Sacked from French supermarket Super U for dog treat

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Sacked from French supermarket Super U for dog treat

Shopping spree in France stopped because of unjustified accuse of shoplifting. This may happen also to you, travelling with your dog to French supermarket Super U in Alsatian town Seltz, a border town to the South-West part of Germany.

I am writing about an event that happened to us last Saturday, where we – on a warm and sunny afternoon – took the spontaneous decision to fill up our wine and cider storage by going shopping in France before the next COVID-19 curfew.

The 90 kilometres to the supermarket located directly at the French highway A35 is a 1.5 hours drive for us, one way. It is nothing you are doing often, and you’re not buying grocery in France which you can get in Germany for one third or half the price. For 15 years living at the border to France, this is the supermarket I used to go to buy French wines, ciders, cheese, Alsatian dairy products like Bibeleskaes, water, tea, coffee and even meat. More expensive though, but better quality.

Travelling with a dog on sunny days means, that you need to take him out of the car when parked, due to risk of overheating inside the car. In a grocery store however, dogs are not allowed, so we planned that one of us will walk the dog outside, while the others are filling up the shopping trolley. For the car, we luckily found a parking in the shade, which allowed the three of us to go inside the supermarket for a couple of minutes, before one of us will go out to walk the dog.