Up and have been up for way too long, since about 1:00 a.m.
About 6:30 I left to return cans and bottles, then make groceries. Bottle return machine didn't like the Stewart's Root Beer bottles and would not accept them. Had to take them to the service desk that wasn't open until 8:00. Haven't made groceries for quite awhile, but needed milk, as I've been out for more than a week. Was surprised that it came to $150, as I really didn't get much. I know prices are going up, but I was still surprised how much higher some stuff had increased. Bought more store branded items than I usually do. Noticed, that many of the sale item prices are now only good if you but two or more. Wasn't all groceries as I picked up a couple of Carhartt K-87 pocket tee shirts. They were marked $16.99, while others of the same shirt were marked anywhere from $19.99 to $29.99. Realized after I checked out that they rang up at $19.99. As it was near 8:00 I went to the service desk, got the price corrected and a refund for the over charged shirts plus the $5.00 maximum penalty for the overcharge. Got the bottles returned as well.
The Midwest regional big box store has been pretty well stocked recently, but noticed more sparsely stocked shelves, freezer space, and refrigerated space in certain area's than what there has been. Was going to get some fixings for apple pie, but no Golden Delicious apples, and no refrigerated pie crust. Few offerings in their freash donut section, with nothing appealing to me. Also looked for a 2023 calendar, but only 2022, and 22-23 school year calendars, and plenty of them overstocked it appears.
Got frustrated by a guy moving swiftly down the aisle paying no attention to anything but his phone. I could see it coming, so stopped and waited for the game of bumper carts. He looked up just a moment before his cart hit mine. Couldn't help but comment that I hoped he paid better attention to diving a car, the driving a shopping cart. I think he mumbled "sorry". I'm becoming an intolerable cranky ole geezer as I season.
Once in awhile I like breakfast from MD, so thought I would hit them up after I got home and groceries put away. 8 cars in a slow line, so skipped that, and headed to the real bakery downtown. Too late I guess, no French Crullers, no real custard Long John's, no Cheese Danish. Settled for a simple chocolate doughnut, but at $1.75 for one doughnut, probably won't be going back soon.
Happen to see an old friend get out of her car as I drove past her house on my way home. Stopped and chatted a bit. She retired too early a couple years ago, and is now working two jobs.
Please keep the sprinkles off the floor. Someone has to clean up the mess.