Shopping is not that simple. It is easy to say, honey, while you are downtown get a few cans of this and a box of that. Well, trouble is there is never just one can of this or that or one box of anything. I have come home with the wrong stuff or brand so many times it is a wonder I am trusted at all. Frankly, I wouldn’t trust me. My usual practice is to empty the contents of a shopping spree on the counter in a way suitable for inspection when the resident Inspector General arrives home. Our IG works hard, puts in long days, so my first thought is always that fatigue will trump displeasure. Not so. Very few of my shopping forays have been error free. Good thing I always keep the receipt – many for years!
There ought to be a way to simplify the process. Unfortunately, simplicity is not amenable to the free enterprise system. It causes one to think seriously about the virtues of socialism!