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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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Oblomov23 · 18/03/2023 11:43

Dh always shows me what he's bought. I love it.


Rinkydinkydoodle · 18/03/2023 11:44

Mine phones me on average every six minutes. The scent of bleach would be a call, the colour of the eggs would be a call. He’s in ASDA just now and FaceTimed about the seeds on the bread. DD10 is standing beside him going ‘I just said that’

I used to go myself 100% of the time just cos I couldn’t stand it but then I read about weaponised incompetence so now I just take the calls and praise the effort🤪


TheEarlofButties · 18/03/2023 11:44

Smell the freshness of the tomatoes!
Feel the softness of the loo roll!
Gaze upon what I have provided for ye!


thebestsellingshow · 18/03/2023 11:44

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.

My DH does exactly this 🤣


Rebel2 · 18/03/2023 11:45

My dad does this
I sent him a list when I had covid and he moaned it was a big shop, then came back with twice what I asked for Confused

"You like biscuits and you like cereal so here, biscoff cereal!"
"This was on offer, it looked nice"
"I know you couldn't find pickled red cabbage so here is 2kg"
"You like lemon mousse don't you?" (No... that's mum!)


WhoLetTheSprogsOut · 18/03/2023 11:47

Not my DH but you've described exactly what my father does 🤣


BansheeofInisherin · 18/03/2023 11:49



Lollypop701 · 18/03/2023 11:50

My dd does post shop rummage… looks in all cupboards and freezer so she knows what goodies are in


SeaToSki · 18/03/2023 11:52

DH and I often do a ‘Tour of the Works’, often at the end of a weekend day when we have a glass of wine or beer and review what we have accomplished that day (and take a trip to look at it if it is DIY or something visible). Good shopping hauls often feature in the Tour. Its a nice way to reconnect,share our days and catch up


GotABeatForYouMama · 18/03/2023 11:52

DP has just read the OP (he was leaning from behind me to get my cup as he's making a coffee), gave me a side eye and muttered "I know someone who does that"......I have no idea who that could possibly be. 😳


Skeuomorph · 18/03/2023 11:54

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.

I love every single part of this 😍


Beachbreak2411 · 18/03/2023 11:55

By boyfriend does it too… I actually love it 😂 he’s always so proud of himself it makes me smile.


Moser85 · 18/03/2023 11:56

I LOVE when people get excited over little or silly things! 😊


Mueslikid · 18/03/2023 11:57

DH and I both do this. The one who stayed at home will greet the other at the door and help with the bags.
Today my big reveal was some reduced hot cross buns and a packet of custard creams. DH managed to show a gratifying amount of pleasure and wonder Grin


thenewaveragebear1983 · 18/03/2023 12:00


mine also likes to punctuate his day by letting me know what he’s planning to do next. He takes a break from
working, pops in to let me know that he’s just having a coffee and then he’s going to deal with a big case and send a few emails which as far as I am aware, is his actual job so no shit Sherlock. This was fine (ish) before but now I also work from home he wanders in to interrupt me working to keep me informed.


Lindy2 · 18/03/2023 12:01

Mine lays out all purchases on the kitchen counter like a post shop display. This is for practically any purchased item, food or not.

Once admired the items can then be put away. Possibly a hunter gatherer caveman instinct. 🤣


Annoyingwurringnoise · 18/03/2023 12:05

Lol, it’s like the dog running over wagging its tail showing you the big stick it’s found.


WowIlikereallyhateyou · 18/03/2023 12:17

My husband knows encyclopaedically what we have in all cupboards and drawers within five minutes of it being put away. Not sure how he does this! Never shops himself, but knows everything that comes in the house.


FlamingPinkflamingo · 18/03/2023 12:18

I've been laughing away and read some of these to my OH, he's always been one for the shopping parade, also the leaving out any non usual items on display.

It is endearing until he gets to the 'yellow sticker' items. Then we have the 'guess how much this was. No, higher!. No, lower!' game. That bit wears a bit thin quite quickly 😆


LlynTegid · 18/03/2023 12:21

Ask his mum or dad (assuming they are still alive) whether he used to be proud as a toddler of doing a 'number 2'!


Sophforthe100 · 18/03/2023 12:26

All of the above.

DH makes frequent calls from the shop to ask questions about various items.

He then does the 'parade' when he gets home, and expects extra praise if he has bought something that was not on the list 'in case we run out.' e.g. rinse aid. We now have 6 bottles.

Other domestic chores must also be announced and are apparently all 'for me', like taking the bins out. Not because well... the bins need to go out.


RedToothBrush · 18/03/2023 12:26

I do the majority of the shopping. I get the reverse!

It's a demand of 'so what special/nice things have you bought for me'
Nothing dear. It wasn't on the shopping list and I'm not a mind-reader nor into trying to second guess what delights he might want or not want that week (yeah don't attempt the challenge and dare to miss the mark, and get the killed puppy expression of disappointment!)


Jadviga · 18/03/2023 12:26

Rinkydinkydoodle · 18/03/2023 11:44

Mine phones me on average every six minutes. The scent of bleach would be a call, the colour of the eggs would be a call. He’s in ASDA just now and FaceTimed about the seeds on the bread. DD10 is standing beside him going ‘I just said that’

I used to go myself 100% of the time just cos I couldn’t stand it but then I read about weaponised incompetence so now I just take the calls and praise the effort🤪

Frankly I'd just put the phone on silent and let him get on with it. And then "Oh, did you call me ? I didn't hear, I was doing X".

And then if he forgot to buy something just tell him that he'll have to go back for it.

The key to changing undesirable behaviours is to choose the path of least resistance - i.e. do what will cause you the least effort and them the most inconvenience. Usually works well if you have the patience to wait it out.


diddl · 18/03/2023 12:33

I write a bit of a list (two items today) then when husband gets back we all rush to see what meals we're having over the weekend & what surprises/treats there are!


70isaLimitNotaTarget · 18/03/2023 12:36

Aww love that Grin

I do shopping in Sainsbury on a Friday or sometimes online (like this week I was busy yesterday )

DH does the Post Shop Food Parade when he goes to Asda (it's nearer the gym)

"Look I got you Lemon Muffins" "I got Chocolate Chip Muffins for DD" "I got this Garlic Bread" ......

He's thinking of us when he pooters round , but the PFSP isn't an oh look aren't I good and clever thing , I don't think . It's more "this is new/different" He would do a full online shop (he doesn't drive )

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