Saturday, March 8, 2014

Thoughts from the grocery store at 9:30 on a Friday night

There are a lot of people here.

And kids. Who brings a three year old to a grocery store at 9:30 at night? Way to ruin your Saturday.

And some of the shelves look like a starving army just went by. Although that wouldn't explain why they're out of vinegar. What would an army do with vinegar? Make little fake volcanos?

Why does the milk case alway smell like spoiled milk? Don't they ever clean it?

If you want your two year old to wear his mitts. You say "it's time to put on your mitts", not "do you want to wear your mitts?" 

So the only checkout is about to close, but the store is open 24 hours? How does that work?

I want bananas, but they're all the way down at the other end. ... I don't need them that badly.


  1. I know I shouldn't judge, but it does drive me batty to see people out shopping at 9:30 at night with toddlers or preschoolers. Or even older kids, for that matter. THEY SHOULD BE IN BED. Stepping off my soapbox now :).

    1. Agreed. There are very few situations where it makes sense - the only one I can think of is if you've just gotten home from a long trip, and the child slept all the way home. Otherwise, you're setting yourself up to have a grumpy, miserable child.

  2. Small children should be at home and getting ready for bed by 8 pm on any night, not grocery shopping.