Yes, I am still trying to cut the fake food habit, back on Instant Breakfast!
Many times now I have had to stop the cashier at the grocery store and say, um, that is too expensive. I don’t want it anymore.
I used to feel really embarrassed doing this but now I feel like I am making a public statement. I do try to avoid it as much as possible by figuring out how much food is ahead of time and making my call BEFORE I get to the cash but sometimes you can not help it.
My scallops in this cart for example weighed only a 1/4 lb. The prices in the store are for kilograms. It has been a long time since I have a clear-enough head (thanks fibro) to figure out that math so I just asked for 1/4 lb and that little handful of scallops cost me over $6! I don’t even like scallops that much but I was so shocked I just took them from my fishmonger and said thanks.
Well when I got to the cashier and found out that the tiny little bag of snowpeas were $4 I said, no way. That is insane. This one little meal was costing me way more than going to a restaurant!
Later on in the week I found out that asparagus was on sale, just $1.99 a pound. When it went through the cash it showed up in kilograms so I could not figure out if I was being charged the sale price or regular price. One little bunch of asparagus was almost $6 and I did not care if that was the sale price or not. I was not spending that much money.
I just calmly told the cashier that it was too expensive so I did not want it at that price.
The other day my favourite cashier quietly said to me, “Three bags of food for $90.” I sighed. I know, sick.
To prevent that from happening again, I’m just saying no. No more. I will figure something else out, thanks.
Have you had to say no to something? What food items have you had to put back? Are you saying no?