For most of my life, I have lived without giving any $$$ to coles/myers etc. Have always preferred to do hunting & gathering at markets & independants. On Thursday, I returned from out bush, cold miserable and wet. On the way in, met some old friends, who had competed in the Finke desert race and were returning to Alice for a race meeting, which I knew had beeen cancelled due to the weather & Finke machinery failures. They were going to camp at the track, this I knew was flooded out and a mud bath, so we all stayed at my brothers place. My bro cooked this great meal & we all had hot baths & showers & another lot of wet & muddied pax arrived from Euendomo & ate all the leftovers. On Friday we all went to the Alice Springs Show, after a really great night, spent singing Bob Dylan songs and all the variances to Arlo Guthries Alice's Restaurant Song, that we knew or could make up, around the fire. Anyway, on Friday arvo, my bro & I & the babies left the A.P. show about 4'ish and went to do the huntin & gatherin for the house guests. In Alice,on a Friday arvo, you have a choice between Coles or Woolies, forget your standards or preferences. There is no choice. So. we bought the roast lamb & all we needed to go with it to feed 14 plus pax..... then wheeled the trolley to the b/s. It was busy, peak hour. Bro said you get 3 bottles of Penfold white, I get 3 of the red. We did & someone stole all of our food from our trolley! The Coles manager replaced, without question, all of our food. We did not have a receipt as I had just stuck it in one of the bags after going through the checkout. How is that for customer service?