Chocolat: Commando raid on the grocery store
Note: Be sure to pronounce the word “chocolat” from the title correctly. That will give this post a more sophisticated aire.
I’m planning a new section of the blog. I don’t have the perfect name for it yet, but basically it will consist of posts documenting my “commando raids” on grocery stores.
The other day I was shopping with my wife. You know, shuffling my feet behind her, standing around bored, trying to keep my back from popping out, while she spent about 2.3 years filling her shopping cart.
We went through the bulk foods part of the store and I vaguely noticed M&M candies. Then, when we traversed the regular candy aisle, I saw more M&M candies and thought I noticed something funny about the pricing.
I decided to conduct a raid and get some answers. This is what I found out from this morning’s mission:
Target: M&M candy pricing
How shopping at the book store has changed
Years ago I spent a lot more time at bookstores than I do today. I could drop in and easily kill a few hours wandering the aisles, standing in front of the shelf reading portions of a book, and I’d find tons of stuff I wanted so I’d be forced to prioritize (based on finances) that which fell into the “must have today” category.
Somewhere along the way going to the bookstore became more and more infrequent for me. I’m not exactly sure why. One reason, I’m sure, is the time I spend on computers has increased while the time spent reading books has decreased. But I still enjoy reading even if I don’t do it as much as I used to.
So I found myself at the bookstore the other night. I had no expectations and wasn’t pondering any of the lofty thoughts above (at least at first). It was simply a fun activity to share with my wife.
Suffice it to say: The experience did not turn out well.