How things have changed in our lifetime. Well, at least for mine, since I've been on this planet for a few decades.

Think back to the 1960s. Compared to today, life was much simpler, but at the same time much more all hands on deck. We moved about more. Not so much today.

As you know, nowadays, you can pretty much have life delivered to your door. Back in the 1960s, if someone told me that would be possible I 'd think you re crazy. You can order just about anything online these days to be delivered to your home without leaving your computer or cell phone.

These aren't things you don't already know, but here's one you may not know, At least, I didn't. Recently, while shopping at a local grocery store, I observed (not in a creepy way) a person either taking pictures or scanning (I couldn't tell for sure) various items on the store's shelves, followed by placing these items in a shopping bag.

At first I didn't give it much notice, but I kept running into this person, and noting that he had a grocery cart with bags of items each containing a list, (I think) of the items in each. I noticed this person was wearing a shirt advertising a mobile shopping service.

I concluded that this person was filling an order for a customer of the grocery store. I did some research and found it's a service that has found its way to the Binghamton area. There are a couple of options - have your groceries delivered at curbside, where the shopper will meet you at a pre arranged time curbside and then load the groceries in your car, or home delivery, so you don't even have to leave the house. Has this been going on for a while and I was just out of the loop, or has it just become a mainstream thing?

It's a great idea if you don't have time or desire to visit a grocery store. I think it's a great idea. I think I'd try it. It would probably keep me from buying stuff not on my shopping list, that I might otherwise see and be tempted to throw in the grocery cart. But then again, what's the fun in that? Temptation is so, well, tempting!

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