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?

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