Today I was in ALDI for about the fifth time, but it was only the first time I’ve bought anything.
You’d think that people as logical and organized as the Germans could create a logical, organized store, but the only thing logical about it is that the stuff that needs to stay cold is refridgerated. It took me about 15 minutes to find a jar of peanut butter, because looking for something specific in ALDI is more or less like playing mahjong.
One thing I have to say, though, is that ALDI always seems to locate their stores in neighborhoods where people have really horrible eating habits – living on canned hotdogs, cheese puffs and pop – and if they want to get their food cheap at ALDI, they have to buy things that are better for them.
In general, the only people I know who like to shop at ALDI are people who like to spend time shopping. I personally think the store wastes my time.