~A bad shopping experience

March, 2017 – Waco, Texas

Sunday, we decided to stop at a grocery store to pick up a few items. When in Texas the place to shop is H.E.B. We truly enjoy shopping there. However, our decision on this day was a bad one!

Given it was a Sunday we thought it might be a little crowded. Were we ever wrong, it was mobbed. Never have there been so many people in a grocery store while we shopped. It was horrible, we couldn’t wait to get out of there. H.E.B. stores are huge, with nice big aisles. I’am talking – no room to walk down the aisles.

Fighting our way to checkout,  I told Howard, “Lets split the groceries between us so we can go through the express lane.” That turned out to be a great idea.

I asked the cashier, “Is it always this crowded in here?” She thought it was so crowded, because Baylor University was starting classes on Monday after spring break. That just couldn’t be, but no other reason comes to mind.

OoO – A little H.E.B. history: (I just learned what H.E.B. stands for.)

The story of H‑E‑B begins more than 100 years ago in a small, family‑owned store in the Texas Hill Country. Today H‑E‑B serves families all over Texas and Mexico in 155 communities, with more than 340 stores and over 76,000 employees.



Florence Butt opens the C.C. Butt Grocery Store in Kerrville. She invests $60 in the business to get started.




Florence’s youngest son, Howard E. Butt takes over the business. He expands the Butt Grocery Company with a new store in Del Rio and another in Laredo.


Today: Big, lovely stores across Texas

“Our commitment to excellence has made us one of the nation’s largest independently owned food retailers. Yet our success hasn’t changed our commitment to exceptional service, low prices, and friendly shopping.”


If you are ever in Texas stop in at a HEB. Those of you who travel through Texas know all about HEB stores!


8 thoughts on “~A bad shopping experience”

    1. Hi Arlene! Texas has been a mix, with cold, cool and warm temperatures. We started out in long sleeves with jackets and have had a few days of short sleeve temps.Our last evening in Waco was 39 degrees. If it wasn’t rainy and windy it would be okay. Not use to the humidity with wind anymore. 😦

  1. One of the the things we miss about Austin. If you see a Central Market check it out. They are the ‘upscale’ HEB, same company.

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