Some random ruminations from WinCo as Baby Girl helps out with the week's Class I resupply run:
Like life, grocery shopping is a 24/7 deal.
Plastic is cheap and easy, but it takes about a gross to encompass what you need and makes you look like you don't care. Paper seems sensible and responsible, but it has hidden drawbacks. Reusable cloth is the most practical and conscientious but you come off as a bit earnest, which is just fine if you don't mind the looks you get.
If you check the labels you'll often find that many things described to you as "choices" are illusory.
Apples are always good.
The world has waaaaay too many "flavors" of dog and cat food when you consider that the end users involved employ their tongues to clean their asses.
The visual and auditory cacophony of our system of food supply is pretty intimidating when you just stop and let it overwhelm you.
Mind you, there's something to be said for fewer flies on your goat haunch.
If you're cute, you can take a lollipop right out of the bin and start licking it, and people will smile at you. The same goes for apples right off of the shelf.Which, when you think about it, explains a lot about cute people.
Looking around the meat and poultry aisle goes a long way towards explaining why most most of us can't connect the dots between the wars we see on TV and real slaughter and butchery, either.
Did you ever stop and think how strange it is to have salad greens, cob corn and oranges on sale in an Oregon June?
Small things matter. It's flip-flop season, gals, but a pedicure and $80 nails won't make you look deliciously attractive if you don't wash those feet. And guys? How about wearing clothes that cover your peniculum and your gluteal cleavage? I know it's only WinCo, but, really, what would it hurt?
It takes longer to get the shopping done with a little person to "help". But it's not as much fun without her.
No matter what, you almost always find that you forgot something when you get home.
No matter what it is you forgot, it's always good just to get home.