I would like to highlight two recent experiences that prove this is 110% correct.
A few weeks ago, I went on a HUGE grocery shopping trip to Aldi. The kind where I have to stock up on everything, because the only thing left in the refrigerator are condiments and salad dressing bottles. On this particular occasion, I had a grocery list that covered the front AND back of a piece of paper. It was semi-ridiculous that I had waited that long to go to the store, but I digress. The point is I was in the store for probably close to a solid hour, entertaining two kiddos with yogurt melts, plastic keys, and funny faces.
Well, when I got to the front of the store to check out, I realized it was raining outside. Scratch that. It wasn't raining. It was pouring. That's the thing about North Carolina weather. It can get tricky. One minute it can be bright and sunny, the next second it can be overcast, and in less time than it takes one to say, "I don't have an umbrella," sheets of rain just start dumping from the heavens.
The situation was bleak, but realizing we had depleted the yogurt melt supply, and that the funny face technique was wearing off, I had no choice but to go ahead and pay for our groceries. I made my way to the door (trying to create a make-shift rain shelter for at least Everett out of his shopping cart seat cover on the way), and the nicest man in the world followed me and offered to walk us to our car with his umbrella. Seriously. It kind of made my entire day. And then he held the umbrella for us, while I put my kids in their car seats, so I wouldn't get soaking wet. He told me he saw us, thought about his wife and kids, and hoped someone would offer to do the same for her, if she was ever in the same pickle. Well, Mr. Nicest Man in the World, I hope someone does.
Fast forward to my most recent grocery trip to Aldi. This time I was only running in to get a few
I think we can learn a couple of valuable lessons here. First of all, I stumbled upon these thoughts while perusing Pinterest recently, and I absolutely love both of them:
And secondly, and perhaps the most important lesson of all is this: when you want cheap groceries, go to Aldi. Avoid Walmart at all costs.