Sunday, December 02, 2007
husbands just don't understand
i was in a grumpy mood this morning. i have had a yucky cold all weekend and i guess i was just sick of being couped up. because after i decided to run a few errands, my spirits lifted. which is kind of the opposite of the normal me. as the often shy, introverted type, i usually enjoy being couped up. but not today. i spent a few hours hitting some spots around town and ended up at the grocery store. i chatted with everyone who came into three feet of me, which is also very abnormal of me, and i got more groceries than i usually get. i was having a high time, whistling in the aisles and buying new items even if they were not on sale, including this new detergent. i was so tickled that the colors on the bottle match my laundry room decor! as soon as i got home, i plopped it on top of our washer. it looked so great! and it says it smells lemon fresh - bonus! but not three minutes passed...
husband: do you have the receipt from the grocery store?
bethy: yes. why?
husband: because the detergent you just bought doesn't work with our machine.
bethy: are you sure?
husband: yes. it has to be h/e. so it has to go back.
bethy: but look how good the bottle looks in our laundry room.
husband: (raises eyebrow)
bethy: i know, i will pour the stuff in the ugly bright orange bottle into the pretty new bottle, then we can donate the detergent from the bottle we can't use to someone in need.
husband: no, that's weird.
bethy: come on!
that is when i got the old dj jazzy jeff song in my head.
husbands just don't understand.
so i said: yo homes, smell ya later.