There are so many different things that cause a person to shop in a certain grocery store and I find the subject very intriguing.

Remember--we all have to shop. it's something that just about every single American has to do at some point in his or her life. And there are so many variables that go into the decision.

After speaking with New Jersey listeners here are some of the major reasons that people choose the supermarket that they do :

  • Price
  • Convenience
  • Size
  • Location
  • Employee demeanor
  • Selection
  • Layout
  • Cleanliness
  • Lighting
  • Familiarity

There are about 1000 reasons why I shop in the grocery store that I do. And only one big reason not to.

For starters, I love it because It's the closest to my home, the prices are decent, it's big enough to have a lot of stuff (but small enough to get in and out of quickly), I know where everything is, the employees are nice and very helpful, and, well, it's just my store!

Could I save more on some items shopping somewhere else? Yes. But the positives of my supermarket far outweigh the negatives. Now here's the one negative.

The bags.

Now I know you probably think this is a small or perhaps an insignificant thing. But until you've experienced a grocery store bag with the density of a Kleenex, you cannot understand how frustrating it is.

Almost every trip I take to the supermarket ends in some sort of fiasco with something falling and breaking. Sometimes I find myself using 40 bags instead of 10 because I know that putting anything more than, say, a dozen eggs or one bag of popcorn in a bag is going to test its strength.

So here was yesterday's mishap.

(Judi Franco/Townsquare Media)
(Judi Franco/Townsquare Media)

And I'm so glad it wasn't as bad as some of the others! I only lost about a half cup of sugar when this bag broke and sent the sugar sack flying to the ground.

Could I use those cloth recyclable ones? Yes. Will I ever get around to doing that? Probably not (plus I find it unsanitary and a pain in the neck). So I'll just probably go on dropping things, busting through bags and hoping for the best every time.

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