Flooding Susie’s Inbox

February 24, 2011


Filed under: Boring, Chicago — sashyjane @ 5:03 pm

I”m not promising that these Chicago posts are going to be funny or even interesting, I’m just writing them to avoid job searching, dish washing and laundry. Hopefully I’ll have some colorful and or interesting stories to share soon.

The biggest difference I’ve noticed between North and South (or at least Chicago and Augusta) over the last five days is the  grocery shopping.

1. Groceries are so expensive here!! A rotisserie chicken that would cost $5.99 at Kroger costs $10 at Jewel-Osco. (I almost choked to death when I saw the prices at Treasure Island. I quickly put my cart away and ran out without buying anything.)  I could easily go broke cooking all of the delicious things I want to fix so I have to be smart about buying multi-use ingredients.

2. They sell liquor in the grocery stores! I’ve seen this on the Food Network but it still shocked me to see a gallon jug of Bacardi at the end of the bread aisle. I wouldn’t even be surprised if they even sold liquor, wine and beer on Sundays.

3. The stores, aisles and buggies (or grocery carts) are so tiny compared to home. Both the Jewel-Osco and Treasure Island stores could fit inside the local Augusta Publix with room to spare. And at home, three extra-wide carts could fit in each aisle, here two extra skinny carts can barely squeeze by one another.

The end. See? I told you that wasn’t going to be funny or interesting. Maybe I’ll just start making stuff up for the sake of keeping readers.




  1. remember that scene in “you’ve got mail,” where kathleen kelly is grocery shopping, trying to avoid joe fox? i always thought her shopping cart looked so tiny… she looked like a giant standing next to it.

    now i know that is true.

    see? these posts are educational! keep ’em coming.

    Comment by Annie — February 24, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

  2. Similar to grocery stores in Germany, at least in the fact that they’re narrow. I think it’s more of a city thing, than a North/South thing, though.

    Keep the posts coming. Loving them. :)

    Comment by Barbara Anderson — February 24, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

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