It’s Friday so I”m out getting groceries today. Consequently, you won’t be seeing much from me today. With an hour commute each way to and from town, groceries are an all-day affair.
If you’re wondering why you’re hearing from me right now, we just stopped in at Vision Forum for a brief nursing break and a visit with hubby. We’ll be back again when it’s time to pick him up and head home. I like this Friday routine. :)
I learned something good about WalMart today. I know a lot of people think poorly of WalMart for a variety of reasons, so it’s nice to have something nice to say about them.
I asked if they had any food-waste that I could have for my chickens, and they said no. I’m a big girl. I can take no for an answer. But here’s what I really appreciated: the manager came out to explain to me exactly what happens to each type of waste!
- The meat is pulled and frozen on the sell-by date, while it is actually still safe to eat for several more days. They donate it to a local food pantry.
- Unsold bakery/deli goods are also donated to a local distribution for the poor.
- Any produce that goes bad before being sold is collected for a local wildlife preserve.
I was impressed. I’m not an environmentalist, but I do think we need to exercise good stewardship over the resources God gives us. This sounds like an excellent example.
I was even more impressed with the level of customer service displayed by the manager. She could have just had someone tell me no, but she took time out of her day to explain why my request was being refused.
Isn’t it refreshing when somebody can tell you no in a way that actually makes you glad?