I’ve just returned from the grocery store – and I may have done irreparable harm to my frugal cred.
First – We were out of everything.
Second – I only had thirty minutes to buy everything that we needed.
Third – I forgot my grocery list.
Fourth – I forgot my grocery price book – and, frankly, even if I had remembered to bring it, I would never have had enough time to consult it.
Fifth – I went shopping on an empty, starving stomach.
Sixth – I entered the store right at 5:oo pm – quite literally the busiest time of the day.
I’ve never zipped through a grocery store so fast in my life. I honestly have no idea what I purchased. I feel like I spent twice as much as I should have, and I really do not have the heart to look at my receipt. In this case, ignorance will be bliss.
Remember that really cheesy television game show… What was it… Here, let me ask my wife… Oh, yeah… Supermarket Sweep!
Yeah, that was me. I was just up and and down the aisles, piling things into the cart. Paying for my haul took ten minutes, and I think I heard my debit card scream in pain as I swiped it though the little card reader.
To all of my frugal pals, please forgive me. I promise, the next time I go to the store, I’ll be better prepared and I’ll give myself more time to shop!