Tag Archives: store

#71: Shop at Penzys

Before my husband and I got married, we took our relationship on a few “test drives” to see how we might fare when the novelty of romantic infatuation waned (as it always inevitably does).  One of the best ways to … Continue reading

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#17: Let high school kids bag my groceries

A semi-popular fundraiser for local school groups involves assembling a small group of kids (usually 9th-12th graders, though sometimes 6th-8th grade students do it as well) and taking them to a local grocery store.  The students then post a sign … Continue reading

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#70: Try on a pair of Vibram FiveFingers shoes

I used to be a runner. Despite being largely sedentary as a child (focusing on academics, music, and TV instead of sports or athletics), when I arrived at college with no car or bike, I had no choice but to … Continue reading

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Similarity amid diversity

One of the local grocery stores has an aisle dedicated to “ethnic” foods.  Various genres of staples, spices, and sweets each get a 4’ section of shelving – with no smooth transition from one to the next.  So Mexican tortillas … Continue reading

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#76: Try a new type of cheese

I once dated a guy who didn’t like cheese.  The demise of our relationship involved a lot more than his disdain for dairy – but that didn’t help.  🙂  Fortunately, the man I married is a fan of fromage in … Continue reading

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A conversation overheard

At the grocery store this morning, I saw a 2-year-old boy race through down the produce aisle, spy a yellow summer squash, grab it, and excited yell to his mom, “na-NA-na!” while waving the vegetable at her. She calmly corrected … Continue reading

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A new shopping experience

The setting: A cash register/checkout at a store I had never visited (until today). The conversation: Cashier: Did you find everything okay? Me: Yes, thank you for asking. Cashier: Do you know about our rewards program? Me: No, but I’ll … Continue reading

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