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Thread: Man! Did I get the looks today at Aldi's !!!

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    Man! Did I get the looks today at Aldi's !!!

    I made my stock up run to Aldi today as tomorrow is the official rite of spring opening or should I say uncovering of the pool for the season. I bought 40 jugs of bleach (at 99 cents I might add) and they barely fit in the cart. You talk about strange looks from some folks! One elderly man said, "Son, how long's it been since you washed?" I told him it was for my pool and he just stared at me and let out sort of a confused giggle. Then muttered something else I didn't understand and sauntered on his way. I just smiled and thought about crystal clear water!
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    Been there, done that. Ain't it great?
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    Tell em that you discovered how to run your car on bleach.
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    I tell them I use it for blood stains.
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    prolly thought you're running a meth lab
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    what is Aldi's ????

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    I'm guessing it's a grocery store or warehouse club.

    EDIT: I was right - http://www.aldifoods.com/index_ENU_HTML.htm
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    Aldi's is a no frills grocery store....owned by the same company that runs Trader Joe's (a higher end grocery store). I've found bleach to be pretty much the cheapest there.
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    I buy my bleach there in Morgantown, WV
    always 99 cents
    I just tell people I'm making bombs, I get some looks when I go in there after work with shirt and tie!
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    Re: Aldi

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemedic
    I buy my bleach there in Morgantown, WV
    always 99 cents
    I just tell people I'm making bombs, I get some looks when I go in there after work with shirt and tie!
    LOL! So you're not the one that cleaned Walmart out. The new one in Motown is totally out of bleach. BBB must be catching on here
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    hopefully we wouldnt run out of bleach here.
    I would like for one of the pool stores to carry liquid chlorine in the carboys, any ideas?
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    I love some of the replies you guys are giving people making remarks for us buying so much bleach at one time haha
    Have to try to remember them!
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    I tell them that its the only thing .....

    that gets the blood out.....but I said the hard part is waiting for the little pieces to dry.....I explain that the bleach does absolutely nothing about the pieces and the I smile and wink.....
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    There you go, Sean, next June's news letter question.

    You are checking out of a store with 30 gallons of bleach in 2 carts. The young check-out girl, with hickeys all around her neck and a tatoo of a serpent on her right arm, looks at you and asks "What you guna-do with all that bleach?"

    And you say "........................................................... ..................................................."
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    Too funny. I have used every one of those in the 2 months I have been buying bleach. Blood, Bombs, Meth lab, Alternative fuel, Poison my neighbor estranged wife..... The looks are priceless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sefrlw
    Too funny. I have used every one of those in the 2 months I have been buying bleach. Blood, Bombs, Meth lab, Alternative fuel, Poison my neighbor estranged wife..... The looks are priceless.
    Just as long as they know that you are joking around. Otherwise, you may end up having to visit with the local constabulary.

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    Just as long as they know that you are joking around. Otherwise, you may end up having to visit with the local constabulary.
    That could be, but a visit is just a visit, unless you are REALLY cooking meth, or making bombs, or whatever.
    I don't think that messing with nosy citizens by fabricating answers to meaningless questions is against the law in most jurisdictions (but I am NOT a lawyer), and heck, even the cops might get a laugh out of the story as well.
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    I am sure the smile and chuckle indicates the joke. It is the bwahahahaah afterwards that gets them though.

    It is really easy and safe to joke about it when you are not doing anything wrong.
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    Re: Aldi

    Quote Originally Posted by buddywiser
    Quote Originally Posted by mikemedic
    I buy my bleach there in Morgantown, WV
    always 99 cents
    I just tell people I'm making bombs, I get some looks when I go in there after work with shirt and tie!
    LOL! So you're not the one that cleaned Walmart out. The new one in Motown is totally out of bleach. BBB must be catching on here
    Just had the best laugh the year. I am in the process of a Baquacil to BBB conversion. I am almost finished (yeah)!! Over 100 bottles so far. I was in Morgantown WV twice this week and cleaned out the new Walmart I was in Uniontown PA Saturday and cleaned them out too. I guess I am guilty. Didn't know there were so many other TFP members nearby. Next time I am shopping and notice somebody with a buggy full of bleach, I will say hello.

    I wish I would have had all these excuses earlier. I could have used them many times.
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    lol, I cleaned out our local walmart and Target too. But the bad thing is they only carry like 6 jugs per store. (store brand stuff anyways) Hopefully they will have more in in a couple days!
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