Unfortunately, I was unable to find:
- The chicken
- The ground beef
- The rice
- The refried beans
- The organic low-fat milk
- The lactose free whole milk
- The dinner rolls
Unfortunately I could not find the Stouffer’s brand fried chicken meal. Is there a replacement in this photo you would like instead?
Wait. Is that the baked chicken meal on the left and the fried chicken meal on the right? Or...
Unfortunately I could not find the Success Brand boil in bag rice. Is there a replacement in this photo you would like instead?
Oh, come on!
Unfortunately I could not find the Wegman’s Brand romaine salad mix. Is there a replacement in this photo you would like?
I could barely keep up. Each passing moment brought more photographs, sometimes multiple photographs. Some were sideways and upside down.
Oh, for heavens sake, no. Please refund the item from my bill.
It was at around this point that I began to wonder.
I envisioned a happy-go-lucky shopper careening around the grocery with an empty cart and a cell phone, snapping pictures and eating free samples along the way. I began to despair. I wondered if I’d be forced to scrutinize every picked-over shelf in the store in hopes to scrape together enough food to make it through the week.
Of course it was no where near as bad as this. And, in the end, my camera-happy shopper and I managed to cobble together a pretty respectable shopping list, complete with acceptable substitutions. I never did get any milk, though.
I’m thinking of trying again today. Earlier, in case that helps to avoid things having run out. I have some extremely important items I don’t want to miss out on.