I do personal shopping through Instacart as a second job to help bring in a little extra money. It gives me a very interesting glimpse into other people’s grocery shopping habits. While I would never say anything to a customer, it is impossible not to make a few personal judgments.
I constantly see the people who seem to be trying so hard, buying all the “healthy” items that are marketed to them so well. I know they are being led down a false path, but the last thing these people want is their personal shopper to give them dietary advise. Especially from a guy who still needs to lose 50 pounds or so himself!
On other orders I’ve felt the need to explain to the cashier that I am shopping for someone else because I am embarrassed by the massive quantities of empty processed foods I am being forced to buy and feel like I am being judged.
My favorites, though, are the customers who insist on all organic produce, grass-fed beef, free range chicken and eggs, but then fill the rest of the cart with Spaghetti-O’s, boxes of Lucky Charms and Coco Puffs, and 14 bags of Doritos.