Posts Tagged: shopping

Shopping in the Time of Covid-19

Today, I went to the supermarket.

There was very little meat left on the refrigerated shelves, so I asked the butcher for a small portion of ground beef. As he was wrapping it up, a woman came up to the meat counter declaring loudly, “They have it and they are here! Shopping for food! Why!”

My brain couldn’t process what she was saying and the question the butcher was asking me. I nodded to him.

I took my package and walked off to find the line for the cash registers.

The line for the cashiers was over a 100 people long with completely full shopping cards. I stood with a half full small shopping basket on my arm and waited. I moved up as the line moved.

As I got to mid-line, all of the sudden two people wearing full hazmat gear and respirators were escorted to the front of the line.

The whole line backed up fast.

I turned to the security guard near me and said, “The Whole World has gone insane.”

He nodded. “Mad, simply barking mad.”


Sun 02.17.13 – I keep hearing this song on KROQ and 98.7 FM and laughing at the lyrics about thrift store shopping, as it has been a passion of mine on and off for 30 years now. The last 15 of those years, I have preferred a good vintage boutique or friends who have curated a collection to scouring in a big thrift shop.
But I do my best to also feed back to the system and always take my once a year closet clean out to the Salvation Army, including some of my true vintage 1940s-60s clothes, so that kids like in the above video can have some fun to find.
Feed it back, people. Did deep in your closet and give it away to a good local thrift store so nice teens and 20somethings can have a unique piece to wear.
And the song by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz is stupidly catchy, like I wake up singing it in the middle of the night catchy…