Shopping Diary

Day 1:

  • Cat food
  • Assorted vegetables
  • Butter
  • Orange juice (in those recyclable/reusable plastic containers)

Day 4:

  • Cat food
  • 1 batch of hamburger
  • 1 can sundried tomatos
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 red/1 green pepper
  • Garlic and lots of it
  • Linguini
  • Milk

Notice that milk sold in 4 litre plastic bags is substantially cheaper than the 2 litre cartons. Go for that. We drink a lot of milk, and we have a milk jug somehwere.

No milk jug.

That’s okay: we’ve drank the last of the orange juice. Simply clean out the reusable container, cut a small hole in the corner of the bag of milk and pour the contents in. Child’s play, right?

Day 5

  • Cat food
  • 1 funnel
  • Paper towels
  • Milk

A Portrait of Two Men Standing at the Herbs Section of the Supermarket

Me: We’ve got to get cilantro. Here are the herbs. The boxes don’t match up with the price display

Dan: It’s got to be one of the two at the bottom

Me: Last time I tried to buy cilantro, I got parsley instead. So I should pick the one that doesn’t look like parsley, but neither do!

(I sniff each clump of herb in turn)

(Dan sniffs each clump of herb in turn)

Me: Do you know what cilantro smells like?

Dan: Not a clue

Me: Me neither. Let’s take this one.

This time I got Italian parsley.

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