You know the ones that are bigger than a barn with harsh flourescent lighting and enormous carts which you have to pay a deposit to use...and people with vacant looks on their faces.
These stores are situated far from where I live, at least a 30 minute drive if you do not go in rush hour...which I did not, as I do not do traffic well.
I am challenged right at the get go...after reading and trying to figure out the cart release system I give up and go looking for help.
I need to get an assistant to show me where to put my loonie in the keyed contraption that allows the locked carts to be unlocked...it looked easy when she did it...will I manage to remember how to do it next time?
If there ever is a next time...(remember I still do not pump my own gas...full service is my friend)
The place inside is very quiet which is odd because the parking lot is full.
I suppose it felt quiet because there is a vast expanse of space...it's easy for people to disappear in the aisles.
I find the carts are large and unwieldy...I crash into the displays because the lower rack juts out farther than the top part. I persevere...and I am fortunate that I do not hit and injure any people.
It is amazing to me the variety of wares these stores offer...groceries, household stuff, cosmetics, clothing, plants, it's all here...one stop shopping.
I look for quite awhile before I find a few items to try on...I am focusing on inexpensive boaty clothes.
There is a margin of error within the same size items...they should all fit but they do not...what's that about? Some are too big, some too small, and a few just right.
I end up with a couple of tops, some knickers, a nightie...
Loose and cool
and just $19
I bought 2 of these cotton tops, simple, light and packable.
These purple knickers made me smile...
when I wear them I think I'll feel very daring!
The 2 grey pair are decidedly more conservative.
I usually wear lacy Hanky Panky thongs but these wooed me by their price point...3 pair for $12.
One pair of HP cost $26...so this is an experiment in frugality.
I managed to lock the cart and retrieved my loonie without attracting any attention.
Who knows maybe I can pump my own gas...but not just yet,
one embarrassing mishap is enough for one day.