Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Day In The Life - Grocery Shopping at Midnight

It's Saturday night and we're feeling alright... Okay, hang on.  It's Saturday night and we haven't been grocery shopping in, like, forever.  Or at least three weeks (see, forever).  Not that we don't have food.  We could live out of our three freezers and stockpiled foods for months, but it's just not always the food we want.

Grocery shopping needed to be put on the to-do list.  Well, the weather was going to be 75 degrees in Washington State - in May.  Early May.  No chance in haboota that we were wasting any time between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm on something as trivial as providing nourishment for our bodies.


So, after eating dinner (um, cereal) at 10:15 at night (doesn't everybody?), and sucking down the rest of the leftover coffee in the pot from the morning, we headed off to the grocery store.  Which is an hour away.

No, really, it's an hour away for the good deals.  Yes, we waste two gallons of gas to get there, but, what, are you Dave Ramsey all of a sudden?  Anyway, we were on an adventure.  The Teenager decided she didn't want to go (saywhat?), but she made her list (all fruit - saywhat?).

We arrived at the store at 11:00 pm.  You know how fast you can drive on a Saturday night at 11:00 pm?  There's no traffic!
Usually my wine of choice, but I made
him buy me the expensive stuff with it
being Mothers Day and all.

Anywho, grocery shopping at midnight is the bomb.  There are very few people there, the ones who are there are really entertaining to watch (maybe we were in that category too) and there was only one screaming child (which is a question mark all on it's own as to why a toddler was there).  The cashiers are a wee bit rummy because they are working the late shift (or third shift, or graveyard, or what-the-hell yard shift).  And the place is dead.

Now I am not a night owl.  I'm usually in bed by 9:00 if I've made it that far.  We have gone grocery shopping at 5:15 in the morning (had to drop the Teenager off at 4:30 am for some band event) and that was great too.  I just needed a nap afterwards.  I needed a nap after the midnight run, but at least it was nap time by 1:00 am.

So if the opportunity presents itself, head on out after primetime.  It's a whole new world out there.

By the by - this was the Saturday before Mothers Day, so technically the Hubs took me to Winco for Mother's Day.  I made him buy me the expensive wine.  $6.47.

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