Saturday, April 21, 2012

Grocery Shopping

I hate grocery shopping, hate, hate, hate.  If it were not for the fact that I love to eat, and cook better than most of the nearby restaurants, I'd never go.  Mac says he wishes Amazon would deliver food.  Well they do, just not at a price I'm willing to pay.
So we went shopping today, went early in hopes of avoiding a busy commissary.  It wasn't too bad, except for the Granny with her grandkids, all 5 of them.  They weren't the problem, she was.  She spent her whole time wheeling an enormous shopping cart full of kids and groceries around the store while talking loudly on her cell phone.  I now know far more than I ever wanted to know about some lady's, not natural (?) daughter who is having this lady's first grandchild.  This conversation went on down every aisle in the place, while Granny, with her ear glued to the phone blocked the aisle with her cart, reaching over kids and one-handed did her shopping.
She was behind us as we checked out, her grandkids, who up till now had hardly said a word, were getting a bit restless, and she told them that if they'd settle down they might get the shopping a little sooner.
I muttered to Mac that if she'd put her phone up they have been long gone by now.
I hate shopping.


  1. When your name is Kay, it makes it hard to go shopping. When people are on cell phones, they don't say "okay" anymore, they just say "Kay". As I am walking down an aisle, I look up constantly because I think that someone is calling my name!
    I know what you mean about knowing that woman's business even though you don't WANT to!

  2. I'm with you all the way - I hate shopping for groceries and I also hate listening to other people's phone conversations.

  3. Oh, dear - what a thoughtless person! I try to go shopping early and dash round as quickly as possible but there are always those who make it difficult by stopping in the entrances to aisles blocking the way chatting to someone they know and they look absolutely amazed at you if you politely say 'excuse me':)

  4. My favourites are the people who park their cart on one side of the aisle, then stand in front of it while they look at something on the opposite side - thereby blocking the entire aisle.


A Bit of a Milestone

Friday I went to the commissary with Mac to grocery shop and I managed to get all of it done without having to sit down and rest.  That ma...