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Shopping with Coronavirus




The news is full of stories about hoarding, long lineups, frustration, and aggression at the grocery stores. What I have found is quite different.


Yes, some of the products were “gone, gone, gone” but, the ones that were gone the other day are all back. That gives me hope that the supply chains are working and will continue to work.


What I Found


I went to one of the major grocery stores in Vancouver; there was toilet paper, but much of the stock of frozen food was gone. Interestingly though, people do not seem to be much interested in fresh fruits and vegetables. In my view, a real miss. There are things that possibly many have not cooked for a long time that will last and provide the quality and nutrition we all need.


The fruit and vegetable section was full of root vegetables such as carrots, onions, beets, sweet potatoes regular potatoes and all the other fruits and vegetables that we would normally expect. Storing these correctly can provide us with a great mix of food at a reasonable price, and many can be frozen too.


The great thing after I collected what I wanted? It took me only a couple of minutes to get to the cashier. I saw a few people holding onto packages of toilet paper like it was the last thing on earth, but no pushing, no yelling or being aggressive. There were more people than usual, but kudos to the store staff for keeping all moving.


Food Options


Why not buy some of those long-lasting root vegetables? Have you ever made turnip mash with a splash of maple syrup? Kids will love it. I could give all sorts of ideas, but “Google” is much better at that.



And something that many do not think about; dry beans and lentils can be used to make fantastic dishes. I am not a vegetarian, but have made vegetable burgers and what about a vegetable meatloaf? Other than a little difference in the texture, the taste was similar and the health benefits great.


The short form is, there are many alternatives to following the herds and buying what everyone else is buying. And with slow cookers and instant pots, using alternate food for feeding the family does not have to be a long-term project.


What Has This Got to do With a Used Car Dealership, Surrey?


At Discount Motor City, used car sales, Surrey, we are much more about just selling quality used cars at great prices. We are small and family-owned, and in business to help any way we can. We do not push used car sales but will do everything possible to help you find and buy the used car that is right for you. And, we love to use our life-experiences to provide advice and comments on things that we would like to see.


An example is our recent blog on Price Gouging; another is what we saw as a bad example of a Purchase/Sales Agreement.


At Discount Motor City, used car sales, Surrey, we are here to help you any way we can. Come and see us for “no push, no pressure” service on finding the perfect used car for you.


Best wishes from all of us at Discount Motor City, used car sales, Surrey, and be safe during the Coronavirus and always.




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