Small-town grocery shopping is sometimes challenging. First, it’s a few hours out of the day because I have to go to town to get groceries–I might as well throw in a few extra stops while I’m there. Second, it’s not always easy to find some items (my favorite Chai, for example). But, the toughest part is getting the cold groceries home while they’re still cold.
Many people haul a cooler to town. I usually forget to load it up in my grocery getter.
The local grocers cater to the country folk, though. They have a cooler of dry ice on hand.
And, they offer to package my cold food without a second thought. I prefer the local grocer for this reason.
When I go to one of the chain grocery stores a little further down the road I have to ask for dry ice and I have to pay for it. It’s not the cost and I am certainly not too good to ask for what I would like or need. I just appreciate my home-owned grocers because of their keen customer service and willingness to help.
I also appreciate having easy access to dry ice. Not only is it an ice cream saver it is also a perfect ingredient for the Halloween witch’s brew!
p.s. Thanks to Dawna, Shannon, Reon, Kodi and Justin for the impromptu production meeting yesterday during cheer practice! It helped me pull this post together.