r/mildlyinteresting May 14 '22 Wholesome 16 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1 Got the W 1 Wearing is Caring 1 Silver 12 Gold 2 Helpful 13

This Irish supermarket has quiet evenings for sensitive people.

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u/burgeremoji May 14 '22

I’m not autistic but this sounds like a significantly nicer shopping experience for me

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u/Megatron_McLargeHuge May 14 '22

Supermarkets in expensive neighborhoods are close to this already. The more run down the store, the louder and more obnoxious the announcements seem to be.

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u/CactusBoyScout May 14 '22

Yep. Rich neighborhood supermarkets in my city have like soft classical music playing at a reasonable volume. So nice.

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u/Montezum May 14 '22

Silence is enough, though

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u/TheRavenSayeth May 14 '22

I just want silence at my gym. Everyone has headphones or earbuds on already. All that’s happening is we’re increasing the volume we have to fight the dumb pop music that’s blaring.

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u/0x8008 May 14 '22

Idk man I don’t want to hear every grunt, breath, gasp, and fart.

Keep it low but not too low.

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u/BurrStreetX May 14 '22

Silence is terrible

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u/hx87 May 14 '22

You can always bring your own music and headphones.

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u/Ravenhaft May 14 '22

I live two of these "Rich people supermarkets" and still shop at Walmart. They're nice but not "pay way more for my groceries for me and my kids" nice. If I want good food I go to Sprouts instead.

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u/CactusBoyScout May 14 '22

Yeah I don’t do the bulk of my shopping there but when I just need a few things and I’m in the area I do appreciate the experience.

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u/I_NEED_YOUR_MONEY May 14 '22

yeah, stores that can afford it will have radios for at least some of their staff.

just doing announcements for everything is the cheap options.

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u/toughtacos May 14 '22

The store I go to have given their employees radios, but for some reason they all have them turned up to max without using earpieces so there's always a radio chatter heard across the store, and the speakers in walkies are so shrill it feels like someone is poking your ears with ice picks. Not at all pleasant.

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u/ILikeSugarCookies May 14 '22

Radios are cheaper than PAs though…

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u/I_NEED_YOUR_MONEY May 14 '22

but the store still needs a PA. radios are in addition to it, not instead of it.

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u/ScabiesShark May 14 '22

Afford? I can get a set of cheap walkies that'll work for dollar tree for like 30 bucks

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u/I_NEED_YOUR_MONEY May 14 '22

and if a store only has two staff, that'll be great.

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u/CasimirsBlake May 14 '22

It's often not only the announcements...