Potluck ~ The Non-Fiction Version

Okay, if you’ve read what He Said They Said,
here is what She Says They Really Said:

She: “You may have the car today, I’m not going anywhere. I finished my grocery shopping yester– … Crap!”

He: “What did you forget?”

She: “And after I’d already gone back to the market once yesterday and told Nina that I had a bone to pick with her, ’cause she’d let me check out without reminding me to pick up, um …”

He: “What did you forget?”

She: “She didn’t know either.”

He: “That was yesterday. What did you forget today?”

She: “Sunday’s potluck. They want finger food.”

He: “Finger food!” He crossed his arms and hid his hands. “I’m not going to church on Sunday!”

She:  “What do you mean, you’re not going?  You just spent a good chunk of yesterday afternoon with Don and Terry practicing special music.  What do you plan to tell them?”

He: “I don’t think I’ll have to tell Terry anything.  Don can still sing if we’re having finger food, but Terry won’t be able to play the organ and I won’t be able to play my trumpet!”

She: “Honey, the congregation likes your trumpet enough that I don’t think you’ll have to worry about your fingers.”

He: “Oh, OK then, you’d better take the car and get to the store. Stalking the neighborhood with a cleaver isn’t the best thing for our reputation.”

She:  “You realize I am going to share this conversation at church don’t you?”

He:  “Good, maybe it will spoil their appetites and they’ll leave my fingers alone!”

The Potluck

She: “You may have the car today, I’m not going anywhere. I finished my grocery shopping yesterday … oh, no, I didn’t!

He: “What did you forget?”

She: “And after I’d already gone back to the market once yesterday and told the clerk that I had a bone to pick with her, ’cause she’d let me check out without reminding me to pick up, um …”

He:What did you forget?

She: “She didn’t know either.”

He: “That was yesterday. What did you forget today?

She: “Sunday’s potluck. They want finger food.”

He: “Oh, OK then, you’d better take the car and get to the store. Stalking the neighborhood with a cleaver isn’t the best thing for our reputation.”

She: “I’m going to tell the people at the church that you said that!”

Purchasing Groceries On the Internet

This is a guest post by Candy Taylor:

When I lived in Seattle, I loved to shop for my groceries at Safeway.com. Shopping online saved me time and money. My hughes net satellite internet was a huge reason for why I loved to shop on the internet, with it being faster than the other internet services I had. I did almost all of my shopping on the web as we were so busy and frankly didn’t enjoy shopping in big crowds.

Safeway.com would send me coupons weekly and I almost never paid shipping for them to deliver my food. The website didn’t charge tax either, so each week would save me the seven or eight percent in tax I would spend at the store. I didn’t have to spend gas or time to travel to the store, so it was the best and most economical way for our family to get groceries.

The selection at Safeway.com was so good that I could purchase exactly what I did when I shopped at the walk-in store. I was also able to leave notes by each item that I purchased and check a box if I wanted a substitute or not if it wasn’t in stock. There were sometimes that I would have to run to a store and get an item or two that they didn’t deliver because they were out of stock, but a few minutes is better than a few hours of time shopping.

Now that I live in a smaller area I miss shopping for groceries online and can’t wait to get back to a bigger city where that is possible. It amazed me how many people didn’t know that they could have groceries delivered to them. I think the idea is great not only does it help the environment but it also gives families more time to spend doing the things they enjoy.

Kid Logic

I was in the soap isle of the grocery store.  A mother with a toddler in her cart passed me and went around the end of the isle to the frozen section.  I heard the toddler exclaim, “Oh!  I wants dat!”  I knew from experience that they were standing in front of the ice cream case.

Mom said, “I just bet you do, but those are for very good little boys.”

“I’s can be a good lil boy,” the toddler said. “I’s can.  I’s can be weally good.”

Momma said, “But you weren’t very good this morning.”  I walked around the isle to the ice cream section, mother and toddler had moved on to the frozen vegetables.

The toddler said, “I’s can be good.  I’s can.  I’s can be weally good.  Weally.”

Momma said, “Good little boys don’t ask for things in the grocery store.”

The child looked at her with a frown on his face.  “Bud if I’s no ask,” he said, “You no knows whad I’s wans.”

Because she wants us to laugh a little every weekend, Shakira of, You Are Never Alone, hosts the Weekend Funnies meme.  Shakira says she doesn’t care if we make up our own memes or post some of those endless jokes that fill our email boxes.  She just wants us to share a bit of laughter while visiting each other on the net.  Check out Shikira’s blog for the other players and come laugh with us.

I Must Be Feeble

I stopped at the grocery store on my way home from work and bought one lemon and some cocktail toothpicks. There were few clerks and long lines. The cashier was working as fast as she could and surviving by rote. “Hello did you find everything today? Debit or credit? Thank you for shopping at Safeway. Would you like carry out with that?”

When it was my turn in line, the cashier took my $3.74 and put my lemon and my toothpicks in a teeny little bag. As she handed me the bag, dangling from one finger, she asked, “Would you like carry-out ma’am?” The she looked at the bag, realized what she’d said and grinned.

I grinned back, took the bag and walked away. I’m regretting that now. I should have said, “Yes.” I think she might have enjoyed the break.