When you go grocery shopping and reach out for an item....

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    Jan 12, 2011 6:49 AM GMT
    ....do you suddenly pause because you realize that there's many replications of the item you want and choosing any single one either impulsively or consciously through meticulous examination of the quality of the package and expiration date that you will ALTER THE COURSE OF YOUR FUTURE?!?!? Do you wonder if the package in the front or perhaps the underdog in the back is the one that will have this magical chemical in it that will spontaneously ignite a random idea that makes you decide to go to a club at a certain time and bump into your SOULMATE? Do you wonder which one might make you suddenly ill or which one might lead you to buy the winning lottery ticket? Or perhaps the one that makes you ill will also make you win the lottery ticket ?!? And after standing for so long making people around you wonder why your behavior of taking and replacing random number packages of top roman is so erratic and possibly psychotic that you suddenly come to the conclusion that you shouldn't attribute so much of your arbitrary actions to positive and negative events? So you pick a random one and move on. But then the next time you reach out for an item you start pondering the EXACT SAME THING because you're still thinking there's a chance you can predict the future through ostensibly random behavior even though you're an idiot and you can't?

    I do.
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    Jan 12, 2011 6:53 AM GMT
    Are you dating HomingDevice?
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    Jan 12, 2011 6:57 AM GMT
    No I just don't have any grocery store friends. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 12, 2011 6:59 AM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidNo I just don't have any grocery store friends. icon_sad.gif
    I sorta do. There's this hot Latino dude (employee) who keeps staring at me every time I go there, but he's always too busy to get away and say hi. One of these days I'm gonna go in there just before closing time and have a bed-buddy for the night. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 12, 2011 7:01 AM GMT
    DO NOT MAKE ME JEALOUS BY TALKING ABOUT HOT LATINOS WORKING AT GROCERY STORES!!!!!!
    (Because you and I both know they make the best bottoms.)
  • Webster666

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    Jan 12, 2011 8:18 AM GMT
    Grocery shopping must be an all day affair for you.
    This week I got instant oatmeal, buy 2 boxes, get 3 free.
    I bought 10.
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    Jan 12, 2011 8:20 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidGrocery shopping must be an all day affair for you.
    This week I got instant oatmeal, buy 2 boxes, get 3 free.
    I bought 10.

    That would have either taken me 15 seconds or 30 hours to buy.
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    Jan 12, 2011 9:10 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidGrocery shopping must be an all day affair for you.
    This week I got instant oatmeal, buy 2 boxes, get 3 free.
    I bought 10.


    LMAO!!! you know ur comitted to the gym when u buy 20 lbs of chicken for the week and are outta chicken, on thursday, and yes, i agonize over every grocery store decision, can take me hours, love goin at 2 am, i'll walk out with $150 worth of stuff for $80, gotta love the generics!
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    Jan 12, 2011 9:52 AM GMT
    HAHAHAH oh late night grocery shopping. I hit Pavilions at like 4am sometimes. So much fun playing afterhours with a grocery store all to yourself (and the nighttime crew which doesn't give a fuck...just how I like it.)
  • LJay

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    Jan 12, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    I reduce the existential angst by narrowing the field. I compare prices before reaching for an item.
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    Jan 12, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    I just want to get what I need and get out. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • rnch

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    Jan 12, 2011 4:05 PM GMT
    SOME of the guys on this thread need to "get a life" icon_idea.gif
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    Jan 12, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    kscott6671 saidI just want to get what I need and get out. icon_rolleyes.gif


    We still talking about the latin dude at the grocery store?
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    Jan 12, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    I usually spend 40 mins at for groceries,,Rarely do I come across someone attractive...Most over sized women with their bratty kids and future hot girls looking over by skin care because they have acne.....
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    Jan 12, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    http://www.amazon.com/How-We-Decide-Jonah-Lehrer/dp/0547247990/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294856536&sr=8-1
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    Jan 12, 2011 6:34 PM GMT
    When I know what am looking for it takes 30 mins at the most, but when I just know that I need detergent without any idea which one, then it takes me a lot of time comparing prices and ingredients. Sometimes I just pick random stuff just to make it easier and then end up thinking what if I had picked the other one.
  • FredMG

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    Jan 12, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    Sometimes I've spent like 20 minutes comparing puffed rice!

    - Is it organic, is it from an agro-buisnes?
    - what's it's cost per ounce?
    - where was it made?
    - what's the serving size?
    - how much sodium per serving?
    - does the puffed brown rice have more protien than it's white rice counterpart?

    but, most importantly: why does none of this shit taste as good as Coco Pebbles?
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    Jan 12, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    I go to the grocery store late at night, after all of you people are gone. I want to be in and out of the store in five minutes, max. Do not slow down, do not look at advertising. Grab what's on the list and keep moving.


    And what the feck is up with the four or six fat women who are always standing in front of the dairy cooler, staring at the skim milk? Are they having some sort of religious experience? I always have to ask them to get out of the way, so that I can actually buy some.
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    Jan 12, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    I don't even put that much scrutiny into buying thousands of dollars worth of stock................icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 12, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
    A THOUSAND milligrams of sodium on this soup?!

    Where is that hot latino guy when i need help?!....
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    Jan 12, 2011 7:16 PM GMT
    The other night I went to my local Giant grocery and spend some [unnecessary amount of] time there in which one of the employee's announced on the PA system, "Security please take a look at camera's three and four." ...Coincidently, I was the only person in the store.
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    Jan 12, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    I hate grocery shopping...

    shopping is for women lol (j/k)
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    Jan 12, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    Shahzadeh saidThe other night I went to my local Giant grocery and spend some [unnecessary amount of] time there in which one of the employee's announced on the PA system, "Security please take a look at camera's three and four." ...Coincidently, I was the only person in the store.


    LOLZ!!!!

    *high anxiety*

    thanks for the laugh......icon_lol.gif
  • LJay

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    Jan 12, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    I can lower the amount of time spent in the grocery by eliminating categories. I have no pet, so I skip the pet food section. I buy toilet paper at the warehouse store, so no need to go down that aisle. Nutrition nazi says no juice, so I can avoid that. Usually buy meat at the warehouse store or on sale, so a lot of the meat display holds no charm.

    What did throw me was the time the store put about five different brands of spaghetti noodles on sale--all at the same (low) price. That was a challenge. Then I had to decide how many I could afford because they really were cheap. It took a while.

    Now, should I work with the therapist about how many cloth totes to take for each trip?
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    Jan 12, 2011 8:16 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said....do you suddenly pause because you realize that there's many replications of the item you want and choosing any single one either impulsively or consciously through meticulous examination of the quality of the package and expiration date that you will ALTER THE COURSE OF YOUR FUTURE?!?!? Do you wonder if the package in the front or perhaps the underdog in the back is the one that will have this magical chemical in it that will spontaneously ignite a random idea that makes you decide to go to a club at a certain time and bump into your SOULMATE? Do you wonder which one might make you suddenly ill or which one might lead you to buy the winning lottery ticket? Or perhaps the one that makes you ill will also make you win the lottery ticket ?!? And after standing for so long making people around you wonder why your behavior of taking and replacing random number packages of top roman is so erratic and possibly psychotic that you suddenly come to the conclusion that you shouldn't attribute so much of your arbitrary actions to positive and negative events? So you pick a random one and move on. But then the next time you reach out for an item you start pondering the EXACT SAME THING because you're still thinking there's a chance you can predict the future through ostensibly random behavior even though you're an idiot and you can't?

    I do.


    Have you been watching Sliding Doors?

    What about other random events such as picking which store to shop at? Or which subway car to get on, or when to go to your favorite cafe around the corner when to go because the guy you've been looking for could be in line when you walk in the door- he could be anywhere in the city at any time for that matter.

    The joys and possibilities of living in New York.

    You can always ask a good looking guy to help you reach an item in the grocery store.icon_wink.gif