Saturday, 21 April 2012

S is for Shopping

S   is for Shopping

Shopping list is like a to do list
Traipsing round the supermarket
Up and down the aisles back and forth
Shuffling and stopping looking and reaching
In and out, up and down, this way and that
Is that in my cupboard?

Do I really need more baked beans?
Out of the trolley on to the conveyor belt
Beep, beep, push and pack
Hope the ice cream doesn’t melt
Insert your card, remember your pin
Anybody watching, move your body to the side

Pack the trolley try and push it through the automatic doors
Glad to leave the hubbub of the store
Weaving in and out of the cars parking and leaving
Opening the boot and turning to get a bag
Oh no, the trolley is rolling down the road
Grabbing the handle, handbag flying
Groaning and moaning
Back to square one and home again.
It’s all done now until next week
Groundhog Day again with a few nips and tweaks.


  1. Aaargh, this is vision of my experience in a few hours (hopefully without the cart getting away from me). Very nice.

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog! I like reading yours :)

  3. Such a fun poem! :) Reminds me that I need to get some shopping done! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower! Enjoy the rest of the A to Z!

  4. That was fun...and my intial reaction to the shopping experience is an UGH!!!! but truth be told, my husband does the shopping so most often I never set foot in a grocery store to actually shop; just pick something up.

  5. This sounds way too familiar! LOL Fun! You've got a new follower. :)