Monday, May 16, 2011

Reflections of a hoarder


I'm becoming the reincarnation of my maternal grandmother, Irma, but only when it comes to sweet pickles (she hoarded ground coffee, salt and pudding mix). Apparently, I'm forgetful when I get to the grocery store and cannot recall if I'm out, or flush with pickles, so I buy more. It would seem I also don't know when one jar is already open and go ahead and open another and only I can be the culprit here as nobody else eats them. It's not like I open a jar at snack time, either. I only eat sweet pickles when I make grilled cheese sammies and tomato soup.

For some reason, I think I'd better stock up on sharp cheddar cheese.

13 comments:

Brenda said...

I don't think we are hoarders. We are forgeters. I do the same thing. I get things at the store because I think we are out..only to discover we have 5 of it somewhere in the messy cabinet. And I never remember buying them...

Sandy said...

hahahahah, for me i'm a cheez it hoarder...oh yeah and rolos...

funny post

The Bug said...

This is the beauty of having practically NO food storage space - we just don't have room for extra stuff. Although I have been know to get canned tomoatoes & peanut butter when we didn't need them.

P.S. We don't eat those together, in case you're wondering.

SkippyMom said...

When I finally got better last year and made it to the middle level of our home [from bed rest] I discovered FIVE bottles of Windex. It was pretty funny.

Yummy meal. I love sweet pickles with that meal too.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

or you could have me over, those are my favorite kind of pickles and sarge hates them...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxo

Ruth said...

its the cheese on toast - you just have to have all the components because its the sort of food you eat when you don't wnat anything else and if you haven't got it - well its a bit sad.
Just hear rain WOW that is excting for us.

Rose said...

Wish I lived next door to you; I'm hungry for those pickles and I'm out! Plus, I just went to the store this afternoon and don't feel like going again.

Kathleen said...

Bwahhhaaahaaa! I do the same with Lipton Iced Tea mix in the bottle with the dark blue cap -- NOT the "diet" kind, just the plain ole simple powered iced tea. You've inspired me to take a picture. I think I have 7 bottles, because, DANG, it's hard to find!!

Finding Pam said...

That is too funny because I do the same thing. My problem is that my pantry gets all messed up and I can't find anything. I have at least six cans of white northern beans. I want to be prepared. LOL!

I cleaned out my pantry and organized it so I know what I have and what I need. Not enough space.

Denise said...

My maternal grandmother was the same way. With every thing. It's the Depression Era/WWII mentality.

I'm the same way with tomato products, fresh, canned, sauce, paste.

ari_1965 said...

Moving the focus on to me with the ease that only someone who is an Aries and a youngest child can manage: You never comment on my blog anymore.

That aside, I don't think hoarding pickles is bad. Shops have been known to run out of the good pickles and then all they have left are those waterlogged, preserved teeny penises in jars. So, I think hoarding pickles is a sensible thing to do. Look, you can't do much to prevent a tornado or hurricane, but you can make sure you never run out of good pickles.

Besides, hoarding FOOD is not a sign of mental haywiredness. It's hoarding non-food items that are the sign you have turned left onto Dementia Drive. I'm talking twist-ties, rubber bands, Cool Whip containers, etc. Yeah, twist-ties, more twist-ties than 42 people could use in a lifetime. Yeah, that's bad. Pickles? Nah.

sapphireblue said...

You should see Extreme Couponing on TLC. That's some food hoarding.

NCmountainwoman said...

I usually know there is already an open jar, but I buy lots of pickles as well. Long shelf life and when you save almost three dollars? Stock up.