By Ralph Hipp We have once again reached the busiest GROCERY SHOPPING day of the year.. two days before the biggest retail shopping day of the year. Shopping for Christmas is one thing, but getting all the goodies for your Thanksgiving feast is another. They require two different skill sets! Take my wife's plan of grocery shopping (please).. she leaves and says "just going to the store" and that "she'll be back in an hour." But the grocery shopping may lead her to new avenues or exciting aisles of new adventures in grocery shopping. And with all these very fancy supermarket designs, who can blame her! I don't know.. I am just not the kind of guy who can wander all through the store looking for something I haven't tried before, or something that's a great bargain.
I am what you might call a "hit and run" shopper. If I know my way around that particular store (which I usually DON'T!) I plan a route which will get me directly from the soup, to the bread.. check the fresh produce, then it's over to the dreaded "freezing milk corner," gotta have my favorite cereal, followed by grabbing something I know we're out of, then to the register to talk with the nice clerk for a minute or two.
So what kind of grocery shopper are you? A "hit and run" shopping machine, or someone with bare cupboards looking for an adventure?
Better hurry, time is running out before tomorrow! Ralph
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