Day Three is in the books!
Just to rehash I started the day at $323.
My plan was to go to Aldi’s after work at the recommendation of many folks through Twitter and Facebook. I haven’t been to Aldi’s since high school, picking up food for a food drive.
I arrived there after work. I’m walking in to the store and as I’m about to walk in, I see an older lady pushing a cart to the front as she just unloaded her groceries. She looked like she was getting cold so I walked over to her to grab the cart for her and take it back. You know, be the Good Samaritan. As I get ready to grab the cart, she says to me, “You can’t have it sir”. I’m a bit flabbergasted. I tell her, “Its ok, I can take it back for you.” She gives me this awkward look and says, “I need my quarter back.”
At this point I’m confused at what is going on. She then points at this quarter attached to her cart. It then clicks in my head; you have to use a quarter to use a cart at Aldi’s. I probably looked like the biggest cheapskate trying to grab her cart. I have no quarters on me, so I get no cart.
I go inside and start browsing the aisles. Don’t think there was one brand name I’ve heard of outside of the ramen noodles. I grab a box of crackers along the way and keep browsing the aisles. Then I see people with all these boxes. I’m confused as to what’s going on. Then it hits me again, everybody is bringing in their own plastic bags and boxes. Ahhhh people bring in their own items to bag their groceries with. Around this time, I think people are starting to look at me like a lost puppy. I put my box of crackers back and leave Aldi’s. I was not prepared for the shopping experience that is Aldi’s. Hop in my car and drive to Dillon’s to pick up stuff for dinner.
Maybe next time on a trip to Aldi’s, I’ll be more prepared and not trying to steal an older lady’s quarter from her.
Dinner for last night was grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato bisque soup along with lactose pills.
$323 is now down to $316 but that included a box of knock off grape nuts cereal to change up my daily oatmeal breakfast.
On to day four………..
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