Friday, February 26, 2010

Grocery store confusion...

I started to loathe going to the grocery store when they started making orange flavored toothpaste, and the mega rolls of toilet paper...

Seriously I find it very confusing to go, and I feel terribly sorry for the 80 year olds hobbling along, reading the very small print labels on products, wandering what happened to Ivory soap, and Brawny paper towels.

You can buy 100 different kinds of orange juice, 100 kinds of toothpaste....and I love the free enterprise system I do. But seriously, it is getting ridiculous.

I am old enough to recall when aquafresh came out, and I remember thinking...."this new farcical toothpaste is going to be a flash in the pan." I was wrong, and now I am guessing they sell Aquafresh whitening, aquafresh tarter etc...


I am unsure why I hate making these choices. I think it makes people look like babies...Oh no I need antioxidants in my soda, none of that regular soda for me...it is just getting too weird. "You know what I am hungry for? I am really hungry for pomagranate, grape, apple flavored yogurt!" I also take a ton of time now, calculating toilet paper cost, etc. Double rolls, with lotion. I am also old enough to recall about 9 different kinds of salad dressing. Thousand Island, Ranch, French, Green Goddess, and Italian. What in God's name happenned? Now the salad dressing has an entire aisle. It is ridiculous.

I am guessing pretty soon they will have orange flavored, triple rolls, antioxidant, good for the envirement toilet paper...and everyone will have to have it.

I am also tired of store just getting HUGE. Seriously, we have all of these time saving devices, cell phones, computers, etc....and I swear I am using all of my extra time I have o facebook, and at the grocery store.

6 comments:

Basil said...

I thought I was the only one who felt that way. I'm heading to the grocery store in a few minutes, and I'm going to be in a fetal position when I'm done.

Guard Wife said...

The grocery store has always made me feel exhausted before I even start. It used to just be the other people. Lollygagging. Parking a cart and wandering off. Kids running amuck in need of a good jacking up. Then, like you said, things just grew exponentially and it became a mess of people AND place. Ick.

The only thing that saves me right now is that I'm the only one here to go. If I don't, we don't eat. Sadness. Plus, the coupons. I refuse to drive around to 4 different places to buy food and necessities, so I use the coupons to excuse my lack of Indiana Jones adventure spirit.

airforcewife said...

I have to admit that I am calmed by sniffing under the caps in the laundry detergent aisle.

Do I want my kids to smell like fresh linen or gardenias this week?

My favorite detergent smell is Sun, but they don't have that many places around here.

Kate said...

It is an epidemic, and they wonder why Americans are getting wackier by the day. Their poor neurons are all whacked out from grocery shopping.

Gretchen said...

I don't mind shopping now, but I go when all three kids are in school!

One of the grocery stores here has online ordering - they'll either deliver or have it ready for pick up. That was my saving grace a few years back with a newborn, two, and four year old...

Mary R. said...

I don't know how many times I've said the same thing to my husband.