Do you ever go grocery shopping, fill up your basket, get to the check-out line and have the strong urge to drop your basket and just walk out the door without buying anything? Or is it just me?
That happens to me sometimes. Especially when I’m shopping at Food Lion, which is one of the less glamorous grocery store chains in North Carolina. (And yet is still oddly pricey– no one wins!)
I almost walked out this evening when there was a bizarrely long line for a Sunday night. I didn’t even want most of the stuff I was buying, because I’d gone shopping in a resentful, crabby mood, which is ALWAYS when you end up with a basket full of ten cent Food Lion brand mac & cheese, Rocky Road ice cream and chicken bullion cubes. NO GOOD CAN COME OF THOSE ITEMS. Malicious spirits were practically drifting out of my basket moaning, ‘Eeeeeevillll’.
Sometimes I really dislike Sunday night. There’s just no getting over it.
September 28, 2009 at 2:19 am
I was at Walmart last night and thought I was gonna freak out cuz there was so many people. I had to quit shopping and go straight for the check out line before I had a breakdown.
September 28, 2009 at 5:09 pm
not only do i have that urge sometimes, i’ve actually been known to act on it. most recently it was at one of my favorite little produce grocery stores. i’d gone to get a few items in particular but ended up putting a bunch of other stuff in my cart before getting to the vicinity of the items i needed for that night’s dinner (ratatouille). when i discovered they were out of good quality eggplant i aborted the whole affair, guiltily pushing my half-full cart to the side of the store and walking out suspiciously slow and with empty hands. i had this funny feeling people might’ve thought i was stealing. felt bad for leaving a full grocery cart for some poor soul to have to empty, but a produce grocery w/o a good eggplant? i kinda think they were asking for it. i don’t blame you for having one of these episodes at the food lion. next time try sticking with harris teeter. i miss the teeter….
September 29, 2009 at 2:12 am
I’m glad I’m not alone! Yeah the Food Lion was made even worse by the fact that the apples there were TERRIBLE! Never mind that apple cake I was thinking of throwing together when I got home. Just never mind it.
September 29, 2009 at 11:22 pm
I went to Food Lion on Monday night in a somewhat resentful mood.
I wound up buying baby bananas and a cheese slicer.
October 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm
I don’t get Sunday Night Blues. I get the Sunday Night Mean Reds
/Breakfast at Tiffany’s’d