I saw plastic sheets covering the dairy and cold cut sections of the Harrison Road Harris Teeter in Arlington. I just wanted to pick up something for dinner tonight. I never expected to be met with such a barrier to buying.
At the same time, there was an employee by the egg case, handing out cartons of eggs to people. Just for the moment I passed by, maybe? Perhaps. I didn’t stick around to see. Stingy with the dairy and prepackaged meats but generous with the eggs. Curious.
The cooler cases all seemed to be pumping out cold air, so it probably was not a mechanical difficulty. So why were these sections covered? Quarantine? Infestation? Outbreak of disease? Was it a makeshift oxygen tent?
Do you work there? Do you know what was going on?
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