Friday, March 28, 2008

Another reason why I usually do the grocery shopping

Last week on our trip to base, I went to the library to check my e-mail (to fend off internet withdrawal), while Husband went straight to the commissary to start on grocery shopping. I spent maybe only 15 minutes at the library, but it was enough to give Husband a head start on grocery shopping. I found him in the commissary, and I stared speechless at his cart. And I instantly remembered why I elected myself as chief grocery shopping representative in our house. These were the questions that went through my mind when I looked at the cart: - Am I unaware of additional family members that we adopted that we are now required to feed? - Are we hosting a backyard cook-out – every night for the next two weeks? - Is the commissary giving away all of their meat products? - Does the commissary no longer sell vegetables? - Did Husband recently develop an allergy to anything green and/or healthy? - Was Husband their millionth customer and did he win a prize package of meat products? I’m sure the cart looked normal – for say, a member of a fraternity. It was stuffed with all sorts of man food: hot dogs, hamburger patties, sausages, pork, chips, soda, frozen pizza, and more. The food fell into two distinct food groups: meat and beans. And, some were a combination of both, like the frozen “beef and bean” burritos he selected. He probably guessed by my expression that I wasn’t as impressed with his smorgasbord of meat selections. So, he said, “Don’t worry. I knew you’d want me to get some vegetables, so I got these.” He pointed at a bag of frozen french fries. “See? They’re vegetables. You know, potatoes.” Oh. What a relief. I was beginning to think that it was all man food, but clearly the frozen french fries redeemed the rest. Regardless, I’m ok with eating the man food this week. I’m just reappointing myself as lead grocery shopper for the foreseeable future.

8 comments:

K & K said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog- best of luck in your new home!! The Air Force will soon be sending us on our way to a new home too in the next few weeks!

A, B & C said...

Hilarious!! How come my posts are never this funny?

A, B & C said...

Oh, and I added you to my blog roll... I hope that's okay!

Jen said...

Hilarious! My husband is THE SAME way. He will not eat anything green other than Caesar salad, and then only if it's doused in dressing, croutons, and parmesan cheese. Sigh. I did trick him into eating vegan spaghetti, though (made with soy "beef"). He's still upset about it.

trying said...

Oh I can relate!

My hubs also suffers from the same grocery shopping issues. The first time he went alone after we were married and he came home with an entire bag (we are talking large brown grocery bag) filled with different cheeses. Apparently they have a special stinky cheese section and HAD to have a crap ton. He doesn't do the shopping anymore. Personally I dont even like him to come with me, I mean I enjoy the company but he is like a five year old just tossing random stuff in the cart.

Ann M. said...

LOL...I sent my hubby to the store the other day alone to get me cream soda and he came back with 12 small bottles of club soda instead. Neither one of us drink it. Learned my lesson.

He claims I don't buy enough junk food if I go food shopping by myself, and has made a game of trying to sneak stuff in the cart when I'm not looking. If I catch him, he can't have it. You would not BELIEVE the amount we end up with.

tootie said...

All,

It sounds like my husband is in good company :)

Thanks for the comments!

i'm kelly said...

this cracks me up! i'm loving the man food! all men must be created from the same mold!