Once again I can not help but spy and study other people’s food purchases.
In the front you have my nine items in the front, basically frozen fruit, an ear of corn, baby spinach, extra lean ground beef, cranberry juice and some recycle bags.
Down the conveyer belt you see a lady’s purchase of at least three boxes of sugary cereals, a mountain of bags of potato chips, full fat milk….
I bet all that “food” she bought cost less than my small purchase. My total came close to $30 for those nine items. I felt sick when I heard the total!
I am always paying attention to what others eat. I can not believe how much white bread and hot dogs people around me are consuming. I am usually the only one with produce on the conveyer belt at all and the colour green? I hardly see it anywhere.
Am I alone? What have you spied other people buying?
Funny – I buy all my produce at the Farmer’s Market or Pete’s, so when I’m at the regular grocery store I wonder if people think I don’t feed my family any veggies at all. You just never know why people are buying what they buy.
I do the same thing Suzie – always checking out what other people buy…and you’re right, there’s always so much more junk than healthy….and people wonder why they always feel so bad??
Agreed with Christina – you’re being incredibly judgemental with no real basis. Remember you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.
For me, I buy all of my produce at a fruit/vegetable market, cheese comes from the deli, and meat from the butcher. I live in a big city so all of these things are within close walking distance of my home.
When I go to the grocery store, you know what I buy? Lots of non-perishable items! I go once every 3 or 4 weeks, so I buy 3-4 weeks worth of things like cereal, crackers, chips, canned goods, and sugar, and butter. If you looked at the conveyer belt when I make my monthly shop, you’d probably get the same impression of me.
The world doesn’t exist in the vacuum that you can see. Remember that.
Suzie the Foodie says
Thank you all for your comments.
It is true that there is a chance people are buying their produce at markets but in Nova Scotia it has been in the news on a regular basis that with the cost of produce as high as it has been most families are being under nourished. I live in a poor neighbourhood, I doubt anyone around me is hanging out with Pete’s.
I am worried for people’s health and especially for their children’s who have no choice about what they eat.