Culture shock

Posted on: Thu, 01/08/2004 - 6:06am
darthcleo's picture
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Joined: 11/08/2000 - 09:00

So here I am, a Canadian in the States for the next 2 months.

Yesterday, went to the grocery store. When I bought a bread from the bakery, I asked if they had any peanut based products. The baker APOLOGISED to me that they didn't! As if I wanted some...

Back home, I would have had reassurances that there were none (assuming of course there was none!). People would have assumed it was an allergy-related question. Not here.

When we got to the cash register, what was at the end of the conveyor belt??? The Reeses Inside out! I could smell them through the package! A smell-sensitive person wouldn't even be able to PAY for anything in that store! All registers had the Reeses. Must have been some sort of promotion. Back home, yes, there's chocolate at the registers, although not all of them, and the products are not so prominently shown!

Posted on: Thu, 01/08/2004 - 9:11am
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Joined: 06/09/2001 - 09:00

Welcome to the US of peanuts! There is chocolate, including peanut types, at every grocery register here. The only exception would be some stores that have a candy free isle, but that is really for parents of young children who don't want them begging for candy, not for any allergy reasons. Canada is far ahead of us in allergy awareness.

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