Sunday, April 19, 2009

Life is Funny - There is no butter.


Hi boys and girls. It's time for another round of "Life is Funny." Can you say, "Life is Funny?" I knew you could.

Don't ever send your husband to the grocery store for a specific item. Why? Because you won't get it. Trust me on this one. I think that they must have all attended some kind of special class that we as women, until now, didn't know about. In this class, they were taught ways to avoid ever getting asked to do anything by their spouse. I have a sneaking suspicion that some men even went on for their masters and doctorate in the subject.

Case in point. My husband. He's an educated man. He can even tie his own shoelaces. But what he can't do is find butter at the grocery store. Butter. Yes, one day I asked him if he could run and get me some butter for something that I was baking. I gave specific instructions not to get margarine - it had to be butter. And, surprise surprise, what did he bring back? Margarine. He told me that the grocery store didn't have butter. Isn't that amazing? A store without butter! So I had to make a trip to the store. And do you know the crazy thing? They had butter! Lots of it. To this day, he insists that there was no butter there when he was there. Clearly they were holding out on him, just waiting for him to leave before stocking the butter section in order for me to find a plethora of butter when I went in.


Oh, those silly grocers. Don't they make life funny?

Ready to play? Here's what you do.

1. Anytime this week, blog about what in life you find funny. It could be something that happened during the week, your general impression about why life is funny, or even just your favorite joke. Be creative!

2. Please put a link to my blog in your post. And I'd appreciate it if you'd add my carnival button (made for me by Andie - thanks so much Andie!) to your post. To make this easy, I've put the code to do so under my blog button on my sidebar to the right.

3. After you've posted, come back here and sign up on Mr. Linky below. For the first box, put your name and your blog (example: Wendy @ Weight...What?), then your URL in the second box. Make sure you link directly to your "Life is Funny" post (not to your main page) so we can all read what you have to say.

4. Visit all the other participants and see what they have to say, even if you don't have a blog of your own. And very important: Comment, comment, comment! Oh, how we love getting comments...

5. If you Twitter, please tweet about this - the more participants, the merrier! So go out and spread the laughter! I can't wait to see what everyone has to say!


sherri said...

This sounds fun. I'll try to join in this week.

Helen said...

Bob has done similar things to me. And I ask him
"Why didn't you ask someone who works there?"

He shrugs and says "Sorry..."

Billy Coffey said...

How did you know about the class? That was supposed to be a secret!

Men cannot understand grocery stores. You need to have the ketchup by the hot dog buns, the jelly and peanut butter by the bread, and the butter by the potatoes. We could find stuff then. It would make sense.

And don't start with asking someone where something is, even if it's a male employee. The men who work in grocery stores never have filled out an application. Their wives just sent them to the store one day and they couldn't find their way out.

Such The Spot said...

Yes life can be funny. But you, my friend? Even funnier. :)

I'm well aware of this issue myself. And I've found that the invent of cell phones have helped, but only slightly. It's next to impossible for my husband to go to the store in search of something without calling me twelveteen times to ask clarifying questions about the item he seeks. So annoying.

sherri said...

Okay- I'm gonna try the linky thing.

I forgot to put it in my post so I'm going back to add it.

Helen said...

My post is going up at about 1:30 a.m. tomorrow. I am planning on going to bed early, but if I need an alibi tonight, I can always point out to the post I am actually post scheduling. Shhhh. Don't tell anyone....

Tiffany said...

Um, my husband is forbidden from doing the laudry - and for some reason he was not happy when I first "suggested" that. Go figure. Just another example of how bad performance can encourage a positive response.

Tiffany said...

Okay. Seriously. Read #1 on this post:

I died laughing. Warning: the rest of the post contains some not-so-nice (okay, filthy) language, so stop after #1 if you have sensitive ears. But definitely read #1. I mean it.

Heather said...

I'm sorry I don't have anything funny to add for the 'Life is Funny' but I will add that my husband has a hard time with lots of things that would fall under 'household' duties. For someone who runs a company all day long he can't seem to remember simple things at home.
Its really very sad.