Friday, January 30, 2009

re-opening

The Loblaws store at Dupont and Christie is slated to re-open as I write this, with a clean bill of health. I wonder if it is the same management group running the place that allowed it to sink to such unsanitary conditions and cause the store to close? My question for you is, would you shop there today?

6 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Uh, no.

sp said...

I agree with WC.

Candy Minx said...

Theres rats all over Toronto...but it isn't appetizing to actually see them in a grocery store.

Oh they are everywhere...but places are supposed to hide them or restrict them. I don't know if they can be all gotten rid of though. Shoppers prefer denial.

:)

Here is a great book on rats:

http://www.amazon.com/Rats-Observations-History-Unwanted-Inhabitants/dp/1582343853

L.M. said...

My house has mice, but they're my mice. I don't want that greedy corporate mouse shit in my house.

My mice are independent contractors. (ok they are actually scabs, I ran the unionized mice out of my operation)

mister anchovy said...

It's more than reasonable for grocery stores to be expected to maintain a reasonable level of cleanliness and to try their best to actively keep critters out of the produce. No doubt there are rats all over the city, and no doubt they are tough to get rid of. Back in the 80's when I lived in an old hardware store on Ossington Ave, we had rats, and they were very difficult for us to keep away. All those places were connected and I'm sure they had highways all over the place. As well, we had a dog at the time (some of you will remember Giotto), and we didn't want to bring in pest control people and nasty chemicals.

I think Candy is right that you likely can't get rid of all the rats from say a given neighbourhood. On the other hand, you can actively make it really inhospitable for them, kill off some of them, and do everything you can to discourage them, and you can be really fastidious about cleanliness.

At the old Anchovy World Headquarters, there were lots of mice in the area and a few rats as well. We never evidence of a rat in the house, but even with a pride of lions living there, occasionally a suicidal family of mice would move in, only to be picked off somewhat brutally by our gang of mouse-hunters. We would know right away when there were mice around because the cats would go into hunting behaviour. They would pace in certain areas and at night, would perch on chairs, quietly and silently and wait...

Bridget Jones said...

nope. It's hard to screw up that badly.