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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Grocery Shopping

Does anybody else get depressed when they go grocery shopping?

Gary & I went to visit a friend in the hospital in Lafayette tonight, so we picked up groceries while we were down there.  I never waste a trip to Lafayette where I'm near Sam's Club and Super Walmart, my home-away-from-home.

We needed toilet paper in both bathrooms.  Now around here, we go through more than one double roll in each bathroom every day.   Gary & I like to use Angel Soft in our bathroom.  The girls like to use Walmart's brand that compares to Charmin.  Neither one of those are really expensive, but I spent nearly $25 to put 24 rolls of toilet paper in each bathroom!!!  As we were walking to the car with our cart full of groceries, Gary was figuring up the cost of the toilet paper.  He exclaimed, "$25 to just flush it down the toilet!"

Then there's shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.  I spent nearly $18 on those items.  In a household of 9 girls, most of them have to use a different shampoo or a different scent of body wash than the others.  With the youngest girls, I can get by with using the same cheap Suave shampoo.  But one girl has trouble with dandruff and one can't use the Suave because it makes her hair greasy and another spends so much time in the sun that it bleaches & dries out her hair.  I don't know how many guests have commented on the number of bottles lined up in the shower!  If you use our shower, you'll be able to choose from shampoo for fine hair, shampoo for colored hair, shampoo with UV blocker, dandruff shampoo, curl care shampoo, shampoo for more body.....  I told Gary, "When I was a kid, we used whatever kind of shampoo my mom had a coupon for...usually V05."  Times have changed and so have our options at the store.

How can I manage to spend $300 at Sam's & Walmart, and when I get home they all say, "There's nothing to eat!"?   Guess I'll have to stop buying toilet paper!!  Anybody have a Sears & Roebuck catalog?

1 comment:

  1. I am still laughing about this one! I can relate to your childhood, in that we all (2 boys, 2 girls, and both parents) used the same soap and shampoo. Toilet paper was at a premium. We were instructed on using as few squares as possible to do the job, so if we ran out we ran out and had to hope there were tissues in the house. How nice you allow your girls their individuality!