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Restocking the fridge

Waitrose reopened today! What a relief!  I said to the woman on the till that it was great to have them back, but that they seemed to have moved absolutely everything. Nothing is where it was and even finding something as basic as milk wasn’t straightforward. No doubt I’ll get used to it in time.

I got through the week on a combination of leftovers (from last weekend’s larger than otherwise strictly necessary lamb joint), storecupboard basics and improvisation, plus buying two emergency pints of milk from the canteen at work. It was all going well until lunch time yesterday. I’ve got a stinking cold, so decided to work from home yesterday rather than spread my germs around the open plan office. From a work point of view that was a good call, and I got a lot done. But at lunch time I realised that, since I hadn’t expected last weekend to be at home on Friday, I hadn’t planned ahead and got any ingredients for lunch. I was reduced to raiding the fridge for any odds and ends of left-overs (half a yellow pepper, a slice of ham, a tomato and a few green beans) which I could put in a frying pan with a couple of eggs and call an omelette.

I had intended to do a big shop today to restock the fridge, which was very nearly empty. But I didn’t get to Waitrose until nearly 5pm today (I’d been to a matinée at the theatre. But a review of the play will have to wait until tomorrow. Waitrose reopening is much more important!) and the store was absolutely heaving. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it so busy, except perhaps just before Christmas. I was too tired and hungry to have the patience to do a big shop, especially since it would require hunting for for each and every thing and hence take much longer than it should.  So I just bought the basics, enough to get me through the weekend, and I’ll do a proper restocking exercise later in the week when it’s less busy.

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  1. Frosty | 12 November 2011 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    The poor staff couldn’t find anything either, Miss Sensible was most perturbed and frustrated, this was however lessened by her first ever payslip and job satisfaction at being able to find the Colslaw for a customer!