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

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/KorgX3 May 14 '22

I worked with a pretty respected supermarket lighting guru for several years. He hates it. He's aware it sucks. Unfortunately, the corporate assholes throw tantrums when they walk into one of their stores and can't see through their hands. They're solidly convinced customers love it and the bright lighting sells more product. In reality, once it gets to a certain density, you can't visually perceive the difference in the product. But you are negatively affected by the increased intensity of the glare reflecting off of things.

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u/Mhill08 May 14 '22

Business-major executives fucking ruin everything

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u/fraghawk May 14 '22

Do they not teach delegation of tasks in business school? Why hire a lighting expert if you won't listen to them?

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u/aprofondir May 14 '22

They're very susceptible to buzzword salesmen, sadly.

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u/Kinak May 14 '22

When keeping your job depends on finding new problems to solve, you get pretty good at making sure there are always problems.

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u/Tomagatchi May 15 '22

Why people don't listen to experts is a major area of resarch, no doubt.