WELLLLLL, not exactly, but I did get “escorted” out of the new Fairway Market in Stamford. Here’s my story, and I’m sticking to it…..
I crossed the state line for a second straight day, this time to Stamford. First stop, Lord & Taylor for some basics. I can report the EOSEI* is good. Not only was the parking lot full but people were shopping, and lots. Bags full. [*EOSEI =Earth Ocean Sky Economic Index]
From L&T, I set my GPS coordinates for 699 Canal Street. Anyone who knows Stamford (Bronx Boy55, that’s you), you can’t always get where you want to go…make one false turn and you are ON I-95. I finally got to the Fairway. Three police on duty, directing traffic! I didn’t see enough cars to warrant that but maybe I just missed the mob time. I was ‘greeted’ by a whispering-mumbling-acned teenager, then set on my way to shop. I really didn’t need anything, having already grocery shopped earlier, but I was hoping to find some healthy looking artichokes. Then I decided, hey, wouldn’t it be fun to take pictures of the inside and post here? Half-way through the store, I felt someone holding my elbow, a man in a Fairway uniform. Seems they forbid photo taking, some proprietary mumbo-jumbo. I said, no problem and tucked the camera away. Shortly thereafter, the imp in me saw a great shot, so I reached inside my pocketbook for my camera. Here’s the rub…..I was being watched, from overhead cameras like at a casino, because no sooner did my hand touch the Lumix then I was surrounded. I heard alot of “we’ll have to ask you to leave”, “we told you no photos inside”. I explained that I was a blogger, that they could even see my site before saying no. I was told only the manager, Tom somebody, could make the decision. But from behind a closed door, (he never came out to meet me) I was told “no photos.”
SO HERE ARE THE PHOTOS! 🙂