While I am waiting in line at the grocery check out I snoop at what other shoppers have in their carts. I am not passing judgment; I make up stories about their groceries as I wait.
Recently a woman had 10 frozen pizzas in her shopping cart. Obviously she was having a party in my mind. In reality she might have been just stocking her freezer.
My local grocery store has a 50% off sock sale on Black Friday morning. This year I swear I did not see a shopping cart with out a pair of socks including mine! No stories to make up there, just bargain shoppers.
Costco is a lot of fun to snoop into other shopper’s shopping carts. I sometimes will ask other shoppers when I see them buying something I eyed, if they had bought it before. My family, except for my sister who is the same way, cannot understand why I would engage a perfect stranger for their opinion. My defense is if you ask the check out person they will most likely tell you the product is fabulous. I don’t trust employee opinions because I think they are told to be positive.
Owners of small stores shop at Costco, or at least I make them up to be small business owners. I see in their shopping carts, cartons of cigarettes, several packages of hot dog buns, lots of hot dogs and 1 case of diapers. In my mind this a Mom and Pop store that had a falling out with their distributor. Or they are a small convenience store that ran out of cigarettes and hot dogs and the diapers are for personal use.
I know many people buy as much as possible on line. As the owner of an online business I won’t criticize that! Groceries however I find fun to shop in person. Many stores here are pushing their concierge service. Order on line and pick up and go. Add a handling fee and some grocery stores will deliver your groceries. These are all great options and I applaud the grocery industry in expanding their reach to their customers.
For me, I have too much fun snooping and making up stories at the grocery store not to shop in person.
Are you a fan of grocery shopping cart snooping?