I always grab the second one

I do most of my shopping online. It’s easier. Not that I don’t want to deal with people. I do, everyday. However, shopping people -shoppers- are a whole other beast. And, I don’t have the tolerance for it.

With that said, I still need to make my way to an occasional store here and there. As I did so today, I noticed that I have a shopping quirk. I always select the second item from a stack. I never go for the first item.

Maybe I fear a ton of people have touched. Maybe I fear it’s the one most likely to expire quickly. Maybe I just like tbe runner up. There’s something to be said about coming in second. There’s less pressure. There’s room for growth. There’s the element of surprise. The first one already gets all the attention.

Who am I kidding. It’s probably a fear of germs-thing.

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  1. Oh Goodness Dear Miriam my Wife Doesn’t Grab The Second One From
    the Top When She Shops She Goes For The Very Bottom One on the Stack
    Fortunate For me Hehe as When She Chose me in 1989
    i Was On the Bottom
    of The Stack of Men
    With Financial Resources
    She Found The Bottom With
    A SMiLe And that was enough For Her hAha..:)

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  2. I reach for the second item as well. less chance that it has been abused by other shoppers. This holds true when I’m shopping for anything. You can often see how the one in front has been handled or even dropped.

    When COVID was new and raging I always reached for the item way in back. I figured it was less likely to have been recently sneezed or coughed upon.


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