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The new supermarket near my house has an automatic water mister to

keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of

distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain.

When you approach the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and witness the

scent of fresh hay.

When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle and the

air is filled with the pleasing aroma of bacon and eggs frying.

The veggie department features the smell of fresh buttered corn.

I don't buy toilet paper there any more.

 

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I wouldn't want artificial scents either. I get very severe reactions to perfumes and air fresheners, so I probably couldn't breathe in whatever they're using either.

On the other hand, I think the idea of accompaning the sprinklers with thunder is really cute.
 

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Ugh.


It's bad enough that when I walk by the fish/seafood dept., I get the very real stinky smell of dead sealife slamming into my nostrils and have to witness live lobsters crawling around. I wouldn't want to hear the ocean roaring and smell the same stinky but fake smell in addition.


On the other hand...maybe with this innovation, more people will truly realize where their food comes from...
 

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What do you hear in the bread section? Recordings of grain swishing in the field?
 
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The new supermarket near my house has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of

distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain.
i think the distant thunder thing is a good idea. i'm not used to automatic misters, and a little warning (and therefore a clue to help me avoid a wet sleeve) would be a good thing (except for those who are scared of thunder, of course!).

smell of fresh rain... not so keen... i'm much happier with the natural smell of fresh carrots, parsnips, and parsley, etc.
 
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you'd think that the cow and sheep noises would distress little kids who are inclined to put together the 'oh no, i'm going to be eating a dead moo- moo- cow!!! or baa-lamb' clues, wouldn't you?

i think that subconciously, if not consiously associating animal noises with meat would make me visualise living animals, their slaughter, and the packaging of their parts, and that'd put me off buying and eating meat, not make me think 'mmm... steak, yum!'.

i can't understand how the sound of squealing piglets, for example, would make someone want to buy bacon.
 

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Jen, you wouldn't think so, but I recall hearing about a husband and wife who looked into a field of sheep, and he said, "Mmm, lamb chops" at the same time she said, "Ah, sweaters."
 

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I was at a grocery store some place a few years ago, and I can't remember exactly which it was, but either you walked into the dairy section and passed a sensor and you'd hear "MOOOO!" or you opened the dairy-case door and you'd hear the "MOOOO!" All I remember thinking is "What the hell?"
 
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