NaBloPoMo DAY 17:
These days, I don’t go to the grocery store much. I’m shopping for one, you see, and us singletons don’t consume food as fast as, say, a family of four. Unless we’re depressed and completely miserable because some guy blew us off. Then all bet’s are off.
Ben & Jerry’s, take me away!
This particular Saturday morning was the first time in this entire month that I’ve had to shop for sustenance. And, as I entered the store, I had an “Aha!” moment.
Normally, when I go grocery shopping, I run in and out as fast as I can, trying to avoid the traffic jams created by a throngs of shoppers with their menacing shopping carts, that they push and shove around the store, not caring if they bang into you or cut you off, or create a spill on aisle 5 that has to be cleaned up by some hapless worker bee. Sigh.
But Saturday was a slow day at the store because that’s the day all my neighbors are watching their kids play soccer at the park or frolicking at the beach. So there I was, practically the only shopper in the entire store and it suddenly hit me:
This is a beautiful, well-kept place to shop! Indeed, the store manager has gone to great lengths to make the store attractive and inviting. For every piece of produce was neatly stacked. Every can, cellophane package, and plastic bag of rice or beans was in a precise, orderly row.
For a place that carries mass quantities of product, there was no clutter whatsoever!
Plus, there was romantic–ready for a tryst–lighting everywhere instead of that stark overhead glare known as florescent lighting. No need to worry about the lighting exposing every wrinkle on your face and the dark shadows under your eyes from lack of sleep. If only Colin Firth was shopping there, too. My life would be complete!
Indeed, looking around, I was very impressed. In fact, I’m pretty sure, that if push came to shove, I could see myself moving right in and happily living there amidst the leafy lettuce, sushi, Mint Milano’s and pineapples. It would be grand–assuming the store manager would allow it.
Of course, I’m sure by now you’re thinking, “Monica, it’s only a grocery store. What’s the big deal?”
I knew you’d say that, so I took some pictures:
Note: This month, I’m taking part in NaBloPoMo. Thirty days, 30 posts.
EXCITING NEWS! I’ve decided to dedicate my life to flying kites because all this writing and posting is sure to turn my brain to mush!
Seriously though, I’m awarding a prize to the one person who has commented on the most posts this month. If there’s a tie, I’ll do a drawing. So if you want to win, make sure to comment!
Thank you for reading! Will I make it to the end of the month? Or will I crack under the pressure? Stay tuned to find out!