Today, I got aggravated with the local grocery stores again.
And for the same reason as usual. I couldn’t find an item that I was looking for. It wasn’t some obscure item made by some small company. No. It was an item manufactured by a nationally known company (which shall remain nameless) which I found at one local grocery store but seem to not be able to find at other grocery stores.
Hence my aggravation.
In this town, I can’t seem to EVER be able to find everything I want in one grocery store. I would genuinely LOVE to have a grocery store in this town that I could get everything I want in one shopping visit.
But in Tallahassee, you can’t.
For example, there is a nationally known manufacturer of soup…you probably know of it…that has this microwavable soup product that, according to its website, comes in thirteen…count `em…thirteen flavors.
But I’ll be DAMNED if any individual grocery store in this city carries all thirteen.
Not that I want all thirteen (some of them don’t sound all that appealing), but I would hope that if I wanted to try all thirteen, I could find them all in ONE PLACE!
Mind you, this is merely an example and somewhat on the extreme side at that, but illustrates my point.
It has been suggested to me that I might take advantage of the stated offer that at least two grocery store chains in this area have: special ordering. However I have tried this on more than one occassion with totally unsatisfactory results. In short, their offer sucks.
Even the SuperWalMarts and MegaKmarts and ElGiganteMegaloMarts around here seem to be either unable or unwilling to carry the full selection of a product offered by food manufacturers.
It has also been suggested that I call ahead and see if they carry the item I desire.
Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.
Nine times out of ten I get connected to some poor underpaid pinhead who informs me that they carry it. However more often than not, the store doesn’t carry it and the underpaid pinhead either intentionally or unintentially has misled me after wasting gas money and my time.
And the aggravation will continue. This I know.