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"Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store!" ~ HUMOR!

Society & Culture  (tags: Humor, Jeanne Robertson, husbands, wives, grocery store, lists, express checkout line, society, humans, family )

- 1608 days ago -
With her southern drawl and down-to-earth humor, Jeanne Robertson is about to explain why ladies should never send their husbands to the grocery store... and I couldn't stop laughing!


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Carrie B (306)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 1:46 pm
Thank you Kerry Clair for sending me this link. I'm still laughing!

Kamia T (89)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 4:31 pm
This totally made me howl out loud, coming from the South.

Christeen A (303)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 5:03 pm

. (0)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 5:28 pm
> "Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store!" ~
Because they tend to be worse there than women at the gas station ?

John B (185)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 6:37 pm
Thank you so much Carrie for sharing. That has to be the funniest and cleanest comedy routine I've ever seen! To tell you the truth I have never heard of Jeanne Robertson, so thanks for introducing me to her marvelous humor. Viewed and laughingly noted.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday November 24, 2014, 5:03 am
Thanks for sharing this funny vídeo Carrie,BTW I do all the shopping myself,but I don't number the items.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 24, 2014, 8:37 am
Here's a hint ladies: Don't take them with you when YOU go shopping either!!

I ended up with 42lbs of stuff in my arms, him with the cart examining battteries in Aisle 2, because HE wanted to drive!

Lona G (66)
Monday November 24, 2014, 10:42 am
Thanks, Carrie. Never heard of Jeanne Robertson either, but that was good, clean (and Southern, I suppose) humor. I had to laugh, because I've got an over-degreed husband just like that.

Bruce C D (89)
Monday November 24, 2014, 12:10 pm
Funny, it's been my experience that if you don't want to be broke, don't send a woman shopping--for anything.

Carrie B (306)
Monday November 24, 2014, 12:23 pm
Bruce, shame on you!

Bruce C D (89)
Monday November 24, 2014, 1:14 pm
You didn't laugh? Not even a smile?

Carrie B (306)
Monday November 24, 2014, 1:15 pm
OK ~ I smiled ~ I admit it!

Past Member (0)
Monday November 24, 2014, 1:35 pm
Bruce, OK, I admit it ~ I didn't! LOL!

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday November 24, 2014, 3:33 pm
This was funny when I first heard it, and it will never stop being funny. You should also hear her on Pashmina, BTW.

Bruce - Does that mean you do all the grocery shopping for your household? Most women have trouble getting their husbands to help even a little bit. (Incidentally, to get me to spend money my husband usually has to egg me on with "Honey, you're worth it.")

Bruce C D (89)
Monday November 24, 2014, 5:48 pm
@Joanne Dixon--
My joke was sexist humor, just as was this bit by Jeanne Robertson. What's good for the goose is good for the gander, right?

Those of us with a sense of humor and without an excess of conceit can laugh at both. They are sexist because--while there may be some truth to them--they make generalizations about respective genders.

To answer your question, I've been married twice, and in both relationships I did most of the shopping because I was better at it than my spouse. Rarely need a list, don't take long, find the best values and products. I was also the better cook (by far) and the more fastidious. No, I'm not obsessive or anything like that. Just as with your spendthrift ways, generalizations based on a person's gender aren't true for all, and maybe not even for most. A women can be abusive and a man nurturing, for example.

I welcome the modern age where traditional roles are becoming passé. Women can be auto-mechanics, jocks, or soldiers; men can be nurses, homemakers, or fashion designers. Role models for girls can be males, and boys can have female role models. People are people, regardless of gender, race, creed, ethnicity or sexual orientation, and all should be treated equally.

Carrie B (306)
Monday November 24, 2014, 5:55 pm
Barry and I both do grocery shopping. Some he does on his own ~ which he doesn't really enjoy much ~ the rest we do together. Since I am no longer able to drive we do most shopping together, but we have a system. He heads off to get the tea, rice, things which are always the same. I pick out the meat and most of the produce. Anything he does on his own ~ I make sure he has a detailed list ~ sometime a computer printout. We've been married long enough that everything works out pretty well for us. Besides, we have such a limited income mistakes just CAN'T happen. :-)

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Monday November 24, 2014, 6:51 pm
I prefer for my husband to come with me. I have to go always because he doesn't drive, but he does the cooking and considers himself a gourmet. He sometimes asks for things that I have no idea and then I spend way too much time looking for them. Then there was the time he asked for sausage and I got a smoked sausage. He had meant breakfast sausage. He gives me a list and I've learned to go over it before I go and ask for specifics. Then thank god for cell phones. I call and torment him if I still have questions. It's just better if he comes.

I started to watch the clip, then realized that a friend had sent it to me a while ago. It's very funny. I need to watch some more of her routines. Thank you for sharing.

Colleen L (3)
Monday November 24, 2014, 9:37 pm
Funny. Thanks Carrie

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday November 24, 2014, 10:05 pm
Gee, Bruce, I didn't mean to step on your toes. If you grocery shop, more power to you! Kudos and applause! I was thinking of a story, supposedly true, that I thought was a little long to go into but I'll try to streamline it. A couple who shop together went to the market, did all the week's shopping, and at checkout, discovered neither had brought any form of money. Because they were regulars, the clerk held the cart for them to go home and get funds. When they got back, they saw a familiar sight - an impatient, bored husband sitting in a car, waiting for his wife to finish shopping. They rushed in, paid for the order, and came back out. The bored husband, now with jaw dropped, said, "How did you do that so fast?" Sorry but I don't remember which one was inspired to just say, "It goes much faster with two." Driving out, they saw the husband going into the store (presumably to help his wife to get out faster). Both hoped that one woman's life might be easier as a result.

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday November 24, 2014, 10:08 pm
She's a funny lady.

Carrie B (306)
Monday November 24, 2014, 10:17 pm
Oh Joanne, I love it!

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 12:58 am

Roberta Z (16)
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 5:48 am
Never seen her perform until now but she is really hilarious.

Bruce C D (89)
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 6:52 am
@Joanne Dixon--
No offense taken, so no toes were stepped on. Just answering the question you asked me and it seemed some clarification was in order. I'm not sure what made you think that any offense was taken.

Sometimes it's nice for the whole family to do things together, but often it is impractical. So one spouse goes off to do the shopping while the other does something else, making more productive use of limited time and resources. Curious why the guy needed to drive his wife to the store, although I suppose there are reasonable explanations. Whether the story you heard and repeat here is true or not, the intent of the message is basically good, but it is interesting that the story you chose finds fault with a man. I could tell you a story about my wife sitting in the car waiting (true on a number of occasions, and I am generally fine with it).

Finding fault with, or poking fun at the other gender is something that men and women have been doing forever. Which was part of the point I was hoping to convey in making the joke in my original comment. I think both sexes are guilty of making generalizations that aren't helpful.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 8:40 am
Love it!!! Thanks Carrie!!

M B (62)
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 10:14 am
Thanks Carrie !

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 12:21 pm
I saw this years ago, & agree with her :-)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 12:21 pm
Sharing this

. (0)
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 7:27 pm
Never heard of her. I just laughed sooo much!!! Thanks so much for posting, Carrie:)))))

. (0)
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 8:05 pm
When I sent my Ex to do shopping (just a few times in a 30 yr marriage), he was great 'in a way', we dined on completely different food.....more fresh Deli and seafood, which was a lovely treat!!!

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday November 26, 2014, 6:24 pm
Hilarious...Thanks so much Carrie, still laughing.

DJ M (0)
Thursday January 28, 2016, 8:38 am
so fun - thank you
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