Friday, February 13, 2009

Grocery store Giddy

There is food in This D*mn House – actual, real food. And we’ll probably go out to eat tonight. Go figure.

Seriously, we were down to the dregs. There was almost nothing to eat. At least for us. The animals? They were covered. They always are. Of course, they eat better than we do.
Food is expensive. I’m not sure how you people with kids do it.

And since I actually bought food for a change, the grocery bill was almost twice what it usually is. I bought bread, fresh produce, cereals, meat, canned and frozen veggies, French fries, cookies – stuff you can eat. Maybe some stuff you shouldn’t eat, but hey.

So I shouldn’t have been surprised by the total. But I was. The good news? I got $10 off (store promotion) and I had another $11.50 in coupons. For those of you keeping track, that’s $21.50 total in discounts, or about 18 percent off my bill. SCORE!

I felt bad because Sandy had gotten so little. I felt even worse when I found out that she had been told that she has to take a week off work without pay sometime this year. We both agreed though that if that is the worst of it, it will do nicely, thank you.

As we were leaving, she asked if I’d planned to drive through anywhere. Many times after our little excursions, I do. I tried to call the mother but no dice so I just made an executive decision and picked something up for her.

Sandy wanted to go to Burger King. I had to wheedle it out of her since she thought it was such a big inconvenience. (It's across the road from the grocery store for Pete's sake!) I only eat breakfast there on occasion, but I played along. I’d have even treated if she’d have let me.

She said since the bus is rerouted she doesn’t get to go there anymore. She was something just short of thrilled once she confessed where she wanted to go and we were on our way.

We both laughed when we pulled up and there was an “angry” Whopper on the menu. She cracked up when I asked the girl if I could have a mellow one instead. (The girl didn’t see the humor in it.) I laughed even harder because Sandy had laughed.

It takes so little to make some people happy. I guess it helps makes up for the rest of us.


MonkeyGirl said...

Some people have no sense of humor! You are such an angel!

Why S? said...

The commercials for the Angry Whopper are muy effective. They always make me wish I could have one, even though I don't eat meat and haven't for 20+ years. If I did order one, the angrier the better. No, I've never been mellow.

NV said...

MG – Yeah, lack of a sense of humor is a serious personality flaw in my book. I’m hardly and angel – but you’re sweet to think so!

Why – You’re funny. I’m still laughing at the thought of a p*ssed off sandwich.

Vicki said...

I love moments like that. Cool bonding moments. :)