Thursday, September 22, 2011

Note to self

When your loving wife is out of sorts all evening, and you finally find out that she's upset because the grocery store she makes a quick run through to pick things up for dinner has been re-organized and she had to hunt for things, do not, under any circumstances tell her she's being silly.  Even if she is indeed being silly.  Actually, especially if she is being silly.

Also, when you find yourself in a hole for telling her she's being silly, do not invest in a good pick and shovel by shrugging your shoulders and saying "I guess you'll just have to figure it out and change your pattern.".  She's not looking for advice, she's looking for a sympathetic ear.

I really ought to just build my own shun bench for the living room.  Something in a nice walnut would do nicely, I think.


PISSED said...

Wow.. I can home to the same thing yesterday. I got one word answers for most the the evening and I still don't know whats wrong? Ill ask her if she went food shopping, from the phone, at work, later.

dakotas5 said...

If a tree falls in the forest,and no one is around to hear it, the man is still wrong.

North said...

Please tell your wife I HAAAAAATE it when the groc store changes.

Ruth said...

ALL the grocery stores here have re-arranged within the last year (a couple are still working on it). I hate it. What used to be a 15minute in an out with stuff is now 1/2hr plus of wandering the isles looking for what a I need, and picking up all kinds of extra stuff that caught my eye while I was wandering. Its so not cool.

Warn her, if you dare, that if they only just started the re-arranging then things are going to KEEP moving till they're done.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

They rearranged my grocery store last month - when I had finally figured out where everything was after the last time they rearranged. I still get pissed off about it. Usually because I can't find what I'm looking for, and I just wanted to grab it and get out.

According to the manager I asked, corporate wanted to "make all the stores have the same layout." Which is ridiculous when you realize that they don't even all have the same floor plans (the other two stores in the area are significantly different). Personally, I think it's because making people have to search for what they want supposedly increases impulse buying.

At least the last time, they had the excuse that they were expanding the store to double it's previous size.

wv: fated - It is fated that they will rearrange your grocery store at a time when it is the most inconvenient for you to have to search for the one thing you went in for.

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

"wandering the isles looking for what a I need, and picking up all kinds of extra stuff that caught my eye while I was wandering."

This is exactly why they do it.

Jay G said...

We men have the foolish notion that if someone comes to us with a problem, they would like to hear our opinions on solving the problem.

This has led to all sorts of problems for men throughout the ages.

Galileo? Actually thought the world revolved around him.

Custer? Thought everyone loved him like Raymond.

Captain of the Titanic? Couldn't ask for directions.

You get the point...

Ruth said...

Jake, they use the "same layout" excuse here, except the stores in question are all completely different sizes. Also, in the case of two of the companies they decided to add "extras" onto the main store which resulted in needing to condense the stuff that was in that space....

TOTWTYTR said...

DOH! I don't have a shun bench, I have a whole wing for that.

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