Susan Marie Molloy

Life in the Oasis

Avoiding the Jams


One of the changes I resolve to keep is to not do my grocery shopping on weekends. I need to be practical about this. When it comes to shopping, I’m all business – I’m in, I’m out. No monkey business, no lollygagging.

I got into the rut of rushing out on Saturday mornings to shop. Why was I going through the getting-bogged-down-in-horrific-shopping-cart-traffic-jams that always seem to pile up in a gnarly mess at the free food sample stands? These are the free food sample stands strategically – or senselessly – placed at the ends of aisles, where the jams congregate and congeal.

Gripping the cart’s handle until my knuckles were white and finding any way to the next aisle, I convinced myself that some shoppers have their complete lunch at these sample give-aways.

So, my resolved change is to do my grocery shopping in the evenings during any given weekday, as long as it isn’t close to a huge holiday such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or Independence Day.

Week night shopping is in place. Not only do I avoid the crowds at the trough, but I also found that the grocery store reduces the prices of a lot of items, particularly meats, on Mondays. That’ll bring a change to my food budget that I can accept.

November 7, 2016.
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Author: Susan Marie Molloy

I am an observer, a writer, and a poet. My latest poetry books, "Engaged," "Indigo Fantasy," "Life in the Oasis," "Gallery Night," "God of the Sea," "Solitary Walks," and "Grapes Suzette" and my short stories, "The Green Gloves" and "The Crowd of Turin" are now available on Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

4 thoughts on “Avoiding the Jams

  1. AH – a shopper after my own heart!!

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  2. What a coincidence! I’e just returned from the grocery, having gone for the reasons you’ve just stated. 🙂

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