Friday, August 28, 2009

drive-thru grocery...

so my new facebook & blog buddy bonnie posted a blog tonight about drive-thrus and, long story short, how nice it would be to have a drive-thru grocery store. i remember a few months ago when casi told me she wished we had a chinese food drive-thru so that i could get her chinese quickly as an after school snack (what a girl she is!). now, i don't know if you know this or not but, martin's supermarket in heritage square has some darn good sushi. nothing fancy like the delish rainbow roll that denise and i had on our last sushi date but i'm getting off the subject... martin's is also set up for curbside pickup, so you don't have to schlep your groceries to the car in the snowy/rainy parking lot, you just drive up and they will help load your groceries which makes me think, why couldn't they have some sort of call-in drive-thru grocery service?

you could call in with (or use the circular posted online to create) your grocery list with brand, size, quantity, etc and they could pull the items for you, package them and have them ready when you arrive. depending on the items on your list/previous lists/current sales/etc they could suggest alternate items or additional quantities so you can stock up or get in on the glorious 2-fer that makes me feel like i'm somehow getting a better deal than i should. just give them your credit card number and just pull up to get your good loaded and you're done!

the only issue i see is that if you are like me, a picky produce buyer and, sadly, one of those annoying people that takes time to pick out milk based on the expiration date (the further out the better for me) you would probably have to do that part of the shopping yourself, and you couldn't reuse your handy shopping bags to get the 5 cent per bag credit, unless they had a bag-trade-in policy... i would totally pay a bit extra, maybe some sort of handling or processing fee like pizza hut and jimmy johns charge for delivering.

anyone else with me on this one? i have a sister-in-law that works at martin's and if we could get enough interested parties, how's that saying go "if you build it, they will come" no, wait... maybe "ask and ye shall receive"...

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