Grocery Shopping

“Our lives mostly consist of unremarkable events, but maybe the mundane things are also suitable as an epitaph” – David Shrigleyuntitled.png

I shared this article (Food prices are falling. How are shoppers benefitting by Candid Choi) in my ageing out of foster care group. The youth encouraged me to come along on their next trip to Grocery Outlet. Upon wrapping up my group, the program manager stated that she overheard the young adults’ request and asked if I could accompany the young adults. I stated, of course, if I could grocery shop myself and purchase wine. The program manager informed me she welcomed my grocery shopping but that the program could not pick up my expense. I assured her I could afford my own groceries. She proceeded to inform me she would have to check the policy to see if it was okay to purchase alcohol while with a minor. I assured her I had no plan to purchase an alcoholic beverage for a minor. I respected the young adults’ wellbeing, along with my personal and professional reputation. I, however, saw no reason for my not purchasing wine; as I plan to drink it in the privacy of my own homeand that it didn’t mean that a young adult would become an alcoholic. Hell, I speak from experience, as my biological father suffers from alcoholism. She informed me she would be in touch. I informed her I would be more than happy to work up a curriculum on triggers.

In the meantime, I came across this great  article ( Artist David Shrigley’s Monumental Grocery List in New York) and it made me think of my own staples and an assignment for my next group. Here is my list.


  1. Chicken stock
  2. Pasta
  3. Garlic
  4. Chocolate
  5. Olive oil


  1. Edamame
  2. homemade soup
  3. Butter
  4. Shrimp
  5. Bacon


  1. Juice
  2. Wine
  3. Fresh produce
  4. Cheese
  5. Eggs


  1. Tea
  2. Coffee
  3. Herb farm
  4. Lawry’s season salt
  5. Sea salt

What are your staples?

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