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Publix deli line: Why I order ahead


It's not good for my kids to see me stress out as we approach the Publix deli line.

The line is often 10 people deep, and no one looks happy. Everyone is confused over whether to take a number or not. Inevitably, the person in front of me has a seemingly endless order of turkey, chicken, meats and cheeses, and must get a taste of each one before proceeding.

I try to get there early in the morning to avoid the line. But when I can't, I've figured out a new way to approach the line: by ordering ahead.

I call the day before to place my order and it's ready when I get there. What a relief to avoid that wait! The only problem is I have to go up to the counter to get my little package. Those in line have not looked too happy.

Photo: Amy Beth Bennett/Sun-Sentinel

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Gretchen Day-Bryant has a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. She’s lived to tell about the struggles of juggling little kids and work.
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