Online Grocery Shopping: The Hidden Peril

So the clever little marketers at Countdown timed their $1 delivery promotion just perfectly, reeling the mummy’s in with a little self-indulgence before before their annual day of appreciation and bacon for breakfast.  “No grocery shopping for me!” I fist pumped as I settled in front of the Mac with my microwave eggs to click my groceries into my virtual trolley.  It was fun and it got even more funner {dont even go there grammar nazis mmmkay?} at 5.30pm when the fucking dogs went mental at the delivery man’s knock on the door.

My groceries had arrived.

IT WAS SENSATIONAL.  It was like Christmas with way too many shopping bags with too few things in each, as I rediscovered all the items I had ordered this morning.  Everything was there, even some random items still in my online cart from 3 years ago when I was thinking of ordering online but chickened out at the luxury of it (shoulder bacon wtf?).  So yeah we have an bacon buffet going on over here right now, bring your butties and lets fry up, you guys have the shoulder bacon, I got the streaky.

Also, there was free stuff.  A whole loaf of Freya’s bread, a Lemon Lime and Bitters, two packs of soup and two different samples of beauty products.  I freaking LOVE free stuff!

But, as with any happy tale, there is always a twist, and trust me , I never saw this one coming and it requires all caps.  SOMEONE (PROBABLY A MAN) HAS INVENTED 500ml BOTTLES OF WINE AND YOU CAN’T TELL THEY ARE SMALLER BECAUSE THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME ON YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN!

I know.  This is bad news.  Shopping for wine online now requires you to read the description rather then sort by price (Low to High) and select the second cheapest.  Fark.


Yes, yes those are heart patterned fleecy bed socks.  My husband’s in India and the only people here to talk to are a crazy 10 month old and a 9 year old who is equally mental and walks around rapping about gigannaires.  It’s a slippery slope people.

Be safe on the internet.



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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

10 thoughts on “Online Grocery Shopping: The Hidden Peril”

  1. ha ha ha I have done this twice this year too – one teeny bag of chips and a deodorant for the hubby the size of a tampon (well maybe not quite that small!) I hear you. Only I never get any free stuff 🙁 maybe I'll have to tell Australia to get it sorted! 🙂

  2. Oh my god! Fits of giggles at this tonight! Such a funny post, loved it, and your socks too!

  3. Oh my god! Fits of giggles at this tonight! Such a funny post, loved it, and your socks too!

  4. Hahahaha hilarious! So felt your pain on the wine!! and out west of course it seems a luxury to get your wine with the groceries (to me anyway, ha!) So yes, I now carefully read just how much wine I'm getting as previously I've ended up with those little mini bar sized ones… They barely touched the sides! But ahh online shopping – it really is like Christmas isn't it 🙂 xx

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