Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sending Your Husband To the Grocery Store

It's difficult for me to understand how a man that can shoot, direct, and edit an entire slew of commercials for television cannot navigate the aisles of a grocery store.

If you read yesterday's post then you know that I had a little mishap and was unable to grocery shop.   My husband sent me a text from work saying, "Send me a grocery list and i'll do the shopping".   I immediately knew the events that were going to unfold because every single time he goes grocery shopping, I always get a bunch of irritated phone calls or texts asking me where things are and bitching that my list "makes absolutely no sense" to him.

Now I should add that I could not possibly make things any easier for him.  I send him a list that is organized by aisles as I know where every single item in that store is (it's pretty much my second home).  

Not even 5 minutes into his shopping I get a text from J.

J: "What in the hell is tortellini?"

Me: "The frozen pasta with cheese in it".  

Not even 30 seconds later I get a phone call….

J: "It's not here.  They don't have it".

Me, "Yes, they do.  Look in the center aisles of the frozen section".

J: "Nope, they don't have it".

Me: "Yes they do"

J: "No they don't.  Are you sure it's called tortellini?  I don't think you even know what you are talking about".

Me:  Sigh. Eyeroll.  "Okay well just forget it.  I'll get it tomorrow."

J: Sounding extremely irritated and disgruntled by this point,  "Here it is.  It's next to the ravioli.  You didn't say it was next to the ravioli"

Me:  "Well actually I did as the ravioli is in the center aisle"

J: Grumble, grumble, "Fine.  I gotta go.  Oh and I love you".

Of course there were a few follow up phone calls and texts that went pretty much the same as the tortellini conversation, but that was to be expected, lol!  Other than that, he did pretty good.  He did buy 2 bags of hot dog buns and only one package of hot dogs which was kind of weird.  I'm not sure why we needed a bag of back up buns?   Oh and our freezer is now completely stocked with a variety of frozen pizzas, lol!

The last time my husband did the grocery shopping (I was on my death bed with the flu), he bought nothing but meat.  For example for tacos he brought home a pound of meat and tortilla shells.  That's it.  No lettuce, tomatoes, taco sauce, etc.   So I suppose this trip was a bit of an improvement.



17 comments:

  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Yours is so cute and I am now following. While reading this post, I was nodding in agreement. Did we marry the same man? :)

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  2. Thank you Catie! Your blog is beautiful! Thanks for following me back :)

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  3. Haha! Funny posts! I love real life! Checking out your blog from the GFC blog hop via the life of the not so ordinary wife.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I will definitely be visiting your blog today. I have lots of catching up to do!

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  4. That is so funny. Our supermarket keeps changing things around and it takes so long to find everything on my list!

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    1. Oh that would be annoying! I'm lucky our grocery store stays fairly consistent. Otherwise my husband would probably be gone for about 4 hours, lol!

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  5. I am so glad I'm not alone in this! My husband can multitask a thousand projects for work, but can't manage a trip to the grocery store without call after call home. And when he get back we always have a mysterious excess of frozen pizzas, canned chili, and hot dogs. Great post!

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    1. LOL! Thank you! I have no idea why they struggle so much with grocery shopping. It's mind boggling!

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  6. This is my life! Except my husband is from a different country so I sent him to the store the other day to get a bag of ice and he came back with a bag of RICE! You just have to laugh otherwise you will end up strangling them. :)

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    1. LOL! That's hilarious! My husband has gotten things mixed up before and he's from this country so i'm not sure what his dysfunction is, lol!

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  7. HAHAHAH! I am laughing out loud! This is exactly what happens with my husband and me. Like you, I organize the grocery list in order of where things are in the store (at my husband's request), and I still get 10 million phone calls. He recently told me that he sometimes asks little old ladies who are shopping in the store for help finding things. I guess he figures they've been grocery shopping for a long time, so they should know what they're doing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! It's funny how many men struggle with the grocery store, lol!

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  8. hahahha!! Thanks for the warning...I haven't yet had to get my man go grocery shopping but I guess it would probably end up in the same weird way!!

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  9. Oh the joys! My hubby is not to bad with the getting the things on the list but it's when I want specific brands, or types of an item that all hell breaks loose.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Melting Moments.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for commenting :)

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  10. The grocery stores are the busiest on the weekends. If you currently buy your groceries on the weekends, you may be missing out on a lot of time savings.
    On the weekends, you'll have to wait in longer checkout lines, take longer to find a parking spot, and push your shopping cart in more "traffic"
    in the store.

    grocery stores

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