The waters are rising in G-town so I rang Tracey from work to suggest I grab some emergency supplies in case we can’t easily get to the shops over the next week. While agreeing in principle, most the items I suggested (like nappies and bread) we were stocked up on. By the time I got to the supermarket I basically only needed toilet paper and eggs.
Trouble is they sell so much nice stuff. When I found bocconcini on special – 66% off – I decided we could have bocconcini, basil and tomato on pizza base. From there I thought some pizzas for the kids, maybe a side salad and wash it all down with a wine and beer. I like a shandy, so I grabbed a lemonade, which was on special – 3 for $8 – so I picked up two bottles of coke as well. If there’s beer some cornchips – 3 packs for $5 – and salsa dip seemed appropriate. Then for dessert, whipped cream – also on special for 86c – with sticky date pudding. Finally I remembered Tracey saying she hasn’t had a TimTam for months. Total spent $82.79.
I thought I’d done quite well actually, but Tracey took one look when I arrived home and labeled me, “worst emergency shopper ever.”
Hard to argue.
Looks like panic buying! Luke
Not so much panic buying. Excuse of emergency stock up was totally forgotten as eyes glazed over with lovely foody options 🙂
Glyn thinks this is appropriate emergency shopping, perhaps chicken chips instead of corn chips though.