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Sobeys announces sensory friendly shopping hours

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Sobeys announces sensory friendly shopping hours

"I felt a great disturbance at KFC as if millions of chickens suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced." RFD user stephroll
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They need a day where they stop overwhelming me with their prices.
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Essentially, a sensory-friendly shopping environment reduces any unnecessary lights and sounds that could negatively affect customers, while still maintaining a safe shopping environment. According to Sobeys spokeswoman Florence Chapman, this includes dimming half the lights, as well as reducing or muting all noise coming from barcode scanners, music, P.A. announcements, deli machines and shopping cart collection.
I like the idea, and I would shop in these hours if I could. Especially the part about silencing the barcode scanners, it's really nice.
Actually I was at Metro recently and half the lights in the store were out, due to some malfunction. It was really nice.
I don't have autism or anything, but I do feel more comfortable in the kind of environment they are describing.
What if there were no hypothetical questions?

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