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My Word of the Week – Shopping Stress
The world has gone crazy. Especially in the shops. I’ve heard so many horror stories. I’m in self isolation at the moment as three of my family members are at risk from the Corona Virus. Getting food has not been too bad so far but I know that others have had a lot of trouble. I did write a lot about shopping on my last isolation post here, so I won’t repeat myself.
However, I did want to tell you what happened when I got my Sainsbury’s delivery. I didn’t go over the top, I just bought what I thought we needed to get by for a week with a couple of little extra cupboard staples. I had a ton of substitutions and quite a few unavailable items which was disappointing, but I expected it to be worse.
At least we got nine toilet rolls…yes that’s slightly more than one each for a week! (my usual weekly use is 16, that’s not stockpiling, we are a big family with four member having stomach issues!) We did get a packet of wipes as well, and well, if it comes to it, there is always soap and water! (btw, I don’t buy handwash I buy bars of soap, I have done for a long time, they last so much longer and are not a plastic waste product.)
This weeks Shopping Stress
Anyway, I digress, let me take you back to shopping delivery day. The driver arrived and my husband took control of bringing in the shopping. The driver was off as quick as possible, he was so busy. Then while putting the things away I noticed a few things I hadn’t ordered, Like four bottles of milk, when we have lacto free and nut milk, and whole tomatoes, carrots, red grapes…it was looking a bit weird. (we only buy cherry tomatoes and I’d already bought carrots, and no-one eats red grapes. I realised we had someone else’s food.
It got worse. Where was Boo’s apple juice, she’s already come in to ask for it? And where was our cheese, apples, smoothies oh the list went on and on. Around £50 worth of shopping was missing.
I phoned Sainsburys immediately, with my receipt in my hand and all the missing items highlighted, while leaving the shopping that was obviously not ours on the kitchen table. The lines were busy, extremely busy and it was 45 minutes before my call was answered. Then very slowly we began working through my list. He had to look up each item on the computer which must have been going slow because it took forever. However, while I was on the phone the delivery driver called us on the house phone to say he’d found our missing shopping and was coming back. Phew!
We got all our missing goods and gave him back the shopping that wasn’t ours. I wasn’t even annoyed, I was just so relieved.
Shopping has never been so stressful, and I’m not sure what is going to happen in the future. There are no delivery slots anywhere. I can’t let Graham go to the crowded supermarket, and from what they say, the shelves are empty anyway. We have a lot of basic ingredients though, so I’m sure we’ll muddle through. And we have a local store which will keep us fed for a while (I hope)
How have you got on with your shopping this week, I hope you’ve had less stress?