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Duncan

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Here, we have Tractor Supply which is a farm store
50/50 on mask usage
Walmart. Same 50/50
Out of the 50% that do wear a mask less than half wear it correctly.
D&B Supply is pretty much the same in prices and size. We do have Tractor Supply stores, but one's 120 miles to the west (Boise) and the other the same distance to the east (Pocatello). Either way, though, they'are all eye-porn to me!!

Curious tho. Do you live in the City or rural ?
I am asking because Rural folk usually own a gun for critter control, and safety, Food
city folk do not . They are under the misconception the police will protect them.
Hey! When seconds count, the police are only minutes away, right?

Okay, so I may have owned a gun or two at one time, but I lost them all in a tragic boating accident in a very deep lake. :cry:

I live on county land about a mile south of a little town of Kimberly, about 3500 people. It's only abouit a couple of acres, but is zoned Agri-1, which means I can run two steers, two horses, or any number of goats and/or pigs, as well as chickens (right now, it's just 7 goats and 20 layers).
I moved here from Arizona, which was the first state in the US to allow concealed carry with no license or permit required.

Of course, I would NEVER own a firearm again because they're so scary, but I do have a Very Good Friend who owns a .30-'06 bolt gun, a couple of 10-22's, a Mossberg 500 and one of those horrible black plastic guns with the bullet thingie hanging down and a pistol grip (which, of course, makes it a machine gun or assault gun or something). My wife has tried to talk sense to him, but to no avail.;)
 

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I live in a suburban area. We have been shopping on line, and having groceries delivered about once a week. We never shopped everyday even when we weren't under house arrest.
 

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Once a month to Walmart and once a week (maybe) to local grocery, Dollar General.
That's typical of me too. Although, if there is a meeting or appt. or there is a part hubs needs to get for work or something like that and we have to go to town, then I will get my list and hit the stores while I am there. If we go camping in the summer, we'll stop by a box store that's right on the way, and get stuff for the weekend if we need to and I'll also look thru the flyers to see what sales I can take advantage of. I always keep a list by the phone of things we need the next time we go to town, so I'm always ready to go.
I'll hit the local grocery store maybe every 2 weeks or so for fresh veges, but in the summer up here our local grocery store is packed with visitors, so I don't go unless the sales are too good to pass up. Lately, there just hasn't been much for sales. :(
I wonder if anyone has done a study attempting to correlate who wears masks and who doesn't with various socio-economic or political/educational classes of folks here....
Yeah, I wonder that too. I'd be willing to bet that most of the non-mask wearers are conservatives, but I could be wrong. I'm not sure how accurate a poll would be though, b/c many people (myself included) don't respond to pollsters.
 

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Until about 8 days ago we didn't left the house since march 3nd. We ordered delivery online. Except cigaretts and animal feed. 3 times went to store 4 miles once at bank for exact change to pay in person. And tip for delivery person.
A couple weeks ago we got brave and got lawn mower and groceries.Tic were real bad here this year so we had to have mower to cut grass.
No mask just bandana and gloves.
 

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I live in a suburban area. We have been shopping on line, and having groceries delivered about once a week. We never shopped everyday even when we weren't under house arrest.
Did you join a delivery group, I think I spelled that right? We pay Shpt about $15 a month but have to tip the delivery person 10% which is alot considering how much groceries cost now.
 

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Did you join a delivery group, I think I spelled that right? We pay Shpt about $15 a month but have to tip the delivery person 10% which is alot considering how much groceries cost now.
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WAT??? Tip the delivery person?
why?
You have stumbled onto my biggest pet peeve. tipping or rather giving a gratuity
I do not believe in mandated tipping. I do not believe just because the owner is to cheap to pay the working a decent wage that it is my responsibility to subsidize his payroll.
Typically, The price you pay for your groceries is a few pennies higher if they are delivered.
Why are you tipping the UPS or FED EX guy? He is doing his job and receives a wage to do so.
I show my appreciation to my delivery people, and the trash collector every Christmas with a bottle of Crown
I am paying for an item, paying the shipping. I am not going to pay more


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WAT??? Tip the delivery person?
why?
You have stumbled onto my biggest pet peeve. tipping or rather giving a gratuity
I do not believe in mandated tipping. I do not believe just because the owner is to cheap to pay the working a decent wage that it is my responsibility to subsidize his payroll.
Typically, The price you pay for your groceries is a few pennies higher if they are delivered.
Why are you tipping the UPS or FED EX guy? He is doing his job and receives a wage to do so.
I show my appreciation to my delivery people, and the trash collector every Christmas with a bottle of Crown
I am paying for an item, paying the shipping. I am not going to pay more


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If your going to get delivery from the closet store 15 miles away 30 mile round trip you'll join a delivery service or starve if your self quranteened.
Its just the way it is.
How much would you charge to go shopping keep calling the custermer like the girl does us if they don't have what you ordered. Run from one end of the store to the other and load up all the stuff, drive the food including frozen foods 15 miles and still have ice cream totally frozen. Run backand forth across the yard to put grocery on the porch? The lady earned more than we could give her which was #30 ,last tip was $40.
 

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We generally average once a month for going to Medford to shop at Costco, but seeing all the stuff going on, we're seriously considering staying home for the most part, when we do go out for shopping, we call it topping off our long term supplies.
 

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If your going to get delivery from the closet store 15 miles away 30 mile round trip you'll join a delivery service or starve if your self quranteened.
Its just the way it is.
How much would you charge to go shopping keep calling the custermer like the girl does us if they don't have what you ordered. Run from one end of the store to the other and load up all the stuff, drive the food including frozen foods 15 miles and still have ice cream totally frozen. Run backand forth across the yard to put grocery on the porch? The lady earned more than we could give her which was #30 ,last tip was $40.
I Buy my stuff online and it is free shipping, delivered by UPS. no tip
For frozen food we go to the store. We do so at off hours and avoid crowds
easy peesy
 

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@Frodo we are likewise and order once a month for staples if we can online living in the country away from things and in fact just put in our monthly order to pick up Tuesday. Before we pick up our order we do a rampage through the markdown section and then pick up anything there we can use as well and multiples thereof.

With grocery restrictions now coming back in in Australia we will do mini shops if we need things when we go to medical appointments.

To be honest if we didn't have to eat and wear clothing I wouldn't shop as I hate it but like to have a well stocked pantry of 9 - 12 months in advance on all things I have built up over time buying specials/markdowns and taking advantage of supermarket promos for money off to keep costs down.

Most other things we need for the home we buy online and have it delivered too.
 

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Main shopping ever couple of weeks. Have not been to Costco since early March. Stop a local store for milk, two gallons last me four or five days. Main shopping is pretty much what they have on sale.
 

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I Buy my stuff online and it is free shipping, delivered by UPS. no tip
For frozen food we go to the store. We do so at off hours and avoid crowds
easy peesy
Guess its all acording to where you live because we ordered from amazon 3 months ago and still waiting for part of the order.
Walmart almost as bad.We ordered a 100' garden hose got a 50' hose. Most food purchsed they didn't have. Plus they don't deliver food at all out here.
You can't get frozen foods or fresh veggies from UPS or Fed Ex.

We get both from delivery service. And its here within a couple hours of ordering if we order early or before 2pm. I have no problem with the service so far at all.
 

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Did you join a delivery group, I think I spelled that right? We pay Shpt about $15 a month but have to tip the delivery person 10% which is alot considering how much groceries cost now.
No. It is an app, Instacart, I believe. You enter the grocery store you want to use, and you can pick up or have your ordered delivered. The delivery is contactless. They put the order on the front porch. It has worked reasonably well. The grocery store has yet to get an order 100% correct. They have added items. They have deleted items. They have subbed incorrect items. Certainly not perfect, but in my wife's eyes, better than going to the store.
 

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No. It is an app, Instacart, I believe. You enter the grocery store you want to use, and you can pick up or have your ordered delivered. The delivery is contactless. They put the order on the front porch. It has worked reasonably well. The grocery store has yet to get an order 100% correct. They have added items. They have deleted items. They have subbed incorrect items. Certainly not perfect, but in my wife's eyes, better than going to the store.
We have used this service 3 times total. We have large orders not less than #200 up to almost $400 which last us for over a month plus store some. We don't eat meat evryday so that keeps price down. So far it has been great but reviews are not good at all,maybe small town is good large city not so good,gon't know

https://www.shipt.com/
 

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Went to Fred Meyer early this morning. Noticed as I walked by the vegetable section, it was quite bare. Noticed same thing in a number of places in the store. Picked up what was needed and out of the place. Should be good on most items for a while.
 

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The Fred Meyer in Grants Pass is way over priced on so many things that we seldom go there to shop, not to mention that they are just a shell of what they used to be, they used to have an outstanding plumbing supply department, when we were building our home we got all Kohler fixtures for the bathroom and sacks of cement for the foundation and electrical supplies, now about all they have in abundance is a large variety of beer and that's generally overpriced, oh yah and their handgun department is gone, this is where Bi-Mart really shines, they have ammo, long guns, handguns and reloading supplies.
 

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It's interesting, Viking; your talk about Fred Meyer. We didn't have them in Arizona, but it is the largest store -- and the one with the best selection of foods -- in Twin Falls. And it's not all that good!

Dawn and I are both foodies: we love to cook, love to eat, and have a pretty fair wine collection. Three of our favorite cuisines are Thai, Greek, and Ethiopian (I am not making this up). We can get the basic Thai spices, as well as slightly less common items like galengel, so we can build the curries, pad thais, and other stuff. Greek is't too bad, although getting lamb and filo dough requires a once every six month trip to Boise or Salt Lake. Ethiopian is a bit easier, because their spices are available in most stores (even Fred Meyer) and we can fake injeera, the Ethiopian bread/pancake that is the basis of most meals.

We knew when we moved from the Phoenix area to rural Idaho that we'd be losing a lot of good big-city stuff (as well as a lot of the bad big-city stuff): exotic food markets, restaurants, plays, concerts, etc. But after two years the advantages of rural life so far outweigh the "amenities" of the sophisticated big city that we wish we'd made the move ten years ago!
 

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It's interesting, Viking; your talk about Fred Meyer. We didn't have them in Arizona, but it is the largest store -- and the one with the best selection of foods -- in Twin Falls. And it's not all that good!

Dawn and I are both foodies: we love to cook, love to eat, and have a pretty fair wine collection. Three of our favorite cuisines are Thai, Greek, and Ethiopian (I am not making this up). We can get the basic Thai spices, as well as slightly less common items like galengel, so we can build the curries, pad thais, and other stuff. Greek is't too bad, although getting lamb and filo dough requires a once every six month trip to Boise or Salt Lake. Ethiopian is a bit easier, because their spices are available in most stores (even Fred Meyer) and we can fake injeera, the Ethiopian bread/pancake that is the basis of most meals.

We knew when we moved from the Phoenix area to rural Idaho that we'd be losing a lot of good big-city stuff (as well as a lot of the bad big-city stuff): exotic food markets, restaurants, plays, concerts, etc. But after two years the advantages of rural life so far outweigh the "amenities" of the sophisticated big city that we wish we'd made the move ten years ago!
Duncan yall must not have had alot of kids to eat like that,lol.
 

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We knew when we moved from the Phoenix area to rural Idaho that we'd be losing a lot of good big-city stuff (as well as a lot of the bad big-city stuff): exotic food markets, restaurants, plays, concerts, etc. But after two years the advantages of rural life so far outweigh the "amenities" of the sophisticated big city that we wish we'd made the move ten years ago!
I moved from a city of well over 1,000,000 to a community of under 50,000 in a rural area before I got married and had kids, but my experience mirrors yours. At first I was a little like "what did I do" but as I watch my old home deal with loads of nonsense and see how my children are growing up without it, I am very happy that I loaded up that truck and came here. The gift that keeps on giving.
 

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Just two; Andy is 35 and Eleni 31. They're both good cooks!
Ok then of course you know I was joking around with you, but that good both can cook. All the kids in my family meals were quick and filling. Nothing much fancy.If we had home made spagetti or lasagna that was consdered a festive cuisine.Of course I never bought in pacag or box and cooked my homemade sauce all day.
 

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Ok then of course you know I was joking around with you, but that good both can cook. All the kids in my family meals were quick and filling. Nothing much fancy.If we had home made spagetti or lasagna that was consdered a festive cuisine.Of course I never bought in pacag or box and cooked my homemade sauce all day.
When we make pasta sauce we start by sauteeing the mushrooms, garlic, onions, bell peppers and maybe a pound of italian sausage, then (if possible) with about 5-6 lb of Roma tomatoes (although if time is short we use canned tomatoes and paste), then simmer for about an hour, then add the spices, taste a little, add abouit 1/4 cup of red wine, taste and simmer, have a glass of wine, add another quarter cup, taste and simmer, have another glass, then have another glass, then have another glass, and before you know it, the dinner is ready, but we're already passed out, so we eat it cold the next morning, while dealing with our hangover....

I love Italian cooking, don't you?
 

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