As I slowly unpack my bruised apples and 4L milk with a best before date in 3-days, I wonder…
what child is shopping my groceries?
I absolutely love the convenience of online grocery shopping, however it has become far from convenient these days. The past 3 weeks I have had to put a call into Customer Service to advise them of not only missing items but bruised, bad and near bad groceries I’ve received.
I’m not one to complain, at least nothing past my burraid of complaints to my husband as he walks in the door from work. I waver back-and-forth on making a call of complaints, I hate to be “that person“, but at the end of a just-do-it battle with Sammy, I come to the realization that all I ever want to come out of a call into head office is awareness.
A service I absolutely love and have grown dependant on, online grocery shopping is so convenient, thanks to so many grocery chains that have added this service. For a person like myself who does all things at midnight, online grocery shopping at 2am is my jam. I have no qualms in paying the extra to shop at absurd hours, from my home, in my pajamas, but should I pay for the service, then I want it done right.
Please, go ahead and squeeze my fruit! Make sure they’re not bruised, be selective and should I ask for green Banana’s, then do just that, don’t question my crazy, just do it. The extra ripe bananas, with brown spots you picked for us are going to do us no good this week. I mean I made the most of it and baked 26 Banana drop cookies and 2 Banana Loaves but giving Sammy and Sofia a fruit salad tossed with cookies in their lunches was not what I call ideal.
You see those dates on the side of the Milk jug, or atop my family-pack of chicken thighs? It’s not a game of who can get them closest to today’s date, NO! not even a little. You want a prize, then get me something with dates on it so far in the future even Michael J Fox would be impressed.
To the child who shops my groceries each week, I get it, you’re not the sole grocery shopper of your home. You don’t feel the fruit, check dates, open egg cartons, nor do you get excited over finding deals, (I know this because the bunch of banana’s I ordered that were on sale, you replaced with organic at full-price). But please, the next online order you shop, think about how disgusting a fruit salad would be made with soggy cookies.
That is all.