I hate supermarket shopping.
I always have since I was a small child being dragged around the supermarket by my mother. Saturday ‘shopping’ trips were despised (and not only because they interfered with my ability to watch Jan Michael Vincent on Airwolf). I was a small child and other shoppers regularly walked into me with their trolleys. They still do.
Hence, I love the trend towards supermarket deliveries. Yes, you pay extra for them to bring it to you but, for me, the extra three-four pounds is well worth not having to enter the supermarket myself even if it is only down the road.
And when it is delivered it does feel a little like Christmas as you open the carrier bags and see what they’ve actually given you. I have to admit that I’ve been getting deliveries for over two years now so they have improved enormously. Partly I think because I always go for my favourites and these all have detailed notes on what to substitute (if anything) and any special instructions (such as please don’t make all the meat have a use-by date of tomorrow, nor give me overly ripe fruit). But I still remember fondly asking for Fairy Liquid and being given Toilet Duck in one of my earliest deliveries. I’m not sure what they were trying to tell me.
When I’m away it’s even more brilliant being able to arrange a delivery just before I arrive home. The last time I was in Mauritius I went to the Internet cafe in the hypermarket. While my sister and sister-in-law went off to shop for food for our final week in Mauritius, I went online and in fifteen minutes did a week’s worth of shopping to be delivered for the day I arrived home. Texted the cat-sitters to let them know and went in search of Sis who was still shopping in the hypermarket. So easy.
As someone with chronic conditions it is just absolutely brilliant knowing that I don’t have to rely on myself to brave the weather or supermarket shopping madness. It saves me a whole heap of stress, and not to mention time. Speaking of my conditions, I have now added a page to explain further what they are so in future I can just direct people here rather than duplicating massive amounts of email with the same information.