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I make a grocery list and finish shopping in 30 minutes. My wife takes the list and buys twice as many things and there is so much food in the fridge and freezer and shelves I could eat almost a year with barely buying anything but milk, cheese and sandwich meat. I am a hunter and she keeps on gathering, gathering and gathering.
Whatcha gonna do with all that food, all that food inside that cart.
From my next book...it is a humorous book for aging women ..here is a relevant one
NEW AND DANGEROUS TERRITORY….THE SUPERMARKET
There is only one thing worse than a bull in a China shop….that is a retired husband in a supermarket. Support groups for wives of these men are starting to sprout up all over the country, with a heavy concentration in Florida and Arizona. For 40 years your husband thought toilet paper just had unlimited squares and probably concluded that they ran out just as he retired. Now he goes with you to the supermarket and becomes a toilet tissue maven. He squeezes the Charmin, and if that was all he did that would be fine. But now he spends his time asking”, “Why don’t you buy Brand X because you get 9 more squares? Why don’t you buy brand Y, it says it is cheaper?” At this point you just think it is cute, even though your cart is already filled with the cheapest toilet paper…with enough squares to last through years of “bad stomach” days.
Now we keep walking around the store and what used to take 20 minutes now takes a bloody eternity. You pass the cereal department and every box that has the word “bran” on it is in your cart. You still sort of like your husband at this point, but he’s beginning to push buttons. . Then, as you pick up a can of tuna, you hear, “Don’t we have enough in the house?” He now is cutting corners on a can of tuna!! OK, you ignore him. He does that with just about everything you pick up, and you wonder how you were capable of shopping without him for 40 years. When he wants to go to another store where they are running a special on prune juice, it is time to do what you have to do…….rant, rave, tell him if he doesn’t wait for you in the car, you will demand an annulment!!
PS Courts will not grant you the annulment unless you can prove he cuts coupons and holds up the line for more than 20 minutes.
I hate shopping, period. Groceries, ok. Take a cart, go through fast, get all I wanted, and go. No problem.
The clothing shopping kills me though. Wife having me try stuff on over and over. Or, stand there and watch her try on dress after dress, blouse after blouse, shoes after shoes... lol And have to smile encouragingly and tell her she looks beautiful in everything, whenever she asks Not tbat she doesn't. She looks hot in anything she puts on, my dear Lisa, lucky man I am... But, one does get bored to death after awhile One starts playing with the phone or something, to pass tbe time. And then gets chided to "pay more attention, is this skirt amazing or what?" haha
I just open one of these, no need for the store you can order them online.