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    Default 'Bout fell over dead!

    So last week, I was doing my regular shopping at Aldi's. I buy the majority of my groceries there for the week, and I usually spend between $50-$75 depending on the week. I don't think I have ever spent over $100 there.

    So anyhoo, as I started bagging my groceries the family behind me was checking out. They had 3 carts full of food (mother, father & teenage daughter each pushing a cart)...They're grand total : $474 and some cents! Holey Moley!

    So, I didn't have the guts to ask...but luckily another woman did! She asked if they were shopping for the month, and the mom said "Nope, just the week." (here is where my mouth drops open), so the nosy woman asks "Well, my goodness, how many people are in your family?" (here is where my jaw literally hit the floor) the woman replies "Just the three of us!"

    Wowza! Could you even imagine spending almost $500 a week on groceries? And at ALDI's, nonetheless! I don't think I could do it if I tried!

    Ok, I just had to share, becuase I was totally flabbergasted!

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    OMG! that is INSANE!!

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    Wow. That's $2000 a month on food. I hope it was all high class steak, expensive asparagus, and fine wine. I'd hate to think they were eating that much mac and cheese every week.

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    Even you picked up stuff like poptarts and ready made burritos I dont think I could spend that much money.

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    My oh my oh my! I don't spend that for 9 of us. Not sure I could if I tried. How much can they possibly eat?

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    Holy Cow. That would feed us for a month

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    Holy Moly is right! That would feed our family of 3 for atleast 5 months. Glad to hear she was shopping at Aldi's but OMG that's way too much money for a weeks worth of groceries.

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    That's way high for a family of 4. For a week!

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    Perhaps they didn't appreciate the nosiness and decided to go with the story that they were shopping just for the week. I know a lot of people who would have answered that way!

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    Were they really Large people? I'm overweight and I couldn't possibly eat and entire cart of groceries in a week. Sorry if that is rude, but I'm sure I wasn't the only one wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirt View Post
    Perhaps they didn't appreciate the nosiness and decided to go with the story that they were shopping just for the week. I know a lot of people who would have answered that way!

    I know many like that too that wouldn't want people to know they are stocking food etc.

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    Yowza!

    When my BIG sons were home yet, and it was BIG dh and me and them, we didn't even come close to that a week---at 'regular' type stores!! And half the time we had their BIG friends staying for dinner. I'm talking at least 3 men around the table 6'3" to 6'6", and all 200-300 pounds. Athletic types with appetites!

    She had to be kidding.......

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    Wow, we would go bankrupt if we spent that much!

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    sounds to me like people making a few large buys of preparations and not wanting others to know what they were doing. Many of us preppers dont like others knowing what we are doing as many of us are tin hat club members as well...

    I would have liked to actually look at what was in the carts. If it was mostly canned dry goods, and items good for long term storage i can almost assure you they was just telling a bad story..

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    What the heck did they have in their carts?

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