I loathe supermarket shopping. It’s a chore I would rather do without. I make lists and stick to them.

  1. To get in and out more efficiently
  2. To curb my impulse buys

Hubby on the other hand is happy to go. Bless his cotton sock. He has his reasons, one being he buys all the things I don’t. The naughty things like chippies and chocolate…..

It started after I had two children within 12 months. He would kindly phone on his way home and ask if I needed anything. YOU BETCHA I would say and rattle off a list to freak any man out.

After a long day at work he would pound the aisles just for me. These days I am slightly more organised and have some child free days up my sleeve. Invariably though there is something you miss. So when he phones and asks I have no hesitation in telling him what he can pick up for me.

Now I don’t know about you, but when I shop I don’t think too much about it, it’s routine. Hubby on the other hand has a knack. And that knack is a phone call to me whilst he is shopping.


It’s comical. I can almost time the call from when he leaves the house, to when my phone will ring.

HIM: “Hun, they don’t have the milk you buy”

ME: “o000000000kkkkkk, then choose another brand!”

Yes simple stuff, but for him it must baffle him because otherwise why call?  I am not a brand snob, grab the quickest item and hot foot it out of there!

What funny things does your husband do? God love them, but it’s true, their brains are wired differently aren’t they?

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  • I totally understand this, I really cant be bothered shopping, hate traipsing around shops, there was a time I actually enjoyed it and for the life of me cant work out why, however my husband loves it, and as we are semi retired now he expects to go to the local westfield everyday,(we do have a post box to check there so he has an excuse) he likes to sit in the food court and have a milkshake, I have a coffee, then we make our way to whatever shops he wants to go to, get the x lotto, into woollies to get something we forgot yesterday, and this is our daily routine, and does he get grumpy on public holidays when they are closed, on those days we obviously need to do a trip to Bunnings and go up and down every aisle, It is like I have nothing better to do with my day. some days I would just like to stay home and do some pottering around and get some housework done, but I suppose he could have a worse hobby.


  • yeah at least he is just being considerate to you


  • I agree, I loathe supermarket shopping too


  • Your so lucky that your hubby does that. If I ring mine just before he leaves work and ask him to pick up some milk 9 times out of 10 he will forget lol!


  • My husband is actually really good at this.


  • Luckily I love grocery shopping, but I’m really organized when I go, and always have a list. “He who thinks he must be obeyed”, on the other hand, will go to the supermarket for meat for dinner, end up coming home with no meat, but brings a loaf of bread that no-one will eat, and then looks at me and says “What’s for dinner?” … they’re definitely from another planet, aren’t they!


  • God love them. My husband is not allowed in the supermarket anymore.


  • My husband comes home with lots of dips and things but no main meal food!


  • Yes, you pick up all the things you don’t need.


  • The endless questioning at our place extends to cleaning, cooking, laundry & grocery shopping!


  • It must be a male thing. My son can call me numerous times while shopping. After the sixth call l found l could no longer talk to him and get my words out properly. I get so frustrated trying to tell him over and over again what l want. And he decides his not buying me things he doesn’t like…LOL


  • and this is why I shop online and just get him to pick it up! he still feels important but we dont live on sausagerolls and cream buns for a week!


  • you are lucky your man rings you, mine would just pick something up and hope for the best


  • and their ongoing monitoring of the time Aghhhhhhhhhhh


  • Thank you for sharing this


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