I know I have a problem. I admit that. But it keeps me happy. And it hasn't harmed anyone yet.
And it makes me unpack my groceries in a nice orderly fashion on the checkout. That way I know all the right things will be together in the right bags for the trip home.
Cold things together first, meat first, frozen items then fridge last.
Then large boxes, cereal, stock, then cans – largest to smallest. Tins of tuna stacked on top of each other.
Then packets of things, taco seasoning, spices etc.
Then will come laundry/cleaning things.
Veg and fruit next, then bread and eggs. Start with heavy veg such as potatoes, pumpkin and work your way along until grapes and peaches are last.
So it was with some alarm today that I watched my checkout chick pick things at whim and pack them. I always watch with amazement (and some admiration) those people who just toss their groceries on the checkout in random order. The way it works for me is if I pack the items in the trolley the right way, then unpack them in the right order at the checkout, she will bag them in that order. But not today. She reached around and over things to get to the next group. She mixed and matched. I ended up with laundry detergent sharing a bag with tinned tomatoes.
I did keep my mouth shut though and I didn't even repack them when I got to the car.
I count that as progress.