Supermarket ranting thread. →
I was at the supermarket this lunchtime and it struck me (not for the first time) what a ridiculous amount of choice there is.
You want bread? Here, there are 30 different types to choose from in the fresh-baked section, with another 30 in the pre-packed aisle.
Yoghurt? When I was a kid there was Ski (in 3 flavours) and that was it. Today I had a choice of at least 25 brands, and probably 150 different types of yoghurt altogether.
Tinned tomatoes? Peeled? Whole? Chopped? With garlic? With basil? With chilli? With garlic and
basil? I DON'T KNOW
!! I FORGOT WHAT I NEEDED THEM FOR NOW!
Whilst I understand and appreciate how very lucky I am to be living in a prosperous First World country, I'm really not sure I need to have 15 different kinds of eggs to choose from - I find the options overwhelming sometimes, as I try to weigh up the pros and cons of each available item in order to decide which is best for me.
I enjoy my occasional trips to Lidl, the discount supermarket which often has no choice - it's this
crème fraîche or nothing. Thank you, that's fine. And it is.
Is it just me who finds the amount of supermarket choice we have excessive? Do any of you stand, bewildered, in front of the 27 different apples on display, trying to pick one?