Went to a grocery store Ive rarely bothered with before. This one has a specialty cheese and wine section, the herbs are now by themselves on a huge rack nearby, (SIX kinds of salt? Oh, please) the visible milk case is heavy on soy milk and imported yogurt (some, Im sure, with bits of yurt added for authenticity), and gourmet/organic everything. Upscale all the way. I felt like I should have dressed better.
I had to ask a clerk where the eggs, bread, and regular milk were. I also mentioned how hard it was to find what I wanted. She laughed and said, "well, I think the designers wanted people to have a real Shopping Experience when they come here. They put that stuff out so you have to go past it, maybe try something new." Really. I told her I dont buy groceries to get a Shopping Experience, I buy grocieries to eat.
The regular food was way the hell at the other end of the store in a plain brown wrapper, so to speak, and the bread aisle wasn't even marked. I think they were embarrassed to have to sell Wonder Bread at all. *g*
I like my aisles to make shopping sense. Dairy has all the dairy stuff, the bread is all together in one aisle, and let's have the spices in the cooking aisle, please. Where you want them to be.
Never did find the hand soap.