If you’ve been reading the blog for any length of time you may know that the hubs and I have one thing that could tear our marriage to shreds… Grocery Shopping.
We have learned over the years that I am the primary grocery shopper, since I know how to shop without us going completely bankrupt. The hubs on the other hand throws everything in the cart that is his heats desire, since to him money is no object.
Since the hubs knows he has this condition he is only allowed to shop once or twice a year.
His time was due and so we proceeded to do the dreaded task of grocery shopping today.
I have learned over the past almost 11 years of marriage to just roll with it, since he only does this so rarely. We used to get in knock out drag out fights in the produce aisle. If he wasn’t overstocking on items that we would rarely use, he would buy produce that he will never eat, like say turnips. He supposedly loves turnips and will eat them like apples. This is one of the few vegetables he will supposedly eat.
The problem is half the groceries he buys (yes we literally have our own grocery cart to purchase the items we each need) he completely forgets about what he bought. I couldn’t tell you how many packages of green onions or turnips I’ve thrown out simply because they were never eaten by the purchaser of said turnips. No matter how many times I tell him he’s never going to eat it or we really really don’t need it he doesn’t listen. -Case in point: 2 years ago
we he bought 12 cases of Ramen soup, each containing 12 packages of soup. That’s what 144 packages of Ramen? We are finally now down to 4 boxes and that was after I gave away 3 boxes for a canned food drive. We only eat it when there’s absolutely nothing left in the house or when daddy has to cook, cause mommy is out for a girls night out. He still feels he has to have it and we will eat it…eventually.
As I was in the process of typing this up, the hubs asked if I was mad at him for going crazy yet again at the grocery store. I think he was shocked that I told I was not and that I have learned to just deal with it. He even stated that I was supposed to scold him for spending so much (you don’t even want to know). It’s kind of late now and pointless, I told him as I’ve tried for many years before.
We at least are well stocked on dry goods and turnips for the next month.