So today my mom was awesome enough to watch my little goose as I ran to the grocery store. It’s almost like a mini vacation except I despise grocery shopping.Ok maybe despise is a strong word, but I don’t like going. In fact, I don’t like the entire process of going. Getting the list ready, planning the meals for the week, and then going. Anyway, this is not even what I was going to blog about. As I was shopping I noticed a few things that I thought I’d share.
I ALWAYS park in the faraway section of the parking lot. I’d like to say that I began this habit due to the fact that an extra few steps would do a body good. Essentially that’s why I do it now or part of the reason, but I began this habit simply because I sucked at parking my truck and didn’t want to damage anyones car that I parked next to. Which I have done. A story for another time. Anyway, I now park my truck in the faraway section because I do not want to drive around and around and around looking for a spot right up front. I have just decided that a few extra steps will indeed do my body some good. Plus, by the time Ms. Bobby Joe has parked her car in the very front I will have gotten some of my shopping done and be on my way. But seriously people why on earth do you spend soooooooooo much time circling the parking lot to find a parking spot when it wouldn’t kill you to park further and walk a little bit. I’m sure we are all need a little more movement these days. Which sorta kinda brings me to my next observation.
I just don’t know how else to title my 2nd point here. I’m going to disclaimer this right now. I do not think that the government should mandate, pass laws, or tell us what we should eat. It’s not the governments job to tell me if I’m eating too many Cheetos or let’s say no longer allow anything above 16 oz. drinks to me sold. With that being said as I was grocery shopping my eyes fell upon some very large people. And I’m not talking like overweight. I’m talking morbidly obese. There were a few here and there. The one that made me just scream (not literally) was when I saw a little girl shopping with her parents. She was pushing her morbidly obese dad in his wheelchair as he pushed a shopping cart and the morbidly obese mom was putting food in it. The kicker was what they were putting in their shopping cart. Donuts, chips, ice cream, etc……. Obviously they weren’t obese due to healthy eating, but I just wanted to say hello!! Wake up!! This is killing you the way you’re eating!! However, it’s not my place to do so and so I won’t. Another family was shopping and the mom was obese and walking with a limp. As we’re headed toward the bread aisle she limps her way to where all the donuts are and grabs the biggest size there is. I just don’t get it!!!! I think my biggest issue is that people just don’t seem to care about what they put in their bodies. I know that people know that a bag o’ donuts isn’t good for you so it’s not the lack of knowledge. It just seems to me that no one cares anymore what they put in their bodies. I realize I’ve said that twice.
3. Grocery Shopping
Now I know that I’ve expressed how much I’m not a fan of this particular activity, but I’m not a grump about it. At least I’m not while I’m actually shopping. 🙂 I noticed that there aren’t too many happy people out there. Or maybe they hate grocery shopping more than I do. I don’t know. It’s possible. So because of other people’s sour moods I always try to smile at people or say hi. Some people are just not having this random nice stranger thing. I said hi to a lady today and she gave me this look like I just killed her cat. I was so determined to make people smile that I thought I’d break out in song & dance down the ice cream aisle. Not really but I thought about it. I would’ve certainly gotten some weird looks. Which brings me to my last observation
4. Do I have something in my teeth?
So as I was grocery shopping I was smiling and being polite, but I was getting looks from people. It seemed like everyone was looking at me. At first I noticed a look from a person or 2, but then this older couple did a double take on me. Which I thought was strange so I started thinking I had something on my face or nose or somewhere. I whipped out my trusty iphone & used my camera app to see what all the stares were about. I looked and found nothing out of the ordinary. I thought for a split second that I was possibly under dressed, I was wearing a tank top, jeans, and flip flops so there is no way it could’ve been my clothes. I continued my shopping and still continued to get looks from people. I felt like I was in one of those dreams where I’m walking and suddenly realize I’m naked. Yes, it felt just like that. I never discovered what all the looks were for, but I thought I’d mention is since I’m really not sure what it was all about.
So those are my little thoughts, observations, rants for the day.