Friday, January 16, 2009

Impulse Buys

I plan my weekly menu (someday I'll write about the cycle) and go to the grocery store:
  1. once a week,
  2. with a list
  3. and (usually) NO children.
Once in a while I'm stuck blessed with their company. That's when some impulse buys may end up in the cart. The items selected tell a bit about the requester:
  • Mom: post-holiday turkey at $.49 per pound (Boring!)
  • Kids: ranch wheat thins, blueberry bagels (yuck!), orange tic-tacs
  • 16 year old: select ground coffee beans, wedge of romano, dark chocolate bar with almonds and dried cherries
So why is the teen more sophisticated than his mother?

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