I really hate grocery shopping.
I procrastinate for as long as possible. I wait until my family complains over running out of vital items such as toothpaste, bread, paper towels and peanut butter before I finally make the trip. The nearest grocery store is located 25 minutes from my home. The drive and shopping time adds up to approximately two hours out of my day, and then I still need to haul the groceries inside and put them away. Plus, the actual experience at the grocery store is downright awful. The store frequently pumps country music from the speakers, which I despise. Plus, no matter the time of year or weather outside, the indoor temperature is a problem. In the summer, when the day is hot and humid, they blast the air conditioning on max capacity. I dress for the weather, typically wearing shorts, T-shirt and sandals. I don’t bring along a winter parka to protect myself from the non stop influx of sub zero air. I can’t imagine how much it costs to run the air conditioner non stop and create such freezing cold conditions. Every customer shivers, complains and rushes to get out of the store. I’m always in such a hurry that I end up buying the wrong items and forgetting essentials. In the winter, it’s the opposite problem. I’m bundled up in sweaters and a wool coat because the outside temperature is down to ten degrees. I step inside the grocery store and immediately start to sweat. The heating system is sending way too much hot air from the vents.