Why I Hate Grocery Shopping

Grocery Store

If we all had our own “grocery carts” in life – ones that we took to the store each and every time we went grocery shopping, my grocery cart would have a bumper sticker on it that said, “I’d rather be cleaning the toilets”.


There is nothing I enjoy about grocery shopping. 


I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about why I dislike it so much.

It’s not the, “Can I have a cookie?” , “When can I have a cookie?”, or “Can I have another cookie?”

It’s not the “I don’t WANT to sit in the cart, I want to walk.”

It’s not the crying or the whining or the running away.

I finally figured it out. 

Ready for it?

It’s how many times I have to touch the food!

Grab your food and put it in the cart.  Touch #1

Grab your food and put it on the check out belt. Touch #2

Grab your food and put it in the car. Touch #3

Grab your food and put it on the counter. Touch #4

Grab your food and put it in the fridge or the pantry. Touch #5

That’s A LOT of work for this girl. 

Really, someone needs to come up with a drive thru grocery store. 

why I hate the grocery store

{ read my post HERE on the other things that should also have drive thrus}


I pull up to said drive thru grocery store – Hand them my list of 15 things, and roll up my window while they shop. 

Radio goes on, I blare a little Blurred Lines, and wait for them to shop for me.

I pull up a tidge, and they place the bags in the trunk for me.

Do you realize how many “touches” this eliminates for me?

Until then, I will plod on through life with my #firstworldproblem and continue my grocery shopping. 

Although, I’d much rather be emptying the dishwasher or picking up dog poop!

What are your least favorite things to tackle during the day?

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4 thoughts on “Why I Hate Grocery Shopping

  1. I hate grocery shopping, too! For me its the loading and unloading and carrying into the house and putting away. And if I’m in the grocery store and realize I forgot something and its on the entire other side of the store that I just left, FORGET it. We will do without it that week.

  2. I’m right there with you! I hate grocery shopping too. I used to live in a city where the stores would do your shopping and deliver the groceries to your house for an extra fee. I never took advantage of it at that time, but I’d love to be able to do that now that I have 4 kiddos to drag everywhere.

  3. You should check your local grocery store. We used to have a grocery store that would pull your groceries for you and have it in a cart, you just walk in and pay for it and leave. Not quite the drive thru of your dreams, but close. They also did delivery for a small fee, but I was too disorganized to use these services. I always saw something I should have written on my list that I forgot about until walking through the aisles.

  4. I’m an odd duck in that I LIKE grocery shopping. However, I make my older two kids (12 & 10) take the groceries out of the car and put them all away inside. It took me a while to do this because I’m kind of a kitchen cupboard control freak.

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