Friday, January 20, 2006

never go to the grocery when you're hungry

the other night i got off work early and i had a taste for a rich, chocolatey brownie. usually, i'd just skip it and go on, but i figured, hey, i've got some extra time, maybe i'll hit the grocery store.

i was catching up with my friend on the phone about all the stuff i'd missed these last couple of weekends i had been working. there's no one in the grocery store at 11 p.m., so i was walking up and down the aisles, chatting away about boys, weddings, drama, work. i told her about how i'm trying to start bringing my lunch because there's no reason i shouldn't buy yogurt in bulk for 80 cents instead of paying $1.49 for it in the cafeteria. i meant to pick up a few things, like sandwich supplies, a couple frozen meals for when i am running late, some cans of juice. but as i walked around i became entranced by the deals. for some reason, i was under the impression that when it says 'Ten for $10.00' i have no choice but to buy ten.

i guess i was so distracted by the conversation that i wasn't paying attention to how much stuff i had. soon enough, my cart was overflowing. i had to hang up with her so i could concentrate on getting it all to the checkout. and despite having a savings card, i managed to rack up $130.00 worth of 'lunch items.'

and it all started because of that damn two-dollar brownie. but i have no regrets. that thing was really good.

5 comments:

Guyana-Gyal said...

Mmm, now you'll be the envy of all in the lunchroom, Cadiz.

I get HUNGRY when I go to a supermarket. Suddenly, I need to buy and eat everything.

Ale said...

in manhattan grocery store is a pickup joint--- all hours of night-- in the subburbs i'd rather wash floors with toothbrush than go - all the fat children... and their fat mothers.... so annoying

Modern Viking said...

I love those 24 hour grocery stores. There's something exciting about having an entire store to yourself, when they're normally packed so tight you can't breath.

Roxtar said...

That's funny...I can totally relate! That sinking feeling when you get to the checkout and it's double what you intended to get!

Better luck next time

DCveR said...

Usually both GH and I, either on our own or together, can go in a supermarket, get the stuff we want and get out. She does it because she uses shopping lists and sticks to the list and I do it because I just want to get out of there fast. Of course, whenever we go shopping without a specific target things get a little out of hand too...