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Monday, October 17, 2005

Grocery Shopping

After 8 years of doing the grocery shopping, my husband has turned the job back over to me. Jump for joy now - ya know I am! I give to you a story I found that pretty much sums up the weekly experience.

A man observed a woman in the grocery store with a three year old girl in her basket. As they passed the cookie section, the child asked for cookies and her mother told her "no." The little girl immediately began to whine and fuss, and the mother said quietly, "Now Ellen, we just have half of the aisles left to go through; don't be upset. It won't be long."

He passed the Mother again in the candy aisle. Of course, the little girl began to shout for candy. When she was told she couldn't have any, she began to cry. The mother said, "There, there, Ellen, don't cry. Only two more aisles to go, and then we'll be checking out."

The man again happened to be behind the pair at the check-out, where the little girl immediately began to clamor for gum and burst into a terrible tantrum upon discovering there would be no gum purchased today. The mother patiently said, "Ellen, we'll be through this check out stand in five minutes, and then you can go home and have a nice nap."

The man followed them out to the parking lot and stopped the woman to compliment her. "I couldn't help noticing how patient you were with little Ellen..."

The mother broke in, "My little girl's name is Jennifer... I'm Ellen."


  • lol, tooooooo true

    By Blogger lime, at 10:44 PM  

  • This means he is going to watch the kids while you go shopping?
    That is an OK deal, as long as you allow an extra hour or so for the "shopping" at the library, or coffee shop.

    By Anonymous logo, at 12:53 AM  

  • Hahahaha!

    By Blogger bsoholic, at 9:50 AM  

  • LOL, thankfully, my daughter hasn't figured out the "sneak stuff into the cart while moms not looking game" like I used to play....
    Happy Tuesday!

    word veri: gsteeldm
    "how did those cookies get into the cart?" "well mom, gee I steeld em!"

    By Blogger barefoot_mistress, at 10:32 AM  

  • I am a mean dad..i put the kibash(sp?) on that lil trick of sneaking things into the cart..I bought them queitly and when we got home. I made them pay for the stuff. Sat them down and we went over the receipt. It hasn't happened again.

    I am the evil dad

    By Blogger The Village Idiot, at 11:45 AM  

  • oooh idiot, you are the evil dad! but hey , it worked!
    lmao @ suse's word veri

    By Blogger lime, at 2:38 PM  

  • my friend drives me crazy with her little girl. everything the little girl puts in the shopping cart, she buys. she even puts back her own things if she doesn't have enough money to buy what her little kid wants! aaarrrrgggg....

    By Blogger DaMasta, at 10:23 AM  

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