Two Tales From The Grocery Store

Grocery shopping, one of my least favorite things to do. The parking lot packed full, the traffic jam of carts, the hoards of people peering at the shelves, excuse me and sorries to get what is needed, the dreaded roll of numbers, the lighted sign that counts to slowly, the exhausted workers that have been pleasing for so long, playing the lottery of which check out line, hoping you picked a winner, dodging back up lights navigating back to the car.
That was then, Now….

Set my alarm, 6:30 am on Sunday morning. The parking lot is wide open scattered with the morning crew, the carts lined up perfectly just waiting to be chosen, bright smiles greet us at every turn, no waiting at the deli, the butcher, the bakery, exchange of pleasantries and good mornings, full shelves and cartless aisles, a familiar face at the checkout only one lane needed this early, a husband acting like a child standing on the edge riding the cart across the parking lot, no worries of being hit. I love early morning grocery shopping.


6 responses to “Two Tales From The Grocery Store

  • dandre3

    It’s worth it to be there when so few have ventured out.

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  • Jen Driggers

    Your post made me giggle a little because as I’m reading blog posts and procrastinating all I have to do today, one of my jobs is grocery shopping! I know I will encounter the first store you described, but maybe next weekend I’ll try the early morning trip. It sounds much more pleasant!

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  • sgeijer

    Grocery shopping made its way into my slice today, too! Although, I’m super jealous. I always seem to go during that afternoon rush- long lines, “I’m sorry’s,” etc. I wish I could give up my one day of sleeping in, but I’d rather stand in lines! πŸ™‚

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  • Katie Diez

    This put a smile on my face immediately…I understand your pull for those empty aisles so much…you created such a good contrast between them and now!


  • jess2e28

    It’s so funny what a difference a few hours make when it comes to dreaded grocery shopping. I would love to be able to do what you and the hubby do on Sunday mornings, I just don’t have the drive to get up that early. I love the compare and contrast structure you used, I am definitely borrowing that for a future Slice! πŸ™‚


  • lindsayogean

    Your description of the grocery store in normal hours put me right in the rush of it. Just helped me decide to order in tonight instead of grocery shopping. πŸ™‚


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