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While shopping I don’t normally have people talk to me. Especially people I don’t know.
There was the one lady who was my nephews teacher in pre-school. I used to watch him after school before my working days so the teachers knew me pretty well. She is hilarious and loud and being in the grocery store didn’t stop her from behaving as such. Everyone stared while she got my nephew all excited. Both times I saw her in the grocery store over the course of a year or so I had my nephew with me. She probably thinks he lives with me.
Just last night I went back to the snack isle after shopping for everything else. Some strange guy wanted my attention and at first I’m ready to keep walking away like I didn’t hear him. Until I saw what was in his hand. The man was holding pads. Not just any pads, overnight pads. For those men who don’t know overnight pads are like diapers! Some may wear them to bed but you wouldn’t catch most women wearing them otherwise. He asked me if I knew if they were longs. Oh boy, this poor guy would get an earful when he got home if he went home with overnight pads when she asked for longs. You could see the embarrassment on his face. He didn’t want to be buying them let alone asking some strange woman how to pick them out.
To his lady: Your welcome. Next time cut a piece of the bag that has the description so he doesn’t have to further embarrass himself.
I enjoy grocery shopping for the most part. Most often I plan my shopping at home and make a list. My list is by the meal. I started doing it that way years ago when I wasn’t able to get something on my list as the store was out of the product. I came home and had everything for this meal, except that one item. This way I can decide weather to purchase the other needed items for that meal or not. It works out pretty well for me.
Making a list does help me not buy too many things I don’t need. It doesn’t bring how much I spend down though. I remember when the kids were younger and we lived off hot dogs, mac n cheese, etc. My grocery bills were $90-$125 a week. Yeah we ate like ass. Prices have gone up over time. With my working we do splurge a little more. It wasn’t until we started buying more products that are natural and organic that my bill went sky high. It only gets worse as more products are available in my local grocery store of this type. I think my trip last night was one of the cheapest at $227. My highest recently was I believe $340. I buy a weeks worth of food at a time, for 5 people, at Giant Eagle. It’s like making a monthly car payment every damn week. If I ever loose my job I swear we will starve. Down south groceries are even higher than they are here. On vacation I don’t even want to talk about what we spent, and we ate out most of the time!
$3.59 for a dozen eggs is a bit insane. I can’t believe I still buy this stuff when the other ones are like half the price! I know it’s better for us and I have noticed the differences in myself and my health.
Do you know anywhere cheaper to shop that has a lot of natural and organic products?
How much do you spend a week on grocery’s?
Today I didn’t get to do as much spring cleaning done. Hubby hurt his back the other day and he was in alot of pain so we wound up at the hospital this morning. I was looking forward to getting more done before the girl scout camping trip this weekend. I am nice so I offered to go with him and he took me up on it.
I had never been to Mercy hospital before. Been to Upper St. Clair, South side, and Children’s all of which have plus’s and minuses though thank goodness we haven’t had a need to visit the new Children’s yet.
The waiting room has chairs that I’ve never seen in another hospital before. They were pretty comfy.
The ladies at the front desk were nice. They didn’t really look right at you, maybe to avoid conversation but still nice. We get back to the room only about 15-20 min after we arrived and they gave him the dreaded gown. I’m feeling embarrassed for him but apparently when your in alot of pain you really don’t care what you have to wear.