Today was miraculous. Picard was buzzing, people were gathering in hoards, throngs, and masses, flocking towards the new green building. Never in my life have I seen people so excited (myself included) over something like this. WE JUST GOT A REAL GROCERY STORE! It’s an I.G.A., and it is fabulous. Fresh meat, produce, deli, bakery, wine, oh my! After months and months of slow building and rumors about when it would open (originally a few a semester ago), the I.G.A. here in Picard opened this evening at 6. My friends and I were there at 6:20. No more long, crazy Saturdays spent grocery shopping, riding in transports for an hour each way to Roseau where would then lug our groceries (only as much as we could carry) all over town. No more involuntary vegetarianism because we’re out of meat and I’m unable to go on the Saturday grocery trip. No more hiring drivers to take us to Roseau to pick up groceries from each store. Now we have a real, live grocery store, here, in the flesh, and boy is it exciting!!! Treats I got tonight: asparagus, baked potatoes, 5 grain bread, cantaloupe, jalapenos, granny smith apples, and cookies and cream ice cream. I’m on cloud nine!
This thread of comments between girls on the island that I just saw on Facebook will give you a glimpse of the frenzied excitement about the new I.G.A. here. (I copied and pasted from Facebook, so please pardon any wonkiness.)
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