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?!


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

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


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!