Monday, April 18, 2011

20 Pounds of Brown Sugar...

One of my favorite book series is Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  I also adore the Anne movies that Sullivan Entertainment has put out through the years. 

One of my favorite scenes in the movie is where Matthew lovingly wants to buy Anne a "puffed sleeve" dress.  He's too shy and embarrassed to openly admit he wants to buy a dress.  He orders a rake, 20 pounds of brown sugar, and inquires about hay seed before he mentions the dress. 

Later, when he returns home, we get a scene of his sister Marilla scooping sugar and muttering, "20 pounds of brown sugar..."

Here's my "brown sugar" moment:

Yes-  that's a lot of jell-o...

My hubby was in town running errands so I asked him to stop by the grocery store to pick up a COUPLE packs of jell-o to fix for our sick guy.  I never imagined he would clear the shelves!  Ugh.  I now have a drawer filled with 30 boxes of jell-o. 

I am sitting here muttering, "30 boxes of jell-o..."

I should have known better.  Every time I send him to the store for something he either brings home 10 of the items I rattled off or he forgets them completely. 

I have learned through countless experiences that he needs a list.  A specific list! 

One time the poor guy actually found me a 4 pound turkey.  A 4 POUND TURKEY!  I meant 4 pounds of ground turkey.  To his credit, I have not encountered a 4 pound turkey in all my years grocery shopping.  How long did it take for him to scour through all those frozen turkeys?

Have you had a similar "20 pounds of brown sugar" moment?  How does your husband do grocery shopping?

11 comments:

Kassi Hill said...

This is hilarious! When my husband goes shopping he gets only what we need, and the exact amount. But if I ask for something random (say a bag of chips) he always forgets it, maybe hes trying to tell me something? haha

Plain Graces said...

Men just don't get it- sometimes we want chips or chocolate! LOL

Sarah said...

lol my husband always does the same thing. I have to give him the exact description, brand, color and size of packaging, location on the shelf and approximate price before he brings home the right thing. I always wonder how someone with an MBA has absolutely no sense and cannot even do the simplest things having to do with a "women's job." My mom used to say they do those types of things wrong on purpose so you won't ask them to do it again, but sometimes you get desperate! I feel your pain! If you still have the receipt, you can return the boxes of jello to the store. Even grocery stores take returns...

Plain Graces said...

I will use them, it may take awhile but the kids LOVE jell-o. : )

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