Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Difference Between Male and Female Shoppers

My husband can absolutely drive me to drink when he's in a store, sees something he wants and doesn't buy it!

This afternoon, on our way back from visiting the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, OK, we stopped by a WalMart store so that I could check and see if they might have any of the Cricut Lite cartridges on clearance.

They didn't have any cartridges at all since they're in the middle of doing a reset on the store so we walked back into the sporting goods area to check it out.

This particular WalMart has a pretty good sporting good selection since it's located right beside a huge national park and recreation area,.  DH found a Winchester Shoot'n Rest Set he'd been searching for. (The best description I can give of this item is it's a set of two "V" shaped bean bags used to rest a rifle stock and barrel on to steady it while sighting in a scope or shooting targets.)

I watched as he did his usual routine; he read the price tag on the shelf, checked the tag attached to the item, and put it right back on the shelf.  He knew he wanted it, that the price was fair, but he never buys things he wants without mulling the purchase over like he's selecting a diamond ring at the jewelry store!

Since I had seen him looking at the set, I walked over to see what it was and suggested that he better get it if he wanted it because it would be some time before he'd be anywhere else that might have them in stock.  So, he bought them.  Mind you, this is not what a scrapbooker would consider a major purchase.  They were only $21.97!

Our next stop was at the LSS in Ada.  Where I leapt out of the car, debit card in hand, walked in and had $29.99 worth of Promarkers in my hand and was standing at the register to pay for them before DH could get out of the car and into the store!

That, my friends, is the difference between male and female shoppers. 


Carrie K said...

Very funny but so true!! I can't stand to go shopping with my husband!!!

Carrie said...

Very true.... and I am glad you got some more markers so you can color me something pretty!

Rachel said...

Haha, this is hilarious! My fiance is good though; I tend to mull, so he encourages me to buy! I do buy a LOT more than he does. When I have something in mind, I'll go to the store to get it, no doubts at all. He, on the other hand, rarely buys things!

Brenda said...

You had me in stitches reading this Linda! Funny but true!!!

Robin's Crafting Creations said...

I'm glad i saw the he did buy part, have an extra set i was going to send him!