My wife has made me go to the store so many times, I'm starting to like it!

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I can assure you that as a retail manager I've frequently threatened to replace the online order pickers with, and I quote "someone who is better at looking on the shelf where the product is supposed to be. Someone like Stevie Wonder or Ray Charles would be much better than yall....."

Bear in mind, I'm not even in charge of that area, I just hate taking phone calls from justifiably angry people. It cuts into my time finding what the warehouse billed us for but left off the truck, or bagging shoplifters.

I've ordered from competitors, only to find they suck too. Mysteries of the universe and all....
The other downside to those online order fillers that hasn't been mentioned, is there are times I go to my local Wallymartworld, and you can't get down an isle because those order fillers have it blocked with their big (oversized) carts. They seem to hire people who can't "pull over" to one side.....they have to stop in the very middle of the isle. Plus, they're oblivious to "real" shoppers, and resent moving out of the way. I'm sure there are customers who need the online shopping, but many are just lazy. Don't complain if they get an order wrong, if you could have simply walked in and done it RIGHT.
Sorry.....rant over. ;)
 

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My partner and I have it to the point, I make the list, I identify the sale items worth having and decide how much to stock up, and she picks out the wine. Very fast, this way.

Oh, and she gets to re-arrange the items in the buggy, if she can catch up to me!
 

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My partner and I have it to the point, I make the list, I identify the sale items worth having and decide how much to stock up, and she picks out the wine. Very fast, this way.

Argh, the shopping list! I went to the grocery store Friday with the list my wife wrote. On it was "berries". Okay, berries plural, so I bought blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Wrong! I was told strawberries and raspberries are no good this time of year so I should only buy blueberries. At this point, the less experienced husband might ask why the list had "berries" and not "blueberries" on it, but I know when to button it!

In the past I made the mistake of saying I managed to get everything on the list. My wife replied, "Nothing else?" in a tone of voice that made my blood run cold. I was in perilous waters. As calmly as I could I said, "help me unpack what you just said". Well, she doesn't just buy what's on the list, she goes up and down every aisle to see what she might have forgotten or to spot a bargain (this is true, I've been with her and she even goes down the cat aisle, and we don't have a cat). Acting time. I said of course I went up and down every aisle but the only good sales were for cat toys. Whew! I think she believed me.
 

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I'm retired. I figured once I was retired I would have all sorts of time to play, record, learn new things. Well, I actually got more done when I was working. Grocery stores are daily, if not that, it's doctors visits. The around the house tasks are endless. Lunch is a daily outing. She won't eat cold cuts two days in a row. I have to get them fresh daily. After all that stuff is done, am I motivated? Didn't quite turn out like I imagined it would. I feel your pain...
I have made exact the same experience.... retired since 2022.I thought I have enough time to do some special and new things or just relax some hours a day.But there is always much work to do, sometimes it is the house, sometimes in the garden or forest.I do not know how I could manage all this things when I was still working.Maybe now that I am at home, I see a lot more things that have to be done.
 

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Argh, the shopping list! I went to the grocery store Friday with the list my wife wrote. On it was "berries". Okay, berries plural, so I bought blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Wrong! I was told strawberries and raspberries are no good this time of year so I should only buy blueberries. At this point, the less experienced husband might ask why the list had "berries" and not "blueberries" on it, but I know when to button it!

In the past I made the mistake of saying I managed to get everything on the list. My wife replied, "Nothing else?" in a tone of voice that made my blood run cold. I was in perilous waters. As calmly as I could I said, "help me unpack what you just said". Well, she doesn't just buy what's on the list, she goes up and down every aisle to see what she might have forgotten or to spot a bargain (this is true, I've been with her and she even goes down the cat aisle, and we don't have a cat). Acting time. I said of course I went up and down every aisle but the only good sales were for cat toys. Whew! I think she believed me.
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Yesterday, knowing that I face a huge hurdle in getting past Christmas without gaining weight, I stood in front of the ice cream display while my wife was off looking for something. When people would open the door on the freezer, and take out their delicious smelling concoction, I could enjoy it vicariously for just an instant. I could see sitting there, tempting almost beyond my ability to control myself, a small box of oatmeal cookies containing ice cream in a sandwich. Were not my loins girded about with my newfound resolution, I would surely have bought a dozen boxes of the cookies and ice cream on the spot!
 

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The other downside to those online order fillers that hasn't been mentioned, is there are times I go to my local Wallymartworld, and you can't get down an isle because those order fillers have it blocked with their big (oversized) carts. They seem to hire people who can't "pull over" to one side.....they have to stop in the very middle of the isle. Plus, they're oblivious to "real" shoppers, and resent moving out of the way. I'm sure there are customers who need the online shopping, but many are just lazy. Don't complain if they get an order wrong, if you could have simply walked in and done it RIGHT.
Sorry.....rant over. ;)
Walmart people have almost ran over Walmarts people. Kroger has almost flattened me with their 10' long boats they use. At least the Walmart people should (in theory) be able to see over the cart. I'm not in target enough to pass judgment.
The time of day the order gets picked impacts the amount of stuff I have to grab after work the following day, I've noticed.
 

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As a guy I used to love grocery shopping until this inflation hit the last year plus and now I dread it! Your hundred dollar bill hardly gets you a darn thing now.
Donald Duck the great philosopher who I look to for guidance in most matters concerning life, had this to say about money.

“Four dollars is very little money when you got ’em; but a heck of a lot of money when you ain’t got ’em...”
 

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When my son was at that sweet spot where he would actually fit in the cart seat we could waste an hour plus in the big fancy Kroger. And wasting time before his nap was crucial.

But the reason we were there was because my wife hates the grocery store. Just hates - it to this day.

My son is big enough now to throw a shopping cart overhand with one arm.

don’t even get me started on the “just text me what you want. I’m going into the store now”

Because, of course, as I’m closing the door, driving away from the store, that’s when I get the text…😩🫣😖😡
 

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My wife actually loves shopping. She will go during the busiest times with no problem. She calls it her "retail therapy". I call it torture.
I'd rather just let my partner do the shopping, but they know how to trick her and push her buttons, and she comes back with a $ 400 bill and a bag and a half of groceries.

I tried just accompanying her, letting her make the choices but that is the worst. Watching her place an item I know she won't eat, that also costs $$$$$, in the buggy, drives my blood pressure up like nothing else. So (and this may be her plan all along) I lead the way and everything is optimal speed and efficiency and we're done. Like the dentist who pulls your bad tooth before you've had a chance to sit down.

Struggling with way too many choices and a partner who gets overwhelmed - this is the torture, for me.

And as for crowds of shoppers, I don't see them. I plow right through there. Nobody I know ever got a Ticket for scuffing up against someone else's shopping buggy.
 

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Wife and I go grocery shopping together most of the time.
Except when we need something ASAP for dinner.
We always make a list, and I try and arrange it so it's in order.
By that, I mean all the produce stuff is first, then the dry goods, then the frozen, the dairy ...
So we can sweep through the store in less time and not run around looking for stuff.
We always shop the same store, which helps for finding stuff.
Often we "divide and conquer," where I take the cart and get say the meat or dairy, and she goes and finds the other stuff. Then we meet up and we're done in about half the time.
We've always used shopping as an excuse to spend time together.
We clown around and observe oddities ... great entertainment for old folks like us.
This turns a chore into something fun.
And isn't that the essence of life?

Now if I could just find a way to make cleaning the johns "fun" ...
 

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My wife has made me go to the store so many times, I'm starting to like it!​


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