How to Grocery Shop like a Superhero


Ugh.  It’s time to go grocery shopping.  But instead of being bored, listen to the first movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor while you shop.  If you have time, listen to the other movements, too.

As you’re walking down the aisles, searching for the right brand of whole wheat bread or the firmest tomatoes, connect with your inner superhero backstory through the music.  Remember your tragic past…the dark deeds that brought you to this point.  Then as the music changes, go forth and conquer your fears.  Be nostalgic for your innocent, childhood days (before you were a traumatized hero).

Maybe the food you’re buying is needed to concoct a recipe…a recipe to conquer the cruelest and deadliest enemy the world has ever seen.  You aren’t running errands.  You’re on a mission.

Expect to get some stares, but don’t worry about it.  They’re not hating.  They’re just in awe of your epic-ness.

If you try it, let me know how it goes!


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3 thoughts on “How to Grocery Shop like a Superhero”

  1. This. Is. EPIC. My brother and I once walked through the mall while he had the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ theme pumping from his phone. That was a lot of fun. But you’ve taken that idea to a whole other level! I may have to give this a shot…

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