conversations with strangers #11

i’m conversing with strangers. here are the details why.

i know they’ve been making some changes to my local grocery store, but so far, it’d just been to the aisles on the edges: the produce, the meats, and my favorite, the breads.

after a few weekends away, i am finally in town long enough to warrant a trip to stock up on supplies and yet, when i walk in, i might as well be in a store in another state. EVERYTHING has been switched around (the candy is next to the fruit, the soda is next to the crackers, the paper towels are near the chips, i mean, huh?) and so the fastest thing i can do is walk up and down each aisle taking note of what is now where.

after an unplanned extra amount of exercise, i’m finally ready to check out.

me: there are a lot of changes around here.

lady at the register (LATR): i know. more room.

me: was a building next door bought or are you just reorganizing the space?

LATR: *rolls eyes* reorganizing.

me: have there been a lot of confused customers?

LATR: *nods*

me: well, it’ll look great once it’s finished.

LATR: it can’t be soon enough. *hands me my receipt* have a good evening.

me: thanks, you too.

and off i walk down the sidewalks, crosswalks, and streets of my neighborhood that i thankfully still recognize.

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4 Responses to “conversations with strangers #11”

  1. Adriana Kirilova Says:

    I hate when that happens. I don’t like grocery shopping, so I want to be in and out of there as quickly as possible, and it’s frustrating to wander around trying to find stuff… Hope they’re done soon.

    • abby mumford Says:

      oh, see, i don’t mind grocery shopping, so this is probably the worst thing that could happen because then i’m wandering around and going “ooh, that looks good” and i end up blowing both my budget and my diet. this is why i never use a shopping cart. there’s too much room. i use a basket so that way i only buy what i can fit in there.

      sometimes, i try to outwit myself.

  2. Linda G. Says:

    Ugh. I hate when my grocery store does this. I want to be able to go directly to what I need, and get the heck out of Dodge. So annoying when I can’t find stuff.

    • abby mumford Says:

      the really annoying part is that they’ve moved the cereal aisle (one i frequent) to an out of the way aisle. i never remembered to hit that portion of the store before, so now i need to rethink my plan of action!

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