The supermarket has been around for decades serving local communities by selling pretty much everything one would need for their home. For many it’s not only a place to shop but perhaps running into friends or people that you may know in passing from the neighborhood.
So many of them today are big and shiny where everything looks clean and inviting, yeah, I know what you are thinking, you want to say “not my supermarket”, right? Ok, there may be some places where your local supermarket may be a little run down, dirty and well, let’s just say you probably won’t go to their salad bar for lunch anytime soon.
Even if that was the case you can still buy whatever your heart craves or whatever you can afford to buy these days. Has anyone else noticed how the packages have been shrinking while the prices are going up? It’s like getting mugged twice, once where the mugger takes your wallet and then comes back to take your shoes. Every time you turn around, meat, fish, dairy, all have gone way up not to mention how much poultry costs these days I mean don’t we have enough chickens to go around?
One of my pet peeves is when supermarkets make you cut out coupons from their weekly circulars to get a discount on certain items on sale for that week. I don’t know about you, but I don’t carry a pair of scissors with me when I leave the house. So here we are checking off our shopping list in one hand, looking at the circular with our other hand, find the product that’s on sale, and carefully tear it, without messing up the bar code, because if you do, you will have to do all over again.
So here we are checking off our shopping list in one hand, looking at the circular with our other hand, find the product that’s on sale, and carefully tear it, without messing up the bar code, because if you do, you will have to do all over again.
On top of that with some supermarkets, you have to spend a minimum amount usually $25.00 or so to get that discount. Now I know why supermarkets do this, they want you to come into the store and buy a sale item to spend more than what you wanted, I get it, but why waste our time, making us cut out coupons when we already have their card to get a discount on sale items?
Another negative in cutting the coupons from the circulars is all the paper that gets thrown around, in the store, in the shopping carts, which usually flies out onto the parking lots creating a mess, plus their so small that it is easy to lose, so when you are checking out, you can’t find the coupon to get the discount.
The other thing that is extremely annoying is when people either just don’t read or don’t care that they have a ton of groceries in their cart and they’re on the express checkout line. Meanwhile, here I am with only 3 things in my hand and I have to wait, it’s like being behind someone in the left lane on two lane highway, driving slow with no one in front, and they don’t have the common sense to move back to the right lane, so you’re stuck, behind them, like turtles on a road with no place to go, ugh!
Or when you can hear someone’s plan for the weekend as they are speaking so loud on the phone that you feel part of the conversation, not feeling that as well.
Well, I think that covers all of it for today, don’t want to lose any of you as I would like to see you come back, anyway have to go out and get some groceries, guess where I’m going? See you there.