He also good at bigger things. He’s a very understanding and supportive husband. He encourages me to be the best that I can be and expects nothing but my best. Oh, and he is a great dad. He loves having a daughter and thinking that she is “daddy’s little girl,” even though, in truth, I think she prefers mama more. But, I digress.
Despite his many talents, one of those things that he is not good at just happens to be going to the grocery store. Even with typed lists, phone calls, or hand written notes, in sending my husband to grocery store, I know that either a) some items will not be purchased or b) some items will be purchased incorrectly.
A desperate phone call from my husband last evening, lasting 30 minutes, about not being able to find shelled peanuts at the grocery store we’ve been purchasing them from for the past year is what prompted this post.
In it I name 7 reasons why I should not send my husband to the grocery store alone.
Let’s move on to the reasons, shall we?
Reason #1: Because he refuses to ask any store employees for help with finding items
Husband: Hey, honey. I don’t think they sell raisins at this grocery store.
Me: But, I’ve bought them there before.
Husband: Yeah, well, I’ve been up every aisle and still can’t find them.
Me: Did you ask for help?
Husband: No one knows where anything is.
Me: So, you asked someone and they said they didn’t know?
Husband: No, but I know that’s what they’ll say. And, that’s why I hate this store.
Reason #2 Because Greek yogurt sounds too similar to Greek feta cheese
Husband: So, I don’t see any yogurt, but they have some cheese here.
Me: Wait. What?
Husband: Yeah, some Greek cheese.
Me: But, I don’t want any cheese.
Husband: Yeah, but you said Greek, didn’t you?
Reason #3 Because one missed call on my end may mean that an important ingredient that I really need to make dinner will not be purchased
Me: Honey, did you get the chicken?
Husband: Oh. Darn it. That’s what I forgot.
Me: That’s the main thing we needed. (sigh) Now, I don’t know what we’ll do about dinner.
Husband: Yeah, well, I tried calling you to make sure I didn’t forget anything, but you never picked up.
Reason #4 Because in between a baby and a migraine, sometimes, I don’t want to hear the ENTIRE ingredients list for a new juice he wants to try out
Husband: Hey, honey. I found this new juice. It’s called (Blah). On the label it says 100% natural with no added fillers.
Me: Well, if you think it looks good, just go ahead and get it.
Husband: Yeah, it says it has papaya, mango, grape….
(our baby crying in background)
Me: Uh, yeah, it sounds good to me, just GET IT!
Husband: …and orange, and apple, and lemon….
Reason#5 Because coupons are never used and sales are never looked for
Me: Hey, how come you didn’t use the coupon?
Husband: Oh. That? I don’t think they even sell that product, so I didn’t bother looking.
Reason #6 Because the store is always larger than it seems to be
Husband: Ok, stay on the phone with me while I walk to the Bakery section.
(10 minutes later and after many pit stops)
Me: Did you find the Bakery section?
Husband: Oh, yeah. That’s where I was going, They have some samples here that I wanted to try in the frozen foods.
Reason #7. Because in spite of any budget set, $13 cheese cake will always be thrown into the mix
Husband: Yeah, I was supposed to try to spend less than $10 this trip, but I couldn’t pass up this cheese cake. You’re not dieting, are you?