October 28, 2005

The Grocery Store

We went to the grocery store at 8am in the morning yesterday. The gas line was long enough to be getting in the way of the grocery store. Only to find out those people were being directed to go out to the road and get in line. More on that later.

We all went. Dad, kids, mom and half the town. Over all it was not a bad experience. Tot cried and wanted to be held. Tater wanted to pull stuff off the shelves. They were out of bananas, chicken and decent meats. We got most of what we wanted. And Hubby found some quick frozen chicken cutlets in a bag. I'll take it.

They were also giving out free ice. The man passing it out, actually offered it to me. I said no. Just because it's free doesn't mean I need to get it. I wondered though how many were getting because it was free and offered to them. I'll never know. If you want a good rant on people taking stuff for free, check out THIS POST by Bou or THIS POST by Sticks (Though Sticks is whining, she has good points and while there, wish her a happy birthday).

Before we left, Tot stopped crying, Tater quit taking stuff off the shelves. But monkey see, monkey do in this family. While waiting in line to check out, Tot started taking candy bars off the shelf and putting them up with the other food. I think I took at least 3 bars off. I finally told the cashier if she saw any candy bars to put them aside and I would put them back.

Hard to believe it was only day 3. I am certainly hoping it gets better in a couple of more days.

Posted by vw bug at October 28, 2005 08:52 AM | TrackBack

No doubt that in a few days most of the grocery stores will be back to normal. They will probably overstock with canned meats because of the lack of power in a lot of areas yet but there will be plenty of places to spend money. Fuel may be a problem until the gas stations all get power.

Posted by: GUYK at October 28, 2005 02:02 PM

"8am in the morning?"

There's an 8am that's NOT in the morning? ;)

Posted by: Ogre at October 28, 2005 02:14 PM

Ogre: Smart Arse. I meant to write "8 in the morning".

Posted by: VW Bug at October 28, 2005 02:53 PM

This goes back to the new American Creed, "Something for nothing."

Posted by: Contagion at October 28, 2005 06:22 PM

It's gotta be rough with the little guys -- I hope that everything is back to normal soon....

Posted by: Richmond at October 28, 2005 10:05 PM

I don't understand...you put back candy bars?

I'm may be old but that doesn't mean I've grown up.

Posted by: marybeth at October 29, 2005 12:37 AM