Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Nope. We're still doing like our Mamas, only now we're paying more for less and we have about a bazillion more choices on the shelves. Half the time we spend in the store is just locating the few things we can afford on our pitifully short lists.
Since we retired, the hunk and I have drastically changed our shopping strategies. For one thing, we only buy enough for two. That's more difficult than you might think. Groceries aren't packaged for two. If they are, you pay twice as much for the smaller package than you would for a bigger one.
There there are the strange ways things are packaged. Hot dogs. Most of the packages have FIVE hotdogs per package. What do you do when there's two of you? Eat two and a half? Same thing for Italian sausage. Five in a package.
English muffins? Six. The last time we bought them, there were NINE in the package.
And toilet paper. We have those containers in our bathroom where you can store spare rolls so one of us doesn't have the wake the other one in the middle of the night to go find the tp. The containers hold three rolls. But! The package of toilet paper comes with four rolls. That fourth roll just hangs out on the back of the toilet for two days waiting for us to finish off the last roll from the previous package.
Toothbrushes come three to a pack. Three. One of us better brush twice as much...
Anyway, I really like this concept in the picture up there. Wouldn't that be cool? Pull up. Order the list. And hang out waiting for those neato guys in white outfits to load up the trunk.
What would be better? If they just delivered it to the house and you never had to go in another grocery store. Think of all the money you would say by not impulse buying. No more extra bags of chips or chocolate because they happened to be there tempting you.
Yeah. I could get behind this idea.