Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Grocery Shopping Is Not For The Faint At Heart

It's 5:00 pm. Do you know where your dinner is??????

Word to the wise: don't ever go to the grocery store at 5:00 p.m. in the evening. Don't!

The store is full of people. Hungry people. Hungry people in a hurry. Hungry people in a hurry that have absolutely no idea what to make for dinner.

Hungry, desperate people.

Don't go unless you are willing to park in the parking lot, 45 miles away from the store. Because there will not be a close parking spot to be found. Oh, and it will probably be raining too.

Don't go unless you are willing to negotiate the aisles with your shopping cart. Do you have a driver's license? Not good enough.

What you need is a license to drive an obstacle course. You know, one of those closed courses they show on t.v. and it says "Driven by a professional driver. Do not try this at home."

Don't try this at the grocery store either.

You need to be able to operate your shopping cart at amazing speeds, and able to speed around any person who gets in your way, with a smile and a "sorry" on your lips.

You need to be able to stop your cart any time you see an amazing deal, a great idea for dinner, or an overwhelmed mom who is desperately seeking dinner and something to quiet her screaming, hungry children.

You need to be able run into the store at 5:00 p.m. and get out by 5:01, with an amazing dinner and maybe even dessert.

Or, better yet, you need to have the number to your local pizza place on speed dial, as grocery shopping is not for the faint at heart!


  1. ooh..i'm so bad about going to the store when I'm hungry. No wonder my clothes don't fit right anymore!!

  2. You're so funny...and brave, for even attempting to enter the "later afternoon/early evening Grocery Zone".

    I can't stand a crowded grocery store - It tests my patience, my sanity (what's left of it), and my Christianity! And you're right, NEVER go when you're hungry. I'm grumpy enough when I'm hungry without competing with other hungry, desperate people.

  3. This is SO true! I am notorious for running to the store at dinner time and coming out with fifteen things - NONE of which go together!

    And . . . Wal-Mart is the absolute worst as far as parking and over crowding goes!

    Great post!

  4. There are times when I have grocery shopped and then ordered pizza for dinner on the way home. It works for me. : )

  5. omg this.is.sooo.true! don't forget the about the express checkout...bc they are all lined up there and trust me they are counting your items....!!

    love this post!

  6. Worse than 5pm is going when you are starving. I do that all the time and buy everything on the shelves not good.

  7. LOL! I hate grocery shopping in crowds!

  8. I've noticed that too. I guess now I understand why they are all there. I try to go first thing in the morning or better yet at a grocery store that has all night hours. Then no one is there. It's like grocery heaven.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  9. so true Nan! Only those who are a glutton for punishment do that! LOL

  10. LOL I have been to the grocery store at around 5pm many times and you are so right!!! You are so observant and funny!! LOL

  11. LOL! Nope, I send my husband to get any last minute items. :D

  12. You are so silly!!
    I actually picture yourself running around the market jejeje like a maniac!
    I love going shopping when I am hungry bc i want to buy everything!!


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