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    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
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    So I just got a reply from Target about 1) why certain produce items were unavailable

    Those [leafy herbs and radish bunches] are in our misting cooler to make sure they stay fresh. The cooler in the hold spaces doesn't have any misting. We also can't do weighable [sic] produce. Luckily for essentials like potatoes and apples etc we do have prepackaged bag options but there are a few items still that we don't have available.
    So I guess Shipt has a different arrangement for some of the produce because they'll send me herbs. This also does not explain why, for example, only certain flavors of Chobani yogurt are stocked on the shelf but not all of them are available for drive-up. But the limitations make sense. And I didn't ask about yogurt.

    and 2) why so many plastic bags?

    the amount of bags is something we have become aware of and we are working to minimize the amount of plastic we have per order. Often if you have frozen or cold items those items will be grabbed separately from your dry goods so we can get them to our coolers and freezers as quickly as possible. But in order to do that then there will be multiple employees working the same order to ensure you get your items in a timely manner.
    It makes sense that more than one employee (demerit for not referring to them as "team members"; these are Target folks, not Shipt ) may be doing the picking. I'm also used to meat and frozen items being bagged at the checkout line and then put in the grocery bag so the meat doesn't leak and the condensation from the frozen food does not affect other items. But, gee, maybe someone at the end of the order could put things in fewer bags as they verify the order (or maybe they don't verify??). The bags never leave the store and could be re-used if they're still clean. I'd trust Target to do that.

    To Target's credit, everything looked fine. I definitely would order from them again. And it was nice to get such prompt answers to my questions.
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    Thanks for sharing, Steve, especially about the plastic bags. I think it may be the same across various stores. The limited times I did order groceries online for pickup, I was stunned and dismayed at the number of plastic bags used with my limited order.
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    I have noticed with curbside library pickup every book has a printed slip vs 1 for everything when I was allowed inside.

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    Our library is back to curbside, too. It was so weird--we just happened to be in the library both days where they announced they were shutting down at the end of the day. Hmm. Was it us, I wonder?

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    Our library is also closing the inside, but still operating curbside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Our library is back to curbside, too. It was so weird--we just happened to be in the library both days where they announced they were shutting down at the end of the day. Hmm. Was it us, I wonder?
    Ours never reopened, has been closed since March and curbside only since the summer.

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    Tybee: lol, what did you do?!
    Yppej: same here, and I don't see why they cannot open fully with the same type of safeguards private businesses are implementing. Our town hall also has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic, which seems unreasonable to me.

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    The SF library has always used an individual slip for reserved books. I assume that the picker is grabbing books for multiple orders that are in the same general section of the library rather than running around the whole place for each book for one order.

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    Did my weekly grocery shopping yesterday and was actually surprised by the empty shelf space I'm starting to see again. Only mega packs of paper towels and just a few of those, more tp but still a lot of empty shelf space, canned goods were sparse in some spots and even the ziplock bag shelf had empty spots! Don't know if it is production, delivery or stocking up or what. I did buy another 12 pack of tp... just in case.
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    I ordered and received quickly my who gives a crap toilet paper. It’s awesome as Catherine said and I got 48 rolls. I love that 50% of the profits go to provide toilets around the world to people without them.

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