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pusateri's and whole foods


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pusateri's and whole foods

sunnyside | Jun 29, 2003 05:31 PM

At Pusateri's today, a girl in her early teens, and her mother(presumably) were in the bakery section, and the girl proceeded to pick up Gryfe bagels with her bare hands (despite the fact there were tongs in each basket which were not being used by another patron)then put them back. This took place after she rubbed her nose! I shot a look at each of them, but the girl proceeded to manhandle the next basket of bagels...
And recently at Whole Foods, a woman in her late 20s proceeded to open the containers of hummus, hold the open container under her own nose to smell the hummus, then hold it under her male friend's nose, and say "Is this one too garlicky?" When he said yes, she put it back on the refrigerated shelf,and walked away. Again a look had no effect on these people. What is the proper etiquette in these situations? Should I be approaching the store managers? In my experience, confronting people with their etiquette faux-pas is a good way to end up in an argument in Toronto. Considering the effect SARS has had on our city...and considering the germs that are present on people's fingers and in their noses...why is this type of behaviour taking place?

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