Quote from johnbeetem on December 20, 2011, 14:36
Quote from ukscone on December 20, 2011, 12:52
I hate going grocery shopping as SWMBO insists on coming too and she is a terrible shopper and takes hours when minutes would do
Your comment reminds me of Saki's essay "The Sex That Doesn't Shop":
The brutal directness of the masculine shopper arouses a certain combative derision in the feminine onlooker. A cat that spreads one shrew-mouse over the greater part of a long summer afternoon, and then possibly loses him, doubtless feels the same contempt for the terrier who compresses his rat into ten seconds of the strenuous life.
I have a list, my coupons clipped and sorted and a menu roughly planned for the next two weeks. i will alter the list/menu based on what's on sale and what looks good/bad but she wanders around like she has all the time in the world and picks things up she might possibly want to use/try at an unspecified date in the future. She doesn't even like fish (i'm the only one who eats fish) yet she'll spend 20 minutes in the fish area debating which one looks nice and that if she liked fish she might like to try. aarrgghhhhhh and i refuse to go clothes shopping with her now that they no longer have the husband chair in the women's clothes stores. I'm in, get the shoes, shirt or trousers i went in for (with maybe a 10 minute browse to see if there is anything i might like) and out again. I can be dressed, completed shop and back in bed within 2 hours, SWMBO is still getting ready to go 3 hours later
[it's a good job she never reads any of the forums i post to