Our Visit to Shoppers

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Our Visit to Shoppers


It was time to get a new supply of wine and beer and I decided to visit our local Shoppers Food Warehouse store in Germantown, Maryland. They have a nice selection of wine and beer. Chef Dolores went with me to do some grocery shopping. It was her first time in a grocery store since last March. How times have changed when a trip to a grocery store becomes a special outing.

During the pandemic, we have relied upon family shoppers and delivery services for most of our needs. Now, Dolores is anxious to visit Trader Joe's.


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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

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Comments (22)

Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have continued to shop for groceries during this pandemic, but have been selective about the time of day I shop.  A couple of our local grocery stores have allocated the first hour of the day, for seniors.  When I arrive, I find they have freshly sanitized all the carts.  Mask requirements are in place, and a hand sanitizing station is just inside the door. I have felt reasonably safe.

May 07, 2021 03:08 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Roy - this is great news.  I am sure you both enjoyed the trip.

May 07, 2021 03:15 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Roy, Glad you feel comfortable that it's the right time now for you and Chef Delores to venture out and visit your Shoppers Warehouse. 

May 07, 2021 04:57 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful that you were both able to get out and go shopping. Trader Joes is a fun place to shop.

May 07, 2021 05:05 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net


We have a similar store out here called AJ's.  They make it feel like an event, shopping in there.  Thanks for the post, IT'S FRIDAY! Enjoy the weekend.  Bill Salvatore

May 07, 2021 05:17 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never heard of Shoppers before, but I have heard of Trader Joe's, we have them in my area too.

May 07, 2021 05:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - it's nice when once ordinary trips become adventures.  It's something we can discover each day.  

May 07, 2021 06:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... having been in the grocery retail business for 10 years of my corporate life, I love going to grocery stores. And I did not stop throughout the pandemic nor was I concerned about the time of day I shopped. I can say that I've not had a single grocery item delivered to my house since the pandemic began.

May 07, 2021 06:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Wow!  We shopped in stores as needed, like Myrl Jeffcoat said.  Yesterday, I spoke to our financial advisor, and he and his family had not been out to dinner at a restaurant until last week...A

May 07, 2021 06:55 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, nice to hear you both are getting out again, having some normalcy back in life! 

May 07, 2021 07:06 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Isn't it nice to venture back out again with some degree of confidence? Masks and being careful still are in the picture, but it doesn't feel as risky as it did before our vaccines. 

May 08, 2021 06:28 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy and good the two of you got out and about.  We order most food on line for the last year and have it deliver.


May 08, 2021 09:09 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Roy - I'm glad that you and Chef Dolores were able to go out shopping. I've been going into our stores since early last year after I tried curb side delivery. For me, I wanted to choose my own produce and groceries. 

May 08, 2021 11:20 AM
Howard Richardson
Howard Richardson - Los Angeles, CA
IRS and State Tax Representation

Nice flowers. Next, let's see the wine and beer!

May 23, 2021 06:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

May 24, 2021 08:39 AM