Today's the day that I regale you with another installment of "Shopping for Dad", my weekly soap opera.
This week didn't have the drama of last week, but it wasn't without it quirks.
First, I am still sick with this cold and anything I do feels like a chore. Second, the girls are home this week, so they had to with me. And, finally, my dad's bizzaro list.
We got over there about 11am and he paid me up front, but not without a big production to show everyone he was giving me the money. ( I took it with my left hand) Then we went over his list and coupons. Meanwhile, my children were stripping they were so hot. My stepmother keeps the thermostat set at 81 degrees.
His list included, but was not limited to;
chicken thighs with the skin
about 25 different soups
turkey breast from the deli sliced medium
black angus beef from the deli sliced thin (but only if it was rare)
krakus ham sliced thin
2 Aveeno lotions
3 different loaves of bread
and an array of other goods.
It took us 45 minutes to do it and we were back at their house, sweating and putting the groceries away.
The one thing that did strike me as quite odd was that he had 12 rolls of toilet paper on the list. I just bought him 12 Charmin Big Rolls last week. How much toilet paper do two people need?
Yesterday, he called me to wish me a Happy Thanksgiving. (they refuse to go anywhere or do anything for the holiday) While we were talking he told me that if I was taking a trip to Sam's Club, Walmart, K-mart or any other store to give him a call. He might need me to pick up some items for them.
So, now as it turns out, I'm on call.
By the way, my mother finds this whole thing hysterical and calls me continuously to rattle off things she would like me to buy for her.