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 was 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.