Hardest Part of Grocery Shopping

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I don’t know about you, but I’m not particularly fond of grocery shopping – for several reasons, some of which include:

  • I lose a few hours of my time that I could be using for other, more fun, activities like doing laundry or washing dishes.
  • I have to spend a large amount of my taxed income to buy food that I get to pay more tax on.
  • I have to lug the groceries from the store to the car, from the cart to the trunk, from the trunk to the house, to the refrigerator, the freezer, and cabinets.
  • I feel compelled to spend the next half hour cleaning the fridge out before I put new food in there.
  • Then I feel guilty about all the food I just threw away from the last shopping trip!

The very worst part of grocery shopping, though?  The fruit and vegetable aisle.   I start getting anxious a few aisles away.  I tell myself “this time it will be better”.  I try to stay positive.  The very first time I pick up an apple and go to put it into one of those flimsy, tissue paper- thin plastic bags, I realize I’m wrong.  It’s not better this time.  Why, oh why, can’t I open these bags?  What is wrong with me?  I try to peel it apart…nothing.  Continue reading “Hardest Part of Grocery Shopping”