Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Engineer's shopping list

I have finally, at the age of 30, gotten into the habit of keeping a grocery shopping list on the fridge, and I usually remember to write down the things we're running out of. I'm trying to teach The Engineer to utilize this excellent tool.

The other day we needed salsa. Perfect opportunity for The Engineer to use the list for the first time.

"The Engineer," I began, "would you please add salsa to the grocery list?"

"Where is it?"

"It's the Curious George pad on the fridge." (Yes, I have a 2-year-old and I stole the magnetic Curious George pad I bought her.)

He graciously complied. It wasn't until the next day that I actually saw his list.

It gave me a smile and an appreciation for a husband with a sense of humor. (Though I guess not enough of an appreciation to actually fulfill his wishes, since, as you see, salsa is the only item I marked off on my shopping trip.)

For now, our upstairs game room will have to suffer without a 42" television, receiver, and surround speakers. Yes, we are indeed deprived of life's necessities.

(By the way, what exactly is a receiver?)


Special K said...

EXCELLENT - thanks for the laugh. I love guys with a sense of humor. Not sure what a receiver is....but apparently that's what my sister's new husband got for Christmas and somehow something like $300 was a great deal. Might want to "lose" that sticky note!!!!!

LEstes65 said...

You are right. Knowing Jason made this even funnier!!! My shopping list would probably resemble his, too. But you were smart to stick with the salsa.

Oh man, it was so good to harmonize with you again tonight. I sure do miss that. My favorite nights are when you, Michelle and me all get going together.

I love you so much.

Kristi said...

Too funny, Beth! It reminds me of when I gave Tom a list of baby girl names and asked him to circle the ones he liked and cross off the ones he didn't. I got the list back and he had crossed off all of the names on there and written in the name Kate and circled it! Funny guys!