Today was a grocery shopping day. I have to tell you that it frightens me to go into a grocery store because people are not social distancing.
I went to Top’s, during their senior hours, to get items that Walmart was out of stock on. It was very crowded with seniors who were doing their best to social distance.
As you can see in the pictures, I got a lot of comfort food snacks. They seem to be going really fast around here. I also picked up a pizza for a Friday night dinner, a lb. of bacon, and many packages of shredded cheese because we were almost out. Our Pepcid bottle was almost empty so I got a replacement. It was the only one in the store which surprised me.
That white bottle is a quart of hand sanitizer. I was quite shocked to see a table of them. I was also shocked to find toilet paper and Kleenex. Up until today our store had not had these items.
I didn’t want Hubby to run out of Ritz crackers because we are on our last package. The chicken, cold cuts, and tomatoes, etc. are in the picture. I ended up spending exactly $ 176. at Top’s.
However, after Top’s while I still had all my coronavirus gear on, I went to our local meat and produce market. They have no senior hours but they do open early. It was packed especially around the cold cut section and the butcher shop. I only went in for one item from the butcher shop. People were not social distancing. I would move farther away from people who were too close and then someone would come and get on top of me again. It was terrifying.
Finally after being in line forever, I was able to buy a whole beef tenderloin that was on sale for $8.99 a lb. This will give us enough filet mignons to grill for months. The cost of this tenderloin was $ 58.88.
While I was waiting, I was watching people and what they were buying. One man must have purchased close to $800. in meat. Most people were buying up many pounds of ground meat and Italian sausage and pork products. The lady whose turn it was before me tried to buy a lb. of ground sirloin and the butcher pointed to a pan that had a little in it and he said this is all we have. She said give it all to me. They had no chicken left. The meat was going really quickly. I kept hoping that one beef tenderloin would be left when they got to me which it was as you can see in the picture.
I had also noticed at Top’s that they only had three large packages of chicken. I took one. They were on sale for $ 1.99 a lb. I tried to get breakfast sausage and they had none.
I don’t know what it is like in your area but I would say if you need meat, go get it. People are stockpiling like crazy. I have never seen anything like this in all of my years.
I have to pickup my Walmart order later this afternoon. That is no contact which makes me happy.
Today will be my last day out for groceries for a very long time. It makes me very uneasy so I am not doing it again. We are stocked for a while.
Our governor has things shut down still until at least May 15. Even after they start the phases of going back to work, we will be social distancing. I don’t know if there will be restrictions on seniors. So it may be a very long time that we need to be in the house and I wanted to be prepared with what we needed.
Is your meat disappearing in your stores?