The 10 Commandments Of Market Basket
On the 7th Day, the Southcoast God's released Ten un-written laws that should be followed once entering upon the grounds of Market Basket.
If you're reading this, chances are you've encountered the madness that is Market Basket. Yes, the store offers everything under the sun. Yes, it's convenient for quick last minute dinners when you're too tired to cook. Yes, it's local and offers only the lowest prices around. No, it's never an easy task.
So, take these "Guidelines", use them wisely and spread the word:
Thou Shall Never Underestimate The Sushi[Yes, it's cheap... but it's delicious!]
The sushi chefs are always very welcoming and will customize any order for you for no extra charge. It's fresh, it's tasty and comes with a side of excellent customer service.
Thou Shall Avoid Shopping On Game Days[You might just end up in the huddle of chaos]
Every sport is scheduled ahead of time, give yourself plenty of time before the big day to get your groceries.
Thou Shall Not Ignore The Far Left Parking Area[Parking Never Felt So Good]
I'm sure this is not a hidden secret to most, but it most certainly is a hidden gem to those who have not experienced it yet. Close to the doors and easier to exit the parking lot. It's a win-win!
Thou Shall Be Courteous At The Hot Prepared Food Section[No ticket numbers = free-for-all chaos]
Be mindful who was ahead of you and who is next. Unlike the deli counter, there are no ticket numbers to keep everyone in order, so courtesy and patience is a must.
Thou Shall Not Stop In The Middle Of The Aisle[Always be aware of your surroundings]
It's busy enough to begin with, if you need to stop to look at a product, be courteous by pushing off to the side, out of traffic flow.
Thou Shall ALWAYS Sanitize The Shopping Cart Handle[Take advantage before beginning your trek through the market]
There are Purell sanitizing stations at each end of the store. Grocery markets, outlet malls and heavy traffic stores are a breeding ground for germs. Safety first!
Thou Shall Pay Attention During "Special Discount" Announcements[You won't want to miss out on a good sale]
"Willow Tree Chicken Salad, Manager Special, now only $4.99"... Wow! That's a low price!
Thou Shall Try ALL The Fruits & Vegetables In The Produce Section[Just because you can't pronounce it, doesn't make it bad]
Take this stump looking veggie for example... not sure what it does, but I bet it's a great ingredient for a delicious meal.
Thou Shall Not Touch Anything In The Reduced Item Section[It's there for a reason]
Something about tomatoes on a discount shelf screams shady, no matter how long they've been there.
Thou Shall Respect The Authority Of The Police Officer[Shop and Save with Secure Safety]
This may be a shock to some, but the New Bedford Police are there to protect us and to control the scene if a riot or stampede occurs. In all honesty, they don't get enough credit.