This past Tuesday, one of my local supermarkets that was temporary closed for about two weeks due to Corona Virus reopened.
As I was aware a week ahead of time, I planned to be at the store early before 8am.
Everyone seemed to have had the same idea as when I arrived to the market by 7:50 am there was already a long line of people/customers that extended all the way around the corner and down the block.
A Hispanic lady who was last on line said to me when I stood behind her, “I said let me get here early so I’d be one of the first to get inside the store”.
We both laughed after her words.
I had told her I expected to be one of the first to get into the store also.
Apparently, everyone who got to the store extra early that had to wait had thought so too!
The doors of the supermarket opened at 8am I and the lady in front of me along with certain others didn’t enter the store until an hour and a half later and it was cold outside as we all had stood impatiently. Thank goodness it hadn’t rained down on us as the weather was predicted for rain on that particular day.
I feel sorry for the people who had arrived much earlier than a half an hour to ten minutes to eight. Imagine the line of people/customers who came after me and built up an even longer line to extend further down the block.
I made good with some groceries that I wanted and needed, yet wasn’t able to purchase everything that I had set in mind to get. The store was out of certain items and some items the store just didn’t carry all together. The manager acknowledged to me that they’d be getting a delivery either that following Thursday or Friday.
So afterwards, I called a cab and took my groceries home before heading on over to my other local supermarket (Stop &Shop) to conclude with my shopping desires as they had products in which the other market lacked.
By then the rain had come down, however, I didn’t get caught up in it. The precipitation had begun to slack off by the time I finished and went by the curb of the parking lot to wait for another cab to take me home from there.
The rest of my day had gone lovely and the next night I made a delicious, filling dinner similar to the yummy one I made last week! Read about it here: Ah, Delicious!