Saturday, May 10, 2008

Pet Peeve #1

I, as you know, love to go grocery shopping.
Mostly because: A. I get to go to Wegman's. B. It is the ONLY place I EVER go alone. Ever.
It is a "sacred" experience.
But sometimes, it's one of those visits...you know...when you get the cashier who couldn't care less about your groceries.
You get Pet Peeve #1: The Horrible Grocery Bag Packer
You may think I have a little bit of a "problem" but I really enjoy a well packed grocery bag.
I think it ought to be elevated to an art form.
I believe so strongly in a well packed bag that I take everything out of my cart and place it on the belt in the exact order I want it bagged:
boxes go with boxes
meat with meat
cold stuff with well, cold stuff
produce with...you get the picture
So happily, I unpack my cart and send my groceries on their way and usually they end up mostly in the right bags.
Not today.
Everything was sailing along, minding it's own business when she put:
the milk with the strawberries!
tissues with produce!
cans WITH boxes!
milk with sun dried tomatoes!
and the worst offense of all...............
strawberries WITH MY HAMBURGER!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
I know that in the scheme of life that this doesn't constitute a big deal.
But since I spend 1/3 of our income on groceries wouldn't ya think they could at least
"respect the food."
That is all.

6 comments:

Ree said...

You are a trip, girl!!

Sarah said...

oh, i know how you feel! i also send my groceries down how i want them placed in the bags and i HATE when they mess it up. when you don't do it right, that's when bread gets squished and boxes get all bent up. oi.

Megan & Company said...

I have to say, when I was "another store" shopper I loved that I could bag my own and was quite annoyed that Wegman's didn't have a bag your own aisle. However, I've converted because Weg's usually has the BEST baggers. And, they don't get annoyed at my canvas bags. :)

I'm with you. I'm all about precise bagging.

charmed1 said...

I hear ya! I even pack my cart a certain way when I shop. If I'm in a mood I'll even say something to the person bagging my groceries. Hey - if you did it right I wouldn't have to open my mouth!

Emily said...

I thought you were going to name MY grocery store pet peeve- when the old lady in front of me busts out her coupons AFTER the total is read, THEN out comes the checkbook... grrrrr

Emily said...

I thought you were going to name MY grocery store pet peeve- when the old lady in front of me busts out her coupons AFTER the total is read, THEN out comes the checkbook... grrrrr