OBSERVATIONS FROM THE PARKING LOT Part 2
Progress is progressing with the health facility being built across the lot from the P C. It looks like the drive way and parking lot will soon be ready Dirt was hauled out by the truckload the other day and today gravel is being hauled in by the truck load.
NOW, back to the grocery shopping routine. It seems that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings are a good time to fill the pantry. On Monday , many people filled the shelves and freezer on Sunday and are not in need as yet.
Tuesday seems to be the day for elderly and middle aged women to shop. It’s easy to tell that they are women because being law abiding people they park their cars and within varying times, five to fifteen minutes remain in the vehicle. They are probably double checking the list in some cases , but most are making and finishing phone calls I think. The other thing I notice is that there seems to be up to a half hour before they re emerge with the merchandise needed for the next few days. At any rate that is what I see Monday Morning. It does take Nancy about a half hour each time she enters this store.
Wednesday is the time for elderly and middle aged men. They come in, get right out of the car , enter the store and seem to have run through the aisles to locate the meager items that they need. They are back out almost immediately and usually no cart is used and they have a bag with small items and quite often they have a box of the wonderful donuts that are available. The ones in work clothes are quickest and the slower retired types are just behind. Probably they are picking up the few items that their older spouse for get to grab the day before. No time is wasted but pedestrians should be alert as they walk across the area. Thursday and Friday mornings are a general mix of every one. The newest patron on Friday and Saturday are usually younger and they take the time to pick the proper beer and snacks for the later party.
Most afternoons are busier. People are in and out , picking up a item for lunch and later Mom stops to pick up supper items, something to cook or quite often, ready prepared stuff from the deli. Who can blame them for that. Besides, a lot of younger people don’t know how to cook anyway.
I don’t know much about the evening shoppers because I am watching the news or the game or NCIS or Ancient Aliens and the shows about chasing Bigfoot and other monsters. Educational television is important, don’t you agree?? This stuff is on the reliable Discovery Channel or the History channel. And don’t forget the UFO stories!!