SOL Day 3

I should have known better.

I had some extra time today, so I figured I’d get my food shopping done a day early. That extra time also meant I could drive a little farther and hit up Trader Joe’s, which is about 30 minutes away. I love Trader Joe’s and am desperately awaiting the day we get a local store, but for now I’m stuck between two stores that are 30-40 minutes away in opposite directions. I decided to head east today because it meant I could also stop at Homegoods and Marshalls.

It turns out, Saturday is the day everyone goes to Trader Joe’s. Seriously. Like everyone in the county. You could barely move in the aisles and some shelves were empty. Empty! There were employees everywhere trying to keep up with the demand: restocking shelves, answering questions, and controlling the checkout lines.

What should have been a 15 minutes shopping trip ended up taking almost an hour because I couldn’t get near the shelves! I don’t think I’ll make the mistake of doing a Trader Joe’s run on a Saturday again, though I do need to head back soon. I was hoping to pick up a few Blarney Scones, but they weren’t available yet. Thankfully, I did get my spatchcocked chicken and a few other TJ’s-exclusive items.