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Sunday, 4 February 2018

Never Again

Or at least, not 'til the next time.
All I wanted was a simple bottle of moisturiser...that's all...moisture and nothing else...for my face if you please.  No scent, no tanning emulsion, no wrinkle remover (although God only knows I could use it), nothing but moisture please and thank you.  I was in the right place but it was the wrong time.  I had the hubs with me.  I planted myself in front of the aisle of skin care products and he started in dithering around in front of me all around me everywhere I wanted to look there he was and he kept saying "is this the one?"  "Is that the one?" "Is this what you're looking for?" every time I picked something up to look at it.  I got the wrong thing...naturally.  I've gone back and exchanged it.  A needless trip wasting gas money and my patience but it had to be done.  At least I did it alone this time.  Some things you definitely should NOT take a husband along for and this was one of them.  Do you have something you've learned not to bring your buddy along for?  Have you something you've learned to steer away from when your wife is looking for something?  I'll bet you have.

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  1. While I can't readily think of something I don't take my wife along for, I CAN think of one my wife doesn't take ME for. Modern art. I look at it and, even when I'm trying to be nice, tend to get very sassy and insulting to the original artists because many of them seem like little more than falsehoods that are being sold as "ART!" So, we've both agreed that, unless it's an accident, we don't openly go to modern art museums together. All other art museums are totally fine. haha

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  2. I have learned to just push the shopping cart and wander around the store when she is looking at something in particular, I also have learned that if she asks my opinion on a product, color, hairstyle, or whatever that she will finally choose the direct opposite of what I thought was the best choice...most of the time I just stay at home. ha ha

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  3. Previous wives I would avoid taking to Home Depot like the plague. They wouldn't let me browse, insisted on asking clerks for directions (so embarrassing) and in general complained the place had too much testosterone. Mrs. C, however is fun to shop with at the HD.

    As for shopping at other stores, I'm with Jimmy.

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  4. We don't shop for anything together. Does that tell you all you need to know? ha ha

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  5. I can't even imagine trying to shop for anything with someone else these days - at least anything beyond something basic that doesn't require any thinking. A long time ago, back when I had a significant other, things were very different. I'd never thought about it until I read this.

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  6. The last time my husband shopped with me, I was looking for a coffee table for the family room, for the TV area. e went into a store, he saw one and said here, this is nice, where do we pay for it. Of course we didn't buy it, it was all wrong, not at all what I wanted and after going to several more stores, we went home without a coffee table. I wasn't sure exactly what I was looking for, but I knew when I saw the right one, that would be it. Husband never came furniture shopping with me again. A table is a table, who cares what it looks like, is what he said ALL the way home.

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    1. Oh my goodness...'a table is a table'.....something that will be sitting right in the middle of a room that you have to look at every day. He would likely be happy with an upturned cardboard box lol.

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  7. We rarely go out to shop, preferring to do as much of it as we can online. In days gone by, if my husband came to the supermarket to 'help' with the shopping, he would find all sorts of interesting herbs and spices which would then be put away in the cupboard, never to see the light of day again.

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  8. We enjoy our shopping experiences, it is such entertainment and exercise wandering around the store for an hour or so.

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  9. oh my gosh yes I do have many times when I would love to shop alone,, since my eye sight went south I have no choice but to have my husband help me, and I really like Oil of Olay for sensitive skin,, it has no smell and is a light weight lotion,, not the regular Olay, the one that says for sensitive skin.. maybe you would like it.

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  10. That is the one I ended up with.....it's perfect.

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  11. My human dad almost always goes shopping on his own. Makes it so much easier and then he doesn't feel pressurised to make an impulse buy.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny πŸ˜€πŸΆ

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