I went to the grocery store today. On an empty stomach.

Now I have more food that I ought to.

I really thought it'd be different this time. I knew what I was doing but still managed to buy too much.


Posted by jzawodn at December 29, 2002 07:26 PM

Reader Comments
# Andy said:

I too am guilty of this, but my wife and I found a way around it. Our local grocery store has a deli as soon as you walk in the door. We plan our shopping trips around a meal. We usually stop by the store on Sunday after church (for lunch) or meet there for dinner after work. We eat dinner in the deli and then do our shopping. We're much happier after a full belly and our grocery bill is adjusted accordingly.

on December 29, 2002 07:50 PM
# Babu said:

My wife and I use a decidedly low-tech solution. Stick a tear-off notepad on the refrigerator and hang a pencil next to it. Whenever something gets over, note it down. Tear the page off and take it to the grocery store.

Results: We shop every Saturday. By Saturday morning, we've just enough supplies to last till Sunday evening. And we finish (yes, together, with my wife) on an average of 30 minutes that include picking up stuff, lines at the cashier and loading the car.

on December 30, 2002 04:45 AM
# brandt said:

i always know i've made this mistake when i buy Peanut Butter, which is something i usually avoid like the plague.

on December 30, 2002 05:35 AM
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