April 10, 2007

Diapers, wipes, coffee creamer, Kleenex, salsa, cooked shrimp, frozen macaroni and cheese, cottage cheese, pasta, yogurt, milk, chicken breasts, canned beans, salad greens, cauliflower, broccoli, grapes, cucumbers, canned soup, tampons (sigh), apples, laundry detergent, gum. What do you guess my grocery bill came to today?

If you said $159.01, you win a Kewpie doll (not that you wanted one, because holy jesus, this thing is clearly going devour your face in the dead of night). $160 for four bags of groceries! When did life get so expensive?

I wouldn’t feel so bad about that pricetag, except I have no doubt I’ll be back at the store in a day or two, picking up a few things I forgot (I already thought of three: razors, paper toweling, and mushrooms). I don’t even want to know what our totaled monthly grocery bill is.

Dog has had this weird eye-wart thing for a while now, and it’s been getting bigger. We asked her vet about it, and they recommended having it removed surgically, to the tune of a few hundred dollars. I started to balk about the price, then thought, do I second-guess buying the more expensive bagged salad? No. Well, then I’d by-god better pony up for poor Dog, who does nothing but love us and doesn’t even wilt and liquify in the crisper drawer.

She had the surgery on Monday and now she’s totally pitiful, with a painful-looking area above her left eye and some medication that makes her act creaky and old. She’s been doing a lot of whimpering since we brought her home. I feel terrible for having done this to her, and I feel equally bad for hesitating to pay to have this done to her.

Comments

54 Responses to “Hurting the ones we love”

  1. Mymsie on April 12th, 2007 11:18 am

    Awww – poor whimpery bippy. :( Hope she feels better soon!

  2. Jessica Lucia on April 19th, 2007 3:30 am

    You should try http://www.thegrocerygame.com It sounded too good to be true to me but I have cut my grocery bill in half with it.

  3. Wendy on July 26th, 2010 5:04 am

    Yep, i may as well have a whinge too. It’s bloody etrocious. It costs more to take my dog to the vets than it does myself to the doctor. Dogs never needed half the vacinations and specified foods years ago that they rant on about these days and yet they all still lived to good old age. Same with groceries. Its just the money hungry greedy bloody human race trying to see how many extra dollars they can squeeze out of people for nothing. They’re driving us to our deaths. Nothing to eat n nowhere to live.
    Wake up world.

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