Anyone else's DH do the post food shop 'parade'?
CraneBoysMysteries · 18/03/2023 10:34
Most of the time, with two small children, I will organise the food shop. Either go and get it or do a click and collect order. We have a system of writing on a whiteboard everything we need. It's not too onerous and sort of just happens in the background
Today my DH has physically gone to the shops. And I've just had the post shop 'parade' as I call it
DH reached into bag and pulls out a cucumber 'look at this! We've not been able to get salad for weeks and I found one!!' (Beaming)
Pulls out loo roll. 'Now this is more expensive but is a bigger roll! Look how much fatter it is! So I reckon I've saved us some money here'. Me 'yes, we've had them for ages'
Reveals a dozen eggs 'AND I was able to find twelve eggs, but they're white! WHITE!! Amazing!'
Pulls out a couple of bottles of bleach. 'Now, I know you said bleach but you didn't say scent so I decided to go for lemon as thought it would make the loos smell a bit nicer! Good idea, right?'
...and on it goes. Each product has some story to it or money saving.
The food shop takes an hour but I reckon the post shop parade takes just as long 😆
Anyone else's other half do this or just mine? I do remind him that when I do it, it just happens but he seems to enjoy going over his haul for some reason
BruceAndNosh · 18/03/2023 11:05
Pip1402 · 18/03/2023 10:51
Yep. When mine gets back from a food shop he calls me into the kitchen to 'see what he's bought'. Like a hunter gatherer proudly home having successfully killed our dinner.
I'm imagining him wrestling a lasagne into submission in aisle 5 of Tesco
BugLight · 18/03/2023 11:07
I used to do this myself bc it was easier & more fun for me than facing twenty questions about what food was in, or worse having long-dated food scoffed first & short-dated stuff thrown out.
in my own head I’d also play the generation game music to accompany the ‘parade’
didn’t work perfectly but definitely helped the men in the family to remember what had been bought/needed used first
and amused me at least more than once thinking up a ‘story’ for each item that might make it more visible to those of the male persuasion easily remembered aa being in the cupboard/fridge/wherever
Bridgingthefeckingmassivegap · 18/03/2023 11:12
My DH does this, but he also keeps it all in bags in the kitchen and expects me to go through to see his purchases, and also put it away...under the guise of this sort of parade! I've cottoned on now so no longer fall for this.
When I do a shop, it's just assumed I get everything needed or a useful replacement!
squix · 18/03/2023 11:17
I thought it was just mine! He shops, puts it away but leaves out the interesting things on the table for me to …approve / praise / critique? I think it stems back to our cave dwelling ancestors who who go out and hunt and gather and display their goods when they came back to the cave.
deveronvalley · 18/03/2023 11:24
I’m with your fella but I like to put all the purchases on the worktop in a ‘harvest festival’ style arrangement. Usually it’s only me that sees it but omg if there’s someone else home they better come take a look and if they make an appreciative ‘oooh’ noise that’s me secretly happy. I don’t do a speech to go with it, the visuals tell the story well enough.
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