Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!
OMG, why are grocery stores so annoying?! I’ve thought this for a while and at the store today (Saturday, Jan 30) decided it would make a good peeve. The carts are annoying because they don’t work properly, probably because of the anti-theft wheels. Since people are too mushy to imprison shopping cart thieves, I HAVE TO SUFFER. Unless you have a bad back, you won’t understand how struggling with a cart causes massive pain ~ it is not a mere inconvenience to coax the stupid thing another 50 feet. Cart-shamers can eff right off. I sometimes put my cart away; other times I just leave it between spaces. People are paid to retrieve them, so pffft.
But that’s not actually what I came here to crab about. Today I’m more irritated with product placement inside the grocery stores themselves. Forex, I was searching for golden raisins (for my famous red cabbage recipe) and saw an aisle labeled “Dried Fruit,” so of course I ASSUMED raisins would be there. NOPE. Well then, how about near the applesauce and canned pears and stuff? NO, NOT THERE. Where then?
Oh. They’re in the “Natural Food” section across from fresh veggies. Ugh. I also needed apple cider vinegar and silly me thought it might be near oil because oil & vinegar, amirite? WRONG! It’s next to the salad dressing. Don’t even get me started about Kosher salt and caraway seeds, neither of which I could find at all. I almost bought Himalayan salt because IT WAS PINK, but then I saw it was like six bucks for a little bottle and put it back due to failing to win the lottery.
I could have made this into two peeves, but it’s not like I have a hard time coming up with new things to complain about every week!
UPDATE: I’ve been to Target since I ranted and guess where they put coffee? By the tea, right? WRONG! It’s next to booze. 🙄
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