"Hon, would you stop at the store and pick up a few items. I don't really need to shop this week."
"Sure. What do you need?"
"Pick up my 'script, get a half-gallon of whole mile, a packet of shredded mild cheddar, and a couple pounds of hamburger."
"Not a problem."
In the store. Meds, check. Cheese, check. Milk, check.
Then to the beef counter. Prices of hamburger range from $5.49 to $8.99? You cannot be serious. Serious as death, and that may come sooner rather than later if these grocery prices keep escalating at the current rate. Yikes!
I drove to the meat market where their 92% ground chuck was $5.99, exactly one dollar the pound more than those beautiful center-cut pork chops. But I am faithful, and reliable. So I bought three pounds, or $17.97 worth of hamburger and went on home.
Probably a fortuitous experience. Perhaps need to find some way to infuse a bit more cash into the grocery budget. But really, rob Peter to pay Paul? Gotta eat.