#MicroblogMondays: the Grocery Store

Today Daniel and I went to the grocery store for the third time in 4 days. Sometimes we don’t have our shit together in our house. Other times I channel the Grateful Dead and mutter, “what a long, strange trip it has been.” In the checkout line, a lady wheeled her cart behind ours and said, “Hi, neighbor.” I greeted her & made small talk. She looked vaguely familiar & referenced Bunco, but I couldn’t place her. Finally, on the way to the car, it hit me. She hosted the last neighborhood Bunco game I attended in January, which was also the first time I met her. She remembered me, but I didn’t remember her. Granted, she had on no makeup, hair pulled back & workout clothes, but she had remembered ME. It turns out the cashier lives in my neighborhood too. It was a little mortifying and I couldn’t help but think, “this is why you have no friends.”

this is part of Mel’s new MicroblogMondays series.



  1. Bwaaaah. I’m that person who recognizes everyone yet no one recognizes me. For what it’s worth, it never bothers me that people have no clue who I am. I very much enjoy flying under the radar.

    And I go to the grocery store almost every day. I can’t think of what I want to eat until that day. I am on a first-name basis with everyone in the store and know the details of their life. They’re like a living blog post every day.

  2. I have a full sleeve tattoo and a blonde swatch in my very brunette bangs – STILL people often don’t recognize me from one time to the next! It used to make me wonder how I could look so unique yet be so unmemorable, but now that my own memory isn’t as sharp as I used to be I realize that it’s just because we’re all so busy and preoccupied with the stress of everyday life that there’s not always room for everyone’s faces in the old mental rolodex. 🙂

  3. I am one of those people that is usually lost in my own world/head/thoughts that I just don’t see people when out and about. And if I do see someone I recognize, I don’t always remember names. I’m bad a names. And like you, I would probably remember it only later.

    We go to the store several times a week, we just don’t by food with the knowledge that a lot of it will go bad if we buy more than a couple of days at a time. What a waste!

  4. I love the last line “and this is why I have no friends.” lol. I lamented last night to hubs that I have no friends, no real reason why, just don’t. I guess I’m not a small talk kind of person.

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