Friday, August 13, 2010

Grocery gripes

The heat has got me thinking. Why do I exercise? I just sweat all day. Why do I wear my invisalign retainers at night? They taste even worse after sleeping through the heat with them in my mouth. Why do I bother putting clothes on the kids? They prefer running around in their underwear anyway. Why do I cook anything? It gets so darn hot in the kitchen we end up eating in the living room in front of the TV. Sigh. Just had to get that off my chest. I drove about thirty minutes to the neighboring town for groceries. We have a grocery store here, but the charge outrageous prices for the fruit, veggies, bread, and meat. It's ridiculous. Why on earth would you charge so much money for food in a town with only one grocery store? I don't get it. The town is full of farmers and factory workers. My favorite topic to go on and on about is nutrition. I get so riled up when I have to pay $6 for a small thing of grapes. Then I think about people who can't afford to grocery shop as well as I can. Six dollars can buy a lot of cheap, fatty meat and hamburger helper. Or buy a whole ton of food at the McDonald's down the street. How on earth are we supposed to end the obesity epidemic when nutritious food is close to impossible to buy? I have realized that the gas I use to drive 30 minutes to the grocery store and 30 minutes back is worth it when it saves me a couple hundred dollars a month on groceries. Such a sad state of affairs.

1 comment:

  1. Boy can I relate to high grocery prices. Even though there's a selection of grocery stores to go to, the food that's on sale is usually what we do not eat. Plus I don't have time to go from store to store trying to catch the sales.

    My husband is the cook and he's very particular about food. Sometimes he goes overboard when we grocery shop. As of late, he motto is "eat the foods you like, just eat less of it." This works for me...I had my favorite ice cream, Haagen-Dazs ;-))