Metropolis, Illinois: Big John - Grocery ClerkA well-meaning hulk hoists car-sized bags of groceries in a supermarket parking lot. His right arm fell off in August 2014; returned from repairs May 2015.
A round-up of gargantuan grocery boys and their overly helpful looming. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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Big John - Grocery Clerk
Makes me want to see clerks running around dressed similarly.[Drumbabe, 07/11/2016]
The latest incarnation of Big John, after his 2014-15 repair, removed one armload of groceries and extended the right arm into a friendly wave.
I grew up in Metropolis. Legend has it that a group of high school students in the 1970s painted Big John flesh colored except for his apron. I'm not sure if it really happened, but the story does amuse people.[Selena, 04/27/2016]
This is an actual working grocery store so if you go on a Friday like we did, be prepared for the tiny parking lot to be crowded. People drive like lunatics around there too. Go early in the morning or whenever the store is closed.[Kristen, 09/08/2015]
Big John The Grocery Clerk
Big John the Grocery Clerk stands by the side of the road at the Big John Grocery store in Metropolis Illinois. He looks well cared for and is adjacent to the "Welcome to Metropolis" sign, on the east side of town near Fort Massic.[Erik, 08/19/2011]