in the car).

But yeah, that dude's behavior wouldn't be acceptable no matter what else was going on. That's just gross.

Publix has a crew of 2 people spraying and cleaning each cart and basket and it is one of the few places here in TN where even though not mandatory, most all of the customers are wearing masks.  I saw an older couple not wearing masks at the deli counter, then the old lady turned and displayed the tell tale sunken mouth of no teeth.  It must be a Volunteer State tradition.


My family and I drove from Texas to Maine in early June, and drove all the way across Tennessee. We were planning on camping at Natchez Trace State Park, but there was a tornado situation, so we drove back to Jackson and got a hotel room (my wife sanitized the shiat out of that thing before we were even allowed up). It was astonishing how little mask wearing/social distancing there was. We were planning on taking the same route home, but that area around Jackson is now a serious hotspot, so we're skipping Tennessee altogether, and going through Kentucky (which isn't much better), and down through Missouri.
 
2020-07-12 11:30:34 AM  

McRibbedForYourPleasure: Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

Grab a part that isn't normally grabbed.  I grab the middle of the cart a few holes down from the top, walk next to it, not behind it on that filthy cart handle.  Gives the added social distancing requirement by people not getting to your left or right.


I push the cart with my forearms. I never put food items in the child seat (I wouldn't use that area for food even before the pandemic). I keep the seat folded closed if possible.
 
2020-07-12 11:33:28 AM  

Mikey1969: IDisME: [Fark user image image 275x373]

Just sayin'

...that they're pieces if shiat that are as easy to sort and organize as a chest freezer?

I agree...


If you cheap out, yes.  You gotta get the good ones.  And since you are the only one touching it, who cares how difficult it is to sort?  Store to car to home.  Then sort.
 
2020-07-12 11:45:59 AM  
That's farkin gnarly. Glad I already treat Toronto grocery stores like plague factories, even if that's more due to fellow customers than it is for employee's. Hey maybe try providing decent benefits and paying people working through a pandemic properly so you don't have to go hiring random third-party assholes?
 
2020-07-12 11:46:56 AM  

Peter von Nostrand: I was guessing a flamethrower. Oh well


I guessed the good old piss blast. Oh well.
 
2020-07-12 12:05:17 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Lars The Canadian Viking: They just wiped down the seat and backrest, I guess which part they didn't get at all? Yep, the only part you touch with your hands...

You didn't give me a chance to guess!  You just came right out and said it.  I knew the answer and that was gonna be my big moment this morning.  This is bullshiat.


Hey, if you need a boost, I personally think you're cool and smart.

/and funny
//for what it's worth
///:)
 
2020-07-12 12:12:57 PM  
Gross misconduct aside, it pains me when I see older people in low level, customer facing jobs.
I feel we, as a society, have failed them.

/this does not include those that actually enjoy it, of course and is a choice
//keyword: is a choice
///:(
 
2020-07-12 12:13:49 PM  
My stash of nitrile gloves purchased long before COVID-19 became a thing is now running low. Seems like its time to pay the piper and buy more even with prices jacked way up. Its cheaper than catching a deadly disease, IMHO.
 
2020-07-12 12:16:06 PM  

MythDragon: McRibbedForYourPleasure: Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

Grab a part that isn't normally grabbed.  I grab the middle of the cart a few holes down from the top, walk next to it, not behind it on that filthy cart handle.  Gives the added social distancing requirement by people not getting to your left or right.

that's exactly what I do!  In fact, I tell everyone I know to grab that exact same spot so that we can be safe.  In fact, because I always grab that same safe area, I don't even need to bother sanitizing my hands.


How many people do you see pulling a cart next to them?  Almost no one does this, outside of the few weirdos here.

I would sooner touch something by the few rando weirdos here than the fat fark mouth breathing idiots at the grocery store on the handle who think this is all a hoax and drink bleach.  And given that the odds of me touching the same cart someone else touched in the same spot is next to nil, yeah, pretty safe.  No one said don't sanitize before or afterwards.

it's about mitigating your exposure.  If you have to be in public, be as contrarian as possible where you put your hands.  People grab shiat in very predictable ways.  A cart has a handlebar?  Well that's where my hands should go!  Screw that!  Go to the left, most go right.  Grab from the top left of the apple pile, not the center like most do.  Buy headcheese, not the Kraft singles.  You can be in public without having to interact with the public.
 
2020-07-12 12:22:38 PM  

McRibbedForYourPleasure: Sunidesus: I *hope* stores I go to are sanitizing baskets and carts between uses. The all claim to be, and I frequently see someone doing it.

But there's no way to be sure.

Grab a part that isn't normally grabbed.  I grab the middle of the cart a few holes down from the top, walk next to it, not behind it on that filthy cart handle.  Gives the added social distancing requirement by people not getting to your left or right.


Nice, so you're the asshole taking up 2/3 of the aisle that nobody can get around. Nice of you to out yourself! Block the aisle and keep everyone bunched up waiting for your inconsiderate ass to get the fark out of the aisle as you spend 20 minutes pondering which herbal tea will make your breath stink less.
 
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