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Personal Shopper

October 13th, 2009 at 06:42 pm

I just set up with a friend of mine a deal. She goes shopping for me, I pay her a modest sum for gas and trouble.

This is supposed to free up some time for y husband to actually spend with his kids. So far it freed up time for him to go to an AV meeting. But I have hope.

The only trouble is admitting to someone how picky we are!

so far I have learned.
1. No Aldi's cheese, no matter how cheap.
2. Must be just one brand of canned tomatoes...Not that I know what it is.
3. Saying 'juice' to friends is not the same as to husband who knows which kinds we drink...(no apple, no grape, always 100 percent, no tomato, though the one kind of veggie fruit stuff is good....)
4. I have to find out what the fat/beef ratio we buy is? I don't even know how you find that out (I never did the meat shopping....)
5. Folk do a serious double blink when they know just how much we spend on fruit and veggies.....(family of 6 we eat over 3lb of apples every week...and 2lb of veggies every dinner not to mention some of 'whatever is in season', among other staples, onions, lemons, mushrooms, etc)

4 Responses to “Personal Shopper”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Sounds like a story. What was wrong with Aldi's cheese? Just the taste?

  2. momcents Says:


    I've tried the deli sliced cheese out of Aldi's and it is far better than the invidually wrapped singles.

  3. princessperky Says:

    Aldi's cheese tasted... weird...not quite right? More like American than cheddar

  4. whitestripe Says:

    wow - you've got me thinking about how picky we are too. I think by the time I did up a list of what we eat and don't eat, I could have saved more time doing the shopping myself!

    cheese - usually bega mature cheddar - NEVER sliced or wrapped or pre-grated cheese - eugh!
    veges - organic and from the market
    tinned tomatoes - the kind with only salt added, no other preservatives etc
    muesli bars - only one brand we get, has no sugar and no preservatives and no wheat.
    tahini - has to be unhulled
    coffee - any of the five organic brands offered, i try to get the one that's cheapest or on special
    tea - loose leaf
    pasta - either spelt or organic durum wheat
    plain mineral water
    NOTHING advertised as 'diet' - I can't stand the taste of aspartame and/or artificial sweeteners.

    and to top it all off I have to try and get as much as I can Australian made and owned. Big Grin

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