Ok, this may come off as a ranting zesty but I have had it up to here (I am actually pointing to my neck) with the cost of groceries these days. Now I cannot speak for people in both the US and countries abroad but here in Canada I find that the prices have gone through the roof. I feel like no matter what I do – our grocery bill keeps rising to a point at which I think it may be cheaper to eat out everyday….. grrrr
How this post came to fruition is that I was out getting groceries last night and I had a list of about 15 items which isn’t too bad. Pretty much all of the food was regular everyday stuff. So I am browsing around, having a good time – bumping into some people I know and chatting it up all the while picking out the items in need.
So I have everything in my cart and all is well. When I get to the cashier, I haul my handy dandy recycle bags out and hand them to her. I only had two bags but I knew that would be plenty for the few groceries I had.
So we are progressing through the cash and I am looking at the monitor watching the total go up … and up. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not as cheap as a clay pipe or anything but for me this whole ” jack food prices up” is really getting to me. Continuing on, we are just about to wrap things up, final items being scanned, I look up and literally I feel like something is out of whack.
$147 for two bags of groceries!!! After I swallowed and regained my composure, I grabbed my debit card and proceeded through. As I was walking to the car I told myself, “Zesty you need to post about this and see if other people in the world are feeling the same as you”.
Do you notice your grocery bills are considerably higher than a year ago? Do you shop around for better deals? Do you tend to stick to the outside aisles at the grocery stores? These are all things I normally try to do but I am at a loss. I was shocked that 2 bags of groceries would cost $147.00.
I know this post was a little out of character for me but I felt that it’s an important topic. I look forward to hearing your response to the survey.