I was quite okay with the old patience thing until I finally got near the checkout and the person in front of me began to unload her overflowing grocery cart. It was a Mom and two sons. One son was likely a young teen and the other younger. For twenty minutes they unloaded the cart. I watched every item make its way to the conveyor belt . . .
Little Debbie snack cakes, 4 huge bottles of Coke, two giant bags of small variety bags of chips, Nutter Butter bars, three bags of Oreos, a couple boxes of donuts, more potato chips, sugar cookies, ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, oatmeal pies, Cheetos, bottles of Fanta soda, M and Ms, Fritos, Doritos, Chips Ahoy cookies, Sprites, frozen buffalo wings, Sunny D bottles, Pizza rolls, more chips, a box of those little colored drinks with the aluminum foil tops (I’m not sure what they are called OR what they are made of!), one small carton of eggs, two gallons of orange juice and a box of frozen hamburger patties.
There was more, but that is all I can remember off the top of my head and I think you have the picture. By the way, I ALMOST felt compelled to take a picture. I don’t think I have EVER seen a grocery cart filled to the rim with so much JUNK! And, granted, if my boys go to the store with my husband, they can bring home some junk!
I was almost sick to my stomach. I cannot imagine what the grocery bill was, but more importantly, I cannot imagine what they are going to eat all week! There was not one green item in the whole cart. There was not one frozen, can, or fresh vegetable and not a fruit in sight.
Were their meals only going to consist of the hamburgers and eggs? I was really flabbergasted, frustrated, and aggravated. My sons would have been proud because I didn’t say a word, not to her, the people around us, the cashier, but boy you all are hearing about it!
So, here is my question: What are they going to eat? Is this a typical American grocery store run? Does this bother any one else out there?