Everybody is different. we all know that. There is women that can’t get enough of shopping. Then there is women that cringes when they hear the word shop.
Men are the same way.
My husband loves to go grocery shopping. He squeals with delight when he is in the fresh produce department. He absolutely loves it. He loves it even more when he takes some of his “finds” to the cashier and she/he isn’t sure what a particular fruit or vegetable is.
Then does he not only give her the name but the origin and yes, if there isn’t a line, how to cook it! I have also been witness to him going up to other customers asking them how they prepare the particular vegetable they are holding and then swapping cooking stories.
This next section is based on my husband and my shopping habits or preferences.
Him: Make a list and stick to it– buy only what you need, saves time & money.
Me: Shop around and buy whatever I might want at that particular moment- End up with a cart full of stuff you may not need and then remember something you do need once your already home. Takes more time and money.
Him: Throw the first thing you see in the cart – Costs more money in the long run. Saves time.
Me: Look around for the price and the brand and compare- takes more time, saves money better food quality.
I don’t mind as much taking my husband grocery shopping with me. Basically the same rules apply as taking Kids shopping.
My husband can also cover the whole store while I am still down the first aisle. We have pretty well adjusted to each others shopping habits so we accept the others routines. While John starts at the vegetables and works his way around (as they say on health shows to do) without going through the middle aisles. I have my coupons and I am collecting what I need from the rest of the store. Usually he has what he wants and meets me before I am done.
All in all it isn’t so bad. I enjoy him being with me and helping out.
Now shopping in a department store/mall or anything else that isn’t grocery is a complete other blog post!
TO BE CONTINUED……..
Does your husband go shopping with you?