KFnet in T-Town

Oct. 19, 2011 at 11:17am

Tale of a Downtown Grocery

Or my new urban lifestyle

Once upon a time, a 30-something bachelor prepped his day's lunch before work. "It's more frugal to brown bag it when possible," he wisely thinks to himself to help justify bucking his urges for opting to go out each day for lunch.

On this crisp, Fall morning, however, he discovered something was wrong. For the bagel sandwich he planned to make a quintessential ingredient was missing from his stock in the fridge. Roma tomatoes. Those small, oblong, red orbs add the juicy squish that helps unify a sandwich into a dish. Nearly dashed, this bachelor remembered an option, that, until recently, never existed, in the new downtown IGA grocery store.

He set out on his journey from apartment to office on foot, only altering his regular route by a single street to attain his goal. The sliding doors opened before him and a choir sang out a triumphant rendition of Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus as he glided over to the produce section and quickly bagged his vegetable (fruit?) bounty. A quick checkout and "Have a great day!" later and our bachelor was again on course in less time than it took for his iPod to get through a single track.

Lunch was now complete and our happy bachelor could rest easy knowing downtown Tacoma is a more livable place than ever before.

comments [5]  |  posted under downtown, go local, grocery, tacoma, walk to work

Comments

by NineInchNachos on 10/19/2011 @ 11:32am
humbug! fix the potholes! (heh just kidding)

by Erik on 10/19/2011 @ 2:02pm
Awesome!

by Paolo on 10/19/2011 @ 2:27pm
LIKE

by KevinFreitas on 10/19/2011 @ 7:56pm
And the tomatoes I got are really fresh. Like some of the best I've had from a grocery store.


by Erik on 10/22/2011 @ 11:34pm
They have a surprisingingly good wine selection.

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