I absolutely dread going grocery shopping. I procrastinate over the job for as long as possible. I order as much as I can online and have the items delivered to my door. Because of my location, I’m unable to have any perishables delivered. I eventually need to make the 35 minute drive to the grocery store to purchase meat, cheese, bread, yogurt, fresh fruit, vegetables and frozen items. Between the drive, the actual shopping, unloading and putting the items away, getting groceries is extremely time-consuming. It’s also really unpleasant. When the outside temperature is in the upper eighties, I wear shorts, tanks and sandals. However, I need to remember to bring a jacket to the grocery store because of the air conditioning. The cooling system is always blasting at maximum capacity. There is no escaping the influx of freezing cold air from overhead vents in every aisle. I shiver the entire time. I tend to rush through the store and end up forgetting items or buying the wrong thing. In the winter, when the outside temperature falls below freezing and there’s several feet of snow on the ground, I bundle up in a wool coat, sweaters and heavy boots. I then step inside the grocery store and start to sweat. The overuse of the heating system is just terrible. I linger in the frozen food aisles, hoping to cool off a bit. No matter what the weather does, the grocery store is uncomfortable. Whoever is in charge of the thermostat is doing a terrible job. I can’t imagine the cost of heating and cooling that giant store to such extreme temperatures. Plus, they play country music over the speakers. It’s torture.