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Food for Thought

I enjoy going to the grocery store. I see people. I read labels – another story for another time. In general, I make a game of getting the best deal. The last few weeks, my grocery shopping observations have changed dramatically.
Beer display grows
For instance, I was in one of the stores, and there was a whole lot of Busch Light on a shelf that wasn’t even close to where the beer is displayed. Obviously, the store staff was far too busy to be bothered with answering such an innane question – why is there so much Busch Light by where the toilet paper was? But it didn’t take me long to come to a reasonable conclusion, or at least a guess. People can’t go to our local bars and establishments to have a beer, so they are probably drinking more beer at home.
This is unscientific, of course, I didn’t go to all of places that sell beer in Algona and ask whether sales are up since most of the bars are closed. But I can’t imagine they aren’t.
Finally, I noted vegetable garden seeds are front-and-center in our stores. People used to laugh at the preppers and canners. COVID-19 might change that. Seeds are important in other ways, too. We reap what we sow. Let's sow kindness, patience and perserverence with one another, especially store clerks and the like.
Get all of Brad Hicks' On the Side in the April 2 Kossuth County Advance.


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