A couple of years back Mr. A and I noticed we’d make a big trip to the grocery store on payday, stock up, and then throughout the next two weeks … not eat the food we’d bought but eat other food instead. So we decided to try shopping every couple of days, thinking we’d be able to buy more fresh fruits and veggies then and generally behave better about actually eating what we brought home.
You know why that didn’t work? Because I fucking HATE grocery shopping. I hate lines, crowds, stupid people, and hassles. If I wasn’t such a control freak who had to look at every apple or what have you, I’d order online from one of those delivery service things so I never had to see another human. Yes, I’m aware this isn’t the healthiest way to look at the world, and is also a First World Problem. The farmer’s market in the summer makes this better but I still have to get coffee and toilet paper from someplace.
So how do you shop? And if you use a CSA or delivery service like Peapod, is there a big price differential that would prevent me from just biting the bullet and doing it? Because every time I get to the line in the store I’m behind somebody who hasn’t been out of his house in 20 years and has NO IDEA what this scorcery wtih the debit card thing is, and it makes me stabby, and perversely, hungry, which is why all these Snickers bars come home with me.