The Secret of Trader Joe's



Not only do I enjoy shopping at Trader Joe’s because of their consistently outstanding customer service, great selection, and super-low prices, but I also love that they play the best music while you’re shopping.

Every day of the week they feature a different genre.

Sometimes it’s Disco, sometimes it’s Reggae, and other times it’s R&B.

Last Friday afternoon it was Motown. And can I just tell you how much I LOVE the sound of Motown???

I truly was born with the rhythm of a brotha. Well, in this case….a sista!

At one point they played, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by the Supremes.

So there I was standing in the frozen food section, trying to decide on whether to get the box of microwavable brown rice or jasmine rice, when all of a sudden I started lip-syncing and dancing like a drag queen getting ready to go onstage; giving a killer impersonation of Diana Ross.

I don’t know what came over me, but all my awareness of anyone else around simply vanished. In my mind, it was only me, a microphone, The London Palladium, and a spotlight.

Luckily, the woman standing next to me was getting into the music as much as I was, so I knew I wasn’t the only crazy person in Trader Joe’s. And not only was she rockin' out to the music, but she was simultaneously text messaging on her phone, while never missing a word or beat to the song.

And as I looked around, I noticed that most customers were also enjoying the music.

Okay.....maybe not as FESTIVE as she and I were, but they were moving their hips and conservatively singing along with the song.

By the time I got up to the checkout line, practically the whole store was singing the reprise….

“Ain’t no mountain high enough (WOO!)….Ain’t no valley low enough (OW!)…..Ain’t no river wide enough (HEY!)….to keep me from yoo-oou!”

The guy standing behind me started laughing and said, “Would you just look at everyone’s head bopping to the music. It’s contagious isn’t it?”

(and as I snapped my fingers in a Z-formation) I said, "It sure is!"

So, this got me thinking….

Maybe that’s the whole point of why Trader Joe’s plays such awesome music. Perhaps they secretly know that whether consciously or subliminally, good music always moves a person’s soul to feeling happy.

And when they’re happy….

….they stay longer, and BUY MORE GROCERIES!




Just call me Miss Ross, y’all!

55 comments

  1. Is this store local to you or somewhere in the Big Apple? We have a similar store to Trader Joe's but it's quiet as the grave in there. Maybe I should suggest they play something. Yeah a little Motown would suit me but I'd have to refrain from doing the action otherwise I might get arrested. I do have a little singsong in the supermarket but fortunately it falls on deaf ears so I'm still walking...grins. Have a great week.

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  2. *laughing*

    As much as I despise grocery shopping, I'da enjoyed that trip!

    Seriously!

    *humming*

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  3. I so agree with you about good music in stores contributing to how long you stay perusing and buying Ron. I absolutely L.O.V.E. Motown music. Have you heard Phil Collins new CD (Going Back)- it's all songs from the Motown era and it's my favourite CD of the moment. Our local civic centre has a Motown Night once a month where they play Motown music all night long - we go to most of them and dance all night long! You would love it my friend, so when you come to England if your visit co-incides with one of these nights you must stay with us and we'll take you along there. :)

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  4. The store I shop at has music playing all the time also. Just yesterday they played the theme from Godfather I. I had an urge to buy a dozen cannoli and then I shot the clerk. There was the time where they played the Stones "Satisfaction" I so pissed off by the end of the song I punched the deli person. The theme from "Beaches" made me cry and I could actually the wind beneath my wings (that is because I farted in the chicken section of the meat dept.)
    I won't even tell you what "Push, Push in the Bush" made me do. Let me say that I am not allowed in that grocery store again.

    So does music move you when you shop? Hell Yes!

    Rocky Racoon.

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  5. Good Morning Valerie~

    Trader Joe's is in most places throughout the U.S. It's originally from California. They opened one here in Philadelphia about 7 years ago and I fell in love with it! They offer a great variety of things to choose from, it's inexpensive, and the atmosphere is always upbeat and happy!

    "Yeah a little Motown would suit me but I'd have to refrain from doing the action otherwise I might get arrested."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Sometimes the music is so great that I can't contain myself, I go WILD! Funny thing though, most people don't even notice me!

    Either that, or they're simply IGNORING me - HA!

    Thank you for stopping by, dear lady!

    Have a grrrrrrrreat week!

    X

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  6. Morning Mel~

    "As much as I despise grocery shopping, I'da enjoyed that trip!"

    Oh you would! You would! Shopping at Trader Joe's makes grocery shopping so enjoyable!

    Where else can you sing, dance, and buy bananas?

    HAHHHAHAHAHAHA!

    Thank you for stopping by, dear lady!

    Have a MARVI Monday!

    X

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  7. Good Morning Akelamalu~

    You said it! Good music in stores really contributes to how long you stay perusing and buying!

    OMG...don't ya just LOVE the sound of Motown? Yes, I know you enjoy it too, because you use to play it on your blog when you had music!

    No, I've not heard of the CD you mentioned but I adore Phil Collins, so I will look for it in the music store - it sounds awesome!

    And so does 'Motown Night' at your local civic center. How FUN!

    "so when you come to England if your visit co-incides with one of these nights you must stay with us and we'll take you along there."

    Absolutely! You and I can dance the night away!

    Thank you for stopping by, m'dear! Hope you had a great time on your beer and wine tasting jaunt this past weekend. Can't wait to hear all about it!

    Have a great Monday!

    X

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  8. Howdy Mr. Dave~

    OMG, your comment (as usual) made me pee. my. pants!!!!!!

    "Just yesterday they played the theme from Godfather I. I had an urge to buy a dozen cannoli and then I shot the clerk."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    "The theme from "Beaches" made me cry and I could actually the wind beneath my wings (that is because I farted in the chicken section of the meat dept.)

    Bwhahahahahahahahaahahahahahah! Howling!!!

    "I won't even tell you what "Push, Push in the Bush" made me do. Let me say that I am not allowed in that grocery store again."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Tears are flowing down my face!

    You are a RIOT, man!

    Whenever I hear Push, Push in the Bush, I'm instantly transported back to 80's, where I'm sitting on the beach in Florida; tapping my feet in the sand and tanning myself for a night out at the Disco in Fort Lauderdale!

    So glad to hear that music while shopping does the same for you, my friend!

    Aren't us Libras CRAZY?

    Thanks so much for the laughs, and for sharing in the great music memories!

    Have an great Monday, Rocky Racoon!

    X

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  9. I would have been performing right along with you!!
    Love Motown

    I enjoy good music in a store, it rarely happens
    we don't have Traders anywhere nearby, I've always wanted to shop at one

    Love the photo of the checkouts, were you standing on a "mountain top" to capture such a view ;)

    Happy Monday sugar
    Hope says 'mwah'

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  10. Hey Ronnie,

    Now if that doesn't make your day?!
    That is so wild :))
    I can just see you doing your thing :)
    Hey; we went to Trader Joe's. If it was the one where you entered through the back( weird set up).

    We could have spent hours in there...
    oh to go through all the food items that I can't get here but I don't want to pay excess lugage fees for.

    You are going to have to go there with D & next time :)

    xox

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  11. Gooooood Morning Sista Dianne!

    "I would have been performing right along with you!!

    Love Motown"

    OMG...I could just SEE the two of us performing our Sista Act in Trader Joe's!!! They wouldn't know what hit them!

    Lady Dianne and Ron performing LIVE in the produce section of Trader Joe's!

    *while using bananas as our microphones*

    HAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHA!

    Wow! I can't believe you don't have a Trader Joes's near by?!?! Dianne, you would LOVE it! Shopping there is truly an enjoyable experience. It makes grocery shopping fun!

    "Love the photo of the checkouts, were you standing on a "mountain top" to capture such a view."

    No, I actually didn't take that photo. I got that one off the internet.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady!

    Happy Monday to you too

    And 'mwah' to both you and Hope!

    X ya's!

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  12. I so will call ya Mizz Rozz, or Mizzzta Rooon!

    How magnificent to be at ease in our bodies, in our lives, and let the tunes take us over. More of this... in all big cities! And small ones too.

    Huggedy-hugs dear you!

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  13. Who'da thunk it? Diana Ross hawking groceries at Trader Joes? Well, I nevah! Ain't no mountain high enough to keep her from her groceries! But ain't no river wide enough to make her actually eat them... she could stand to gain a few pounds ya know?

    I love seeing people out in public actually having a good time. I think I once frightened a motorist at a stop light for panting at his Pomeranian... When he gave me a crazy look I told him I was sorry... I didn't speak Pekinese.

    If I lived near you I think we might get thrown out of a few grocery stores...

    Hope you have a MAHvelous Monday dear friend!
    signed - Diana's much less talented backup singer...

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  14. Bonjour Barbara~

    "That is so wild :))

    I can just see you doing your thing :)"

    Oh, you should have seen me Barb, I was totally lost in my own maddness; giving the performance of a lifetime - HA!

    Honestly, though....music does that to me sometimes. Especially Motown and Disco. I turn into a dancing machine!

    "Hey; we went to Trader Joe's. If it was the one where you entered through the back( weird set up)."

    YES! YES! That's the one I shop at! It has a VERY weird setup indeed. You have enter from the back of the store.

    And I know what you mean, because I could spend hours in there also. I know quite a few of the enployess who work there, so we'll always stop and chat for a bit. Trader Joe's also offers taste-testing. I can't tell you how many times I've purchased things, simply by trying them out on their back bar setup.

    Yup, the next time you and D are in Philly, we'll go on a shopping trip. And sing and dance!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

    Hope you're having a great Monday!

    X

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  15. Bonjour Susu~

    Mizz Rozz, or Mizzta Rooon!

    Bwhahahahahahahaha! Brilliant!

    "How magnificent to be at ease in our bodies, in our lives, and let the tunes take us over. More of this... in all big cities! And small ones too."

    OMG...I soooooooooooooo agree with you, Susu! And I know that YOU, being a trained dance, know the freedom I'm talking about in letting the music take over and MOVE you!

    Isn't it fun to just let it happen?

    Thank you for stopping by on this Monday morning, beautiful lady! I so enjoyed reading your post today. Your photos, artwork and words always put me in such a happy mood!

    ((( Susu ))))

    Ciao!

    X

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  16. Hey Peg~

    "Who'da thunk it? Diana Ross hawking groceries at Trader Joes? Well, I nevah!"

    OMG, I know....could you just DIE????

    People were actually asking me for my autograph because they thought I was THE Miss Ross - HA!

    "I think I once frightened a motorist at a stop light for panting at his Pomeranian... When he gave me a crazy look I told him I was sorry... I didn't speak Pekinese."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahaha! OMG....that was PRICELESS!!!!! You GO, girl!

    Don't ya just love acting crazy/silly in public?

    "If I lived near you I think we might get thrown out of a few grocery stores..."

    Either that, or we could start our own drag night club!

    Thanks for stopping by, my dear backup singer friend!

    Always a HOOT!

    MAHvelous Monday to you!

    X

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  17. Now I could really picture that! I was chuckling all through this post. How can you NOT sing along to that song? I love it when a store plays ANY music, but good music is rare. I wish more stores did that here.

    I was in a store one Christmas and as they sold lots of toys, there were plenty of mums with their children also shopping. I was horrified to hear, coming over the speakers, an x-rated song which was banned from the radio. It was full of sexual references and bad language! Can you believe that?

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  18. Oh Ron, I would have LOVED to be in Trader Joe's WITH YOU when that happened. I've never had such a happy shopping experience! Im going to ask my local grocery store to PLEASE PLAY some MOTOWN!

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  19. I truly was born with the rhythm of a brotha. Well, in this case….a sista!

    funny. well i'm black and when i leave the house my rhythm stays home. so much people think i'm white...anyhoo

    i love music and any music that puts you in the mood gets you tossing food into your cart. i'm not a trader joe fan for some reason. i like whole foods, but can't afford to shop there for anything other than carrot cake.

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  20. I love Trader Joe's! It's FAAAAA-BULOUSSSS!!! To paraphrase a certain blogging buddy of mine.

    Can't say I've ever noticed the music before, though. But wouldn't it be great if somebody put together a flash mob in the middle of a TJ's someday? Think how happy everybody would be THEN! Think of all the things-nobody-needs-but-can't-live-without people would buy after bearing witness to that kind of happy display.

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  21. Hey Babs~

    I'm a regular performer at Trader Joe's on Friday evenings. My show starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 9. So if you're ever in Philly, I'll reserve a ringside seat for you!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!

    Don't ya just LOVE good music while you shop? And Trader Joe's play the best music EVER - you'd love it!

    "I was horrified to hear, coming over the speakers, an x-rated song which was banned from the radio. It was full of sexual references and bad language!"

    OMG, I can't BELIEVE that!? And during Christmas??? That's horrible! No way should young children EVER be subjected to stuff like that. I'm glad to hear they band it from the store!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady! Always a delight to see your comments!

    Hope you had a great Monday!

    X

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  22. Hi Meleah~

    OMG, you should have seen me. I looked like a regular on the RuPaul Drag Race!

    Bwhahaahahahahahahhaha!

    You would LOVE the music in Trader Joe's! It truly makes grocery shopping the best experience. I'm particularly fond of the Motown they play on Fridays, and the Disco they play on Mondays!

    If you ever spot a Trader Joe's in your area, please stop in. The people who work there are so helpful and really nice.

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Always a joy!

    Hope you had a super day!

    X

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  23. Hey V~

    "well i'm black and when i leave the house my rhythm stays home. so much people think i'm white..."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HILARIOUS, girl!

    I work with a guy who is black, and he also says the same thing! He says the ONLY place his rhythm comes out, is when he's dancing in a NYC club.

    Don't ya just love good music? Especially when you're shopping because it truly adds to the experience.

    Yes, I know several people who are not big fans of Trader Joe's. People seem to either really like it, or not. I like Whole Foods too, but dang, they are sooooo expensive aren't they? I was just in a Whole Foods the other day to pick up some essential oils that I use.

    Always great too see ya, Val! Thanks for stopping by, Sista!

    X

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  24. Hey Mark~

    "I love Trader Joe's! It's FAAAAA-BULOUSSSS!!!"

    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! You GO, boy!

    Don't ya just love Trader Joe's? I bet you have a lot of them in your area because they originated on the west coast. We're seeing more and more of them popping up here on the east coast, and I'm so glad because they're an awesome company!

    "But wouldn't it be great if somebody put together a flash mob in the middle of a TJ's someday? Think how happy everybody would be THEN!"

    OMG...that's a faaaaaaaa-buloussss idea!!!!!

    Hey, maybe I'll get some friends of mine together and we'll do it!

    Ron's Drag Flash Mob Strikes Trader Joes!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy! You're humor is always so enjoyed!

    Hope you had a great day!

    X

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  25. Wow. I never knew they followed a format. Listening to *actual* songs is much more enjoyable than having to listen to "muzak". Reminds me of grocery shopping this past Saturday. The Rolling Stone's "Satisfaction" was piping through the overhead speakers and I caught myself singing along with the lyrics. I looked down the isle and standing next to the Mac & Cheese was another shopping bopping her head along with the music.

    Music is a virus, and everyone is afflicted!

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  26. Howdy Herman~

    Yes, Trader Joe's has the coolest format where they play different genres of music on various days of the week. Monday and Friday are my favorites because it's Disco and Motown!

    True...listening to *actual* songs is much more enjoyable than having to listen to "muzak."

    "I looked down the isle and standing next to the Mac & Cheese was another shopping bopping her head along with the music."

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! See! It's contagious!!!

    "Music is a virus, and everyone is afflicted!"

    *applause*

    AWESOME way to put it, buddy! And knowing how much you appreciate music, I know you understand!

    Thanks for stopping by! Always enjoyed!

    Hope you had a great day!

    X to you, Karin, and Tyler!

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  27. As usual Ron, you slay me. I love your posts, but I have to say that I too almost peed my pants reading Dave's comments. Friggin HILARIOUS!

    So now I can go to sleep, picturing you dancing, singing and swinging from the chandelier over the broccoli. oh my

    You absolutely rock! Thank you so much for the smiles (my face hurts now from laughing - no I didn't wake the kids).
    Katherine

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  28. Greetings Katherine~

    "but I have to say that I too almost peed my pants reading Dave's comments. Friggin HILARIOUS!"

    OMG...YES! YES! Aren't Daves comments the most HILARIOUS?????? He and I have known one another for four years now, and he STILL makes me HOWL with his brilliant wit!

    Dave ROCKS! And he's also the nicest guy!

    "So now I can go to sleep, picturing you dancing, singing and swinging from the chandelier over the broccoli. oh my"

    HAHAAHAHAHAHA! Thank you, dear lady....glad you had a giggle.

    As always, I so enjoy your posts and comments.

    You're a sweetheart!

    Hope you had a SUPER day. Thanks for stopping by!

    Mizz Ross
    X

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  29. they definitely stay n buy more groceries! i do that a lot too. when the music is right, it's so easy to stay for hours inside a mall! i sang-along a lot, everywhere i go, being in the mood can do magical thing to one!

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  30. Love me some Motown...you've inspired me to check out the Trader Joes' here! I must someday blog about how Dirt Man and I accidentally stumbled across a free Tams concert...man, I've never seen such rhthym in some old men...dang, they could move...I looked more like an octopus on speed, but heck I had an absolute blast!

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  31. Hey Levian~

    " i sang-along a lot, everywhere i go, being in the mood can do magical things to one!"

    You GO, girl! And you're right....being in the mood CAN do magical things to one!

    And isn't fun to watch people in stores, dancing and grooving to a good tune????

    Thank you for stopping by, Levian!

    Hope you're having an awesome day!

    X

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  32. Hey SuziCate~

    "Love me some Motown..."

    Meeeeeeeeeee too! There's nothing like the beat of Motown!!!

    If you ever get the opportunity to check out a Trader Joe's, please do. It's one of the most awesome shopping experiences. HAPPY!

    Oooooo...yes, you've got to post about the Tam's concert because it sounded like fun! I would love to hear more about it!

    "...I looked more like an octopus on speed, but heck I had an absolute blast!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! And that's the whole point....to have a blast!

    Thanks for stopping by, Suzi! Have a terrrrific Tuesday!

    X

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  33. We don't have a Trader Joe's, although I have heard of it. Maybe the closest thing (music related) would be Fiesta. It's a grocery store. They play Mexican party music and ratchet the volume knob a couple of notches above normal for a grocery store. It feels like a Par-Tay whenever I'm shopping there and I just keep piling the jalapeno peppers into my carriage. WTF?? Really, I have to stop and think - how many of these do I need?

    You are so right about the mood-spending connection.

    happy Twosday senor~~
    xoxo

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  34. Hi Diane~

    "They play Mexican party music and ratchet the volume knob a couple of notches above normal for a grocery store. It feels like a Par-Tay whenever I'm shopping there and I just keep piling the jalapeno peppers into my carriage."

    OMG, that sounds FUN!!!! PAR- TAY!!!!!!

    "WTF?? Really, I have to stop and think - how many of these do I need?"

    HAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAAHA! See! When the music is good, you just keep on shopping!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

    Happy Twosday Senora!

    X

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  35. This is funny! I keep meaning to shop at Trader Joe's but the lines always turn me off. Next time I'll try listening to the music.

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  36. Hey Rob~

    Tee, hee!

    Yes, I definitely know what you mean about the long lines. However, the one I shop at always puts on more cashiers whenever the lines get waaaaaaay long, so they move pretty fast.

    I LOVE Trader Joe's!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy!

    Hope you're having a great Tuesday!

    X

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  37. Oh you are blessed. I think there's a bylaw in the city of Edmonton mandating that stores play an unchanging, limited selection of top forty from the eighties. Seriously - the only thing I've recently heard in a store that was recorded in this century was a cover version of some old Hall and Oates song. I'm going to stop taking off my ear muffs when I get inside!

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  38. Hey Tattytiara~

    " I think there's a bylaw in the city of Edmonton mandating that stores play an unchanging, limited selection of top forty from the eighties."

    OMG, NO!!!!! They only play stuff from the 80's???? Now, don't get me wrong, I love 80's music (Hall and Oates), but come on....they gotta get back to the 60's because it's freakin' faaaaabulous!

    "I'm going to stop taking off my ear muffs when I get inside!"

    HAHAHHHAAHAHHAHA!

    Always so great seeing ya, dear lady!

    Mucho thanks for stopping by!

    Have a grrrrrrreat week!

    X

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  39. totally! it is especially fun when there are others we are doing the exact thing! it made it so much less embarrassing when you finally realize what you are doing as well. XD most of the time, i failed to notice people watching until its too late, or when i'm leaving the store. haha. well, at least we had fun! :p

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  40. Hello again, Levian~

    "most of the time, i failed to notice people watching until its too late, or when i'm leaving the store."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....me too!

    Not only do I dance and act crazy in other stores, but I will often do it at work in my own store. More than twice, a customer spotted me dancing, and started DANCING WITH ME! One time a customer started CLAPPING!

    I said to them, "Don't just clap....throw MONEY!"

    Bwhahahahahahahhaha!

    Thanks for stopping back, Levian! ALWAYS a delight!

    Hope you had a great day!

    Miss Ross,
    X

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  41. Miss Ross---I mean Ron, I can just see this happening, especially when you have such good background music, I have done a few posts mentioning Wally World and none were as much fun as this one, I guess I had better start going to Trader Joes :)

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  42. Howwwwwwwdy Jimmy~

    "Miss Ross---I mean Ron"

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!

    *snapping my fingers in a Z-formation*

    You GO, boy!

    Isn't it something how good music will sometimes move you to the point of INSANITY?????

    Oh, you MUST try going to a Trader Joe's. Even if it's just to try it once, because it's faaaaaaabulous!

    I think you and Cindy would really enjoy the experience. The store is very down-to-earth and friendly.

    Thanks a BUNCH for stopping by, buddy!

    Hope you're having a great time with your family!

    X to you and Cindy!

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  43. "Luckily, the woman standing next to me was getting into the music as much as I was, so I knew I wasn’t the only crazy person in Trader Joe’s."
    I don't think you ever have to worry about being the only crazy person in a Trader Joe's. Although, I would have loved to have seen you dancing around like a "drag queen." I just imagine it being one of those scenes where everyone simultaneously breaks out in coordinated dance. I keep hoping I'll run into one of those when I'm at an airport or mall.

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  44. I used to shop in Trader Joe's alot but ours was very small and I really don't remember any specific music playing. :( I would have loved it if someone broke out into a song and dance in the frozen rice section, that's for sure! You go, Miss Ross!!!
    I'll have to pay more attention next time I'm in Wegmans to see if they have anything playing. Although the free samples in there will get you to buy more just like music would but it would be soooo much more interesting. I might have to work out a routine for the sushi bar area. 'Turning Japanese' on cd... a kimono... my hair in chopsticks. Yup, food shopping could be MUCH more FUN! haha

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  45. Hey Jen~

    "I would have loved to have seen you dancing around like a "drag queen." I just imagine it being one of those scenes where everyone simultaneously breaks out in coordinated dance."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA! OMG, that would be HYSTERICAL! Like something from the movie 'Westside Story!"

    I know what you mean though, because I've witnessed some VERY crazy people at Trader Joe's. Come to think of it, I've witness some VERY crazy people in my store too!

    Thanks for stopping by, Jen! Hope you're enjoying a great week!

    X

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  46. Helloooooooo Crystal Chick~

    "I would have loved it if someone broke out into a song and dance in the frozen rice section, that's for sure! You go, Miss Ross!!!"

    Diana would have been SOOOOO proud of me!

    Bwhahahahahahaahahahaha!

    Yes, a guy I've known for years works at Trader Joe's, and told me that each day they play a different genre of music. Monday is one of my favorite days because of the Disco music. However, Monday is not a good day to shop at TJ's because they're out of a lot of stuff. They usually get their new shipments on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

    I've heard of Wegmans, but have never been in one.

    " I might have to work out a routine for the sushi bar area. 'Turning Japanese' on cd... a kimono... my hair in chopsticks."

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! That sounds AWESOME!!!!

    Always so great to see ya, neighbor! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hey, did you love that little bit of snow/freezing rain we got yesterday? It's been soooooo cold lately. But, you know me...I'm lovin' it!

    Have a super day!

    X

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  47. I would have loved to have seen you bopping along in Trader Joes. And now I'm going to have to pay attention the next time I go there because I don't remember them playing music. And you have to be right about why they play the music that they do. Businesses are about making money and it's so seldom a company will do anything solely for your enjoyment.

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  48. Helloooooooo Margaret~

    Sooooooooo great to see ya!

    It's funny, because quite a few people who left comments said the same thing about not remembering Trader Joe's playing music. I'm beginning to wonder if it's just at the one here in Philly!?!?

    The next time I'm in TJ (like tomorrow), I've got to ask if the music is corporate wide.

    But OMG...the music REALLY DOES make ya wanna rock out and SHOP more!!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady!

    Hope all is well and that you're having a super 2011!

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  49. How fab! Must go and suggest this to my local store!

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  50. Hello Casdok~

    Ooooooh..it IS fab! You'd love it!

    It puts the 'FUN' back into grocery shopping!

    Thank you for stopping by, dear lady!

    Always great to see you! Have a super day!

    X to you and C!

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  51. No Trader Joe's here just Publix with it's sad ol' Muzak kinda stuff. And those ginormous kiddie car shopping carts!

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  52. Hiya Nitebyrd~

    OMG, I know....I never even HEARD of Trader Joe's while still living in Florida. I wonder why they don't have them there, because I think they would do very well.

    "No Trader Joe's here just Publix with it's sad ol' Muzak kinda stuff."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Oh, but I LOVED shopping at Publix too!

    Publix...where shopping is a pleasure!

    Thanks for stopping by, Sis! Hope you're having a grrrrrrreat day!

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  53. I always wonder how everyone that works there is so happy all the time. I can't recall that they play any unique at mine. It must just be subliminal messages on the overheard or happy gas through the duct work. I love that store!

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  54. Woops. I meant any unique MUSIC.

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  55. Hi Chrissy~

    Isn't Trader Joe's the bomb?

    "I can't recall that they play any unique at mine. It must just be subliminal messages on the overheard or happy gas through the duct work."

    HAHHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHA! Happy gas!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Always so great to see ya!

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