[quote=WN738,reply=1]Mostly because food is something that is a one time use, and i don't like paying for things that i cant use again and again. so i guess me being a cheap skate would be a reason. Also knowing that all the food i like to eat and find tasty also is likely to lead me to a heart attack, tends to anger me. Having to choose between food that tastes good but will kill me, and food that tastes like steamed card board wrapped in newspaper, just seems to irk me. Plus !'m indecisive....soo many things to choose, not enough money
The food you eat is only half of the "equation"; ( heart attacks ) , but I know what you're talking about !
[quote=stratosphere,reply=2]I go to a different store and pay more because the Wal-Mart supermarket is like a zoo. I am willing to pay more to lessen the aggravation.
I definitely know what you mean about "being a zoo" !
[quote=JetsGo,reply=6] I love Wal-Mart and their cheap prices just as much as the next person, but I can't bring myself to go grocery shopping there anymore. The parking lot, the aisles, the worthless checkout ladies, it's become too much for me.
We must be lucky; Our nearest Wal-Mart is a very small one as Wal-Marts go, and is only 8 miles away; don't get many groceries at that one; next door is "Aldi", and we get a lot of stuff there; VERY cheap, great "brands" on some stuff;
Our two Wal-Mart Superstores are in Terre Haute, about 18 and 24 miles away; the near one, ( the newest has a HUGE parking lot, and is never any problem ), likewise the store is never all that crowded, ( we usually go there in the evening ) The farthest one is right beside "Ryan's", my favorite place in all the world to "eat steak", ( and I can eat a hell of a lot of steak ! ) Then when we leave Ryan's, right up the street is Kroger's, which is where I buy all of my diesel fuel, ( usually about every 3 weeks, usually costs me $ 100 to "fill up" the truck tank, and $ 20 or 30 for the "transfer tank"; ( this week the truck tank was $ 125, as diesel was $ 3.95, ( with my discount )
Actually, I rather enjoy going for groceries; being the extremely "patient" fellow that I am, the "people" don't faze me, and that new superstore has super wide isles; but I have a "confession" to make; both superstore have huge magazine racks; ( which is usually my first stop ) after reading "Fine Woodworking", "Discover", "Lapidary Journal" and possibly "Pop Science", I usually grab my monthly copy of "Popular Astronomy" and "Wood Magazine" and continue on with my "other" shopping; ( I'm usually in the store "a while" )
If "Miss Arlie" is with me, ( 99% of the time), there is always the "obligatory" stop a "Jo Annes" for "goods" "buttons" and other "nik-nak stuff"; then, before we turn onto the Interstate to head home, we usually make a "quick" 90 min. stop at "Books-A-Million", before heading back to our quaint little village, Bridgeton.
I try to limit my trips to "Ryan's" to no more than one per week, otherwise I would be obliged to start shopping for larger pants.
Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein