“It’s easy for Americans to forget that the food they eat doesn’t magically appear on a supermarket shelf.” – Christopher Dodd, American Politician
Our Mini-Super grocery store has changed gradually throughout the four years we’ve lived permanently on Ometepe Island. Guillermo tends to the needs and wants of tourists…meaning we could always find a few spices or Quaker Oats hidden among the bags of rice or the piles of eggs precariously perched in a corner of the store.
But, two weeks ago, our Mini-Super transformed into a Mega Store. It was a magical sight! I was mesmerized by the choices, awed by the shiny wide aisles, and overwhelmed with the selection of shampoos and wine.
Welcome to our new shopping extravaganza. I could spend hours in a grocery store in the states. I get so excited when I see food. But, I thought those days of carefree shopping were gone…until today!
Where the service is friendly and I know all the employees. All I have to do is ask, and my giant chocolate bars will be ordered the next day. It’s the only store on the island that has big bags of cat food, too.
“The grocery store is the great equalizer where mankind comes to grips with the facts of life like toilet tissue.” – Joseph Goldberg
Yes! Our new Mega store is certainly a great equalizer. I may never have to leave the island again.