Saturday, I kicked myself out of my self-imposed exile in the house* and ventured into Madison for a shopping expedition. I've been a bit cabin-feverish (like most Wisconsinites) so a trip out in the sunshine was good medicine. High temperatures in the 20s, blue skies, and minimal wind kind of off-set the snow- and ice-covered roads I had to travel to get to a state highway. When the Jeep slides on the road when I stop to get the mail, it is as bad as I've seen it in our relatively short tenure at this location.
Anyway, off to Target. I had a few items to find there and then I set off to grocery shop at Woodman's Market (eastside). I know, grocery shopping on a Saturday afternoon is not the sanest thing I've done lately but the weather was good and I needed a place to go. I found the items that we can't obtain at our local Piggly Wiggly (yet) and cruised some of the aisles. I like to see what might be new, product-wise, so I cruise.
In my cruising, I saw so much waste, I couldn't believe it. Why do shoppers decide they don't want, say, the dozen eggs they just picked up, when they are in the paper aisle and just take them out of their cart and leave them on a shelf by the napkins? I saw a number of examples of this vile behavior throughout the store. Why do people waste food like this? They could just give the unwanted item to the cashier if they didn't want to truck back to the refrigerated section to return it. But no. I don't see this type of behavior at our Pig. Of course, the Pig is a much smaller store than Woodman's. I didn't actually see anyone do this or I would have said something to them...I'm forward like that. When someone is going to cost me money in the long run, I will definitely say something. Now, if I could just transform myself into their mother or grandmother and give them a *smack* on the hand, life would be good.
*Last week was a teleworking week. Not so, this week.