Mike has been under treatment for an old Achilles’ tendon ailment that flared a couple of months ago. He now has orders to stay off it as much as possible with no walking more than half a mile. So, he was not allowed to shop with me on Friday.
|Nellie and Bess enjoy their morning naps.|
As a part of reducing plastic usage, I promised to exchange my disposable razors for one with replaceable blades. Frankly, the razor industry has confused me for years, which is why I use a disposable in the first place. And once again I was confused by the choices on the razor aisle. Razors that lather? Razors with scents? Twenty razors screamed “take ME, take ME!” Knowing nothing, I closed my eyes and tossed a Schick, packaged in a non-recyclable plastic “bubble,” into my cart. A disposable will last me six months, so I should have put more thought and research into this. I probably helped Walmart more than the environment.
“There are just so many choices!” I overheard a shopper complain in another aisle. “Yes, too many choices – everywhere,” I silently agreed, and I think that’s part of the problem. (Don’t get me started on packaged cheese.)
Then I went to Albertsons. You all know I have a love/hate relationship with Albertsons. Yes, there are other stores, but the location is convenient (next door to Jo-Ann’s) and the gas rewards significant. Before Christmas I shopped enough to earn a nice 2-quart Farberware pan. They have good specials, but since the merger with Safeway I notice the produce and dairy products are short-dated and the shelves are often not well-stocked, for whatever reason.
I loaded apples, onions, and potatoes into my reusable produce bags, and of course, I had my reusable shopping bags at check-out.
|Streets icy Saturday morning; good I shopped Friday.|
“Guess what’s coming up,” said the cashier.
“Monopoly?” I ventured.
“YES!” she said loudly. We agreed that the company’s Monopoly game is a useless waste of time.
“I’d hate for you to lose your job for what you’re saying,” I said in confidential tones.
“Why would I lose my job for saying something we all know is true?” she shouted. Hmmm. I let it go. KW
P.S. Here's a link to "green sewing ideas" from the Nancy Zieman blog (here).