9 Things That Drive Us Crazy About Grocery Shopping (PHOTOS)

produce aisleAnd now it's time for another exciting round of: First World Problems! I know it's obnoxious to kvetch about the inconveniences and tiny troubles of modern life in these United States. But can we please talk about grocery shopping? We live in an age of overabundance. So much food, so many calories, we hardly know what to do with them all. Yet grocery shopping sometimes feels like an alienating, industrial experience that almost takes all the joy out of eating altogether. It's all about getting the goods and then getting out alive, without the potato chips and soda you know you don't need. Here are nine things that drive me crazy about grocery shopping. I'm sure you could probably come up with a few of your own.

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Porce... PorcelainPixels

Lol, I liked this. I always regret wearing shorts to the grocery store and freeze my butt off while trying to just get a gallon of milk! And I think I'm jinxed, but every shopping cart I grab has a messed up wheel. I get so embarrassed when I can barely steer the damn thing and it squeaks loudly.

alway... alwayscurious

Toothpaste! I can't ever remember what kind I bought last time, and I get totally overwhelmed by the hundreds of choices! It takes me like ten minutes just to pick out freaking toothpaste! Lol!

linzemae linzemae

I hate the people at the store. They just park their carts in the middle of the aisle and get mad when you try to squeeze by

Shandi80 Shandi80

I hate to be the author of "that" comment, but give me a freakin' break. Hunger is a huge problem throughout the world and you're crying that the dairy section is too cold? First world problems, indeed. I'm not trying to be snarky, but come on...you should be thankful you have the CHOICE of which out of the fifty toothpastes you'd like to purchase.

nonmember avatar April

Oh geez. yes, people are hungry, so god forbid someone post a funny article about the grocery store and god forbid others play a long. You can be thankful of having a CHOICE and still joke around about it.

Shandi80 Shandi80

Geez April, did I hit a nerve there? God forbid I offend anyone with my opinion. God forbid spoiled Americans show a little sensitivity to people in their own country that can't even afford a pack of gum in the ever-so annoying grocery store. I guess I just didn't see the humor in this since I was at one point in my life, I couldn't afford the luxury of going to the dreaded grocery store

Jespren Jespren

Horehound candy: a hard candy made from the root of the horehound plant, very similiar in taste to really good, strong rootbeer. Good for a sucking candy for coughs. You can still find it about. Very tasty.

nonmember avatar April

nope. didn't hit a nerve. I just think that people have a hard time taking a JOKE article and then have to freak out about it. I've been poor. Poor enough that if I was lucky, I could get Raman from the grocery store. Poor enough that meat was a treat. Christmas gifts given to me? generally food and stuff I needed. But I can still see the humor and don't need to take a light hearted article (entitled, first world problems, i might add) and turn it into a personal insult

Shandi80 Shandi80

April, you are severely over-reaching...I never claimed to be personally insulted by this blog post, nor should I have to justify my right to share an opinion. That being said, you sound about as poor as I was (I too, couldn't afford to eat meat, and looked forward to receiving necessities such as toilet paper and toothpaste during holidays and such), so I would hope you of all people could understand my original point without condemning me for sharing my thoughts.

nonmember avatar bee

April & Shandi's comments are almost better than the article. Lol!

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