Is it just me or are the Duane Reade drugstores around the city getting worse by the day. I used be able to go in there on the way to work and buy a box of 10 packets of oatmeal for work. Can’t do that anymore. Now they only seem to carry the single serving oatmeal in a cup. “Just add water and mix”, they say. “Couldn’t be any simpler.” That’s fine for someone who may only accassionally have oatmeal. But for someone like me who has a morning oatmeal instead of coffe (I never acquired the taste for coffee) this is a total ripoff. The single serving package costs about as much as the box of 10 packets used to cost. No thanks. I’ll just do without the oatmeal and find something else to eat from another store.
Then you have the drink selection. There was a time where you could go into Duane Reade and enjoy a great selection of cold drinks and the fridge was seemingly never empty of any of the drinks they carried. Now when I go into a Duane Reade I can never find what I want because they are either out of stock or just don’t carry that particular item anymore. One store near work doesn’t even carry chocolate milk anymore! How can you be a Duane Reade and not carry chocolate milk?!?! That’s just nuts!!
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