Time spent in Safeway makes the widespread popularity of limited menu fast food places such as McDonald's easier to understand. I'd swear that the bread aisle alone in the local Safeway takes up more space than did the entire corner grocery store in my childhood neighborhood. Most of the
Then, beyond the bread aisle are a couple dozen more aisles full of other stuff. There's something horrifying about seeing so many highly processed food and food-like products all in one place. I wouldn't be surprised were I to get nightmares about being buried in processed cheese foods and snack chips next time I sleep. Maybe I'll even dream about drowning in a vat containing dozens of varieties of sodium-rich canned soups.
I did enjoy the produce section, though, despite the fact that casaba season is over. There were still some nice looking Tuscan cantaloupes, and there are loads of nice, bright pumpkins in stock now. The beer aisle was nice, too. I think I might quite enjoy a store which was stocked mostly with fresh produce and beer. Especially if they handed out samples.
Anyway. The disruption to my schedule has me running late. Rush rush rush.