Friday, November 27, 2009

This Week's Shopping Trip.

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;

2% milk

whole milk

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

tealight candles

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.


Funny in my mind said...

you did say you got paid for such lunacy, right? I am so glad i read you first today because I am so tired and needed a laugh. I do need a few things at Sam's and can you renew my membership while you are there?

Anonymous said...

Headed to the liquor store this week-end? I could use a few bottles. OH, and toilet tissue... we're fresh out! LMAO

The Blue Ridge Gal
Just Vignettes

Anonymous said...

Yep, that's right.. booze and butt wipes... LMAO Sorry, couldn't resist.


Kimmy said...

Oh my! Sounds like it's becoming more than a $25 chore, if you ask me. You poor things though, annoying yet funny at the same time.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, even with the cold. Hopefully you were able to relax!

Lacey said...

I'm just catching up with all your posts and am so sorry to hear everyone's been sick! As if the holidays aren't crazy enough, right?

This shopping agreement with your pops is hysterical! Hysterical like "haha" or hysterical like "ohmigosh where's the nearest cliff because I'm about to throw myself off it"... I haven't decided which. :-)

That corgi :) said...

I can't figure out why they need 2% milk and whole milk. that seems like lots of food too for the two of them......

you are a good daughter

even if you are getting paid for it


Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

You're a good daughter for doing that!! I think I would have to have a talk with step mom about the freaking heat.....jeez, that's hot!

Deanna said...

I'll bet he is wanting toilet paper from Sam's Club. You can never have enough of that stuff.

You're on call now... priceless.

Tori_z said...

Interesting list. LOL!

LadyStyx said...

*shakes head*

maybe you need to start charging mileage?

Connie Weiss said...

They need more toilet paper from Sam's right? Or maybe more soup?

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Intense Guy said...

My folks are the same way with the milk. They use 2% in cereal but whole for putting in their coffee.

I think I go through about 12 rolls of toilet paper a YEAR...

I dunno.. maybe your dad's girl is still stuffing her bra?

SparkleFarkle said...

Oddly, that shopping list has me humming the "Twelve Days of Christmas" in my head-- especially the finale: 12 rolls of toilet paper!

Hope things are soon back down to a mild roar for you. When they are, will Johnny be back on Mondays? (Gotta get my "fix," ya know. LOL!)

SparkleFarkle said...

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