Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What is in a name?

As many of you know I am addicted to Safeway Foods coconut curry soup and buy it every chance I can.  So, since we are in a large metropolitan area I searched the internet to see if there was a Safeway nearby where I could shop.

You can imagine my surprise and pleasure when I saw there was a Safeway only 9 miles away!  So I headed out to do the grocery shopping with such high spirits.  I drove past the Cub Foods that is much closer to our location, but I could taste the soup with each mile I traveled.

Soon I was in a not so desireable part of town but since I was so close and in a soup frenzy by now I persevered.

And then there it was!  Safeway.  But not the Safeway I was expecting.  This was a dumpy corner building with bars on the windows and doors advertising liquor and tobacco.

I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry.  Left Brain had no such dilemna - he laughed.

Long Live the Queen of Dashed Hopes


  1. Oh, I empathize with you. I have been going through peanut butter withdrawal.
    I will have to try that soup though.

  2. Oh my, I can empathize with you for your dilemma. I've done this before and it puts such a damper on our high spirits. Maybe Cub Foods has a soup that tastes just as delicious. One never knows. Happy soup hunting, and have a beautiful day. Hugs, Edna B.

  3. "A rose by any other name..."? I'm with you, I would have been so disappointed. It is interesting how we can get so hooked on things and then be so disappointed when we can't have it. *sigh*

  4. Our local grocery merged with Safeway years ago ... I will have to check to see if they have your soup. It would be a surprise because I have a running battle with this store. Everytime I find something I really like, it is gone when I go back to get more. No explanation, just don't carry it anymore. So, says who? Does anyone ask the customer what they want? It is that way in every business ... the people at our hospital that made administrative decisions that effected patient care, never asked the care givers if it would be a good thing. Do I need to even say ... it seldom was a good thing because it was always based on saving money ... to hell with what the patients need. Oh, sorry, I don't know how I got here, but you sure sent me on a tangent with your soup. Guess I better go calm myself down Queen of Agitation. Hope you have a good day and if I find your soup, you will have to send me your address :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol