Friday, November 7, 2008

Domestic Bliss (or something like that)

Way Cooler and I have a fairly traditional 1950's division of labour at our house. It was never more evidenced than the following phone conversation the other night.

WC: I found the flour but I can't find the other stuff at all.

HG: You cannot find potatoes?

WC: Nope.

HG: Did you check the produce department? They should have them.  They are generally considered a staple. (Thankfully the poor cell reception seemed to block out the dripping sarcasm.)

WC: Well, where in the produce department?

HG: In the middle by the onions, do you see them now?

WC: Oh yeah, thank-you. Now, what did you want again?

HG: A small bag of yellow or red potatoes.

Then we hung up. The happy shopper arrived home soon after with my flour and a 20 pound bag of russets.

If this is his way of ensuring he doesn't have to shop again for another 12 years, it worked.

14 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

The husband successfully pulled this off with the laundry. Nothing like a load of pink clothes, or a 20 pound bag of potatoes, to change your mind...

Heather of the EO said...

My husband actually admitted that when we first got married, he screwed up the laundry on purpose to see if I'd never ask again. It should have worked, but I was on to him and still request his messed up laundry services. He sighs in defeat every time
BWAAHAAHAAA!

Bargainista said...

Can you imagine what a good 50's wife would do with a bag of russets like that? Potato pancakes for breakfast, potato soup for lunch and mashed potatoes for supper. All served up of course, with an endearing smile of appreciation for his part in your meal preparation. You might want to vary it abit each day til you see the bottom of the bag.

Janet said...

LOL! That would TOTALLY be my hubby!

Knittinchick said...

I now know that I truly am the daughter of Bargainista... I was going to suggest potatoes in all varieties until there was the thought that it is always a GREAT idea to get exactly the list.

Knittinchick said...

I now know that I truly am the daughter of Bargainista... I was going to suggest potatoes in all varieties until there was the thought that it is always a GREAT idea to get exactly the list.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

That's hysterical.

But I think he's bluffing.

happygeek said...

One could only hope he is bluffing.
But no, that is truly his shopping skilz.

Bargainista said...

i do recall hearing a true story about a young girl shopping w. her mother. The mother was waiting in line at the grocery til and sent her daughter for a celery bunch. The daughter seemed to need more information and direction but finally returned with 3 sick looking pieces of celery. The mother laughed on the outside but was sighing on the inside.
The mother did not give up and today she has a wonderful married daughter w. 2 adorable sons and a husband who will come around and be a great asset shopping for groceries some day soon.

Anonymous said...

I remember that story too. If I remember correctly the little girl had pudggy cheeks and was so cute

PaPa

Anonymous said...

I remember that story too. If I remember correctly the little girl had pudggy cheeks and was so cute

PaPa

Dawn S. said...

That is too funny. MEN and FINDING things!! Please don't let him get away with this!! They try it on cleaning the bathroom, too, but just go behind them and clean it a bit more! :)

CC said...

Wow. I should have done that YEARS ago!!

Heather of the EO said...

Hi,
I don't have an email for you, but I'd love if you could guest post!

My email is fullcircle_doula@yahoo.com - email me and we'll get it figured out.

I was hoping you could do it this coming Thurs (13th) if it's not too soon :)