It is good to be able to laugh at something these days and as usual, DH has provided the fodder.
DH was given the task of going grocery shopping for this week. I made a detailed shopping list, provided the appropriate coupons, circled the sales items on the flier and hoped for the best. Within 30 minutes, I got about 6 or 7 phone calls. What did women do before cell phones? Do all the grocery shopping themselves? Send DHs out anyway, knowing that there will be some returns/exchanges involved?
To be absolutely fair to DH, he did have to get some complicated items like “feminine pads” and “tissues”. I think if the list had contained only food items, I may have only received one phone call. He still gets green squash and cucumbers confused, but he would have been able to handle items like coldcut, bread, milk, eggs – you know the essentials.
I will cut to the chase and describe the phone call that had me rolling on the floor laughing. It probably won’t read as funny as it sounded:
DH: OK, I found the pads that are orange, but I’m not sure if they are the right ones.
Me: Does it say ultra thin? Does it talk about length? Or there is usually a picture showing the length.
DH: Well, I see on the bottom, people in three different sizes and the tallest one is filled out.
Me: People? Are you sure you have the right brand? (Me thinking in my head… hm, may be they changed the packaging where they are using people’s height to represent length b/c taller people need longer pads???)
DH: Oh they are not people… they represent pads with wing…. (DUH)
I actually snorted out loud.
Now, what worries me is that it seemed to make sense to me that “tall person” = “long length” in femine pads.