Friday, April 16, 2021

Slow as a Snail

 I had stuff I could have eaten!

But, I didn't crave one single thing that was in the cupboards. 

                                                                What to do?

I've been using Instacart ever since the pandemic started and have a choice of grocers I can get an order delivered right to my door. This time I chose Aldi's... I'd used them before. 

Placed my order at 2:30. Delivery to be made no later than 4:30. I got the notifications ... You know, 'We got your order'.... ' your shopper has started your shopping'....'your shopper has checked out' and so on. 

And, I waited and waited. Got a text from her saying she was on her way. And, I waited some more. Finally got a text saying they were sorry for the delay that she would be at my apartment around 5:15

5:15 came. I mean, I am a mile from the store, folks. How long does it take for someone to buy a few groceries and get to my place? Just asking. 

It was 6:30 when I finally got my groceries. I was starving! 

I do have to say that in the months I have used Instacart I have been very happy. Have no idea what went wrong with this order. Did she have a wreck? Was she trying to fill a bunch of people's orders before she headed out? Was she just a slacker? I still don't know and I really don't care anymore. But, yesterday I was about ready to jump down somebody's throat. 

The chocolate covered mini donuts soon had my ruffled feathers all smoothed down, though! 


  1. That was odd. Did you report it? 😁 about the doughnuts calming you down. 🍩

  2. If they are always prompt maybe that poor girl was delayed due to just reasons, glad that the doughnuts calmed you down.

  3. I have not used the delivery service for groceries but pizza delivery ruffled my feathers. The last time we ordered, it took FOREVER! I complained and haven't used them again. I even ordered in advance and they still were late. Oh well. Glad you got some doughnuts to help calm you down, hehe! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  4. Glad those doughnuts came to the rescue.
    Your blog background is so beautiful for springtime.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. What a lovely thing to order for delivery. We don't have that inrural Ontario!

  6. This is my first time on your blog. I've come over from They Call Me Ganky. I've never used a delivery service before, I'm glad to know they don't always happen like this. Glad you finally got your order. And yes, donuts always make things better! :)

  7. Visiting for the first time :) I haven't used Instacart or any delivery service for groceries but I hear they are quite popular and relatively easy to use. My niece/nephew in law who live in the Washington DC area work for Instacart when they have the time. They seem to have made some good extra cash too.

    Hopefully your next delivery will be more on time for you!



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