'Getting out of it'..
Last night I filibustered in the Hasty Market because the dude refused to put price tags on the dairy section... I told him I would wait while he stickered the goods -- he refused, and told me I could price check any item by bringing it to the counter so I brought the whole dairy section to the counter for comparative shopping..
I told him it was an insult to all Canadians especially when MPs are shouting in Parliament about the cost of living and their solution literally involves people price-shopping. I ultimately told him he was the laziest person I had ever met:
This gentleman preferred to refuse to do his job for 30 minutes, and to phone the police, to avoid doing 2 minutes of work. I explained to him at great length that the police would NOT prioritize this call, and that HE was probably breaking the law.
When he confessed, after summoning the police to the scene, that he didn't know if it was illegal or not to sell milk without a price tag, he didn't want me to be there when the cops got there, so he promised he would sticker everything in 30 minutes and I told him I would give him an hour... I'll be back 24 hours later to check on him.
I asked him if anyone ever went back for a different item at the till after learning the price there, and he said 'no' and I said THEN YOU'RE FAILING THEM!
It hadn't occurred to me that, along with shrinkflation and sticker shock, there is the cheat of just skipping the stickers, and skipping the shock! Also, the shock was palpable: $6 for 473ml of Whipping Cream.