Have a few minutes to read? This is a good one..I promise!
What is what worth, you may ask?
Saving money and time, what is it worth to you?
Well duh, of course we all like to save money, but here is my story/question?
Let me preface this by saying that I suck at coupon clipping and bargain shopping.
And I prefer not to shop at Walmart, hmmmm, wonder why?
The other day I swung into the Super Walmart to grab a few household items.
I went to the grocery section because I knew I needed a couple of things, so I should just grab them while I was at a store.
Meat Department- A scoured every section of the meat department in search of some organic chicken. NOTHING. I went up to the “meat counter” and asked the man, “Do you carry Organic Meat?” He looked at me like I had 2 horns growing out of my head. I actually had to repeat myself, because I think I took the poor man off guard with my bizarre question. He said, and I quote ” No, we aint got no organic meat here”. I thought to my self “we aint got no”, interesting. “Thank you Sir.” I walked away meatless.
Deli counter- I should have know since “they aint got no” organic meat, they wouldn’t have my next needed item, but a girl can dream. I was going to make some peas and prosciutto and I needed prosciutto. I took my number from the number pully thingy and patiently waited for 38 to be called. “Thirty Eight” was shouted in an unfriendly tone. “Yes Sir, I will take 1/4 pound prosciutto, sliced thick please.” (yes, I am always polite..thanks Mom and Dad). I am answered with, “Pro, what?” Enunciating a bit better in case he did not understand my thick Florida accent,
He turned his back to me, walked away and asked a lady who was slicing meat. Not hearing their conversation, he walked back to me and said, “We have never heard of it, so we must not have it.” Now I looked at this man like HE had horns growing out of his head. “mm-k, thank you.”
Produce Section– It’s not looking good for me is it? Well you see the last thing I needed was chives. Just some common chives. I walked all throughout the produce section, several times looking for chives. I saw nothing that resembled them. So instead of walking away from my uneventful shopping trip, I decided to amuse myself. Dare I ask? Yes! I walked up to the lady who was arranging the potatoes. “Excuse me, I hate to bother you, but I can’t seem to find the chives, would you point me in the right direction?” She said, “you mean the green things you put on the top of a baked potato.” My eyes light up in excitement thinking I just scored some chives. I say, “YES, exactly..where would they be?” “Oh, we don’t carry chives.”
I think my neck started getting red at this point. I say, “Thank You” and walk away.
So here is my question.
Do you one stop shop at the big bargain places to save money, even if they lack in quality and in selection? Or do you spend they extra money and shop in one place where you know they have everything you need?
Me? Save money..sure that would be nice..but I think I will stick with the “real” grocery store for my groceries!
Three Strikes and your out, right?