Monday, July 20, 2015

Spending my lottery winnings at FreshCo

I hadn't grocery shopped in three weeks. With the kid away at camp, hubby and I scraped meals together with what we had and decided we'd stock up once "le child" had returned.

Plus, I hate grocery shopping so if I can put it off, I will. We were down to a door with full of condiments, and one apple as of Saturday morning. The bottom fridge freezer was full of popsicles and the stand-up freezer in the basement was running to keep one loaf of rye bread frozen. I knew I had to suck it up and venture out to not only Freschco, but the butcher, too.

So this was Saturday:

It was an impressive game of shopping cart Tetris.

Of course, fellow shoppers could not help but comment on the towering food in my cart. One lady asked me, "My word, how many children do you feed?" I said, "None". LOL. Her face... It was just as funny as telling another person I was single. And this was just for a week.

Then, as I was lined up and re-balancing my bags of hamburger buns, this guy asked me if I'd won the LottoMAX.


If I'd won the lottery, I wouldn't be grocery shopping.


Squiggles said...

Well, I do the same thing. Kinda. The parents come often and bring food. They don't think it is right that I feed them constantly. So, I haven't had to buy groceries in about 3 weeks! And with them coming again today, won't have to until August sometime.

That being said: whose brain came up with that idiotic grocery cart design? Talk about impractical.

C.J. Smith said...

It took everything in my power not to troll harder and get a second cart.

Anonymous said...

too much processed foods there :(

C.J. Smith said...

I appreciate the concern.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

If I were wealthy I'd eat out ALL THE TIME myself.

I disdain fixing food at home. But mainly because of the mess it always seems to make---that I always have to clean up.
Food and drink always seem to "shed" like long-haired dogs and cats (i.e.: drop crumbs left-and-right) or splash everywhere.

Just like using the bathroom, every time I use the kitchen I ponder whether or not I should get in touch with some governmental "emergency management" department.

TomW said...

Why did shopping carts stop having high sides? There used to be one compartment that was 2 ft deep, and you fit like a cubic meter of stuff in there. Than they added in the upper bit, and that was great for the squishable veg you picked up first (because it's by the doors), and that was also great.
Then the sides of the lower part shrank, and suddenly there's no room any more. Do they want us to be buy *less* food???

Ahem, rant over now.

C.J. Smith said...

Shopping carts used to be awesome. You'd think they'd want a design that makes you buy more, not put stuff back because you couldn't make it fit.