But even for people who don’t respond to food quite like I do… everyone knows not to shop when they’re hungry.
Perhaps not surprisingly, even though it has never ended well, I do it all the time.
When you’re hungry in a grocery store it’s easy to justify… anything.
“I need the biggest steak there is, no wait… TWO OF THEM… because… um…” *it’s already in the cart*
“I deserve these dunkaroos because I’ve had such a tough week stressing about how I have no work” #solidlogic
I think everyone can agree that saving money on food is a really nice idea, but when it comes to actually doing it, it’s just plain hard. We all end up eating what’s comfortable: whether that’s going to the local diner, or making the same meat and potatoes every night (regardless of price or season).
And even in the face of whatever admirable discipline we manage to muster, the grocery store/diner/whatever food source you’re going to flashes enough SPECIALS and 30% OFFS to completely confuse any logical part of your brain that might be left.
FACT: a great deal on something you don’t need… is still too expensive…cause… you don’t actually need it.
And to make matters worse, I am … not savvy. A good salesperson can sell me anything.
“Oh sir, you look great with that pork tenderloin.”
*Blush* “Really?” *sound of cash register*
So I have resorted to a tried and true method of defeating the impulse buy and saving a ton on groceries. (more…)