Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Now I remember why I hate the Ghetto Kroger

We went back and got a few more frozen deals from the Ghetto Kroger the other day. (Mmmm..Amy's Chili with cornbread! More Julie's Ice Cream, in my favorite flavor, blackberry! Tofurky stuffed with cranberry dressing! Ok, the last one was kind of gross.)

So tonight I went back because we were out of a couple important staples - yogurt, sugar, olive oil. Of course, I got a few extra scores in my special markdown area. Organic corn meal half off! Mango salsa half off! Half and half half off (say that five times fast)!
I even managed to get some nice tampons half off ! Of course, one of the many beautiful things about being infertile is that I know I will need tampons next month. And the month after that. That's right - I can buy ahead! And in bulk! Take that, fertiles! Booyah!

Despite my tampon score (Oh! And if any Indy area ladies are looking for clearblue easy fertility stick things, they are half price in the bins, right next to the bulgar wheat and the Nascar M&Ms.) I was reminded of why infertility also sucks.

Crack whores. They love this Kroger. (And no, I'm afraid this type of woman is not a related species of Infertile Whore.)

Ok, maybe she wasn't a crack whore. I don't *specifically* remember seeing her standing out on tenth street. But she gave off the same vibe.
This zoned out woman managed to follow me approximately 1.7 miles through the store, all the while ignoring her crying son except to occasionally snap at him to shut up. Which, in my experience, usually doesn't work with two year olds.

I'm not really one for snatching babies, but I wouldn't mind smacking some mothers.

Edit: I forgot to mention the pregnant woman smoking in the parking lot. Classy.

29 comments:

  1. I used to live by a ghetto Jewel, and the crack whore momma's always made me so damn sad.

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  2. LMAO, tampons in bulk...guilty!

    i've lived all over the place and somehow crack whores have found a way to travel and hunt me down. i was in a similar grocery store, kroger in fact, waiting in the check out line. to fully appreciate this particular CW you've gotta get a good picture of her...daisy duke shorts with slits cut all the way up to the waist band on the sides, hot pink tube top bedazzled with gold stones and no bra, gold stripper stilettos and only half her hair was braided. true class.

    she was also pregnant, yes pregnant in a tube top. she was ignoring the screaming infant flopped over in the cart seat skimming the latest tabloids. all the sudden she grabs a mt dew out of the cooler, dumps it into the baby's bottle, shoves it in it's mouth and says, "now shut up and go to sleep!"

    ah, good parenting makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!

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  3. I think there are very few truly "bad" children in the world... However, I do believe there are a multitude of absolutely horrendously shitty parents.

    I used to go to a Ghetto Kroger all the time - I even called it that. Mark worked nights and I did my grocery shopping at like 2am. You see some really savory folks in the Ghetto Kroger right around then. Yeehaw...

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  4. Wow, a bargain hunter after my own heart. Gosh, sounds like you run quite a gauntlet though to go shopping. Ugh, why is the biggest scumbags can be the most fertile?

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  5. Smoking in the parking lot while pregnant. I always love to see that! There are a bunch of women at work who do the same thing. It makes me want to slap them!

    Im definitely always buying tampons in bulk...so sad

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  6. We used to have what we called the "ghetto jewel" right in the middle of our sweet safe suburb until it closed. No crack whores though but it was gross. I am identifying with your love for bargain shopping but stock up for a while. You need a break from the reminders that lurk there.

    I not only have tampons in bulk but pads and pantyliners too for the in between days. Fun.

    And you are definitely educating me on tofu. Interesting!

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  7. There was once a woman who worked at the same company I did who purposely smoked because she didn't want a big baby. She was afraid a big baby would hurt more on the way out. And this is legal.

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  8. How is smoking while pregnant not considered child abuse?

    I am now afraid to go to my ghetto Ralph's (our version of Kroger.

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  9. I understand the frustration...I have never heard of an infertile whore, addict nor sexually active teenager for that matter! Ugghhh!!!

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  10. Sweet. Crack whores are awesome.

    Hey, thanks for the comment today and reminding me that sticking my head in an oven doesn't work. But I think it still would work if it was a gas oven with the pilot light blown out. Right? That would definitely still work.

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  11. I'm all for baby snatching in this instance.

    xo

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  12. V and I used to live just around the corner from the women's prison. Not that there aren't crack whores everywhere, but there were quite a few in our old neighborhood and even one in V's extended family who dropped off her baby for days at a time at V's grandma's next door to us. That was her 6th baby and the only one she hadn't given away to a family member. She technically kept #6 and #7, but they still have their own room at Grandma's house. We picked up #6 up for her AT a crack house once.

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  13. Was going to write something demeaning about the 2 Moms of the Year, but decided to keep my mouth shut (sort of).

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  14. I have had thoughts about snatching a few babies...no,not really..well...yeah,I have..

    Makes me crazy to see someone not appriciate being a mom.

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  15. ooooh. that pisses me off. I could just scream when I see a pregnant woman smoking. That one really rubs me wrong.

    Nice deals again though!

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  16. That is truly the IFer's Chinese water torture: witnessing blatantly awful, no-good parenting.

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  17. Girl I feel you... we have a small town issue... I think there are one or 2 women trying to re-populate the state of NC from right here in my town!!!

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  18. Wow, so I can be proud of being able to buy pads/tampons in bulk? Sweet! :)

    I see those kinds of parents all the time. Not necessarily crack whores but they make me shiver nonetheless.

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  19. I seriously wanted to snatch up a few babies in Mexico and bring them home. Trying to get through customs and explain an undocumented baby to them was the only thing that stopped me.

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  20. Here via ICLW...

    First off, I haven't thought about Kroger in so long!! (We don't have them where I live, but did where I grew up).

    Second, pg lady smoking in the parking lot?? Not even in the privacy of her own home? Both she and the mom stalking you in the store make me very, very sad.

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  21. Half and half half off Half and half half off Half and half half off Half and half half off ...

    Okay, you geth the point ... LOL!

    I just found out that in the next 2 years they'll be tearing down my ghetto Kroger and building ... da da da dum ... a new MED SCHOOL for the hospital that's right next to it.

    Great ... I'll just imagine the crack whores going to the free clinic over yonder.

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  22. I'm now convinced that all cities have a Ghetto Kroger or Ghetto Fill in the Blank Grocery Store. We have the "Dirty Kroger." Everyone knows which one it is. All the crack whores go there and I've never been there without the loudspeaker screaming "clean up on aisle four."

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  23. We have the shop-n-bag. that's where the crack whores go. I like the one I say screaming at kid #4 (all of 2 years old) to just shut the fuck up... so yeah- kid snatching was high up in my mind that day!

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  24. Heh? Why buy tampons in bulk when you can use a Diva Cup?

    Tofurkey is is one foul fowl- bleh.

    ICLW

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  25. BB and MTB said...
    There was once a woman who worked at the same company I did who purposely smoked because she didn't want a big baby. She was afraid a big baby would hurt more on the way out. And this is legal.

    Ok its now 5:30am, just read your post and then I read the comment above, I spit my coffee out....I mean people do actually exist like think that way?

    I used to frequent a ghetto supermarket or two when I there. Its a trip that every state has their ghetto "krogers" huh?

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  26. Oh yeah I wanted to say, aren't we lucky we can stock up on femine hygeine, I still have the occassional thought(that lasts for just a second literally, before purchase) "but what if i am pregn..." naw, and proceed to buy the two for whatever tampons or always....we rock!

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  27. Ah - it sounds like the kroger we called "ghetto kroger" that was on 8 mile that we used to go to in college. (My husband and I met at the University of Detroit and lived there on campus for all four years). Good memories. There were always a share of crack moms, or look alike crack moms there. Even back in college I wanted to snatch their children and I had no idea I was an infertile then :-)

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  28. So is it worth the bargain prices to endure the crack whores?

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  29. Ok, within a 5 mile radius of my house we have the ghetto Kroger down on People's Square (but I think they might have recently closed it), the ghetto Kroger in Clifton, the ghetto Kroger on Mitchell (tho they do have an actual produce section, which the other two do not). I know exxxxaaaaccctly what you're talking about.

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