The least favorite of tasks

I am not a huge fan of grocery shopping. It is one of those necessary evils in my mind. I dislike the overabundance of options for almost everything needed. When I see the endcaps at our grocery store packed with discontinued items at rock-bottom prices (and not because they are expiring), I know that there are too many choices. I feel there are better things I could be doing with my time than pushing a metal cage around the store, trying to locate the few items needed for the week, with the hope that I bring home everything I need so I don’t have visit again in a few days’ time.

That aside, my favorite time to shop is early in the morning. By early, I mean around the 8 a.m. hour, sometimes earlier. The store is quiet, the aisles empty except for a few shoppers that might be there for the same reason, and the employees stocking shelves. The produce department is full, the fruits and vegetables not yet picked over. I always wonder what time the employees start in order to get everything in its proper place?

My cart travels unheeded down the aisles as there are no shoppers to maneuver around, few people stocking shelves, little going on.

So, if I have to be there, make it the early morning for me!

 

 

 

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Author: hansonberries

As a teacher of sixth graders, I have found a special place in my classroom every day, my home-away-from-home. My first home I share with my husband, our dog Quincy, two cats, and my tortoise friend, Misha. I also have been blessed with a horse named Belle. We have three adult children and four grandchildren, the joy of our lives. Life is good. I am an equestrian and also enjoy writing, reading, and gardening.

7 thoughts on “The least favorite of tasks”

  1. I actually enjoy it. When I shop I try to think of things I could make that are different than my usual. I know most people loathe it but to me, it is almost therapeutic.

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  2. I’m so blessed my hubby does the major grocery shopping. I only pick up a few things here and there thank goodness. πŸ™‚ Early morning sounds like a great time to go.

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  3. I don’t mind the shopping part, it’s the getting there and home again part that I can’t stand. I often run into friends in the grocery store, so I like that, and the music is always so good that there are people singing in the aisles (sometimes I’m one of those people!). πŸ™‚

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  4. Agreed. The overwhelming number of decisions one must make at the store is mind-boggling, then the schlepping home and having to cart the bags into the house and store them all in an orderly fashion. As I am writing this, I am realizing what a first world problem this is! Perhaps I should be a td more grateful :/

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