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

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CraneBoysMysteries · 18/03/2023 10:34

lighthearted

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 πŸ˜†

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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TwoLeftSocksWithHoles · 19/03/2023 15:43

If you could get hold of an old top hat I think your DH could make a very entertaining magician.

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BlackAmericanoNoSugar · 19/03/2023 16:37

Mine has been doing the supermarket shop since the first lockdown. There is generally at least one conversation where a child says "did you get X?" and DH says "was it on the list?" Also he sometimes comes home really thrilled with himself because the total came to just above the nearest €50 (our local supermarket has tokens that give €10 off every €50).

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Peonies84 · 19/03/2023 17:38

Loving this thread. My DH is just like this and one of the many reasons why I love him. He's sent me videos before of the trolley too and those 360Β° spins with the phone.

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Woodywasatwat · 19/03/2023 17:39

My dh does all the food shopping.

He goes three times a week.

When he comes home, he parades it all and I have to guess how much it all cost.

I don’t give a single fuck.

It’s exhausting.

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plominoagain · 19/03/2023 18:40

I do most of the food shopping ( it's cheaper and it's easier with my shifts than his ) but one year I smashed my knee up in a riding accident and with a week to go before Christmas, DH volunteered to take 2 of the DC's and my list and get the big shop done as my leg was encased in hip to toe plaster .


Well. They were away 3 hours . I got sent pictures of DH frowning over vegetables , and the two trollies they had to use . When they got in he bounded in like a golden retriever who'd found a hidden haul of tennis balls . Every single thing was brought out for me to admire . Including the 6 different cheeses , posh crackers , and stuff that he'd bought because it looked nice . He was so pleased with himself you'd have thought he'd split the atom .

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Boxofsockss · 19/03/2023 18:57

Yep this is my partner. When he returns from the shops I often have to meet him outside to help bring the bags in and also hang around in the kitchen to watch the items be unbagged and me informed of what is what. It’s quite amusing really 😊

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Surplus2requirements · 19/03/2023 21:56

@plominoagain tbh I'm far more in awe of a variety of cheeses and posh crackers than any amount of atom splitting

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justasking111 · 19/03/2023 22:10

Goes off on bike with small rucksack. Comes back with half a dozen things throws the bag on the worktop and tells me to put it away caveman style. πŸ˜‚

He keeps buying himself cheap shit coffee from Lidl which is undrinkable so gets binned. Took pity on him last week so bought him some Azeera.

Meanwhile my shopping trip requires four big bags at least, some stuff decanted into garage fridge and freezer. Then struggling down the steps into the house to empty all the other bags πŸ™„

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GymNewbie · 19/03/2023 22:18

Once dh went shopping, i tend to go as i have more time and actually enjoy it.
I said Strawberries, raspberries blueberries for the kids as they love them and we get through a fair amount ( more before price rises)
He came back with 5 punnets of each!
He said thatll see them through a fair while!
Yet the Strawberries and raspberries had the next days date and already didnt look all that great.

Yoghurts petit filous 3 x 18 packs! He said we seem to go through a few yoghurts dont we.
Yes well each dc had 1 or 2 a day ( 2 dcs) but still.

Everything was in huge quantities that i couldn't store.

And he got not much stuff we actually needed not much dinners lunchbox stuff.
Also spent nearly Β£200 when it used be be about Β£90
I then had to do another Β£50 to get what we needed.

We often joke about it

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VikingLady · 19/03/2023 22:45

DH absolutely does this. Brilliant name for the behaviour!

I think they're waiting for applause.

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justasking111 · 19/03/2023 22:52

VikingLady · 19/03/2023 22:45

DH absolutely does this. Brilliant name for the behaviour!

I think they're waiting for applause.

Or maybe a star chart 🀣🀣

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neitherofthem · 19/03/2023 23:36

πŸ˜‚
Yes, I know exactly what you mean!

When I've been out for a few hours and he's been at home I also get a blow-by-blow full rundown of absolutely everything he's done. Emptied the bins - wow. Have a medal. Did I notice that he's done the hoovering? Yes I did, because he's untidied at the same time. Cleaned the bathroom? Yes, I noticed that as well, because he's stuffed everything back any old how. Done the shopping? Yep - I can see that's been done because half of it is on the side in the kitchen waiting to be put away, and there's an empty carrier bag in the middle of the floor.

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Nzyellowbelly · 21/03/2023 02:40

God yes, mine OH always did any chores 'for me'

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PinkSyCo · 21/03/2023 05:09

LTB!


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Secretboringsister · 26/03/2023 08:53

This thread is everything I needed this morning 🀣🀣🀣

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Mumof3confused · 26/03/2023 08:59

Is your husband always this positive about everything. Op? β€˜The deli counter is back!’ cracked me up.

I am going to start doing this. It’s all about finding joy in the little things.

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PreparationPreparationPrep · 26/03/2023 09:30

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ This made me laugh, he sounds good fun OP.

Does he delete each item off the board at the same time.?

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ForeverTheOptomist · 26/03/2023 10:46

Dear OP

Your timing is exemplary, and the post a tonic. I howled with laughter, which was exactly what I needed. Oh, one small thing. Perhaps pop 'gin' on the whiteboard. It's nice with tonic. 😎

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QueSyrahSyrah · 26/03/2023 11:04

DH went and did a shop this morning while I was still in bed. He came in to the bedroom on return, asked me to close my eyes, and presented me with a massive joint of gammon he'd got half price GrinGrinGrin

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Steve1971DH · 26/03/2023 11:11

My wife does most of the cooking, so when I do the shop I show her what I've bought so she knows it's there for her to use. If it's hidden away in a cupboard she may not notice it. So if it's a "man shop" she gets the "mansplanation".

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endoftheworldniteclub · 26/03/2023 11:18

QueSyrahSyrah · 26/03/2023 11:04

DH went and did a shop this morning while I was still in bed. He came in to the bedroom on return, asked me to close my eyes, and presented me with a massive joint of gammon he'd got half price GrinGrinGrin

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Lndnmummy · 26/03/2023 11:31

Oh.my.God

I have found my sisters.

Mine just went 'cotton buds!!!!' We can now have some in the upstairs AND downstairs loo'

'Oreos!!!' Thought ds2 could have them in his packed lunch!!!!'

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Lndnmummy · 26/03/2023 11:32

endoftheworldniteclub · 26/03/2023 11:18

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Stop it!!! I'm laughing so hard I can't breathe!

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endoftheworldniteclub · 26/03/2023 11:46

Lndnmummy · 26/03/2023 11:32

Stop it!!! I'm laughing so hard I can't breathe!

I can just imagine @QueSyrahSyrah trying very hard to muster up some energy and excitement for that. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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endoftheworldniteclub · 26/03/2023 11:48

@Lndnmummy Cotton buds..you must be over the moon! πŸ˜‚

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