I go to Trader Joe's once or twice a month. There are a few things that we stock up on there - staples and such, that are much cheaper than the regular grocery store. Some of those things are organic peanut butter, as well as honey.
My son loves peanut butter and honey sandwiches. He'll go with turkey for a while, but then he gets bored and wants to go back to PB&H. I use honey as a sweetener - in my coffee, plain yogurt, in baked goods, etc. I don't use sugar or other sweeteners right now. I also might possibly have a peanut butter addiction. None of this REALLY matters. Except when I go through checkout, as I did yesterday.
Checkout Girl: "WOW, that's A LOT of peanut butter and honey!"
Me: It's 3 of each, is that really A LOT? "Well we go through a lot."
CG: "Are you making something good?"
Me: *growing slightly annoyed* "No, we just go through a lot."
CG: "Wow, because with all those I thought you must be making something!"
Me: Are we still talking about this? "No. My son loves PB&H sandwiches and I use honey as sweetener. I prefer to stock up rather than having to come back more often." *annoyed at myself for explaining to her*
CG: "Oh, I was sure you were doing something with all of that!"
CG: "So is this like a week's worth?"
Me: Good gawd woman, leave it alone! "Hmm. No."
And with that I left her to continue wondering. I was wishing I'd made up a ridiculous story for how we were going to use it just to further freak her out. Seriously, if three jars of peanut butter and 3 bottles of honey are the most crazy thing she's seen come through the checkout, it was clearly her first day. Has she never been to Costco? I don't know about you, but I've seen some crazy stuff in the carts of people in the grocery checkout, and peanut butter and honey was not anything I blinked at. And I KNOW I'm not the only person that does stock-up trips to Trader Joe's.
There is clearly that line where a checker can be friendly and discuss a product without sounding like she's judging my purchase. I like peanut butter. A lot.
Have you ever had the grocery checker comment a bit too much on your purchases?