We are not organised, so of course we needed to go shopping for sunday and monday on saturday. Planning ahead meals for two days actually proved as quite a task... but in the end we had a shopping list. We hit the market first, which was filled with people and stalls. During the winter months when I had started shopping at the market I hardly ever saw more than five stalls, and a hand full of people shopping... Still, it was outdoors and a nice experience.
Not so in the supermarket: People bumping into each other, big shopping carts, pushchairs, a very enclosed and stuffy feeling. Everybody just wants to get out as quick as possible... very understandable, but it makes people nervous and rushy, and you can't possibly have a clear thought if it comes to making choices... you just grab whatever you see first and seems suitable.
But we also discover questions that are tricky even if you had a day's time to think about them. For example we wanted to buy salmon. Trev got the package with wild-caught salmon from Norway. I wanted the other one, being caught in Alaska, but with MSC label. So which one is better now? Or do you have to choose which is more important: Low-carbon food or wildlife-friendly food? Is there a way to get information considering these problems without having to do a Master's in the matter?