It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
This week I am selecting Instacart shoppers as my Who Won the Week recipients.The stay-at-home mandate has been in place in my area since mid-March and we have been relying on grocery delivery services to keep our pantry and refrigerator fully stocked. Most of the time we use Instacart to pick up and deliver our online orders from our local Safeway. Apparently a lot of others do as well.For the most part, the shoppers at Instacart do a good job. But when the store is out-of-stock of something I ordered, I’ve pre-authorized the Instacart shopper to find the closest substitute product that is available. For example, if I ordered organic bananas, and none were available, the shopper could substitute conventional bananas.
But there have been times when the substitutions The shoppers have selected stretched the definition of the word “closest.” For example, instead of two boxes of Wheaties breakfast cereal, two boxes of Cocoa Puffs were delivered. Let me tell you, I am not cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
I asked for organic raisins figuring that I would at least get non-organic raisins. Instead, they gave me Craisins, which are not raisins at all. They’re dried, shriveled up cranberries.And instead of getting the organic zucchini I asked for, they gave me organic cucumbers. Well, at least they were organic.
So even though the Instacart shoppers are not perfect, they have enabled me to keep my cupboards stocked without having to trek to the grocery store and risk infection. Thank you Instacart shoppers.
And now it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?