#Bloganuary Jan 12 – A Challenging Chore #wordpress

I’ve reached an age where if there’s a chore I don’t want to do then, by golly, I’m either not going to do it, or I’m going to find someone to do it for me.

The chore I find the most challenging is going into a store to shop, particularly for groceries. This isn’t a recent development. I’ve always…not exaggerating…disliked shopping in stores. The three major reasons I dislike shopping in person are 1) social interactions, 2) searching for items because the store moved things since the last time I was there, 3) waiting in line.  Consequently, I was all over on-line shopping before on-line shopping was considered a ‘safe’ internet activity.

I live in a small, rural town in the southeastern corner of Colorado where shopping opportunities are slim. Our grocery store is a mom-and-pop type business, and we’re grateful to have it, but there’s a limit to what they stock. To grocery shop at a larger store is a 100-mile round trip. Ugh. Even now with on-line opportunities to order grocery/food items, it can be a hassle because our three delivery services (UPS, USPS, and FedEx) frequently have unique (ahem) issues in delivering packages 1) in a timely manner, 2) to the correct address, 3) before perishable items in the package perish, and 4) occasionally don’t deliver at all and report they did.

Anyway, some six or eight years ago, I hired someone to do my grocery shopping for me, and it works out well for both of us.

Until next time,
Kaye Spencer
writing through history one romance upon a time


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