This photo brings back wonderful memories of shopping in my favorite grocery store in Seattle. Those were pre-Covid days when I loved to go shopping at the slightest excuse. There could be multiple trips to the store in a day as it was a mere 5-7 minutes walk.
I have to admit that I was addicted to shopping in those days. Then Covid happened and we couldn’t even go and fetch our own bread and eggs. Everything was being done through apps, who in turn employed brave people who would venture into stores for grocery and meds on our behalf. It was expensive but safe. And feeling gratitude towards those people who were risking their lives on our behalf, we would include a generous tip in the payment.
The bar imposed on us by circumstance to not visit stores in person made me realize a very important fact. I can do without a lot of things that I used to buy. Cosmetics, clothes, shoes, candy all were frivolous expenditures and could easily be avoided. Perhaps I could order candy once in a while from Amazon, but the rest was not needed.
Now, I am sort of allergic to shopping. I only go to a store, fully masked and equipped with hand sanitizer, to buy things which we really need. No extra, or just for the fun of it, purchase!
Written for WritePhoto – Shopping, hosted by KL Caley