Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturdays and Supermarkets

I have to confess I am a creature of habit. Since late teens, either being at school, or holding down a full time job-----I habitually have grown accustomed to doing my grocery shopping on Saturdays. Now retired, and each and everyday totally uncommitted to any set mandatory routines---I still cling to the Saturday/Supermarket drill. How set am I in this pattern. Suffice it to say I am almost certain, that I will be either struck by lightning, or bring down on my head some terrible curse which will affect me the rest of my years. At the very least I will become dizzy and discombobulated, and most likely nauseous. So its Saturday and today we will go to the supermarket, and all will be right with the world, and truth, justice and the American way will flourish.
Okay so we have once again fought back the urge to break out of our set ways, and stayed in our tight little boring predictable pattern. (stupid weakling)---so what are we going to buy at the store---have you made a list? (no), do you even know what you need in the way of groceries? (no)-----but your going to go to the store anyway right? (yes) Your stupid too (hmm probably).
Having had this little internal dialog with myself, I will of course scan the Fridge, the cupboards and Pantry, and take stock of what vittles I have on hand. Then I will sit down and decide what meals I want to cook this week, and make a list of what I need at the store to complete them. I will then check the bathrooms and determine if anything is needed there, such as toilet paper, soaps, shampoos, cleansers etc. (I am beginning to get excited , this could turn out to be a totally satisfying and worthy project, -----going to the supermarket doesn't HAVE to be a drudge or a thankless task----(ah hell who am I trying to kid!). So make a list----1.) Beer, 2.) Bag of Mini-pretzels------
Anyway , at least I won't bring down the wrath of Khan on the planet by failing to make the required appearance at the supermarket.----(sigh)----

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't matter how many lists I make I still always forget something.


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