That's too bad. It's nice when you have a grocery store where you know the people and they do stuff like that for you. I hate it when things get rigid and "corporate" instead...Make them green, sliced and baked like lasagna. My favorite, especially the left overs the next day.
My ex grocery store produce manager used to hold back the greenies for me. He moved on and the kid in charge now told me he had other things to do than help me with green tomatoes. Produce he can not put on the shelf, store policy. I left my basket and walked out. With the manager calling my name I have not returned to the store. If I am going to be abused at the very least I will pay less for the privilege. Not the low price leader I am sure my shopping had no effect on the their bottom line.
Sad sign of the times