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Adventures in Krogering
maeyan (in the soup aisle, looking at Random Impulse Buys hanging on display-strips) : *holds up tube*
maeyan: "What does Hello Kitty flavored lip gloss taste like?"
mpoetess: "..."
mpoetess: "I... can't answer that. This is a family store."
mpoetess: *stares silently at maeyan for several seconds*
maeyan: (coming closer with cart) "What?"
mpoetess: "Just composing the LJ post in my head."

mpoetess: *attempts to put soup in cart*
maeyan: *turns cart away each time I bring soup near it*
maeyan: "The cart rejects that soup."
mpoetess: *holds up soup* "Clam chowder?"
maeyan: "The cart is... confused."
mpoetess: "I thought the cart liked clam chowder?"
maeyan (who likes clam chowder, not that it matters, since the soup is mine): "The having an identity crisis."
maeyan: "The cart wishes it were IRL."1
mpoetess: *stares at maeyan more*
maeyan: *laughs in crazed manner*
mpoetess: "Now I'mcomposing the footnote to the LJ post."

She bought me the lip gloss. As a prompt, so I wouldn't forget to make the LJ post. It does not taste like Hello Kitty. It tastes like vaguely-sugar-flavored stuff, like pretty much every other liquid lip-gloss. It smells like watermelon.
1 CART=Championship AutoRacing Teams; IRL=Indy Racing League


2005-05-21 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)

o/~ Let's go Krogering, for the best of everything, including the price! o/~

Good lord, I have not lived in a Kroger area in more than ten years, and that came to mind IMMEDIATELY.


2005-05-21 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, where we didn't have Kroger1, and I can't for the life of me remember if Jewel Food Stores even had a jingle, though I know they did tv ads. But after ten years in Indy, "Let's. Go. Kro-ger-ing!" is deeply embedded in my head.


1We had Empire Carpets though. 588-2-3-hundred, Empire! And "When you're thinkin' Lincoln, Lincoln, better carpeting for less, call National 2-9000, National 2-9000." Aaaaand advertising has warped my childhood.


2005-05-21 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)

And the Empire Carpet guy is still going! They've tried adding a 1- 800 to the jingle but it's just not the same.

Where in the burbs are you from? I lived in Skokie (when very small), then Wilmette.

I don't remember Jewel having a jingle either. Damn, now you 've got me trying to remember the theme song to 'Magic Door'.


2005-05-21 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm from northwest Indiana, which is still in the Chicago viewing (and cable) area; we didn't and still don't have any of our own tv stations, except for a PBS channel out of Gary/Merrillville and one public access cable channel, as far as I know.

A room zoom zoom, a room zoom zoom,
A room zoom gillie gillie ah sa sa.
(As this is probably Yiddish-based, I'm sure the transcription is off.)
Come through the Magic Door with me,
And many are the wondrous things you'll see...

I had to cheat on the last line, though.


2005-05-21 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

It isn't even a good tune or anything, just MORE CATCHY THAN NATURE SHOULD ALLOW.

oy. I'll be singing that on my deathbed, I suspect.