A lady approached an employee in the produce section of a grocery store and asked that he cut her a half a head of lettuce. As he took her lettuce to the back room to cut it, he told a co-worker, “You won’t believe this. This cranky lady wants a half a head of lettuce.” As he turned and realized the lady had followed him and heard his remark, he added, “And this nice lady right here wants the other half.”
This shopper obviously did not understand the time saving benefits of buying in bulk. When you buy in small quantities, you will make more trips to the store which means more time at the check out, on the road, and putting away food. Buying in bulk means you run out less often and you don’t run into crisis situations where you have to get to the store before supper.
Buying in bulk saves money and time. And when you’re saving time, you’re actually redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.