Friday, March 30, 2012

Changing Ways


I used to think I was a go-with-the-flow kind of person.

More recently, I’ve realized that nope, I’m not.

In fact, unless I have tons of time to adjust to the change, I’m not a happy camper.

I was kind of okay with the changes at Facebook. There was plenty of warning about the new Timeline. I’m not especially happy with the changes there –I think it’s harder to follow and looks messy—but it’s livable.

I wasn’t so happy about the changes to Twitter. I didn’t realize they were changing formats, and one day I signed on, and I couldn’t find my lists or mentions or anything. I’ve finally—months later—figured it out. I think.

But the worst offender recently was my local Kroger. Mr. W and I walked in last weekend ready to zip through the store as usual. We knew every aisle, the location of every item. It had been the same for years... Until last weekend.

Everything had been rearranged. Everything. The chip aisle (my fave), for goodness’ sake, was next to the furniture. After we finally found it, I (stupefied) muttered about just wanting to find a bag of pretzels, and another shopper overheard me and laughed, saying she’d been looking for her chips for ten minutes (and she even had a map of the new layout). Craziness.

What usually took us half an hour to shop took almost an hour. It was like playing hide and seek with our grocery list.

We’ll see how we do this weekend, but I’m already not looking forward to it. I wonder if a pint of ice cream would help lessen the sting—if I can find it, that is.

How well do you deal with change?