I've been purposely shopping at Kroger to see if all the craziness heretofore (been dyin' to use that word) recorded was unique to Meijer or if grocery stores the world over are just as nutty. Here's what I discovered...
nope. it's just Meijer.
I tried every
nothin'. nada. zip. zilch.
from management to shopper--completely, unequivocally, normal.
apparently, one of the two reasons the earth has not spun out of control is because 1. the laws of astrophysics won't allow it and 2. crazies and non-crazies have different grocery stores.
so the result of my research? my heart and cracked mind belong to: Meijer the superstore.