Must be the way I was raised.

I don’t know why I do this but when I buy yogurt I usually buy a variety of flavors, y’know to mix it up, ‘keep it fresh’ so to speak. The problem with that is that I really don’t want to buy multiple flavors. My favorite yogurt flavor is strawberry, but when I go to the store I buy about 4 strawberries 2 raspberries and maybe a blueberry. On days like today I open the fridge annoyed to see that there are no strawberry flavored yogurts left. With a heavy sigh I reach in and think to myself, “I guess I’ll have raspberry…grumble grumble”. Now here I sit shoveling down raspberry yogurt. It’s good, but it’s no strawberry. I seriously have a hang up with buying all one flavor at the supermarket. I always get a feeling that the clerk is going to look at me when I place all my yogurts on the conveyor belt and say, “13 strawberry yogurts? Are you kidding? Why don’t you go put a couple of those back and pick out a different flavor. You don’t need 13 of the same kind.” So to avoid this awkward situation I go ahead and buy flavors that don’t really thrill me. That’s messed up, I should buy whatever the hell I want. Anyone else do something like this?


  1. Phil said,

    May 12, 2007 @ 11:01 am

    Raspberry rocks! Whats wrong with you!

  2. Pamela said,

    May 12, 2007 @ 12:24 pm

    I do this with wine. Trader Joes has a cheapie organic Spanish red that’s my favorite. Whenever I go I buy a bunch of my favorite and then try something new. The new bottle is always the last one left.

    Also loved your stories about visiting your Grandma and cooking.

  3. mego said,

    May 13, 2007 @ 3:12 pm


  4. Scott said,

    May 14, 2007 @ 11:16 am

    Would the strawberry be as wonderful if you never compared it to raspberry?

    (I do the same thing with cereal)

  5. nora said,

    June 4, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

    somehow we are given the idea that variety is better than one choice. I do the same thing, altho I’m not just buying for myself, and then I’m usually buying the “wrong” flavor for the other yoghurt eaters in the house.
    It’s like the idea of ever revealing that vanilla is your favorite ice cream flavor, ooh, that’s too dull, can’t have that.

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