Your Delivery is Next

I hadn’t finished my cup of coffee this morning, yet I couldn’t sit still. I checked my phone for updates and peeked out the window. Any minute now, it would arrive. Ding. A new e-mail. Your delivery is next it said. I smiled and felt a surge of adrenaline. Who knew grocery shopping could be exciting?

Grocery shopping can be a hassle despite efforts to plan ahead and complete the task whether or not you have low vision. Does Stockton want to drive us over to our favorite grocery store? Do we have meal plans or are we gonna wing it? Will the parking lot be a nightmare, a prelude to the horror show that will unfold in the busy aisles? It was time to try grocery delivery.

The other day, I logged onto Peapod.com and started filling up my digital cart with produce, canned goods, baked goods, frozen items, dairy…no cold cuts today, sorry Ickey. Searching and selecting items was easy. I double-checked my cart and chose a delivery window. No snags in the plastic payment fabric of the grocery ordering process. Done.

The bright green truck eased down our street. I waved from the porch and then plopped down on our porch swing to watch the driver back the delivery truck like a boss into our skinny Mayberry driveway. I waGreen Peapod delivery truck backed into a driveway. s all smiles basically en pointe with happiness as I ushered the deliveryman into the house, his arms laden with rustling plastic bags.

No missing items, no weird produce, no complaints here. The terriers were the only losers–they barked from the backyard, eager to investigate, tails wagging. I thanked the deliveryman and waved from the porch as the green truck rumbled away. This might be the beginning of a Mayberry grocery shopping revolution.

Have you tried grocery delivery? Is it offered in your area? Do you enjoy the process of grocery shopping? Tell me about it.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Susan….the only way Tracy shops!! Me….I like to touch, feel and smell at the market!😃☺️

    1. You’re right, delivery takes away the pleasant sensory experiences!

  2. Casee says:

    I would love this kind of service. It will be on my list of must-haves for the next time I move. What a time saver it would be for me!

    1. When I moved to Mayberry, the delivery service did not serve our area. The demand for this time-saver must be driving expansion.

  3. Great! It is like being small and seeing what groceries your mum has brought home. One of our delivery options sometimes adds a surprise, I think, for this very reason. I now have an organic vegetable box delivered. As this is seasonal, the contents are always a surprise which is fun, except when there are vast quantities of kale!

    1. I am on the search for a veg box option, too. Around here people usually say they get overwhelmed by the green peppers. Have you found creative ways to use the kale?

      1. Oh, Susan, I have come to the conclusion that there is no creative way to cook kale. I give it to my neighbours who are too polite to refuse it. I don’t know what they do with it!

  4. Trisha says:

    I don’t know if we have a grocery delivery service around here. It would be nice. I hate having to go to the grocery store!

    1. It’s a nice option to have, if it isn’t available in your area now, I bet it will be soon.

  5. You are so fortunate to be able to take advantage of this service. I tried to see several months ago if peapod was offered in my area but it’s not – bummer. But I’m hoping that in the near future we’ll have a similar service available.

    1. I hope the peapod service expands soon to your area. I wonder if Giant Eagle has considered it since they do other programs like fuel perks.

      1. They haven’t done so yet to my knowledge but the big Market District Giant Eagle does provide an online ordering service then curbside pickup.

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