I have an Overheard at Work! Just tonight as I was stocking perishables, 2 women (one of whom I knew) with 2 small children parked their shopping carts close to me. The woman I did not know was on her cell phone, making a complicated pizza order. I greeted the woman I knew, and asked if there was anything I could help her with whilst glancing (out of sheer curiosity, I admit) into their shopping carts.
Sure enough, they were both full of convenience foods. Breakfast foods, Ramen bowls, garlic bread, frozen pizzas, lasagna, Banquet Chickens, sandwiches, Tater Tots, precooked stuffed potatoes, precooked Mac and Cheese, already prepared meatloaf (cook 10 minutes in the microwave) That sort of thing.
As I went back to my stocking, I could not help but wonder...."Why not just go home and cook some of that junk food you are already buying? Why add the expense of a complicated pizza order to pick up on the way home with 2 small cranky kids?"
Anyway, that was my story tonight. Maybe they were having a get together? But it sure seemed to me as though they were ordering pizza because convenience food they were already buying (like Crustables and Digiourno pizza) were too much bother tonight.