Susan Marie Molloy

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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

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through 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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