Grocery Shopping – The Thaler Way

The Thaler family doesn’t like to go to the grocery store, so we avoid it for as long as possible.  Eventually, we are left with nothing but butter in the refrigerator and my mom is using dish detergent to do her laundry.

When we reach this level of desperation, we schedule a day for all of us to go to the store and we buy enough stuff to last for the next four to six weeks.

We always shop at the same place and the cashiers have gotten to know us.  They like to comment on our massive shopping sprees.

That’s how the Thaler’s shop for groceries.

 

Mom’s Shopping Story

I went to the Shoppette on Redstone Arsenal.  The Shoppette is a small store with only a hand full of cash registers to check out.

I had two items in my shopping cart.  I walked up to the cash register and the cashier asked me if I had already paid for my items.  I said, no.

Then all sorts of things started going through my mind.  What did she think I did, go to one of the other cash registers and pay then walk over to her cash register after paying for my items.

I also wondered what she would have said if I said, yes I already paid.  Would she have just let me walk out of the store even though I had not paid of my items.

They say there is always a first time for everything and I must admit this is the first time I have ever been asked if I had already paid for my items while waiting at the cash register to pay.

I just keep thinking about her and laughing. 

 

Rita Thaler

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