Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I Do Not Like Change....

I'm a person who does not like changes - not in any way. It gets me all on edge and feeling frazzled. Especially when a change is just made for the sake of change. My grocery store is being remodeled - that in itself is a good change. The store has been there for a very very long time and was really looking run down and a bit pathetic. Now it is a brighter, fresher place to go to. Not sure whose idea it was to put down white floors..... They already look constantly dirty. A nice light grey would have been prettier and more practical. New shelving is being put in - that is good. New refrigeration cases are now in place for all the frozen foods - rather than having them out in open bins. That is good. The thing that is NOT GOOD - the thing that is driving me out of my freakin mind!!! The thing that has almost brought me to tears the past few times I've gone into shop - the thing that just boils my butt - THEY ARE MOVING EVERYTHING AND PUTTING THEM IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS!! ARGHHHHH!!!!
I do my grocery list by the order of where things are in the store. I've had to rearrange my mind many times in the years and years I've shopped at this store when they do mini rearrangements. But this time, it is all catty whompus and makes absolutely no sense at all! Before, for instance, you came to an aisle and there were cookies on one side and crackers and so on on the other side. In the next aisle was the breads and rolls and donuts and coffee and so on. Well, NOT NOW! Because some genius thought it would be a good idea to separate them and put them in different aisles, several rows away from each other. I've seen other people going around looking lost.... I try to avert my eyes in case we both should look at each other and run screaming up and down the store! Oh, also, while they are putting down the new flooring and the new shelving, they have to put things in odd places, until they can get it into the permanent odd place it will now go. So one day the bread was down in front of the meat counter - the other day it was down by the dog food. See why I'm losin it! I think until they get this all settled down and I can venture in there without wanting to stick someone in a not so nice place, I will go to another store.... or stop eating.... Oh, and then I went to B & N today - the one I go to all the time - and guess what... Yep, they moved things all around too. I think I might just go to bed and stay there.....

3 comments:

Deb said...

I couldn't have written that better myself! I totally feel your pain because they just redid my favorite grocery store and changed EVERYTHING. They hand you a roadmap when you walk in the door. Totally frustrating experience. On top of that it's one of those mega grocery stores with the housewares, clothes, etc. What a mess!!

Siobhan said...

LOL! I'm the same way with change. Do. Not. Like. It. Hang in there!

Silver Circle Magick said...

I hate going to the grocery anyway. I just want to get in and get out. The last thing you want to do is spend time looking around. Hopefully they will be done soon and it won't change for another many years. :)