I went to the grocery store today in an attempt to gather supplies to make healthy lunches for this next week.
I started my journey at Wal-Mart, and found nothing more than rude and stupid people, unwilling to make way for me to inspect the food items by which they were standing. I gave up there and went next door.
When I got to "County Market", I decided to look at lunch meats, soups, and frozen dinners. The meat section was being blocked by store employees who didn't see the necessity in allowing me to look at the products in the coolers. The soups the store had on hand were all either high in fat or high in sodium, both of which I am trying to cut back on. The frozen meals were all the same, even though they were marketed as "Low fat and sodium!"
I would have bought fruits and vegetables, but #1 - the quality of what the store had was just nasty, and #2 - I want something that is easy to prepare and that I don't have to spend hours making.
Mom suggested that fruits and vegetables would take no more than a few minutes on Sunday nights, but since anyone who cooks in this house thinks it is required to use every dish and pot and pan, I would have to spend the hour just cleaning the kitchen, another hour waiting for the dishwasher to finish, then the few minutes to clean and prepare the food.
So what's my decision? Breakfast is going to be Nutri-Grain bars, lunch is going to be whatever, dinner is going to be nothing, and in between is going to be granola bars and dry cereal. So much for variety.
Nice. Because it wouldn't be worth going back to the store. Or telling someone to move. Or shoving them out of the way if they don't move.
You should try shopping here. It sucks. Stupid morons and their stupid moronic kids. Please stand in the middle of aisle. Or if you do move at all, move VERY slowly. And stop right where I need to be while you ponder the meaning of life. And please take your dang time, because I'm NEVER in a hurry. And why don't you let your kids have their own shopping cart, too? That's a great idea. Then the entire aisle can be blocked by your cart AND your kid's cart. And don't forget to stop and talk for fifteen minutes to your friend that you just saw ten minutes ago in the produce section while you blocked everyone's access to the green beans. And please, be in my way. Wait, you no habla english? Greaaat. I'll just stand here and block everyone else's way while I wait for you to finish. Nono, it's okay.
I'm not bitter.
- Posted by Fuey Lulu (Guest) on April 10, 2006 at 09:39:44AM
Im sorry but why dont either of you two do anything about it? You can say that people get shouty and angry, but if you are assertive and direct with your delivery then they should be apologising to you.
I dont know you personally to be able to comment on how you would fare but if that happens whenever I am out, I give them what for. 9 times out of 10 they will be the ones who are embarassed.
Push their cart out of the way, dont let people get away with it. Come to England, we will show you how its done.
- Posted by Matt (Guest) on April 10, 2006 at 09:58:01AM
The problem is, that's the "norm" around these parts. Everyone that ever causes problems is either milking the welfare system because they're so f'ing lazy, or they're soccer moms who find the need to have their cellular phone attached to their skull for 23 hours and 59 minutes a day.
- Posted by tim (Guest) on April 10, 2006 at 11:13:14AM
I think I'm being assertive and direct, but people ignore me anyway. So now I don't bother. It's probably because I'm 5'3" and look like I'm 12.
- Posted by Fuey Lulu (Guest) on April 10, 2006 at 11:14:03AM