My pretentious grocery trip
I’m preaching a girls camp all week. It’s me, the camp’s resident staff, and about two hundred 1st-5th grade girls.
So much pink. So many accessories. So much giggling.
Since a big chunk of their day involves swimming, water games, etc., I’ll end up staying in my room a lot during the day, so yesterday as I was leaving town, I stopped at the grocery store to buy some supplies.
And I decided to treat myself. I got a bunch of things that I really like, but don’t normally buy because they cost a little more, and they’re not really practical. I walked the aisles, grabbing the things that caught my attention, filling the upper portion of my cart with my spoils. And when I got to the checkout line, I thought, “This is the grocery cart of a pretentious idiot.”
What did I buy?
- A can of honey roasted almonds
- A three-pack of sweet mint gum
- A box of Caramel Starbucks VIA instant coffee
- A box of vanilla latte creamer
- Six bottles of coconut flavored Sobe water
- Three individual servings each of apples/grapes, and pineapple chunks
I can’t put my finger on exactly why, but I felt pretty dumb. I mean, I still bought all that stuff, but something about the combination of flavors and products made me feel like a tool.
And, a final note- I’d also like to say that every item I bought is delicious.
Quick question for the comments: Are there grocery items that you’re “brand-loyal” to? On what products do you refuse to buy generic, and why?