I always put off grocery shopping for as long as possible.
I wait until we are running out of toilet paper, toothpaste, bread and milk before I finally make the trip.
It’s a huge ordeal and I just hate it. I live in a very remote area along one of the Great Lakes. The nearest grocery store is a half an hour drive away. Because of this, getting groceries is a time-consuming process. The weather in my local area makes running errands even more difficult. In the winter, the temperature is typically well below zero with constant snowfall. I need to start up the car and let the heater run for at least ten minutes to clear the windshield. I bundle up in sweaters, boots, wool coat, hat and mittens to brush the snow off the hood and scrape ice off the windshield. It’s necessary to keep the heater blasting at maximum capacity the entirety of the drive. I then trudge through snow and slush to get inside the store, where they have the thermostat turned up so high, I immediately start to sweat. Peeling off my coat and a layer of sweaters doesn’t help. There are vents located in every aisle just pumping out extremely hot air. There’s no getting away from it. I would think that the management would understand their customers are dressed for the outside temperature. I have the opposite complaints in the summer. When the weather is hot and humid, I wear shorts, sandals and tank tops. The air conditioning makes inside of the grocery stores feel like a refrigerator. I try to remember to bring a coat long with me. I end up running through the aisles because I’m shivering. I then tend to forget items and buy the wrong products.