I went to the grocery store yesterday and indulged in one of my favorite past times: snooping into complete strangers' lives by analyzing their grocery choices. Do you do this, or is it just me? Would you like some examples?
1) The guy buying 10 Hungry Man frozen dinners, five cans of chili, beer, and salami--this haul just screams "bachelor. "
2) The woman with the super-size package of Pampers, the variety pack of small Frito-Lay chip bags, and five bags of Goldfish crackers--how happy is she that she didn't have to drag her kids with her to the store today?
3) The elderly woman with two individual rolls of toilet paper, the smallest container of milk available, and 20 cans of cat food--a widow living with far too many cats, perhaps?
4) Anyone with a cart full of soda, chips, and hot dog buns--PARTY!
I always wonder what people think when they see my choices*. But then it occurs to me that most people probably don't make snap judgments about complete strangers based on the items in their grocery carts. But I do. So tell me, so that I may judge you: What do you buy at the grocery store?
* You want to know what I bought so you can judge ME, don't you? Okay, that's only fair: Organic whole milk, broccoli, seltzer, plain low-fat yogurt, 4% milk fat cottage cheese, Triscuits, beer, multi-grain pasta, carrots, dried lentils, corn tortillas, whole wheat tortillas, and reduced-fat Ruffles. And some chicken salad from the deli, because I was STARVING and needed to eat something IMMEDIATELY. The end.