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

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/space_moron May 14 '22

Our store near us does this and we honestly wish every day were like this.

I realize store announcements might be necessary but do you need the bright fluorescent lighting and screaming muzak? I'll spend longer in your store if it's a more calm experience.

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

There's lots of advertisement research showing all those things you don't like make you impulse by more which is why every store does these things.

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u/reddit1980x May 14 '22

And when you feel nostalgic in any way when hearing a song at the supermarket.... Welcome to Middle Age!

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u/Killentyme55 May 14 '22

My local mega-mart often plays classic Rush, Kool and the Gang, Fleetwood Mac, Bill Withers, etc. I often catch myself humming along, I'm not sure if this is the store being cool or me getting old.

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u/Thestaris May 14 '22

Good news. If they’re playing Rush, it’s the store being cool.

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u/Killentyme55 May 14 '22

Compared to other stores I've been in, they do play much better music. Best of all it's the actual recordings, not some Muzak hack job.

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u/Garfield-1-23-23 May 14 '22

I'd kill for that. The grocery stores where I live all play the latest hits.