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PostPosted: Tue 22 Nov, 2005 4:36 pm    Post subject: A Small Step For A Man, A............... Reply with quote

When we moved to the area we now live in, it semed like the kind of area where it might be possible to create a sense of "neighbourhood" for us. I relize this is a nebulous concept, but it's one that appeals to me. I began by getting to know some of the 300+ tenants in our building. Next, I got to know some of the local merchants. But today, I did something totally out of character - I spoke to the manager of our local IGA (supermarket ). I suggested that it would profit him to expand a line of breads he was already carrying. To my surprise, he agreed that it would be a good idea. Hey, this is how things work in neighbourhood, right?


edit: I don't know what is happening but it looks like my forum might be logging people off. When I came in tonight, I was logged off as well. There are database problems on and off right now with my server. I'll look into it further... Sorry about that MEF -llizard


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Nov, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: A Small Step For A Man, A............... Reply with quote

MEF wrote:
I spoke to the manager of our local IGA (supermarket ). I suggested that it would profit him to expand a line of breads he was already carrying. To my surprise, he agreed that it would be a good idea. Hey, this is how things work in neighbourhood, right?


Yup, it's cool when store managers are receptive to your suggestions. Glad to hear that your new neighbourhood is working out well.

About five years ago, I approached the manager of our Loblaws (big chain supermarket) to ask if she get a 10kg bag of no-name unbleached allpurpose flour for me. She agreed and telephoned when it came in; I raced down to pick it up. There were four more bags on the shelf. I thanked her (of course) and since then, that particular Loblaws ALWAYS has one or two 10 kg bags of no-name unbleached allpurpose flour.


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Nov, 2005 11:24 am    Post subject: Ciabatta - in our local supermarket!!! Reply with quote

On Saturday morning we got a phonecall from or local IGA manager saying that ciabatta is now in stock!! Is that too cool, or what?! I walked right down, bought a loaf, and shook his hand.
The whole event made me think of situations where someone will say that they cannot get what they want, but have never raised it with the person resposible.


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Nov, 2005 12:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Ciabatta - in our local supermarket!!! Reply with quote

MEF wrote:
On Saturday morning we got a phonecall from or local IGA manager saying that ciabatta is now in stock!!


bravo! IGA manager bravo! and bravo! MEF bravo!

That is so great! And I presume that it is good ciabatta? skip

whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo! whoohoo!


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Nov, 2005 2:24 pm    Post subject: Yep, it's good! Reply with quote

The ciabatta is made by "Italian Home Bakery" (Toronto) and yeah, it's good!


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Nov, 2005 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Yep, it's good! Reply with quote

MEF wrote:
The ciabatta is made by "Italian Home Bakery" (Toronto) and yeah, it's good!


We love Italian Home bakery. Whenever we buy bread (rarely) it the stuff we look for.

Good work,

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