Saturday, December 02, 2006

I hate grocery shopping...

on a Saturday. It's awful. Screaming tired children, pink faced tired mothers, bored irritated looking fathers and lots of pensioners looking a bit scared of being knocked over.
Why the world and its mother should suddenly charge Superquinn on a Satdee evening I don't know. And what the hell is it wil all the stuff folk buy? Is there a famine coming? Are all the world's food stocks plummeting? MIles and miles of panting, desperate shoppers, crashing and leaning and apologising for bumping, trodding on toes as the christmas jingles deafened us all.
There I was, bottle of wine in one hand, roses in the other and four fillets of chicken in the crook of my arm, surrounded by people buying vast trolleys of stuff, in some cases two trolleys! What's going on? I've never seen anything like it. It made me want to rush off and grab a trolley and buy three for twos and fabreeze and giant packs of Petit Yoghurts.
Is there something coming that I don't know about?
I was in the express line- a line for around ten items and the chap ahead of me had at least twenty in his basket. Did I complain? No I did not, I just stood there wondering why the woman behind me kept muttering obsenities every two seconds. The toddler in the next line was screaming blue murder and the man behind her was fighting with his wife really LOUDLY.
I'm telling you, there was an air of panic about the place.
I"m off now to make cous cous and drink a few glasses of that wine, my nerves are shot.


Anonymous eva said...

To do any kind of shopping on a Saturday you need tranquilizers!

12:34 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I know, what was I thinking?

12:02 p.m.  
Blogger SheBah said...

I had a similar experience yesterday at a local Tesco (we have Sunday opening and it seems to have replaced Sat as the manic shopping day). People were filling trollies with turkeys and mince pies! Christmas fever starts earlier every year. I almost succumbed to the two packs of mince pies for the price of one, but common sense ruled.

11:03 a.m.  
Blogger SheBah said...

However, I did buy two large tins of Quality Street for £10 - I can resist anything except temptation. And I only like the purple one.

11:05 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

So what do you do with the rest of them?

11:12 a.m.  
Blogger SheBah said...

The chocoholic hoover (aka the Love interet) demolishes the lot. He is totally indiscriminate when it comes to chocolate and can sniff it out no matter where I hide it - can eat kilos and not put on a gramme - beast! In fact, all the guys I know are complete chocoholics - it's a myth that it's only women. (but his favourite is also the purple one, so I have to be quick and devious)

11:31 a.m.  
Anonymous Babs said...

I live next door to a 24 hour Tesco, handy you would think, well its not. You go in for a pint of milk and then you end up in there for half an hour in the so called "express self checkouts" behind some arsehole with a trolley. I so my big shop every two weeks to avoid "supermarket rage", and all of the insane children. Tuesday evenings are normally good for it, I think the most calm evening of the week.

11:44 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

You great big purple eating sneak. That's true you know, most of the chap I know have much sweeter teeth than the ladies. For example, the paramour would lick chocolate from a scabby leg, I don't like it at all. French Gay loves dark chocolate like Bournville and that sort of stuff and my brother LOVES chocolate, any kind, every kind.
Babs, Tuesday evenings you say, perfect. Did you read that Tescos have banned kids wearing those shoes with wheels in the soles? Huzzah I say. Take that kiddies! With your wheelie good fun, kazam!

12:37 p.m.  
Anonymous Babs said...

(Ruby) Tuesday I like to call it. I feckin hate those wheelie things, maybe I was maybe partially responsible for the ban, one day while daydreaming down the shampoo aisle in Tesco Merrion a child flew around the corner and snotted himself on my trolley, the mother of said child then proceeded to try and bollock me, this did not work for her, it was funny though, the little shit. Those shoes cost over 100 quid, they can afford the A & E!!

1:33 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

How the hell was it your fault if the kid crashed into you?

1:59 p.m.  
Anonymous Babs said...

Yeah it wasn't my fault, the mother was a geebag though! Like most of them who shop in there! You know "well it wasn't MY fault, how dare you, I drive a massive car you know" types. I hate them!

2:27 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

The filthy wench! Although I would quite like to drive a big car too.

3:56 p.m.  
Anonymous Babs said...

Yeah but you can probably drive, they tend to not be able to really! They are all fur coat no knickers anyway! Don't bovver me! (well not visibly)

4:58 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish we were living outside and had to catch or grown our own food. Welcome to the 21st century. From here one things are only going to get more crowded.

5:11 p.m.  
Blogger Ed Irkitated said...

I hate supermarkets. Despite what all of the adverts on TV lead us to believe they are not easy, they are not stress free, and I don't recall ever seeing a single person smiling whilst inside one. Unfortunately, biology has dictated to us that we have to eat therefore the occasional supermarket visit is unavoidable.

Read my full rant here

5:52 a.m.  
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