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10 reasons to never shop at PathMark

That might sound a bit harsh, because after all, who or what is Pathmark, and why will I never shop there?

1 – PathMark is a local supermarket chain, that has very few stores left in my area. Its not convenient.  For anyone.

2 – The stores in my area are old and they look old.  Not Joan Rivers old, old like they haven’t had any work done old.

3 – The stores inside just aren’t appealing to the eye – in a “this is a bad neighborhood, don’t stop the car” sort of way.

4 – The aisles are those old style, tightly packed aisles where two carts can’t pass each other without risking bodily contact.

5 – The prices are high on almost everything.  Well, almost everything I buy, anyway.

6 – We drink sugar free iced tea (my apologies to my southern sisters and brothers, who are probably now trying to erase my blog from their “history”), which we get in a mix.  The Cherry Hill, NJ PathMark was $1.50 a can higher then Wegman’s around the corner.  I know this technically counts as the same reason as number 5, but it was so outrageous, I had to give it it’s own number.

7 – We only came here because they had an offering going on for a free thanksgiving turkey. By the time we overspent on all the items to spend $300 for the free turkey, we could have bought the turkey just in the amount we overspent on our normal groceries.  Yeah, this is kinda the same reason as number 5, too.  But the prices here really ticked me off.

8 – We bought pretzels last Friday. Bag #1 opened on Saturday was stale. Bag #2 opened on Monday was also stale.  Please recall reason 1 for not going to Pathmark – it’s not convenient.  Not even to return over priced, stale pretzels.

9 – Bathroom is inside the warehouse and looks like an industrial restroom for employees covered in grease.  Even our WalMart has a cleaner restroom.

10 – They don’t give away free turkeys all year long.  And since that was the only reason to shop at Pathmark in the first place, that eliminates the only good reason to shop there at all.

Now on a side note, the coupon for the free turkey was good on up to 20 pounds of turkey. They had no larger turkeys out, and Jim asked at the meat counter if larger turkeys were available.  They did wheel out a pallet of turkeys in boxes and handed him a 20+ pound turkey.  And on our 2 visits to spend $300 the cashiers were friendly.  Well, at least one was.

989 Church Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002-1301
(856) 482-5433

Macy’s clothes shopping

Tip number one about going clothes shopping?  Make sure you are wearing the appropriate undergarments so everything doesn’t have panty line.  I went in wearing a baggy, broomstick skirt (you know, the kind I’m trying to ease out of), and you can’t see any panty line under that.  Not so the fitted skirts I tried on.

This was the only one I marginally liked, but honestly, I didn’t see that many “casual” type of skirts in Macy’s today.  Most of them were career oriented, business like skirts for people that have a Jay Oh Bee – which is not me.  I just want to look good when I get dressed in the morning, not look like I’m out to conquer corporate America.

Shopping is way too frustrating for me.  I found very few things I liked.  This blouse I LOVED, but they only had it in a 4 and a 16.  I tried to convince Jim to stop for a banana split on the way out so I could get the size 16, but he wasn’t hearing any of it.


Then I found a few cute skirts in the Michael Kors section.  Cute, but I’m not in love, and if I’m going to pay Michael Kors prices so the man finally has enough money to buy himself some new duds (is anyone else tired of the black on black look he’s had going for, like, EVER??), I want to get engaged to this skirt.

Oh wait – a rack of black denim – I can wear black denim!

WHAT?  Black denim for $100 a pop?  Have these people no shame?  I am destined to be a People of WalMart forever.

So the end result of today’s journey out to the mall is that I came home with some autumn scented soap for the bathrooms and the kitchen.  And a latte.

It wasn’t a total loss.