Thursday, October 16, 2008

Life When You Have No Life

Anyone who reads this blog knows that the blogmaster is, to put it whimsically, underemployed... Oh, I do have a few crumbs of work here and there, but as often as not, my days are currently filled with - oh... - not much.

Imagine then, the weekly excitement of Food Section Wednesday - the one day of the week that grocery store fliers arrive in the Washington Post - the day that I get to scan the ads and plan out my shopping excursions for the week!

You see, underemployed people don't do much real shopping - the mall is nothing but a tease when you are watching your pennies. But the grocery store is a whole other deal, because everybody has to eat!

So imagine my joy when I opened the Food section this week and discovered that the Shoppers Food Warehouse in Olney was having a Grand Re-Opening! And to make matters even more exciting, they have cases of Pepsi for 2.99! Do I have some kind of life, or what?!?!?!


So sure enough, I was in the door at Shoppers at around 8:45 this morning for the official grand re-opening, and I immediately noticed there were men in suits crowded around the produce section. I mentioned this to a clerk in the bakery department, and she allowed that the entire company's senior staff was there for the event, including the President of the company!

As I walked through the aisles, I noticed suited managers in almost every aisle, checking to make sure that every can of tomatoes was stacked in razor-sharp lines on the shelves. But mostly, they were standing around doing nothing.

And I thought I didn't have a life!

P.S. When I got home, I noticed they had mis-rung my Pepsi. I got them for $1.99 a case instead! Can life get any better than this?!

4 comments:

Chrissay said...

Must say, I am jealous of the excitement in your life. Also jealous of the killer deal on pepsie =]

Foms said...

Now if that had been Co-cola instead of Pepsi, it would have been a deal worth blogging about.

Love your blog, especially the anti-Cowboys slant. I grew up in the Maryland suburbs and am a die-hard 'Skins fan. (My son frequently expresses his distaste for the Cowgirls at nadkarnisportspot.blogspot.com).

Hope it's okay if I check back every now and then to see how life on the beach is going!

-Jean

John Matthews said...

Thanks for reading! Always nice to hear from fellow Redskin fans! Alas, we are a Diet Pepsi household, but I shop Coke sales as well for when we have company over... I don't want them drinking my D.P. anyway!

Go Skins!

Julie Matthews said...

Yep, zero life, Norg. I never imagined sharing supermarket sales info with my little brother, but I also never imagined that our economy would tank. Let's hope that life on the beach and life is a bitch end immediately!