I knew better

My husband does the grocery shopping.  It’s one of the ways he helps out with household chores.  However, yesterday, I did the shopping.

I had to go into town for a dentist’s appointment, so volunteered to do the grocery shopping since I was there already.  “Town” is 35 minutes away from where we live, so it just made sense.

I left home at 11:30. I wasn’t hungry so didn’t eat any lunch. I planned to take along a Protein Bar to eat when I got hungry, but I forgot it.

When I got into town, I ran a quick errand and then was going to pick up a sandwich before my appointment. Then I remembered I hadn’t brought my toothbrush along. No way I was going to eat something and not brush my teeth before I went to the dentist office.  So I went to my appointment with my tummy rumbling.

When I got out of the appointment, it was 2:30; and I had to go to the pharmacy to get a pain prescription filled.  That, at the time, was more important to me than food, so I headed to the pharmacy.  By the time I had the prescription in my hand, it was 3:30.  I still hadn’t had lunch.

By now I was “starving!”  But it was so close to dinner, I thought I would just pick up a snack at the grocery store, rather than treating myself to my favorite sandwich at my favorite sandwich store (#21 at Deli Delicious: turkey, sprouts, avocado, cream cheese on wheat roll) as I had intended.

When I walked into the grocery store, the first thing I saw was the Bakery. And I knew I was in trouble. I know better than to go grocery shopping when I am hungry. 

But knowing that didn’t save me yesterday.   I think from now on I’ll just let Rick do the shopping… no matter how much sense it might make for me to do it at times.


Comments (10)

  1. tracib

    You gave me a good giggle…Sure know what you mean about shopping hungry. Only I come home with ice cream….lots and lots of ice cream!

    February 25, 2017 at 7:09 am
  2. Janell Welborn

    LOL – This happens to me too. Going to the grocery store hungry for just one item turns into several additional unexpected-delicious-hip-loving food! Have to enjoy life!

    February 25, 2017 at 7:42 am
  3. Been there, done that…LOL. I think grocery store bakery departments should be blocked off with barred doors so I can’t get in. 😀

    February 25, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    • Karen

      I think that is a VERY good idea!

      February 27, 2017 at 7:21 am
  4. Sheryl Hardin

    Been there, done that!

    February 26, 2017 at 6:03 pm
    • Karen

      I was SURE I wasn’t alone!!! 😉

      February 27, 2017 at 7:20 am
  5. FussBudget

    My husband does the grocery shopping, too. Been there, done that. Best left to the men folk, ha.

    February 27, 2017 at 2:31 am
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