One of the things I planned to do in protecting myself from CoronaVirus is to shop online for my groceries and do the pick-up service. This is not something I was open to before because I like looking for deals and picking out my own fresh produce. But I’m trying to stay away from large crowds thinking it decreases my risk of getting it. Even though most grocery stores are doing their part in cleaning/disinfecting, someone can still sneeze or cough and the droplets would be in the air or even on things. So I thought it less risky.
Apparently many other people thought the same because after my 2-hour online shopping experience, I learned they can’t schedule my pick-up because they are booked. There’s no tomorrow or another day option either. It just said to try again later, so I will.
I did like shopping online for my groceries though. I was able to find a few good deals that I normally don’t see when I go into the store, and it allowed me to really look at the price comparisons. It was relaxing, rather than getting through the crowds, feeling like I’m in the way of people, or people getting into my space so allowed me to think through my purchase decisions better. I stuck to mostly packaged produce (avocados in a mesh bag and packaged mushrooms), rather than single so I wasn’t having to rely on someone else hand picking it from a pile. It also prevented me from running back and forth due to forgetting to get something in a department I had already been to. I also don’t have to wait in a long line to check out.
I’ve never liked crowds so I think I may stick with this and I hope the pick-up service becomes available soon.
What do you think? Do you shop online for your groceries then go pick them up? If so, what has your experience been? Do you do it regularly? What are the pros and cons?
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