Grocery shopping in the time of COVID 19 is like sprint running. That is probably the most fitting description I can think of. The last time I went for a “regular” grocery run was March 15, before the lockdown. However, since the implementation of the nationwide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) here in the Philippines, I have only gone out for groceries twice – once in April and once in this month. However, I have gone out of the house to a nearby mini-mart to make quick supplies runs (mostly to replenish some stocks) over the course of the
two and a half months we’ve been holed up in the house.
Both times I went to the grocery, I went with my sister-in-law so we can split the list between us. With two carts between us, we can go down the list faster so we didn’t have to linger in the store. The practice allows us to cut down the time we spend outside the house and exposed to possible infection. This picture below sums up how our monthly grocery shopping looks like.