My daughter recently started doing business with a food service company that provided a freezer and eight months of food for a family of four. The monthly cost is $400. Sounds good (?) except I can't get the facts. I just want simple facts. I don't want a commercial freezer that is huge. I don't even want a small freezer for that matter and there are only two of us. What I really want are the facts. Not that many, just a couple. The first one being how many cubic feet do I need for the minimal order. No answer. Just redirection to the big freezer capacity. The cost is another. Just a vague reference to the cost being cheaper than what Im paying now.
I'm sad to say that I am old enough and experienced enough to know that there are lots of companies out there who are happy to take my money. Lots of promises, but is it something I really need. The promises of the food being organic and healthier, the fat removed, the fast freeze - all this spin sounds wonderful, but since they can't answer the simple question of how many cubic feet do I need for the minimal order, I think I'm gonna pass.
I would love to try their meat, but I'm not real hip on having someone estimate what food I will need or want. What if we go on a binge of eating hot dogs for a week? What if I eat them all up? Does that mean I have to wait til the next delivery before I get another hot dog? Of course not, I just go to the store, but then that defeats the purpose of home delivery, doesn't it?
They say that if I have meat that I don't use or want, they will take it back? Really? I don't buy that perk for even a moment.
It sounds like a nice idea but I think I'll stick to my weekly shopping for the time being.
Meanwhile, the family is settled into the front room. Hubby has munched on his lunch and the grand daughter has taken what was his. Time to put her down for a nap which I don't think will happen as the baby should be waking soon.
Nanowrimo update: I stayed up til midnight to reach the word quota. I'm still one day behind. I'm still fighting the feeling of wanting to quit cause I would rather knit and I have two books that I really really want to read. And what I really want is to take a nap on this glorious overcast day, but that ain't gonna happen any time soon either.
Oh Lordy, this ended up as a whiney entry. Ack! Not what I intended at all. Today just offered me more material than I could use so that it overflowed to the whiney department which poisoned everything else. Think I'll take this rainy day and make the most of it by knitting, knitting, and perhaps knitting some more.