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2012-10-13 11:21:54 AM
I think I'll have a bag of chips for supper tonight.
 
2012-10-13 11:23:02 AM
as a full-time grocer, i see people buying shiat they shouldn't be, sometimes two or three times a day, every day (i am there 6 days a week).

granted, as an employee, i am supposed to promote sales and such, but alot of times i just want to yell at these people to drop the ice-cream and try visiting our fine produce department one time.
 
2012-10-13 11:26:46 AM
Reporter: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran

/surprised it's not Romero

//moran
 
2012-10-13 11:27:25 AM
I refuse to buy anything in the line, because you know what, fark them. I don't have kids but I've seen other peoples kids scream for shiat that is right there beside them, slowing up the line.

Like how they put the milk in the very back of the store, fark them for that too.
 
2012-10-13 11:29:42 AM

twiztedjustin: I refuse to buy anything in the line, because you know what, fark them. I don't have kids but I've seen other peoples kids scream for shiat that is right there beside them, slowing up the line.

Like how they put the milk in the very back of the store, fark them for that too.


I've seen several grocery stores lately putting milk near the checkout lines.
 
2012-10-13 11:30:12 AM
I love looking in other people's carts when I'm in the market. Kinda makes me sad when I see people loading up on frozen dinners and other heat-and-eat items.
 
2012-10-13 11:31:05 AM
I once took a shiat in a bushel of celery. It was more impulsive than compulsive.
 
2012-10-13 11:31:10 AM
I compile a grocery list using Google Drive, so I can add to it on my work computer, home computer, or Android phone.

Then it's always available when I go to the grocery store, since I always have my phone on me.

How is this related to this thread? It keeps you focused on your grocery list, and lowers the percentage of junk food bought. At least it does for me.
 
2012-10-13 11:31:40 AM
Was gonna call BS but the article uses the qualifier "may".

According to the the voodoo magic that BMI calculators use, I'm 10 pounds below obese and 20 pounds over normal. The again, who's to say what's normal, amiright?

Seriously though, maybe I have body image issues, but I don't see myself being that much overweight.
 
2012-10-13 11:35:35 AM
True story: If it weren't for getting a fake appetite from marijuana and going impulse food shopping, I'd have starved myself into a hospital many times.
 
2012-10-13 11:39:17 AM

Wasilla Hillbilly: Was gonna call BS but the article uses the qualifier "may".

According to the the voodoo magic that BMI calculators use, I'm 10 pounds below obese and 20 pounds over normal. The again, who's to say what's normal, amiright?

Seriously though, maybe I have body image issues, but I don't see myself being that much overweight.


The obesity problem really isn't about people who are "20 pounds over normal". Try 200.
 
2012-10-13 11:39:29 AM

bmihura: I compile a grocery list using Google Drive, so I can add to it on my work computer, home computer, or Android phone.


As do I. I just wish there was a way to easily check off items like in some of the grocery tracker apps I've used in the past that don't have PC editing access.
 
2012-10-13 11:42:13 AM

bmihura: I compile a grocery list using Google Drive, so I can add to it on my work computer, home computer, or Android phone.

Then it's always available when I go to the grocery store, since I always have my phone on me.


Then why not just keep a list on your phone since you always have it on you? Why is Google Drive[tm] necessary?
 
2012-10-13 11:42:15 AM

Show_The_O_Face: bmihura: I compile a grocery list using Google Drive, so I can add to it on my work computer, home computer, or Android phone.

As do I. I just wish there was a way to easily check off items like in some of the grocery tracker apps I've used in the past that don't have PC editing access.


I use GroceryIQ (www.groceryiq.com). Works quite well.
 
2012-10-13 11:43:48 AM

WhippingBoy: Wasilla Hillbilly: Was gonna call BS but the article uses the qualifier "may".

According to the the voodoo magic that BMI calculators use, I'm 10 pounds below obese and 20 pounds over normal. The again, who's to say what's normal, amiright?

Seriously though, maybe I have body image issues, but I don't see myself being that much overweight.

The obesity problem really isn't about people who are "20 pounds over normal". Try 200.


Sure, but I have my doubts that impulse food shopping is really that big of a factor for those people.
 
2012-10-13 11:45:46 AM
bad subby

there is no such thing as a bushel of celery

fresh celery is sold in approx. 40# boxes by "bunched" count, 18, 24, 30, 36

pre-cut celery is sold in 5# vac- packed increments, but that stuff will kill you cause it's all ate up with pathogens

/csi
 
2012-10-13 11:48:14 AM

monstera: bad subby

there is no such thing as a bushel of celery

/csi


Cool story investigator?
 
2012-10-13 11:51:14 AM

WhippingBoy: Show_The_O_Face: bmihura: I compile a grocery list using Google Drive, so I can add to it on my work computer, home computer, or Android phone.

As do I. I just wish there was a way to easily check off items like in some of the grocery tracker apps I've used in the past that don't have PC editing access.

I use GroceryIQ (www.groceryiq.com). Works quite well.


Hmm. I'll give it a try.

Thanks.
 
2012-10-13 11:51:51 AM
That would be an interesting test though.


A supermarket/grocer changes all the end caps and checkout line impulse buy items to fruits, veggies and other healthy snacks. Sees what happens.


Bet you put some awesome apples, oranges, plums and nectarines up there and people will buy them by the bushel. Especially those with kids.
 
2012-10-13 11:58:20 AM
Whenever my mom comes home with a bag of groceries I ask her what she plans to cook for the week. She says she doesn't know. I ask her why she bought a bunch of apples when she know my dad dislikes them and my sister and I are allergic and she can't eat that many before they go bad and has no plans to make preserves or pie, her first answer is 'they were on sale'. Then she gives us a hard time when the food shy buys/cooks goes bad before we can eat it out.

I keep telling her that there will always be a sale and it would be wiser to simply plan what she is going to cook first, see what ingredients are in the house, then only buy what she needs for the week, but it just goes in one ear and out the other.
 
2012-10-13 12:03:19 PM
You have to admit when watching an episode of "No Reservations" you wanted to be eating a roasted suckling pig with Tony.
/Eat like a pig and become a pig.
 
2012-10-13 12:07:15 PM

lohphat: bmihura: I compile a grocery list using Google Drive, so I can add to it on my work computer, home computer, or Android phone.

Then it's always available when I go to the grocery store, since I always have my phone on me.

Then why not just keep a list on your phone since you always have it on you? Why is Google Drive[tm] necessary?


If you have no internet connection, you can't save changes. Google drive's MAJOR defect is that it can't keep such changes offline. It's supposed to be a photo backup/'doc collaboration' tool, so it synchs up your phone, friends, and computer, and completly ignores one-player users. If two people make changes to a document, there's no way to decide which change is 'right', threrefore, if you have no internet connection right then, right now, you can't use it effectively.
 
2012-10-13 12:07:33 PM
Heh. Not only is it not your fault that you're fat, but now it's not even your fault what you put in your cart and pay for at the grocery store! It must be....*shrug* well, obviously someone else's fault! Your "cognitive capacity is depleted", that's all. (And we couldn't find a better phrase to politely say "you're dumber than a stump", lol) And that's why you buy cheetos and ice cream. Actually we aren't even convinced you have free will at all, when compared to cognitive tests of, say, chimpanzees or toenail fungi.


"We need to test new approaches to risk reduction that do not place additional cognitive demands on the population"

Wow. Translation: "You people are so stone farking stupid, that even warning labels showing a picture of a person tipping a vending machine over on himself, or drowning in a mop bucket were far too complex for your depleted cognitive capacity. So we are going to make choices for guide you."
 
2012-10-13 12:11:48 PM

Show_The_O_Face: WhippingBoy: Show_The_O_Face: bmihura: I compile a grocery list using Google Drive, so I can add to it on my work computer, home computer, or Android phone.

As do I. I just wish there was a way to easily check off items like in some of the grocery tracker apps I've used in the past that don't have PC editing access.

I use GroceryIQ (www.groceryiq.com). Works quite well.

Hmm. I'll give it a try.

Thanks.


It rocks, except that it's really slow

Computer web interface, iOS, Android, and I share it with my wife, so we both can add and check off items

Just wish it was faster - way too slow, especially on her old 3GS
 
2012-10-13 12:13:03 PM
Obviously subby doesn't shop for celery at Costco or Sams.
 
2012-10-13 12:20:57 PM
Fark off, stubby, I love celery. Its really good for your teeth, too. That's why they call it nature's toothbrush.
 
2012-10-13 12:21:42 PM
I just realized that the way I pronounce "celery" makes is sound like "salary". Damn, I'm one ignorant mofo.
 
2012-10-13 12:23:12 PM
ugh. Preview is my friend.
 
2012-10-13 12:25:21 PM

monstera: bad subby

there is no such thing as a bushel of celery

fresh celery is sold in approx. 40# boxes by "bunched" count, 18, 24, 30, 36

pre-cut celery is sold in 5# vac- packed increments, but that stuff will kill you cause it's all ate up with pathogens

/csi



They come in a box like this?

cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2012-10-13 12:29:54 PM

Ronin_S: Whenever my mom comes home with a bag of groceries I ask her what she plans to cook for the week. She says she doesn't know. I ask her why she bought a bunch of apples when she know my dad dislikes them and my sister and I are allergic and she can't eat that many before they go bad and has no plans to make preserves or pie, her first answer is 'they were on sale'. Then she gives us a hard time when the food shy buys/cooks goes bad before we can eat it out.

I keep telling her that there will always be a sale and it would be wiser to simply plan what she is going to cook first, see what ingredients are in the house, then only buy what she needs for the week, but it just goes in one ear and out the other.


Sounds about time for you to start doing some of your own grocery shopping, partner.
 
2012-10-13 12:33:27 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: Heh. Not only is it not your fault that you're fat, but now it's not even your fault what you put in your cart and pay for at the grocery store! It must be....*shrug* well, obviously someone else's fault! Your "cognitive capacity is depleted", that's all. (And we couldn't find a better phrase to politely say "you're dumber than a stump", lol) And that's why you buy cheetos and ice cream. Actually we aren't even convinced you have free will at all, when compared to cognitive tests of, say, chimpanzees or toenail fungi.


"We need to test new approaches to risk reduction that do not place additional cognitive demands on the population"

Wow. Translation: "You people are so stone farking stupid, that even warning labels showing a picture of a person tipping a vending machine over on himself, or drowning in a mop bucket were far too complex for your depleted cognitive capacity. So we are going to make choices for guide you."



www.mlponline.net
 
2012-10-13 12:48:38 PM
Subby, you're wrong. Plenty of people have impulse bought celery. It just all ends up looking like this:

i.istockimg.com
 
2012-10-13 01:02:17 PM
Step 1:
Buy one
assets.lifehack.org
Step 2:
Write down what you need, in black. If it's not on the list, don't buy it
Step 3:
Color code the places you go most often, and write down how much it costs (per pound/oz/whatever). If something is "on sale," check back and see if it's actually cheaper than what you usually pay for it. Don't get suckered by specials that aren't actually special.
Step 4:
Have a snack or eat something big before you go out. This really cuts down on the impulse buys. Don't shop hungry.
 
2012-10-13 01:14:06 PM

Ronin_S: Whenever my mom comes home with a bag of groceries I ask her what she plans to cook for the week. She says she doesn't know. I ask her why she bought a bunch of apples when she know my dad dislikes them and my sister and I are allergic and she can't eat that many before they go bad and has no plans to make preserves or pie, her first answer is 'they were on sale'. Then she gives us a hard time when the food shy buys/cooks goes bad before we can eat it out.

I keep telling her that there will always be a sale and it would be wiser to simply plan what she is going to cook first, see what ingredients are in the house, then only buy what she needs for the week, but it just goes in one ear and out the other.


Your mom does your shopping and cooks for you?
 
2012-10-13 01:17:40 PM

Ronin_S: Whenever my mom comes home with a bag of groceries I ask her what she plans to cook for the week. She says she doesn't know. I ask her why she bought a bunch of apples when she know my dad dislikes them and my sister and I are allergic and she can't eat that many before they go bad and has no plans to make preserves or pie, her first answer is 'they were on sale'. Then she gives us a hard time when the food shy buys/cooks goes bad before we can eat it out.

I keep telling her that there will always be a sale and it would be wiser to simply plan what she is going to cook first, see what ingredients are in the house, then only buy what she needs for the week, but it just goes in one ear and out the other.


I bought a cauliflower in the market because it was purple. Really purple. Now I have a really purple cauliflower and have to find something to make with it, and most likely go back to the grocery store for more ingredients. I do this kind of thing all the time. It keeps me open to trying new recipes (I tell myself).
 
2012-10-13 01:21:32 PM
I had an impulse buy the other day on Count Chocula... I'm fat as fark
 
2012-10-13 01:24:03 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Ronin_S: Whenever my mom comes home with a bag of groceries I ask her what she plans to cook for the week. She says she doesn't know. I ask her why she bought a bunch of apples when she know my dad dislikes them and my sister and I are allergic and she can't eat that many before they go bad and has no plans to make preserves or pie, her first answer is 'they were on sale'. Then she gives us a hard time when the food shy buys/cooks goes bad before we can eat it out.

I keep telling her that there will always be a sale and it would be wiser to simply plan what she is going to cook first, see what ingredients are in the house, then only buy what she needs for the week, but it just goes in one ear and out the other.

Your mom does your shopping and cooks for you?


The agreement is I pay for my own tuition, transportation and books out of my savings from when I was working, while cleaning up between classes and assignments. She decides what's for dinner.
 
2012-10-13 01:26:30 PM

Ronin_S: Whenever my mom comes home with a bag of groceries I ask her what she plans to cook for the week. She says she doesn't know. I ask her why she bought a bunch of apples when she know my dad dislikes them and my sister and I are allergic and she can't eat that many before they go bad and has no plans to make preserves or pie, her first answer is 'they were on sale'. Then she gives us a hard time when the food shy buys/cooks goes bad before we can eat it out.

I keep telling her that there will always be a sale and it would be wiser to simply plan what she is going to cook first, see what ingredients are in the house, then only buy what she needs for the week, but it just goes in one ear and out the other.


you sound 12
 
2012-10-13 01:31:14 PM
It's not complicated. I go up and down every aisle, and I grab what I need, and use my brain for my "list". I go once a week, so 85% of what I buy is constant, and **gasp** I actually just remember the rest.

/peel and freeze the bananas when they turn brown, some how I do always buy too many bananas, whether its six or one, its too much for that week
// great for smoothies
 
2012-10-13 01:38:05 PM

kittycore: Ronin_S: Whenever my mom comes home with a bag of groceries I ask her what she plans to cook for the week. She says she doesn't know. I ask her why she bought a bunch of apples when she know my dad dislikes them and my sister and I are allergic and she can't eat that many before they go bad and has no plans to make preserves or pie, her first answer is 'they were on sale'. Then she gives us a hard time when the food shy buys/cooks goes bad before we can eat it out.

I keep telling her that there will always be a sale and it would be wiser to simply plan what she is going to cook first, see what ingredients are in the house, then only buy what she needs for the week, but it just goes in one ear and out the other.

I bought a cauliflower in the market because it was purple. Really purple. Now I have a really purple cauliflower and have to find something to make with it, and most likely go back to the grocery store for more ingredients. I do this kind of thing all the time. It keeps me open to trying new recipes (I tell myself).


MASHED CAULIFLOWER! Link
 
2012-10-13 01:50:30 PM
a piece of celery is good with a bottle of ranch
 
2012-10-13 01:55:05 PM
Going into a grocery store, while hungry, around/just after Halloween is awesome
 
2012-10-13 02:24:25 PM

WhippingBoy: Show_The_O_Face: bmihura: I compile a grocery list using Google Drive, so I can add to it on my work computer, home computer, or Android phone.

As do I. I just wish there was a way to easily check off items like in some of the grocery tracker apps I've used in the past that don't have PC editing access.

I use GroceryIQ (www.groceryiq.com). Works quite well.



Yeah, that's a good one.  And you can share the list with your wife and the rest of your family.  And when you check something off, everyone sees it checked off.
 
2012-10-13 02:29:53 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Ronin_S: Whenever my mom comes home with a bag of groceries I ask her what she plans to cook for the week. She says she doesn't know. I ask her why she bought a bunch of apples when she know my dad dislikes them and my sister and I are allergic and she can't eat that many before they go bad and has no plans to make preserves or pie, her first answer is 'they were on sale'. Then she gives us a hard time when the food shy buys/cooks goes bad before we can eat it out.

I keep telling her that there will always be a sale and it would be wiser to simply plan what she is going to cook first, see what ingredients are in the house, then only buy what she needs for the week, but it just goes in one ear and out the other.

Your mom does your shopping and cooks for you?


My mom did until I was ~22.  I was in college, which was a commuter college 40 miles away in Chicago.  No need for me to spend money on an apartment at the time.  Helped me pay down my student loans pretty quickly.  I'd often be in school 10-12 hours a day on the days I had class.  Was nice to not have to worry about making dinner.
 
 
2012-10-13 03:15:44 PM
If impulse shopping has much of an effect on how many calories you consume, you need to develop a little discipline.
 
2012-10-13 03:27:26 PM
it's only an epidemic if it's morbid obesity. regular obesity (31-35 BMI
 
2012-10-13 03:38:49 PM

heinrich66: I once took a shiat in a bushel of celery. It was more impulsive than compulsive.


Wow. That is hall of fame funny.
 
2012-10-13 05:23:46 PM
I impulse buy fruits and vegetables, which is unusual in a straight man with conservative tendencies.

I would kill life for a sack of Brussels sprouts, and not just vegetable life either. I would let your infant child DIE of volume depletion in an overheated SUV if that's what it took to get me into the supermarket to claim those precious green globes. Ripe cherries aren't nearly so bad. I'd throw elbows into an old lady to claim a basket of ripe cherries, but I'd have enough self-control to try to make it look accidental. Iranian dates catch my eye like little else in Produce. It's a brick-shaped cardboard box with dainty Persian lettering over some pastoral scene. Inside are neatly packed rows of grapelike fruit. If they are firm and ripe, they go in the basket, sugar shock be damned. Broccoli OTOH, appears sporadically enough that I'll snatch it up no matter how ratty it looks.

Where I live ripe, locally picked red figs sometimes manifest on the shelves, and these go straight in the basket, even if I have to reach over some lumbering Arab bint to get them, and even though they burn my tongue and go moldy in 3 days. In Japan the persimmons (kaki) and pears (nashi) are likewise seasonal and you have to make the most of your window of opportunity. The bastards know it too, and mark up the price something depraved. I never came closer to violence. If no one else is around, you can try jacking up that diminutive Asiatic by the lapels and informing him in menacing tones that the US and Japan never signed a formal truce. Untrue, of course, but it's good for a few hundred yen off the price of a basket.

Of all the fruits the ones that most appeal to the impulses, like women, are the melons. I react to them the same way too, transfixed with longing and anxiety. They are so alluring, yet what is inside? What awaits when you bring it home and lay it bare? You cannot know, and I have been betrayed so many times. One cannot trust a melon, yet one cannot turn away from her without carrying an ember of cruel yearning. The honeydew particularly is maddening. "YES, I WILL HAVE HER! This one I shall possess and know the joy of my heart's desiring! YOU! BOY! SELL ME THIS MELON, and as you value your life speak not a word!" So transported with passion we bring her home and cleave her gently, and with one scoop... blandness. No flavor, no feeling, no love, just the salty taste of tears. The honeydew is a cruel mockery of her name. The honeydew is a cute girl named Jennifer who smiles and beckons, but does not kiss, does not cuddle, does not love...

...or, what were we talking about? Anybody want some of this? It's good stuff.
 
2012-10-13 05:50:45 PM
i eat like a 9 yr old that was left home alone for the weekend. i don't give a flying fark. maybe your life is all sunshine and roses. good for you. i drop dead tomorrow, big farking deal. i don't give a damn.
 
2012-10-13 06:30:10 PM

kittycore: Ronin_S: Whenever my mom comes home with a bag of groceries I ask her what she plans to cook for the week. She says she doesn't know. I ask her why she bought a bunch of apples when she know my dad dislikes them and my sister and I are allergic and she can't eat that many before they go bad and has no plans to make preserves or pie, her first answer is 'they were on sale'. Then she gives us a hard time when the food shy buys/cooks goes bad before we can eat it out.

I keep telling her that there will always be a sale and it would be wiser to simply plan what she is going to cook first, see what ingredients are in the house, then only buy what she needs for the week, but it just goes in one ear and out the other.

I bought a cauliflower in the market because it was purple. Really purple. Now I have a really purple cauliflower and have to find something to make with it, and most likely go back to the grocery store for more ingredients. I do this kind of thing all the time. It keeps me open to trying new recipes (I tell myself).


Make fake purple mashed potatoes with it.

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