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Anyone else's DH do the post food shop 'parade'?

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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

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GenAndWine · 18/03/2023 11:24

He could start a YouTube channel. Sort of like unboxing videos but for groceries.

Mine does half a shop if he goes. Like he glances at the list in the car, limits himself to 3 aisles of the store chosen at random and buys what he can remember and find in those randomly selected aisles. He is yet to understand this isn’t as useful as actually doing the full shop or looking after the kids so I can just do it properly alone.


lemons44 · 18/03/2023 11:25

Also there is the hierarchy of freshness. They are not rolls, they are fresh rolls that MUST be eaten for lunch that day.


catsnore · 18/03/2023 11:25

Oooooo and what about the latest 'middle of Lidl' discovery? Especially when they have the 'man tool' section in. I am subjected to the successful hunting down and purchase of circular saw blades for xyz purpose (yes that's nice dear, let me know in about three years when you actually use them 😂😂😂).


Skeuomorph · 18/03/2023 11:27

Mine does 90% of the grocery shopping and the post-shop parade is definitely part of our routine. I love it. He’s always pleased with himself, and there’s usually some interesting little addition for me- some chocolates etc.

It’s weird but I like it.

Anyway, he has to put up with my fashion show every time I get an Asos delivery, so we’re even.


airforsharon · 18/03/2023 11:29

When i can't sleep i like watching grocery hauls on You Tube, esp ones from other countries. I'm currently slightly obsessed with Japan. I just find watching someone glide around a supermarket, buying things i've never tried or seen before, then calmly going through it in their kitchen strangely soothing. Might be right up your DH's street OP! 😄


HamstersAreMyLife · 18/03/2023 11:30

Mine does most of the shopping, he doesn't parade it but he does leave everything on top of or next to the cupboard they go in and the receipt out "so I can see what he got". Tbh I'd rather he just bought from the list and put it away


Duckingella · 18/03/2023 11:30

Softsoftsleep · 18/03/2023 11:03

I get a silent parade. He leaves the shopping for me to put away so I 'know what's in there'. I could figure it out by looking in the fridge, but hey 😄

My husband does this too;if I ask him to pick something up from the shops it gets left on the kitchen floor for me to deal with.It really annoys me.Imagine if we did the same thing


BigFatLiar · 18/03/2023 11:31

We both do this to some extent. Usually we shop together so get all the discussion at the time. If we go seperate then I tend to go over what I bought with him. It's just a form of small talk while the kettle boils for a cup of tea. His big revelation would be if he'd bought a cake or biscuits for me with my cuppa.


Bittercup · 18/03/2023 11:32

I do 99% of the shopping and still do this Blush

When I managed to get a bag of pasta in lockdown, I held it aloft like a trophy.


Ruth98 · 18/03/2023 11:34

Ha ha yes! And the tour of the house to see the dishwasher he has emptied and the hovering he's done!!


TheMotherSide · 18/03/2023 11:34

Yes! I thought it was just him.


TheEarlofButties · 18/03/2023 11:34

My DH does this! He’s always so proud about what he found in the Aldi aisle of mystery- me man, me bring cereal containers *bangs chest


GreyCarpet · 18/03/2023 11:34

My boyfriend does this 😁 we don't live together but he never comes empty handed and does most of the cooking when he's here.

I go shopping and put the shopping away.

He displays everything for our perusal on the kitchen table. He does it because he likes the little squeals of delight from my daughter when he buys her her favourite stuff (she's nearly 17 - she knows how to play the game 🤣)


Sierra26 · 18/03/2023 11:34

Hahaha no, but loving this thread.

I can relate to some others with the high performance packing.

we usually shop together and he doesn’t let me pack, he loves fitting everything in neatly. Then anything which doesn’t fit will get chucked to me and I finish the job by shoving all the reject items in to a final bag 😂


Luredbyapomegranate · 18/03/2023 11:35

Ah the hunter gatherer!

i would say shop online but it would spoil his fun


TonTonMacoute · 18/03/2023 11:36

My DH gives me a running commentary on everything he is doing, including making up his mind what he's going to do, then a little explanation of how he will do it (once he's made his mind up) then a full real time running narrative while he's doing it.

I'm very good at tuning out... Hmm


GreyCarpet · 18/03/2023 11:37

Sierra26 · 18/03/2023 11:34

Hahaha no, but loving this thread.

I can relate to some others with the high performance packing.

we usually shop together and he doesn’t let me pack, he loves fitting everything in neatly. Then anything which doesn’t fit will get chucked to me and I finish the job by shoving all the reject items in to a final bag 😂

My ex husband used to be the packer.

It used to make me 🙄 at the time but I missed it when I did the first shop post separation and everything just went in the bags any old how.

No - this bag is for the bathroom; pantry; fridge; freezer...

He wasn't all bad... 😁


Northernsouloldies · 18/03/2023 11:37

Chilloutsnow · 18/03/2023 10:49

Oh my GOD I also get the parade. He will often hide things behind his back too like “guess what the treat is?” 😂🤦‍♀️. Usually something with copious amounts of sugar in. I am laughing a lot at this thread.

I do the shopping n when I unpack I do this and Dw usually responds with an oooo fine. 😋


VegetablesFightingToReclaimTheAubergieneEmoji · 18/03/2023 11:37

I do it if I’ve popped out for a few bits on a weekend. Blush

on the main shop I dump it in the kitchen until I summon up enough will to put it away.


BeachBlondey · 18/03/2023 11:38

Introduce him to the "Too Good to Go" App. My DH frequently get's a bag from Greggs. You have no idea what's in it, until you get home. Oh the drama as the bag is opened and the contents appraised!


CrystalCoco · 18/03/2023 11:39

Yes it's a whole show-and-tell and depending on my mood some days I just cannot be arsed to look or listen 😬


WolfFoxHare · 18/03/2023 11:39

Surely this is just one of those lovable foibles husbands have? I think it’s sweet. As long as he’s doing the shopping and not expecting excessive praise for having done it, let him revel in doing a good job. I like it when my husband does something he’s pleased about and shares it with me, and I do it to him too.


Beelezebub · 18/03/2023 11:41

Yes. Mine does this. A run down of each item he’s bought, show and tell style, which he must also PASS TO ME as he produces it from the bag, usually with an expectation that I’ll put it away. Anything household related is either prefaced with “I got your…” or followed by “…for you”.


Surplus2requirements · 18/03/2023 11:42

Oh dear, I do this for my dog 😕

In my defence it started as training to help him with his fear of plastic bags (he's slightly removed from his wolf ancestors) showing him the scary, rustling beast contained a treat for him.

It's evolved into me lining everything up one by one in front of him with an explanation of who and what everything is for.

He mostly sits and watches looking slightly confused but I like it.

I may need to get out more.


IHateLegDay · 18/03/2023 11:42

It sounds weirdly wholesome

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