I had to run to walmart for some briquettes. I wanted hot dogs, but on wood, not charcoal. I figured it would be a 15 minute trip. After I started the van, however, I got a little worried it might be a longer trip. I could tell there was a problem with the battery. The clock had reset to 12:00 and it felt kinda sluggish. So I figured I would ask the dh about it when I called him to ask about which kind of briquettes to get.
I get there, park at the opposite end of where I need to go, get some good walking in. Take my time. I pass the books, decide to look for some Warrior Cats for my daughter, which they had. Look at some new items, look at the womens products. Finally, I reach the briquettes and see they have a small variety. I call the dh.
I told him about the briquettes, he conceded that my options were limited if I wanted a smokey flavor. We talk for a few minutes and then he told me not to come home - while a baby screams in the back ground. He said, "Stay out, have fun, don't come home yet." So here I was, done with my shopping, and I was told to stay out and have fun. I didn't know what to do. And I like to shop generally. How can I be in walmart, with no kids, and not know what to do?
I looked at the clearance. I looked at the clothes. I looked at the fabric scrapes and pretty soon I was bored. And then I realized I had forgotten to tell the dh about the van battery. I head to check out, and am quickly on my way to the van. I look at the time. I have been gone all of 30 minutes. So much for "stay out, have fun." I don't know how. I guess I could have picked out the sheets I want for my birthday, or went and poked the lobsters in the tank.
I make sure I tell the dh as soon as I get home there is issues with the battery. He went out to check and sure enough we need a new battery. So it turns out it was a good thing I couldn't shop for hours like other women. He has now spent 90 minutes at walmart getting new batteries and oil. Maybe if we had a clothing breakdown I too could shop for 90 minutes. Or a birthday crisis.
I know there are men out there WISHING their wives would only spend 30 minutes at the store. And mine makes me take longer and I can't. See what happens when the perfect woman and the perfect man get together?!