Food shopping is a necessity, unless you literally eat every meal outside of your home. For some it's fun and a break from the kids and a time to indulge culinary interests by perusing new shelf products and developing interesting meal menus.
For others, such as Patch, it is a mix. Shopping early on a Sunday morning when few others are crowding the aisles or shouting into cell phones or leaving carts in the middle of aisles as they wander to another aisle can be relaxing. It can be fun to discover some new fruit being imported or contemplate why there are literally dozens of salad dressings and why some cost as much as a pizza pie.
Shopping at 4 p.m. as mothers drag screaming, tired school children around food but don't seem to realize the kids need to eat something after a long day, can make Patch want to scream.
So Patch wants to know: What's your biggest pet peeve or the reason you love food shopping so much and where's your favorite market? Do you use several? Are you one of those specials people who does hit a few markets each week just to buy what's on sale?
Select an option in our poll or add your own peeve in the comments box.
Open up and share and we'll post the results early next week.