Available Balance
Once a Week vs Every Other Day Shopping
January 6, 2017
Woman holding shopping basket

I used to have a motorcycle  which I rode to and from work.  Every day, almost, on my way home from work, I’d stop at a particular crummy supermarket and buy what I felt like.  I didn’t know what I’d eat for dinner until I reached the supermarket and looked around.

After my accident, when I had to depend on a taxi or a friend to take me shopping, shopping became once a week.  I’d have to make a list and check it twice, to be sure I didn’t leave anything out for I might not get another chance to shop.

I began to make and store meals, just in case, for emergencies.

Since I’ve gotten back the motorcycle and can ride as I choose, I tend to shop every other day.   It has become a kind of ‘outing’.   Where I do often carry a list, I also keep an open mind.  However, as I can’t buy a lot, since I carry it on the bag at the back of the bike, the two things match; frequent small shopping and a limited amount of space.

I like the freedom to shop often.

Being limited to once a week means that you miss a lot of things.  The one day bargains, or the special small quantities of fruits/vegetables.

Shopping often I get to know about the bargains, and sometimes I see something I didn’t expect, like blueberries or strawberries, and grab them.    I used to miss these fruits because there is a limited amount and they are snapped up.

Due to my frequency I’m well known to the staff, from the bagger to the manager, and get good treatment, so I’m faithful to the supermarket.

Although the fear might be overspending the fact is, I’ll get around to eating the items.  Maybe the canned stuff will see the plate next month, the other stuff, this week.    Overshopping is prevented by the size of the bag.  I can squeeze in a decent amount but nothing I can’t carry on my own.

I like frequent shopping, it keeps me current, alert to various things, i.e. the Basa Fish, for example, (which comes from Vietnam, Not Jamaica) and it’s kind of relaxing.


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