Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘grocery’

Misguided (mis-ˈgī-dəd)

The dictionary defines misguided as:

1. led or prompted by wrong or inappropriate motives or ideals, well-meaning but misguided do-gooders

2. poorly conceived or thought out.

Synonyms: unwise, mistaken, foolish, misled, misplaced, deluded, ill-advised, imprudent, injudicious

double-standardExample 1: Nanny MO (Michelle Obama) has been a champion for obesity, okay anti-obesity. She recently came out with some ideas on how to better run supermarkets. She has a special knowledge since she probably hasn’t routinely purchased food for her family for at least five years and probably longer. Certainly her background as a lawyer has prepared her for this campaign and it is a worthy one…up to a point. Education is important, but when she steps into the “government control” mode my hackles rise;

I’m A Cart Watcher

A hobby that I have developed is cart watching.  When we Costco shop we generally have lunch and I love to watch what other people buy.  A friend of mine calls it the 200 club because that is about what it costs to get out of the store.  I recently spoke to the local manager on a busy Saturday and he told me that their revenue averages around a half million dollars on a typical Saturday.  It is amazing how fast you can get to a hundred or even two hundred dollars. 

Hungry Shopping

Last Saturday morning I slept in a little and headed off to go grocery shopping at my favorite warehouse club.  I didn’t have time to eat breakfast before I left so I planned to have lunch at the club after shopping.  Plus it was Saturday and I knew the sample booths would be out in force attracting crowds of shoppers.    The free sample thing really works as I picked up a few extra items, but the traffic jams near the little carts can be irritating.  I am not sure why folks feel they have to eat the sample in front of the server.  That’s one of my pet peeves.