I have said it before, and I will say it a million times more, I cannot stand grocery shopping in an unfamiliar supermarket.
I know my grocery store intimately. I know where everything is, I usually go there knowing what I’m looking for, and I have a hot route planned out. I may defer from my hot route from time to time to pick up extra things that I need, but I still know where things are, and I still know where I’m going.
My grocery store is familiar to me, and I am attached to it.
Here is what happens when I go shopping in my regular grocery store:
That is honestly close to my exact store layout, and my exact hot route. In and out, and I am a happy camper.
Here is what happens when I go to an unfamiliar grocery store:
I don’t know WhereTF anything is. Even if it’s a similar layout, I will spend hours looking for something ridiculous like salsa. I get out of there a hot and sweaty, annoyed and irritated mess.
Is it too much to ask for all grocery stores to be consistent? Honestly.