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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Magic J » 2 October 2019, 18:02

Capt._Trips wrote:I'm curious on what Aldi stores are like in other places.
Out here there a discount store. Very little variety and usually there own Brand's are the focus. Actually thinking about it I don't think they sell any common popular Brand's.

The stores are very small and very basic. There's probably only 5 isle's with a dairy case in the back.
The carts are locked unless you put a quarter in and they don't bag anything. You have to either bring bags, ( but they still don't bag you have to go to a counter you do that from after you check out) buy them from them or hope to find a box.

Is it the same everywhere?
What about trader Joe's?

I think they're pretty great over here. They sell some popular brands, but mostly cheaper alternatives which are just as good. You bring your own bag, which is as good as landfills full of plastic isn't. Aldi is pretty popular here, along with another similar supermarket, Lidl.

Super Interesting Fact: I have a friend who manages an Aldi, and apparently, "Aldi" is actually two companies, "Aldi Nord (North)" and "Aldi Sud (South)". The brothers who founded the company couldn't agree on whether to stock tobacco, so they split the company. We have Aldi South in the UK, and they don't sell tobacco. But, wait for it, the two companies, and the shops themselves, are almost identical. Some say that every Aldi contains within them a portal to The Other Place, where Aldi South stocks tobacco, whilst Aldi North does not. Spooky.

That's my Super Interesting Fact for the day. Enjoy.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby IanSaidHi » 2 October 2019, 19:40

I’m thinking I cannot wait for my bed and wardrobe to be delivered tomorrow so I can store my clothes and have a proper sleep.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Tobias » 3 October 2019, 17:10

Thinking I really don’t want to go anywhere today but I need to get groceries.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Bookmark » 3 October 2019, 21:25

I'm thinking I really could do with a shave. I've been a total scruff all week.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby rxxli » 5 October 2019, 11:24

Capt._Trips wrote:I'm curious on what Aldi stores are like in other places.
Out here there a discount store. Very little variety and usually there own Brand's are the focus. Actually thinking about it I don't think they sell any common popular Brand's.

The stores are very small and very basic. There's probably only 5 isle's with a dairy case in the back.
The carts are locked unless you put a quarter in and they don't bag anything. You have to either bring bags, ( but they still don't bag you have to go to a counter you do that from after you check out) buy them from them or hope to find a box.

Is it the same everywhere?
What about trader Joe's?

As far as I am aware trader joes is actually aldi. If I remember correctly one of the aldis uses the aldi brand while the other uses the trader joe brand.

Locked shopping carts, no bagging (bring your own bag) are all a standard thing in europe - everybody does that.

But the whole aldi philosophy is that they are a discount store. They sell their own products (that usually aren’t bad quality at all - they are just cheaper because they make their own stuff and use local manufacturers often). And they don’t have too much variety. They do sell some branded stuff, but not too much.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby IanSaidHi » 5 October 2019, 14:49

Capt._Trips wrote:I'm curious on what Aldi stores are like in other places.
Out here there a discount store. Very little variety and usually there own Brand's are the focus. Actually thinking about it I don't think they sell any common popular Brand's.

The stores are very small and very basic. There's probably only 5 isle's with a dairy case in the back.
The carts are locked unless you put a quarter in and they don't bag anything. You have to either bring bags, ( but they still don't bag you have to go to a counter you do that from after you check out) buy them from them or hope to find a box.

Is it the same everywhere?
What about trader Joe's?


No-one has mentioned one of the key features of an Aldi store, which are the ‘central aisles’ areas. These weekly-changing feature aisles will often casually throw together an assortment of things you don’t need or never knew you needed. It wouldn’t be uncommon to find jars of Malaysian Yak Seasoning Blend, a pop up cat tent, solar powered battery charger and some plum and mustard checked throw pillows casually nestled together.

Or maybe you don’t get these feature aisles in the transatlantic Aldi.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 5 October 2019, 15:27

Capt._Trips wrote:
Brenden wrote:
poolerboy0077 wrote:
Brenden wrote:US supermarkets have so much choice. But it’s almost all bad choice.

Depends. Have you been to a Trader Joe’s?

No, but doesn’t TJ’s have an even more limited product range, in a similar manner as Aldi?

We were trying to find a plain, full-fat Greek yogurt. Pretty much all the yogurt options were low or reduced fat, and most had bucketloads of added sugar. The highest fat plain yogurt we could find was Fage Total 5%, but that’s half the fat of proper Greek yogurt, and it cost 2.5 times as much as the plain Greek yogurt yogurt does in the UK.


We don't have trader Joe's around here. But from what I understand they are identical just under different names.

Noooooo. We have both here and they’re completely different. Trader Joe’s is like a specialized grocery store, offering a range of international products. It isn’t as limited as Aldi. I suppose the store with the largest product range is Whole Foods but they’re just a scam. I much prefer Sprouts over Whole Foods. But for my regular shopping I just go to Ralph’s and Northgate, the latter being a large Mexican supermarket chain.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Derek » 5 October 2019, 15:38

Is that an extremely ironic name for a Mexican establishment?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby NvM » 6 October 2019, 15:37

Aldi
An Aldi store has not opened in my area. I hear these stores are typically smaller square footage. This would make it a good match for an urban neighborhood.

my city has ample restaurants bars but shopping for food is limited. I am hoping Aldi moves here.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby mxguy01 » 7 October 2019, 01:32

We have Sprouts here as well. Really decent.

But more importantly, the valving seems to be spot on. Worse case is I need the next spring rate higher but even that is doubtful. Not bad consider a 250 is generally set up for a 16 yo racer. LoL
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 7 October 2019, 02:16

IanSaidHi wrote:
Capt._Trips wrote:I'm curious on what Aldi stores are like in other places.
Out here there a discount store. Very little variety and usually there own Brand's are the focus. Actually thinking about it I don't think they sell any common popular Brand's.

The stores are very small and very basic. There's probably only 5 isle's with a dairy case in the back.
The carts are locked unless you put a quarter in and they don't bag anything. You have to either bring bags, ( but they still don't bag you have to go to a counter you do that from after you check out) buy them from them or hope to find a box.

Is it the same everywhere?
What about trader Joe's?


No-one has mentioned one of the key features of an Aldi store, which are the ‘central aisles’ areas. These weekly-changing feature aisles will often casually throw together an assortment of things you don’t need or never knew you needed. It wouldn’t be uncommon to find jars of Malaysian Yak Seasoning Blend, a pop up cat tent, solar powered battery charger and some plum and mustard checked throw pillows casually nestled together.

Or maybe you don’t get these feature aisles in the transatlantic Aldi.


We get this. But it's usually at the end of only one isle. And filled with usually junk. Mason jars are always there and kind've anchor that section. The rest is filled with things like cheap remote controlled cars and coolers or the instascreen lol. ( usually mostly as seen on tv products) which I assume just didn't sell and are trying make something back

I'm surprised that it's common in the UK to have no baggers. And have to put a coin in to get your carts. That's very uncommon in the USA.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Derek » 8 October 2019, 04:14

My YouTube recommendations have a very low opinion of me and it's starting to affect my self-esteem.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 9 October 2019, 02:15

I stumbled on this and the first chart is extremely disturbing.
Makes you wonder what changed. I dunno. All I can think is the internet.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of ... ted_States

Reading further the entire page is disturbing. Smh
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby erti » 9 October 2019, 02:17

No one wants to know what I'm thinking right now lmao... Kill em all.. >:)
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 9 October 2019, 02:34

erti wrote:No one wants to know what I'm thinking right now lmao... Kill em all.. >:)


Well after what I just posted I'm gonna assume your joking?
Hope all is well in erti land?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby erti » 9 October 2019, 02:42

Capt._Trips wrote:
erti wrote:No one wants to know what I'm thinking right now lmao... Kill em all.. >:)


Well after what I just posted I'm gonna assume your joking?
Hope all is well in erti land?


Lol Erti land is all fucked up but I can see how what I said is related to your link. Lol for others sanity... sure it's related to your link ;) ... Kill em all and myself too. at least thats what they tell me. :awesome:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby kenzie_matt » 9 October 2019, 09:37

This morning I read an article online about a mother who turned her 7-year-old son over to the police. She found his journal in which he was planning a mass shooting next April on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. I applaud the mother for having had the courage to do this.
Yes, it was certainly the right thing to do and I'd like to think I would have the courage to do the same if I ever found myself in such a situation, but it must have also been really difficult for her.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby IanSaidHi » 9 October 2019, 17:05

My thoughts after a quick skim through the forum this evening
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 10 October 2019, 02:39

kenzie_matt wrote:This morning I read an article online about a mother who turned her 7-year-old son over to the police. She found his journal in which he was planning a mass shooting next April on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. I applaud the mother for having had the courage to do this.
Yes, it was certainly the right thing to do and I'd like to think I would have the courage to do the same if I ever found myself in such a situation, but it must have also been really difficult for her.


Idk about a seven year old. If i was a parent i would probably just straight up ask them myself about it. But would probably get a psychiatrist involved.

While it's very possible an 8 year old could cause a mass shooting. I think its pretty unlikely. Mostly because people would be looking at this kid with guns asking where are his parents. They don't have an option to bring or store ammunition anywhere and would need access to a gun. Which is uncommon in an 8 year old. Besides maybe a bb gun or a pellet gun. I suppose they could get all the supplies from there parents if they wanted to.

But i don't applaud the parents at all. If your 7 year old child is feeling so depressed that he is writing about a mass shooting something is wrong. And as his parent you should make it very clear that they are there for support and to just listen.

Basically a 7 year old doesn't just come up with a mass shooting. Something led them there. And the parents are the first id have to question.
Idk the story you mention but a 7 year old should be more concerned with cereal then shootings.

I would like to think parents and children have a better dialogue. If i seen that on my child's journal id have to have a talk with them and then go from there. But a child's mind is very malleable and can be changed.

I actually feel bad for the kid to have those thoughts at such a young age. And to have a parent that isn't willing to help. It's probably gonna end bad for that kid. When your parents give up they must feel so alone. At an age like that it's very preventable. But not if no one is willing to prevent it.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Derek » 10 October 2019, 03:34

Do y'all forgive Ellen for acting cute with Bush or do you think she burned through her good will a long time ago?
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