Is groping fruit in the produce department acceptable behavior in a pandemic?
today at 2:59 pm
Remember the early days of the pandemic? People were scared to leave their homes. If you needed food, you went online, filled out an order and either had the grocery store deliver it or they would bring it to your car. You’d take your food and wash it and yourself before eating it. Good times! UGH!
It’s a few months later into the pandemic and that behavior has changed. People feel a lot more comfortable doing their own grocery shopping. While the groceries stores are crowded like they were pre-Covid, there are a fair amount of people in them at any given time. Yes, precautions are still needed. You see dots at the check out aisles where you should stand to keep six feet away from the person checking out in front of you…social distancing! Most of the aisles are one way. Masks are required. All of them are a good thing. Safety first!
But, every so often I see things that make me shake my head. Today was one of those days…..
We walk into the store and first stop is the produce section. Watermelon, check! Potatoes, check! Corn, check! On to the next section.
But, as I’m passing the blueberries I see a woman grabbing a package. She’s looking it over, trying to make a decision. Then she opens the box and starts to feel the berries. One…two…three feels. I’m watching intently, thinking she can’t put this back now, right? Then she dropped it in her cart. PHEW!
Okay…now in normal times, when I see someone do this, it pisses me off a little. Folks, these are not normal times. We’re in the middle of a pandemic. The less things we touch the better!
Last week I wanted to buy some cherries. All the packages had too many for one person to eat. I thought about taking some out and placing them in another package, but then I realized it might be risky. So, no cherries for me. I got over it. That’s what I thought about when I saw the scene with the blueberries.
So here’s the deal with produce during a pandemic in the grocery store. Look at it and make a decision. But, please…please…PLEASE…don’t grope the fruit and put it back! Please?
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