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Subject: Husband doing the marketing?
Date Posted: 11/21/2009 12:37 PM ET
Member Since: 10/17/2006
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I wonder how many other women have the same problem I do?  When I give Hubby the grocery list to take to the supermarket and shop for, I have had to get so detailed . . . . . specifying what brand, what size, which variety, how many units or how much quantity, that it has gotten to be kind of like being the purchasing executive for a small corporation.   And then, for some reason, the man will NOT read very far down the label, and will come home with something that won't do at all!   Sigh . . . . is there any way around this problem?  I mean, other than ALWAYS doing it myself?

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 3:59 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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I work in retail and ever so often a man will come in with empty packaging or a label. He will always say something about  buying the correct thing. It  cracks me up because you know he must have came home with the wrong thing more than once. Guess that wouldn't be too practical with a grocery list though. He would have a big pile of labels to check :)

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 4:13 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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I have found the only option is doing it myself.  Mr. Caviglia isn't too terrible (I guess), but my Dad is incapable of buying toothpase without a map and a page of instructions.  Also - my Dad is an actual rocket scientist.   But toothpaste buying?  Far too complicated.

Date Posted: 11/27/2009 12:28 PM ET
Member Since: 2/25/2007
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WAAAAAYYYY easiert to do it myself. There is nothing sadder (or scarier) than DH trying to make a decision in the grocery store....."who knew there were SO many kinds of (you fill in the blank)."  The sad part is, I see his point.....

Date Posted: 12/10/2009 1:21 AM ET
Member Since: 8/29/2007
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 Ms Caviglia, I understand completly.  Oh the horrors of sending my husband (the engineer ) to buy a loaf of bread or fresh produce in the market . Even worse is taking him along  as I shop. Since I don't know what I'm making until I see what looks good, he constantly questions every item that's not on "the list "

Date Posted: 12/11/2009 9:45 PM ET
Member Since: 4/4/2009
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I alwys did it better. Several times I have requested that I be sent out with the list and promised that I could reduce the grocery budget 20%. I always did, but what she couldn't stand was that I would not bring home anything not on the list. I can see what is in the pantry, so I know which brands to buy.

digression: within the last several months, Wal-Mart has began really pushing the Great Value brands. Many many items they did not cover before. Quality varies and they must be tried one at a time, but Great Value sure doesn't mean "Il Cheapo."

I did learn a good lesson, though. The dumbest thing a man can do if he expects to be treated well in bed is to argue with his wife, and the double dumbest thing is to win the argument and prove her wrong.