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Survey: Do you decide your shopping list before or after getting in the stores?

Chemicalkinetics | Jan 26, 2013 11:02 AM

Do you usually know what you want to get before you shop? Do you have a recipe of what you want to make before setting your foot into a supermarket or a street store? Or do you decide after you get to the stores?

A) Most of the time, I know what to get before entering the stores
B) Close to 50:50
C) Most of the time, I decide after I get there

My answer is: C

Long answer: Yes, sometime I know exactly what I want to get, especially when I want to execute a recipe, and yes, I often know what meat I want to get before I step into the stores. However, most of the time, I improvise my shopping list in the stores. For example, today I went to Chinatown, and I walked into a street market. I saw some very fresh okra and decided that I will definitely get the okra, and then based on that I scouted for celery, onions, bell peppers, and they all looked good. Finally, I bought my shrimps to make my gumbo. In other words, the vegetables dictated my recipe. This may be a slightly extreme case, but this behavior is common for me. I usually (not always) decide my shopping list after I get to the store and seeing the produces, sometime because of freshness, sometime because of price cut....etc

What about you?

Thank for sharing your experience and your thought.

P.S.: I am talking food shopping, not clothing or toy...etc.

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