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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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WhatDoIDoPls · 18/03/2023 13:32

My husband tells me off if I don’t come straight to the kitchen to admire what he’s hunter gathered.


Sgtmajormummy · 18/03/2023 13:34

I get a walking-backwards welcome from everybody (2+Dog) when I bring in the shopping and offers to put away so they can snaffle the treats.
When DH does it we do “guess the total” once everything’s out on the kitchen table and I’m usually right to the nearest € or two.


Tigertigertigertiger · 18/03/2023 13:37

Yes and I love it!


mackthepony · 18/03/2023 13:41

Oh God yes

These carrots?? Best carrots ever. This ham??? AMAZING!

He came home and told me he spent £100 (huge surprise to him) 🤔 which shows how little he actually goes to the supermarket

And it doesn't end there. It continues all fucking week. 'Oh this cereal is really very good'

My life


mackthepony · 18/03/2023 13:42

My dad used to do the opposite - “now, I know you wanted shallots, but I couldn’t find them, so I got a cheese and onion pasty instead - will that do?”


Now this I could get on board with


GotABeatForYouMama · 18/03/2023 13:50

ElizabethBest · 18/03/2023 13:27

My dad used to do the opposite - “now, I know you wanted shallots, but I couldn’t find them, so I got a cheese and onion pasty instead - will that do?” God, I miss him!!

My dad was the same "now I know you said you were doing cauliflower cheese but they didn't have any caulis so I got a cabbage instead".


MoreSleepPleasee · 18/03/2023 13:51

I could not bare that.


uncomfortablydumb53 · 18/03/2023 13:51

I do this.... With my dog


Dominoeffecter · 18/03/2023 13:52

OMG YES!!! I thought it was just mine 😅


quantumbutterfly · 18/03/2023 13:52

bwa ha ha , if I didn't do these things before I would definitely do them now, I'm all for making mundane chores more entertaining.


Cantbebothered90 · 18/03/2023 13:53

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Batiqueattic · 18/03/2023 13:57

We both do this. Sometimes, when the parade hasn't happened for some reason, you later find "undeclared" cheese or "non-notified" sausages. The horror!


dontgobaconmyheart · 18/03/2023 13:58

I suppose if it's a novelty for a person to have to do it then perhaps it is a bit of a revelation.

I'd struggle to find this endearing to be honest, especially if it's all framed as if he's achieved something you don't, doesn't notice that you already buy these things for the household ( surely he uses them?) or actually thinks its genuinely clever to buy a scented bleach etc. Each to their own though. I'd rather just do the shop myself than go through the pandering. If it were a DC by all means, I'd stand there as long as it took but for an adult I just couldn't.

DP does pretty much all our food shopping as it stands, he checks the cupboards etc and makes a list, asks if I want anything we don't usually get, goes and gets it and comes home and just puts it away. We don't dissect it and he doesn't make a performance out of it in the same way that I don't if I've done an everyday household task that should be shared equally.


Clarabe1 · 18/03/2023 13:59

Oh God yes! Every item has to be looked at and I have to heap praise on his amazing finds. 😂 He also occasionally vacuums MY carpet and mops the kitchen floor for ME


NaomhPadraigin · 18/03/2023 14:00

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Ah come on @Cantbebothered90 , read the room! Most of us are actually enjoying the thread... no need to be so bitter. Perhaps a bit of fun in your life would help?! 🤪


the80sweregreat · 18/03/2023 14:01

This would make a great comedy sketch.


Isledelaray · 18/03/2023 14:08

Mine is out with my list now and the toddler in tow as I'm not very well. I said ill keep my phone on me in case of any questions - I was assured this isn't necessary! We shall see :)

But I like him showing me what he's gone off piste with. Esp as it's usually a treat for me or the little one!


roundtable · 18/03/2023 14:10

WelshNerd · 18/03/2023 13:32

I hope you're planning something special for his medal ceremony.

You've put and idea in my head to get a kazoo and a bag of party medals for each baraon announcement...

When I was on maternity leave/worked part time if it was my turn to make packed lunches I would put weird little trinkets into dh's lunchbox for him to find at lunchtime. It really tickled me. I put in a medal once and a well done card (for making it to lunch time). I'd forgotten about doing that 😁


roundtable · 18/03/2023 14:10

Bargain announcement!


Zola1 · 18/03/2023 14:19

Ahh your partners sound lovely! I do this to my partner sometimes, LOOK WHAT I BOUGHT, NOW LOOK WHAT ELSE I FOUND, OOO LOOK AT THIS!
he literally doesn't care but he humours me


Soozikinzii · 18/03/2023 14:33

Yes my DH does exactly this ! Thought he was the only one. Kind of relieved that he isn't.


maddiemookins16mum · 18/03/2023 14:42

OMG that’s me, I was unpacking the Aldi shop this morning and must have uttered these lines…
’oooh look at these Hot X Buns!’
’I got us some new garden clog things, look…..’
’I got tinned cat food this week’
’These bananas will take ages to ripen’
’pork chops for tea tonight look’
’they never had your normal pickle so got this chutney instead’
’How much do you think this gammon cost?’


Allwelcome · 18/03/2023 14:49

My DH does the opposite when I vo e hone woth the goods, eg WHAT RED ONIONS?!! THEYRE NOT AS STRONG AS WHITE!! MINT SHOWER GEL?? WHOLEWHEAT SPAGHETTI*???
like his mind is blown such is the scale of his disapproval of the item.

*obv I'm with him on this one but if there's no normal left...


SaveloyDip · 18/03/2023 14:58

I much prefer the post shop parade to inevitable 2 hour stress poo it seems to bring about, which means I end up putting everything away 🙄😆


Lovelyring · 18/03/2023 15:05

Haha I never let my dh shop, he spends much more than necessary!

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