Update Day #19

I was woken up at 7 this morning. I was woken up by my partner exuberantly telling me—at SEVEN AM this morning—they had scored a delivery slot with our local IGA supermarket, for next Monday, and that we had an hour in which to shop before the slot expired.

Hence waking me up at that ungodly hour. Of course, they didn’t know what to buy. So I had to tumble out of bed, hair a tangled mess. Teeth unbrushed, eyes bleary, to stare at an iPad screen and scroll through endless ‘Oh I Would Love That’ options, wondering if, after ticking all the boxes, we would actually get any of it delivered.

Twenty minutes of furious scrolling later, we filled in all our details, went to the check out, and …


Found out we have bought almost $300 worth of stuff!

Gee, Louise, do you thunk we’ll get it all? They told us AFTER we hit send and paid for all this stuff, that substitutions MAY be made. MAY? Or WILL?

I’m guessing WILL, will be the answer. I just hope we don’t end up like the woman who asked for a box of tampons, in Texas, and got delivered a box of frozen mini sausage rolls.

Like wtf … who does that? A guy I’m guessing. Mind boggling is what it is.

I’m just happy my partner will not have to go out again for some time, and do grocery shopping or, hopefully, any shopping.

And you? How are you all coping with the grocery run, or going to the pharmacy? Have you been able to go online and order, or are you trying to make do with what you already have at home?

Anyway, people, stay safe out there.

Love always,

4 Comments Update Day #19

  1. AvatarSophie @BewareOfTheReader March 31, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Bwahahaha! OK I haven’t been able to shop online for weeks! For fourteen years now I place my orders online and come to collect the groceries once a week at the same shop but since lockdown …not once! Gah!!!

    1. AlexAlex March 31, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      We have always gone shopping because, being the cook, I love to see what’s in season, and buy accordingly, Sophie. But now, we’re forced into buying online and having to get up in the middle of the night in the hope of getting a slot for delivery (no pickup allowed). So my partner was ecstatic about getting a slot. It was like having a child telling me, look, look what I got! Ha! Ha!

  2. Avatarbooksdogsandcats March 31, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    I go to the (food)shops,pet shop,pharmacy…

    1. AlexAlex March 31, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      We were doing the same here, but now they’re asking us to try stay inside as much as possible, so we thought we’d give the online ordering a go.

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