We have quite a few grocery stores where I live. I worked at the Fry’s for a while, which is owned by Kroger, and it was pretty all right. All of my coworkers were really friendly, and I thought it was interesting to look at the groceries that different kinds of people bought. There was the guy who bought nothing but a bottle of vodka, a Red Bull, and a malt liquor who you knew was gonna have a good weekend. There was the girl wearing white shorts who bought nothing but a box of tampons, and you empathized with her. There was the old woman who bought nothing but cat food and bird seed, and talked to me about how she had 12 cats as I helped her carry her groceries to her car.
I only quit because they gave me almost no hours for no pay. It was more of an inconvenience than a job.