Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Written in line at the grocery store

Five things I'd rather do than grocery shop:

1. Scrub toilets.

2. Do laundry.

3. Referee squabbles between the kids.

4. Clean my fish tank.

5. Last-minute, emergency projects at work.

I loathe grocery shopping.

10 comments:

Renaissance Woman said...

Scrub toilets...okay I might be prefer the grocery store!

heather said...

i hate grocery shopping too! now amy does it because i used to come back in such a foul mood. the trade-off is that i have to be less particular about what she buys. sux to be her sometimes.

Christie Lanning said...

I like to SHOP for groceries, but not in a crowded store. And only when I have a lot of money to spend. I used to go shopping in the middle of the night, but not anymore. I really just don't like the transporting the groceries and putting them away. But toilets? ugh. Upon hearing that I did not have a dishwasher and washed all dishes by hand, my sister told me she would rather LICK A TOILET SEAT CLEAN....

kevin forgot said...

if you hate it so much, order it online and have it delivered!! you're right next to a college, i'm SURE they have it somewhere.

monkeyrotica said...

I'LL do the grocery shopping for you if you dow 1 and 2 for me. As for 3, I have no problem with yelling at kids, mine or anyone else's.

I buy stuff at the grocery as I need it. NEVER do it all in one big lump or you're doomed to be trapped behind some senile batfart buying her Campbell's Cream of Failure Soup for One with pennies. If I have to do it on the weekend, I get to the grocery WHEN IT OPENS and there's nobody there. Self checkout, in, out.

And if you get to the cashier and there's only 1 and there's a ridiculous line, don't be afraid to just walk away empty handed. Lost track of the times I've done that, particularly when the cashier is on luudes and arguing with the aforementioned batfart about a 11 cent difference on her receipt because she's trying to buy her Metamucil with a coupon that expired some time in the Mckinley administration.

spleeness said...

I noticed you didn't say "dislike" or "hate" but instead "LOATHE." I didn't think there was anyone on the planet who hated shopping more than I, am so glad to have found a kindred soul to share my misery.

Shop online! safeway.com or peapod.com. Safeway offers coupons for free delivery, check online.

Kelly O said...

Todd usually handles the grocery shopping, but this week has been busy. If I had been thinking ahead of time, I would have definitely had groceries delivered. Thanks for the reminder!

Monkey, that was EXACTLY my experience yesterday. "Cream of Failure soup": heh.

nylonthread said...

I am so glad I have Monkey to do the shopping for me. LOVE YOU!!!

Last Saturday, [unnamed] asked if I would take her to the grocery store so she could complain about and attempt to return a box of donuts because they were stale. NIGHTMARE!!

Um, there will never enough time in the world for that activity. Sorry, I love all my peeps, but I was "busy." 10 seconds in the microwave does wonders for a two-day-old Krispy Kreme, itelluwhat.

Patois said...

You come scrub my toilets, and I'll do your grocery shopping for you.

Grandy said...

HA! I hate it too! Especially on my way home from work!!! Grrrr....