Thursday, August 13, 2009

Why I Do All of the Grocery Shopping

I send him to Valumarket for a gallon of milk and a bag of Meow Mix (our picky indoor cat won't eat any other kind.)

He returns with 10 pounds of sugar that he paid $5.89 for, when I just bought 10 pounds for $3.97 at Sam's Club.

Two containers of Miracle Whip for $6 when my normal price point is $2.50 per container and below (ideally $2.00).

A bag of cat food that our cats won't even touch.

Three bags of pork rinds that I don't ever let him consume (heart attacks...hello).

Peanut butter that I normally get elsewhere for much cheaper than the $3 for a small container that he paid.

A gallon of vinegar when I'd just bought a gallon on Sunday -- $2.99

I know it's not technically my money, but it irks me so much. I've taken care of their finances for the most part since I was 15 or 16 years old. My mom works such long hours and Dad just can't handle that kind of stuff. So each month I make out the bills, do the grocery shopping, allocate the money.

And I don't let him grocery shop. I think we all see why.

Just throwing cash away. Sigh.

He's told me I can take it all back. Right, because that sounds like such a fun thing to do. "Hi, my Dad bought a bunch of stuff we don't need, can I return it...please?"

Instead, I'll put a smile on my face and practice forgiveness.

Anybody need any vinegar?

4 comments:

SassyCassie said...

KEEP THE SUGAR! YOU MIGHT RUN OUT OF SUGAR! SUGAR SHORTAGE '09! OH NOES!

April said...

LOL, that's why he bought it! Apparently someone told him about it at the store.

k said...

i am 100% serious when i say i wish i could hire you to be in charge of my shopping/finances. or at least give me lessons.

April said...

It's funny you should mention...I'll be running a seminar soon. Of course it'll be in the Caribbean, and you'll have to foot the bill. But I promise, I'll teach you all I know. ;)