Chapter One: Groceries
the Check-Out Line
In our New York City years, the Lovely Carol Marie loved walking around the corner to our funny little Key Food supermarket on Amsterdam & 86th, to do our (almost nightly) grocery shopping. We’d stroll the narrow aisles with our narrow cart and find the “best deals” before heading home for dinner.
Now that we’re permanently in the suburbs, though, we seldom, if ever, head to the grocery store together and very often text to say, “At Stop & Shop, need anything?” or “At ShopRite, need anything?” That’s pretty much the extent of our “couples” shopping these days.
What I’ve observed in these ‘burbs, however, is that some folks love grocery shopping together --- and that’s what today’s Suburbo focuses on. What you’ll find here is an amalgam of some earlier observations (the “aisle-blocker,” “the Smartphone user,” and, of course, the “check-out line” blocker) --- all magnified by the fact that now it’s two people, not one, making your shopping experience less than optimal.
Have a great week and thanks for reading!