Adventures At The Grocery Store
Everyone has their different styles of shopping for groceries. Some go every week, some go every day, and some like me, go as little as possible.
I'm not a fan of grocery shopping. Yea, that sounds dumb since we need food to survive. What I mean is, I get as many groceries as I need on the days I get paid, which is twice per month.
I end up spending close to an hour going up and down aisles picking up the groceries I think I will need for the next two weeks or so. I am not a fan of those long visits. Unfortunately, that doesn't work well for perishables like items that go into salads. I usually make a salad every night and it's a challenge keeping some items fresh before they begin to turn, like lettuce and mushrooms.
I probably would make out better if I changed my routine to once a week rather than waiting 15 days to re-stock. And that would mean less time in the store. I just have to put my mind to it, and make the change.
Last Monday was my latest hour long grocery shopping adventure, and I noticed some odd things. Remember when there was no toilet paper or paper towels to be found when the pandemic began? Well, there's plenty now. What I did notice on this last trip, was there were no paper plates left. Why would there be a run on paper plates? Never seen that happen before.
And there were several frozen food items out of stock that I normally pick up on my twice per month visit. Again, these are items that I've never found to be out of stock, anywhere. I don't think it's a supplier issue, but what do I know. Even the type of dog food that I normally buy for my dogs, has not been on the shelves for a while.
Maybe this is just a temporary thing. Maybe not. Do I need to start stocking up on paper plates? Yes, I could just use my regular dinner plates at home, but then I have to more dishes to wash. What's the fun in that?