Husbands and Shopping, Can yours do it alone?

@catherIN (430)
United States
January 24, 2007 10:54pm CST
I can make a list for the grocery store and my husband gets the groceries. No problem. No issues. But, my oldest daughter just about has a melt down at the idea of sending her husband alone to get groceries.She swears that if she sends him to get 3 things, he will come home with a couple of bags of groceries and be about broke. She says that she just can not send him. She says she has tried giving lists and stressing to only get what is on the list. He just can't do it. I've had several people tell me recently that their husbands' are the same way. Am I just lucky? Is my husband rare in that he can handle getting only what we need from the grocery store? If you can't send your husband to the store alone, why not? How bad can it be?
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@aretha (2538)
• United States
2 Feb 07
it depends on were we live when we lived in PA i could send him and he would be fine but now we are in OK and the closest store to us is super walmart so no i can't he would be hours. I am getting so i hate him even going food shopping with me. I am in get whats on the list and done and hes still looking. i hate it i am ready to go.
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@catherIN (430)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I can send my husband shopping by his self.Funny thing that you mention Wal-Mart. He can shop there by himself with no problem.But,if I go in there with him, it seems like I have to urge him to keep moving so we can get done.
@sims1955 (36)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Oh I love this. For a long time my mother-in-law and I went every weekend "To buy groceries" on our way we would stop at yard sales then go grab a burger then go get grocires. Everytime we came back it would be an argument from my husband "What took you so long, it don't take that long to buy groceries, and also "How much money have you got left?" I reply "None I had to write a check" and he replies "Whatttt!!!"So one day I told him,"Well, I will just make you a list and you go buy the grocries. He was very suprised at how much everything cost because I had been trying to save money and lots of time I would buy off-brand stuff BUT when I made my list I made sure to mention the brand I wanted. Now everything works fine I get all the name brand stuff I want all I have to do is make a list and not worry about how much money I spent. He wanted to know so let him go see!!!
@catherIN (430)
• United States
2 Feb 07
That is so funny. Thank you for sharing.Price shock can work wonders some times. I bet he was thankful for your weekly outings after that, so he didn't have to do it.
@cherhost (1073)
• United States
25 Jan 07
My hubby can not shop. I give him a list he forgets it. I just send him out for a few things... i just sent him out for butter and sugar. that is the most i get out of him.
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@catherIN (430)
• United States
25 Jan 07
He forgets the list? LOL Okay, so you obviously can't send him for many items. If you send him for just a couple of things, does he just get those items? Or does he end up with a whole bunch of other stuff,too?
@apky12 (775)
• United States
2 Feb 07
My husband refuses to go to the grocery store period. He hates it. I think he's lazy personally. I do all the shopping including his clothes shopping. If he needs something and I'm not going for a while he won't even go to CVS or Rite Aid or whatever to get something real quick.
• Canada
2 Feb 07
Unless I was in the hospital or extremely ill for a couple of weeks , I wouldn't be able to get my husband to go for the groceries . He is so uncomfortable in a store that he doesn't go into any unless it is a little store or a store with tools lol . I don't mind though as I enjoy going for groceries . If my husband comes with me , he sits in the car until I come out and if I drive there I take one of my children with me .
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• United States
1 Feb 07
My husband is the one who does the cooking for the most part, so he is pretty good at doing the shopping. One think he is not good at shopping for is cleaning supplies and things for the house, he seems to think it is a waste of money. This is probably because he never does any of the cleaning!
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• India
29 Jan 07
Many husband's are shopping independently without the help of their wife. It depends on the nature of a person and we can't generalize things
@catherIN (430)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I'm not trying to generalize things.I'm asking for personal experience. As I said, my husband is great with the shopping. I had thought it was a basic thing for a person to be able to handle getting what groceries they need. It's just that lately, I have heard from many people that their husbands' just can't seem to do it. I started this discussion to get an idea of other people's personal experience with this .
@hariharbhat (1314)
• India
25 Jan 07
It depends on the likings of a man and woman. Some may feel very comfortable to go alone on shopping whereas some may feel comfortable when someone is with him/her. The likings may change as the age develops. Some may not like anyone come with them in their younger age whereas they may request someone to accompany them when they grow up. The human behaviour is very peculiar.One who studies such behaviour understand these things.