In our house, I do the grocery shopping. Sometimes, Brian will accompany me, but mostly I go alone. I could send Brian, but I believe that we would have the weirdest things come home and no complete meals if we did.
"Honey, why is there a can a peanuts, some bananas and steaks in the grocery bag? Where is the rest of the food?"
You can't blame the guy, his experience is what is lacking. I am sure that if he had to do it week after week, he would catch on. Until then, the responsibility lays on my shoulders.
Last night, I went grocery shopping alone at NIGHT! Honestly, I was a little scared. I am not a real night person and I was out late which those who know us, know that is a rare siting in itself.
I had a list, I had my phone and my calculator. I was prepared!
At first I was stunned that there was hardly anyone in the store. I am use to the middle of the day, cart to cart jam packed where my bobbing and weaving skills are used at their max. Not at night. I could weave back and forth between the aisle and it was just me! Heck, I could have broken out into an aisle dance and no one would care, well except for that few shelf stockers, but hey a good musical number is always successful with a few brooms and jazz squares. Am I right? Am I right? Hello?
I was grinning ear to ear like the Cheshire cat as I could take my time looking at ingredients, calculating my costs and not having to jump in and out of a section just for the dang produce bag and then heaven forbid to weigh my food. I had 3 scales to myself. 3 SCALES!
I had no worries of my cart being in another's way and I could even leave my cart in one spot to walk around to different sections of the produce.
I am sure you are asking yourself, "Why such glee from an empty grocery store."
Well, I will tell you why:
It was a sweet blissful quiet moment of relaxation and food. There you go! I liked it and I think I will prefer to grocery shop in the wee hours from now on.
And those of you who have to grocery shop all the time, will understand why such an experience can make the world of a difference.