Wednesday, March 26, 2008
What's in Your Cart?
Okay, Internet, fess up - who else does this?
When I'm at the grocery store, I love, love, love to look in other people's grocery carts. Based on what a person is buying, I then try to figure stuff out about their lives. And really, it's easy.
Gallon of milk, juice boxes, individually wrapped bags of chips, lunch meat, white bread, giant pack of hamburger, fun fruits, and two different kinds of soda? Mom with kids.
Lean Cuisines, yogurt, diet Coke, Ben & Jerry's, and wine? Single woman.
Beer, chips, bologna, and bread? Single guy.
Cat food, wine, cookie dough? Someone about to have the world's most depressing Saturday night.
Diapers, wipes, Cheerios, and a giant container of coffee? Someone with a baby.
Bag of salad, spaghetti sauce, pasta sauce, garlic bread, and cereal? Someone who can't cook.
Then, I think about what my own groceries say about me. Like, there are times when my cart contains eggs, butter, flour, sugar, and powdered sugar, and it could not be more obvious that I am making cookies.
Often in my cart, you'll find a gallon of milk, fresh fruit and vegetables, including a huge bunch of bananas, powdered Gatorade, pasta, fruit snacks, string cheese, Kraft singles, almonds, cookies, and trail mix. That pretty well sums up my family.
What's in your cart?