Letters At The Grocery Store

Friday, February 10, 2017

January 11, 2017

Today seemed like a good day for another installment of letters. This round was inspired by a recent trip to the grocery store. The picture above has NOTHING to do with anything. It's just pretty and one of my most recent shots. Here goes...

Dear Lady With The Cart Full of Kids,

I heard you correcting your son and I gave you the smile I give to every mother who looks like she needs it. Your words rang in my ears for hours afterwards. "Personal space, son." Those three words say it all. I wanted to high five you.

Dear Lady With The Giant Bottle Of Wine In Your Cart,

Yes, I did a double take. I've never seen a bottle of wine that large. How long does it take you to drink it? Is it THAT good? Is grocery store wine ever good? Carry on. I was just trying to get to the throat coat tea. Yes, you heard that correctly.

Dear Meat Counter Guys,

Thanks for being so kind. I appreciate your good attitudes and your willingness to see me walk away happy. One little piece of advice though...Learn how to identify the different meats and cheeses once the labels are off. I didn't have the heart to correct you and you sent me away with the wrong ham.

Dear Mr. Greeter Man,

I see you almost every time I go to the store. One of these days we're going to have to swap stories. It doesn't seem to matter what time I go shopping, you are there. Sometimes we say a quick hello or goodbye, but we usually just smile and nod. I see you. I appreciate the way you keep up the entryway. When you're chatting with customers, I wonder who struck up the conversation and if they're people you know. Thanks for all you do, I know it can't be easy.

Update: After posting this I discovered a link-up, so of course I'm joining in! Link up with Kristin.

Have any letters you'd like to "send"? 

What kinds of things do you notice when you're out shopping?


  1. I almost always get a jug of wine (you know, Carlo Rossi). Then it lasts for about two weeks. :)

  2. Yikes about the meat counter guy! That's no good!

    Also, in Memphis we have security guards that double as greeters at the grocery stores and the gentleman at the one closest to our house has become like a friend to me. He always checks in on my week and I love that! :)

  3. Thank you so much for linking up this month -- your letters are so perfect! The grocery store always inspires all sorts of random thoughts and questions.

  4. Aww these are so sweet! Also I'm the one buying wine in bulk but it's just because it's such a better value if you buy it in larger quanities!! Haha it takes me foreverrrrrr to finish it all.


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