Going to the Grocery

This year is a little more interesting than others when it comes to shopping.  It is much different this year and that is because rather it mattered or not the world changed.  COVID-19 has occurred this year and it has made some big changes in how the world lives and shops if you live in a first-world country.  The regulations that are now in place have changed and really split apart our country and forced people to do things that are not proven by science.  Where it has affected my family the most is in how we shop.  It is now so much more complicated to go and get your selection of favorite candy boxes from the aisle these days.  Instead, now we have to go through hoops or refuse to leave our home at all. That is why I want to help you get through the craziness of 2020 and to be able to shop well if you are new to this whole scene.

The first thing to know is that rules and regulations are different everywhere.  I am not a practicing lawyer so this is not legal advice, but you should check into the local rules where you live.  This can be done and should be done because you don’t want to get arrested by simply going to the grocery store.  That would be a terrible thing and I have seen police arrest mothers for not masking their children and vice versa.  This is a terrible and scary thing and if you are simply trying to feed your family you need to know the rules.

You can find out your local rules and regulations by getting online most of the time.  Search your state government website for rules and then go to your city and then county websites as well.  Know where your grocery store is and what rules you will have to follow in order to get food.  Sometimes there are time restrictions, and there will almost always be a mask restriction.  It is even possible you are not going to be allowed to bring your children with you.  This can be really hard on some people because they cannot afford a baby sitter. But rest assured once you know the law you can finally get ready to shop.

I would highly suggest simply trying to stay out of people’s ways when you go shopping. Some people are afraid to be touched or to even be within 6 feet of someone else.  Even though they are outside and the virus dies in sunlight, they will still be filled with fear.  It is true that you have a 99.9% chance of surviving if you get the virus aka a more spreadable cold, but it is still worth causing fear over I guess.  So just know that people are going to be on edge. 

I prefer to shop like I don’t see anyone else there. It allows me to not worry about what anyone else is thinking. I like to shop in peace and I can get my food and browse my favorites candy boxes in peace.  That is what I am there to really get any how.  Food to live on is just that, but snacks are forever. So be safe and travel well this year.