There used to be a time, when Business promoted itself as giving Quality products, for reasonable Prices.
USED to be a time.
Sure as hell isn’t anymore. From the gas prices to even our Politics, where our Prime Minister doesn’t lose any sleep over Governing, but does over worrying about Political Surprises.
Was shopping today, at Thrifty Foods. They used to be our go to store, for groceries, and yeah, their prices were a bit higher than the others, but the quality was there.
Least when Alex Campbell ran the show. Now it is owned by an operator out of Ontario SOBEYS.
So much for quality.
Tonight I thought I’d get Mom a treat. They had all butter apple turnovers on sale for $3.49 for a package of six. Sounds good and yummy, right? WRONG!
Now the girl at the bakery made them sound super delicious. All Butter and filled with the best premium apples. 170 grams for $3.49 isn’t cheap but hell, a nice treat for Mom, or so I thought.
At the checkout, well they rang thru at $3.99 which isn’t a big deal, but hell, I am tired of being screwed over by Big Businesses.
We checked and sure enough they had screwed up, so under the Ring Thru Fair Practices or whatever it is called, we got those delectable taste treats for Free.
Sounds good right? NOPE!
I’d have been better off to not purchase those six little darlings. I mean to begin with, the crust or pastry dough was tough. It wasn’t flakey at all, and if I didn’t know they were Apple, I’d never have been able to guess it from eating one.
Like excuse me, but having a turnover, usually implies that inside is some sort of filling. NOT AT THRIFTY FOODS!
Hell even when we stopped at Macdonald’s for a McFlurry, they couldn’t get that right either. I mean come on, you charge $3 for a full size item, at least fill it to the brim with ice cream, not 3/4 of the way. And don’t go leaving a huge gap in the center that you could put your fist into.
So what is up with business today?
What happened to actually delivering the product, as promised?
Why aren’t they doing it?
David I think has the answer. He says it is because we simply accept it, and don’t complain enough about the crap we are paying good money for. He is right, I mean okay we complained about the wrong price, and I will complain about the quality next time I go to that store, but it is true. We accept this kind of bogus business, when the truth is, we shouldn’t.
Guess that is why we get people like Stephen Harper in charge of Government, and why we get grocery stores like Thrifty Foods.
WE SIMPLY DON’T EXPECT BETTER ANYMORE.