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What Kind of Jungle Jim’s Shopper Are You?

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It is said that the zodiac year in which you are born can predict your character traits, temperament, and compatibility with others. So, what does it say about your shopping habits? We’ve had some fun coming up with our best predictions for what kind of Jungle Jim’s shopper you are (or will be!) based on your zodiac sign!

Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)

Quick-witted, resourceful, and versatile.


If you were born in the year of the Rat, you likely love to save, collect, and organize. You’re good with your money and most of the time you have an easy time adhering to your budget.


At Jungle Jim’s, you’re not one to get distracted by our wealth of fascinating foods! Even though you’re often tempted to stray from your shopping list and try something new, you do so sparingly and always stay within budget. You love to check our Weekly Ad before you visit, and you plan what you’ll buy in advance to ensure that your shopping trip will stay neatly in budget. However, you still know how to have a good time! Even though you like to be frugal, you make room from time to time to try new or unique foods, as long as they are budgeted for in advance!

Ox (1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

Diligent, dependable, strong, and determined.


Those born in the year of the Ox are highly consistent individuals. You have a strong sense of responsibility and aren’t one to be discouraged by difficulties or inconveniences.


When you shop at Jungle Jim’s, you’re a bulwark of calm against a sea of madness! Our stores can get hectic and crowded, but it never bothers you. In fact, you hardly notice whether the stores are busy. Your friends and family love visiting Jungle Jim’s with you because you never get annoyed or frustrated if they take too long shopping. Instead, you’re happy to help! Your determination and matter-of-fact, level-headed personality make you a great shopping companion. You always find what you need, and if you have difficulties shopping, you don’t get discouraged; you simply ask for help and continue shopping until you’ve checked off everything on your list!

Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

Brave, confident, and competitive.


Those born in the year of the Tiger are natural-born leaders. Fearless and independent, you have a high level of self-esteem and never back down from a challenge.


When you visit Jungle Jim’s, you take the store by storm! You love bringing your out-of-town friends and family with you so that you can parade them down the aisles, proudly showing off your favorite exotic foods and items. You enjoy being the leader and feel proud to have a store like Jungle Jim’s in your town. You enjoy shopping here and make it a matter of form to only do your grocery shopping with us! In fact, you regard it as a matter of pride! Your confidence and excitement make you fun to shop with but beware. Sometimes your enthusiasm and confidence can rub others the wrong way, so make sure to step back and make sure you’re not coming across too strong!

Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

Quiet, elegant, and responsible.


If you were born in the year of the Rabbit, you are likely quiet, introspective, and tend to pay close attention to details. You’re mostly even-tempered and rarely spontaneous. You like to make plans and you enjoy the finer things in life.


When you shop at Jungle Jim’s, you like things to be orderly and organized! You almost always make a list before you go and you often plan out the small details of where to park, whether or not to get a cart, and which route to take through the store based on what you need. When you do your shopping, it’s easy for you to stay calm. It’s important that you maintain balance and peacefulness, especially in public areas, so you never get frustrated while shopping, even if you do end up stuck behind a caravan of the slowest cart-pushers you’ve ever seen!

Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

Confident, intelligent, and enthusiastic.


Individuals born in the year of the Dragon tend to be adventurous and romantic free spirits. You are highly ambitious and are rarely impeded by obstacles. Whereas others may get caught up in small details or minutiae, you focus on the big picture and don’t let minor problems slow you down.


When you shop at Jungle Jim’s, you like to try as many new and exciting foods as you can! It doesn’t matter if it smells bad, looks a little funny, or has a “unique” texture (durians, anyone?); you want to experience it all! Others may be turned away, but not you. In fact, when you shop with us, you make it a point to find the weirdest, whackiest, and wildest foods you can! You love to take them home, give them a try with friends or family, and amaze others with your unwavering courage!

Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

Enigmatic, intelligent, and wise.

If you were born in the year of the Snake, you’re probably a very devoted and determined person. Though people born in the year of the Snake can come across as cold, you are warm and loving on the inside!

When you shop at Jungle Jim’s, you do your best to keep a cool, calm demeanor, but on the inside, you can hardly contain your excitement! People born under the sign of the snake enjoy the finer things in life, and this shows through when you do your shopping. You spend most of your time in our wine or chocolate sections, though you also love to peruse the teas and coffees.

Horse (1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

Animated, active, and energetic.

Those born in the year of the Horse are often very positive and active! You love your freedom and you’re a very open person.

When you visit Jungle Jim’s, you can’t stay in one place! Your adventurous and independent spirit won’t be captured for long, and you find yourself running from one side of the store to the other in search of the next fascinating find! People born under the sign of the horse have unending energy and are extremely popular.  However, you can sometimes be impatient. If your shopping partners take too long and you find yourself feeling antsy, just take a deep breath! Even if you’re a regular here, we’re bound to have plenty of new items for you to learn about. Pick up something that you’ve never tried before and read the packaging. By the time your friends are ready to move on, you’ll have completely forgotten your impatience!

Goat (1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

Calm, gentle, and sympathetic.


If you were born in the year of the Goat, you are characterized by your compassion and kindness. You never hesitate to make sacrifices for your friends. Sometimes, friends think that you’re a pushover or too easygoing, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, you are a highly persuasive person. Your kindness and patience make it natural for friends to follow your advice!


When you shop at Jungle Jim’s, you love to do it with a big group of friends! You don’t usually make a list, but prefer to “go with the flow” and see what happens. You are happy to look around whichever departments your friends need to visit, and you love helping them shop. Your only downfall is that you can sometimes be too timid, often relying on validation from friends when deciding what to buy. Next time you visit, be the one to take initiative and don’t second-guess your choices. If you want to try a new food, you should do it! After all, an important part of life is to try new things and have fun!

Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

Sharp, smart, and curious.

People born in the year of the Monkey are curious-natured and inquisitive. Those born under this zodiac sign sometimes have trouble staying focused. However, if you find something that sparks your interest, you’ll work tirelessly to accomplish your goals.

To those born during the year of the Monkey, Jungle Jim’s is a treasure trove of curiosities! When you visit, you don’t usually get very far. This is because you have to see everything! More often than not, you’ll find something that grabs your attention and you become totally absorbed. Your friends and family can sometimes get irritated when shopping with you because of how slow you tend to make your way through the store, but this is just because you hate to pass up the opportunity to learn something new!

Rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

Observant, hardworking, and courageous.


Those born under the sign of the Rooster at highly empathetic and creative. You’re also highly organized, hardworking, clever, and charming. However, your confidence can sometimes make you insensitive, so be careful!


If you were born under the sign of the Rooster, you find shopping at Jungle Jim’s challenging and exhilirating! With our treasure trove of unique foods, you make it a point to learn all that you can about each and every item that you come across. Then, of course, you confidently crow your newfound knowledge to anyone who will listen! Roosters often feel that they are right most (or all) of the time, and love to debate. You can’t resist a challenge and are skilled at making limited resources go a long way, which is why our grocery store is perfect for you! You excel at creating new recipes and love shopping for rare ingredients!

Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

Lovely, honest, and prudent.

If you were born during the year of the Dog, you are likely very loyal and hardworking! You enjoy following the rules and have a strong sense of justice.

Your strong sense of justice means that you are always on the lookout for ways to help your community! When you shop with us, somehow you always end up helping someone find an item, reach something on the highest shelf, or carry their groceries to the car. Your sense of duty makes you a great leader, and even though you can be shy and reserved, others seem to follow you easily. When you make a trip to Jungle Jim’s with a large group, people listen to you. You become the default leader and end up calling the shots. You make sure that everyone gets to visit the section of the store that they’re interested in, and you ensure that everyone agrees on where to go to lunch afterwards!

Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

Compassionate, generous, and diligent.

If you were born in the year of the Pig, you are likely good with your money and will live to be very wealthy. You tend to make friends easily and can be very generous. You love to indulge in the pleasures of life! However, you may have a hot temper at times, so be careful!

When you shop at Jungle Jim’s, you are the life of the party! Pigs are often very popular, and without fail, you always run into someone you know! Moreover, you’re very generous and love to indulge. You never forget to visit our Beer and Wine Department, and sometimes your friends can’t tear you away from the Bakery. But, what can you say? You love to enjoy yourself, and that includes enjoying good food and drinks! With that being said, Jungle Jim’s is perfect for you! You can always find everything you need to make you happy here at our store.


The Zodiac Story

According to legend, the Jade Emperor needed to choose 12 animals to serve as his palace guards. It was a great honor to be chosen by the Jade Emperor, so all sorts of animals raced to the palace as fast as they could. In first place was the rat.


Rat had promised to go with Cat, who was Rat’s best friend and accomplice. Together, Rat and Cat had hatched a plan to ride Ox to the finish line, which was just past a deep and dangerous river. When the time came, they stealthily climbed aboard Ox’s back and held on as Ox raced to the Jade Emperor and forded the swift-coursing river. However, when they were halfway across the river and almost to the finish line, Rat sabotaged Cat and pushed Cat into the water! Ox and Rat continued to the shore, then, at the last second, Rat jumped from Ox’s back and crossed the finish line first. Ox came in second place, while Cat fell behind and. Ever since that incident, cats have always feared and hated water and have always chased rats and mice.


After Ox was Tiger. Tiger was fast and strong, but when crossing the river, Tiger’s fur became wet and heavy, which is why Tiger was not able to beat Ox.


Rabbit came in fourth place. Rabbit was extraordinarily fast and quick but had difficulties crossing the river. Rabbit was only able to make it across because, by a stroke of luck, a stray log drifted past and carried him to the opposite bank.


Dragon arrived after Rabbit. Though Dragon was strong and swift, he was also generous of heart. While flying to the Jade Emperor, he had noticed a village on fire. Without a second thought, Dragon had paused to help the villagers put out the fire. He had also noticed a small rabbit struggling to cross a river on a log, so he paused to use his strong breath to create a gust of wind that steered the little bunny to safety. Thus, Dragon was late and took fifth place.


Next, Horse approached, quickly crossing the river. However, at the last second, Snake slithered between Horse’s legs, spooking Horse. Thoroughly shaken, Horse hesitated and Snake slid over the finish line, claiming sixth place. Horse crossed to take seventh place.


Next came Goat, Monkey, and Rooster. These three animals had teamed up make it across the finish line. Rooster had found an abandoned raft on the bank of the river, which the three contestants used to cross the rushing water and make it to the other side. Once they arrived at the finish line, Monkey and Rooster courteously allowed Goat to cross first, giving him the eighth place in the zodiac. Monkey took ninth place while Rooster crossed tenth.


Finally, Dog appeared in the river, and the animals watched as he swam across to the finish line to claim the eleventh spot in the zodiac. The Jade Emperor was confused at Dog’s tardiness and asked why Dog had taken so long. Dog replied that it had been so long since he had taken a bath, that when he waded into the river, he couldn’t help frolicking in the clean, cool water.


Almost all of the animals had arrived, but there was still one spot remaining. The Jade Emperor watched as the final animal appeared on the horizon, moving surprisingly quickly. As the animal approached the river and climbed the bank to the finish line, they saw that Pig had arrived! Pig would have been earlier, but couldn’t resist stopping along the way to have a snack. Pig fell behind, but still became the twelfth animal of the zodiac.

Conversation (5)

You are exactly correct about how I am and how I shop at JJ. An example of what I do; while I was in the natural food section a nice lady asked if I knew where the resttooms, I started to explain hut it was just easier to take the time and walk her to the restrooms. On the way I explained that she will not really be going into a pot-a-let, that the restroom is very nice once inside. It turned out this was her second day in the United States and that she was from China here for work and was told that she could find all her native foods at JJ. I told her that sh will find a lot if not everything she needs. I am a big supporter of JJ. Thank you for your wonderful store.

That’s awesome! We are touched to hear that you were able to make a stranger feel welcome in our store and in our country. Thank you so much for sharing! <3

no 1945 so I do not have an animal!

Sorry about that, Mason! We’ve updated the post with another 12 years. If you were born in 1945, you were born in the year of the Rooster!

I enjoy every visit I make to your website,
Thank you.

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