As you may know, I do my grocery shopping on Sundays (I also clean out the fridge). Well, this week, I decided to let my DH go instead. Why? Well, that’s a good question—one for which I don't have an answer. Was I out of my mind at the time? Perhaps. Was I thinking maybe he’d want to do this? Considering the amount of arm-twisting, I’d have to say No, but he did concede to go.
Now, I do make a list. It’s a simple list. Ketchup. Mayo. Something for dinner that night (yes, that’s actually what I write – something for dinner. I usually decide that while I’m shopping). Milk. You get the idea.
For him to go? Not so simple. I had to get very, very specific. Heinz Ketchup, 38 oz bottle (not the store brand or any other brand). Best Foods Mayonnaise (Hellman’s to those of you living east of the
Rockies), 30 ounce jar (not Kraft, not the store brand, and not Miracle Whip). Chicken of the Sea chunk light tuna in water, 5 ounce can, etc. Skim Milk, 1 gallon. On some of the items, I actually had to write where in the store those items can be found (deli, frozen foods, produce)! And even with all this, he still texted me to ask questions.
Let me tell you why I think this is so unusual and odd. My DH and I have been married almost 40 years, together over 41. One would assume he would know what I buy when I grocery shop, considering he’s been using those products for all those years. But no. He doesn’t. This astounds me (is it me or do I expect too much?).
Oh, and don’t change the colors on the box or anything like that, because he’ll never see it in the pantry. Case in point, I buy the Kroger brand saltine crackers. Well, a while back, they changed the packaging. My DH stood in the pantry, looking straight at it, but didn’t see it because the box had changed. When I pulled it out of the pantry, he said he didn’t think those were the saltines. I did ask what he thought they were, but he couldn’t answer.
I think next week, I’ll just go myself. It’s easier!
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