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?
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.
4 thoughts on “conversations with strangers #11”
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.
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.
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.
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!