gma: What kind of lunch meat does your mother buy?
me: (No idea what Grandma wants to know... The brand? Turkey? Ham? Grandma is always complaining how her lunch meat goes rancid... does it have to do with that? I don't know....and why does she assume mother does the grocery shopping?)
Umm.. we usually get whatever is on sale at the deli counter.
gma: My lunch meat always goes rancid.
me: Stop buying an entire pound.
gma: And you know if you freeze part of it, it just never is the same when you thaw it out.
me: Stop buying a pound.
gma: Your mother buys a pound.
me: (sigh) But we have 4 people eating it.
gma: well I'm only one person.
me: Yeah, so stop buying a whole pound. (Throwing caution to the wind) You know Grandma, when I lived by myself, I would just buy a quarter pound, and I didn't have any problems.
gma: (her voice raising) YES, but you could just hop in the car and go get groceries whenever you wanted.
me: (getting annoyed) Yes, but I only went to the grocery store once a week. I didn't go more than that.
gma: (totally miffed) That is what I am saying. You can go anytime you want!!!!
me: (super frustrated by now) GRANDMA! YOU GO TO THE STORE ONCE A WEEK. You can easily buy only a little bit of lunch meat and be fine for the week, until the next time you go to the store, in a week. (And if Grandma can't go to the store, I have to do it for her. It's not like her store-going is a secret. I know all about it.)
gma: Well I hardly go to the deli any more now that they don't have my sailsah turkey.