My very kind neighbour who retired some years back,but still does masses of voluntary work,takes me to do my grocery shopping,and it really is enjoyable doing my shopping with another person who is very good at budgeting, but still enjoys buying some yummy treats!!! He often asks which supermarket I would like to shop at,and will even do the rounds of them to get the best deals! He is overweight and very aware of the ingredients in just about every single product on the shelves!!! But it does not stop him buying hos favourite snacks/chips when they are on special!! He jokingly blames ME for anything he finds if the supermarket has been MY choice that trip,and we have a lot of laughs!! I have often stored his ice creams in MY freezer if they are half price,as this means he truly has to think about how much he really wants one before he phones me to let me know!!! Yes!!! I do enjoy going to the supermarket,but not if I am alone!
No I loathe doing it. Quite apart from it feeling like the most enormous waste of time that I will never get back, the walking makes my back and legs hurt and there is something about the lighting in many stores that gives me a headache. I am very relieved to be living in a country where I can do all my supermarket shopping online once more....
I have grown to loathe it and I also despise that waste of time . . . as you say. Also, they quite often have very loud music and even louder announcements . . . my ninja bat hearing gets very rattled :((
yes I do. I like to get all the necessaries over and done with like toilet rolls, cleaning stuff, veg,fruit - all the basics and then I like to TAKE MY TIME and look at all the Gold Products in Safeway and the Specialty ones in Coles. Got some beautiful 3 citrus marmalade in Gold brand recently - absolutely gorgeous. Some fruit topping also, just lovely. get some good ideas for meals shopping this way. Some coles Select salad dressing in a tiny bottle lately that was really first class. Would never know about these products if I didn't have time. it's not a case of slow shopping costing more, some times it saves money. Got to get out there and know what is on offer.
Actually yes, I love shopping for pretty much anything. I like clothes and shoe shopping least of all, but I still don't find the task unpleasant. I don't know why but I love shopping for groceries, groceries and electronics...now that's a weird mix.
My answer is part yes and part no. I don't really like any kind of shopping, but since I have no choice with grocery shopping, I use it as a challenge (which is something I do enjoy.) I set myself a budget to work within and see how much value I can get for the money. I get a buzz out of finding bargains, which makes the task somewhat bearable.
I don't mind. In our household it's a shared chore. Sometimes I do it, and sometimes my husband, so I really don't mind doing it now. My kids are also grown up enough that they can stay home if I have to do grocery shopping.
I have always done it and have been married for 27 years. That's a lot of shopping. Done it with kids, without kids, very rarely with the husband. Quite often I would feel like the lioness in the nature documentary, finding the food and taking it home for the lazy male and babies to eat !!!
do like like supermarket shopping anymore, times have changed it is hard to find the brands and items one wants, in most supermarkets it is a long hike down each aisle to find what you want. after waiting in line to pay and getting into the car one heaves a sigh of relief, to finally being able to sit down, if it is only in the car. after spending more than an hour or more in the supermarket.
the latest in the supermarket is you check out the goods yourself. I wonder how many like this idea , I certainly do not.
I enjoy grocery shopping. Am a great peruser of the shelves! Find it interesting to really 'look' & sometimes spot an item or two I've not seen before!
Am budget limited, but still like to get some 'treaties'.
My only gripe is getting them from car boot to upstairs! That's the problem! Oh! For a servant, at that time!
Yes, I enjoy it, as we only shop at Aldi, but we're always looking for something to buy the 2 young grand-daughters who live in another state. Last night we went shopping for 6 items, & came home with about 26 items. We don't have a budget, so that was ok!
Yes, Silvi, I love cooking also, BUT only for 2 people! I have all my meats in the freezer, Chicken on Mondays, etc, then I look up recipes on line, for whatever meat or vegetarian meal (once a week) I'm cooking that evening.