A new super Walmart opened in October. I am not one of those people who hate Walmart. Sure, I shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joes, but who doesn't like super low prices on staples and produce. So, it was no surprise when I witnessed a "Walmart Moment"....really, there should be a commercial and I should get a cut.
A couple and their baby are strolling through the aisles. I am following them around every corner because we must have similar lists. Their Walmart Moment happens every time they pick up something for the baby.
"Goldfish crackers! Their only $1.00!"
"Fluoride water! Only a $1.00!"
"Turkey Sausage! Only $3.50!"
It goes on and on and their happiness for low prices made my shopping experience that much better. They remind me of the joy that I experience at all grocery stores that I enter. I have a thing for grocery stores of all kind. I love to discover new foods at specialty stores and I love to find standards at the regular box store. I judge grocery stores when I think their prices are too high, but I usually buy something anyway.
At each grocery store, I find some treasure that I can only get at that store. At Whole Foods, the delicious turkey meatballs and marinaded goat cheese. At Trader Joe's, the super low prices on nuts and dried fruit. At Walmart, almost everything else.