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Old 03-11-2006, 12:48 AM
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Men and grocery shopping

I really don't know what's worse sending men grocery/food shopping on their own or having to go with them. I hadn't had a chance to go grocery shopping this week and we needed a few things, so hubby and I went out to the hardware store and decided to grocery shop after that, we'd only be gone from home 90 mins and the kids are ok for that time.
Well don't get me started, I think I'd rather take the kids shopping any day than hubby. He snuck stuff into the trolley, he put the soft things at the bottom and don't get me started on how he stacked the bags after we'd paid, in future I'm making sure I make time to go grocery shopping when he is at work!

Do you have any anecdotes or stories to tell on how your hubby shops? Do you have a really handy shopping hubby? Do you find shopping a chore?

I've just been given a piece of chocolate from the block hubby snuck into the grocery bag ..... I do have to say it tastes pretty good LOL
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Old 03-11-2006, 03:42 AM
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My DH loves to grocery shop. Since we are senior citzens it helps to pass his time. While he is out get alot done.
Walmart is his favorite store ,low prices and a great variety.
Save A Lot is another store he frequents no fancy prices alot of specials. He is up early so he has time to read the paper and check sales. Think it keeps his mind active.
Glad I have two refrigerators otherwise would have no place to store his bargains.
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:37 PM
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Oh No, Bilby, I don't send my husband either!! He comes home with iceream and cookies and chips and candy and on and on. And he buys in BULK!! We are two!! And he buys 4 gallons of orange juice (that has expiration dates on thenm) because they were on sale!!

I love the dear man but prefer to do the shopping myself!!

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Old 03-18-2006, 10:07 PM
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I'm sticking to letting dh bring home the milk and bread, that's pretty safe ..... so far!
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:02 AM
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I had to laugh at the stories! My DH never did the grocery shopping; he went with me most of the time, but NEVER by himself! Now he couldn't with health issues. To make a long story short.... years ago when I worked second shift in a nursing home I would leave him a note explaining what to cook for supper; most of the things I would have prepared so he didn't have to start from scratch. I would also have any ingredients on the counter that he would need. I thought spaghetti sauce and pasta with a tossed salad would be safe....NO! lol I had the sauce cooked and all he had to do was heat it up, salad was made in the refrigerator and a new 2 poiund box of pasta was on the counter and I told him to follow the pkg. directions. He sort of did. When I got home he told me something had to be wrong with the supper because their pasta was like glue! He cooked the entire two pound pkg...need I say more? So there was no way I would even send him to the grocery! lol He'd bring home lettuce for cabbage!
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:51 AM
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I'd prefer getting bread, eggs, and tomatoes myself. The last time DH went with me, he put something heavy on top of the tomatoes! My DH doesn't mind a squashed bread sandwich. I mind. lol
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:47 PM
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I find that my husband is at his worst when as we go through the checkout and the bags are packed (my green bags) he is hopeless at stacking them in the trolley.

Men seem to think we females love grocery shopping, we don't necessarily but it's a necessity to keep the family going, that is why even though it's a chore and a stressful time I take them with me a few times a year so they can suffer as well! LOL
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I loathe shopping. That's stronger word that hate, right? LOL When I first moved to my current location, my neighbor wanted to connect with me by inviting me to go grocery shopping on a Saturday. I don't think so! lol
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:29 AM
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I don't mind grocery shopping, and my hubby is really good about keeping with the list (more so than I am, LOL), and he plays a good tetris game with placement of each item going into the cart (more so than many cashiers/box persons). Usually we can stay w/in our budget too (regardless of any extra items I might grab)!
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I get irate at the baggers, I put all the canned goods together, produce, and frozen food grouped alike thinking they would get bagged by type together NOOOOOOOOOOO.

DH has never stepped into the grocery alone and now isn't physically able to.

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