What can be more American than a good ol’ fashioned grocery store? However, no matter how nice the amenities, sometimes it’s the patrons that will ruin the visit. So, here are my top 3 Quick and Dirty Tips for happy shopping:
Tip #1 – It’s Not NASCAR
I love my local, friendly grocery store. But unfortunately, it was turning into a NASCAR track! Carts carelessly whip around the aisles, at unheard of speeds. While grocery shopping, don’t rush. There’s no need to make it an all day trip, but you’d be
amazed at how relaxing it can be if you took your time. Also, drop the cell phone. If you have one hand on your phone, how can you maneuver the cart? Try a headset, if you are taking calls.
Tip #2 – Over the Limit?
This is a great concept that works if you follow the directions. Which is easy — only bring in the limit of food that the line says. Done! If you have more, step out of line and join the regular one.
Tip #3 – Plan Ahead
If you’re paying by check, have everything but the amount written out in advance. This will save everyone time. Also, make sure you know where you buried your wallet. Don’t hold up the line because it’s at the very bottom of your bag or purse. Also, show some kindness to other patrons and offer that person behind you with one bottle of ketchup the chance to go ahead of you.
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