Everybody shops for groceries, but in The Coachella Valley it is a little different than everywhere else. Here are 5 ways the high temperatures, snowbirds, and parking lots make going to the grocery store in Greater Palm Springs unique:

1) Parking during “The Season” is always a challenge.

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2) You have to be very careful in the parking lot on windy days (or any day in DHS)

3) Opening the freezer on a hot August afternoon may just be the highlight of your day.

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4) If you are under 40-years-old, you will probably be approached by an elderly shopper who assumes that since you are young, you work there – then asks for immediate assistance from you.

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5) Your drive home is a race against time and 125 degree temperatures!

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