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2. Shopping at the Supermarket
Pulling into the parking lot of the largest
in town, Joe could already see it was
to be a challenge to find parking on
Saturday morning. He decides to first drop off
wife Melissa, so she could get a head
on the shopping they need to do. Meanwhile,
battles to find a free spot amongst the
of other waiting cars.
Inside, Joe finally finds
, whose cart already loaded with packages of organic
and drinks. He knows Melissa is easily tempted
fancy words that promise health benefits. It makes
feel good to know that she is making
decisions. In the past, Joe would try to
with her, explaining that health is not about
specific items, and more about general lifestyle. Today,
decides to simply move on. As the chef
the family, Joe looks forward every week to
process of selecting meats and vegetables, imagining all
ways he can flavor and cook them. Free
are being offered at the familiar locations –
makes sure to hit up every station. They
the chicken sausage is their favorite and buy
packs. The buy-one-get-one-free fresh pasta attracts Joe, while
sale on cheesecake draws Melissa.
As they wait
line to check out, Melissa examines their overflowing
cart and realizes that they are over budget.
puts back the snacks and drinks that were
impulse buys, and happily claims she is learning
be a great shopper! Joe can only smile
the expression on her face. Five months ago
they first got married, he never imagined he
enjoy these Saturday morning grocery trips. Now, he
in them a peaceful satisfaction, a welcome change
his work all week.