Jungle Mom on the loose!Shopping! I have been to the grocery store twice now. On the second trip to a Super Wal-mart, I made it into the cosmetic department, only because I lost my cosmetic bag in my travels. I have yet to venture beyond those two departments.
The problem seems to be that my eyes take in everything but then I experience a disconnect before my brain can make a decision on what to pick up. I am first bombarded with all the packaging, then the many options and brands of the same product. So, I just grab something, any thing!! I get home and have things like ...soy sauce, but no mayo!!! Tuna and corn flakes. Splenda and no sugar! Forgot I could buy sugar here!!!
In the grocery store I lose my focus and end up with lots of stuff but not all the ingredients to put a meal together. I need to sit down and make a menu and shopping list before I go to the store. While in the store, I have about 20 minutes before "melt down". After that window, I may as well leave because I cease to function.
Then there is the conversion of prices in dollars instead of bolivares. Also, pounds rather than kilos.
I can not even think of trying to clothes shop. Way too many choices and all the sizes. I am no where near ready for that yet.
So, if you see a strange , red headed woman wandering through the store, with a glazed look in her eyes, mumbling in Spanish under her breath...it's probably me!!! Just point me to the check out please!!!!