Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bulk shopping by phone.

My husband phones me on my cell and says, "I'm at Sam's Club.  Do you need anything?"

"Cheese sticks and lunch meat."

"Do you need anything else?"

:insert non-pregnant pause:

"I can't think of anything."

"If you do, give me a call back."

Suddenly, the thought comes to my mind.  I call Hubs and say, "Give me a call when you get to the feminine products aisle." 

:ring, ring:

"I'm in the feminine products aisle."

"Good!  Do they have Tampax Pearl?"


I go on to continue with the remainder of the make, model and serial number. 

"Yep.  They have it.  They actually have both."

"I have Always," he says. 


"Ultra thin."


"I have wings."

"I'm not a big fan of wings, but I can do it.  How much?"

He told me and I can't recall, but I think it was $13.00 or so for 60.

"Don't worry about it.  I can get those elsewhere."

"Oh, wait!  I have Always Maxi!  They are $7.48."


"I think!"

"Uh, no.  I don't need to feel diapered."

:insert husband laugh:

My husband walked away with two 96 count boxes of tampons for me.  What a man.  Considering that I'm 38 and still have a ways to go with this, I'm thinking that 192 tampons should last me for a while.

"Do we need Purell?" he asked.

"I think so." 

"Ooo!  Go on down to the vitamins and look for K-'s vitamins." 

"Gummy, gummy, gummy, gummy . . . "

"Nope.  No gummy.  She would have to take two and that doesn't save money.  Just look for the average chewable." 

"Ahh!  Flintstone?"

"Yes!  How much?"

It was $13+ and I wasn't willing to pay that much.

"Forget that.  I'll get them somewhere else.  Can you check Calcium with D for me?"

"I have a bottle of 300 for $12.00."

"Well, I just bought a bottle of 60 for $3.99, so that is good."

"Wait!  I just found a bottle!  It's a bigger bottle!  It's 600 for $7.48!"

"Sounds great!"

"What about prenatal vitamins?"  (Again, not pregnant, but I do take prenatals as they have the extra vitamins I need to balance the blood clotting disorders.)

"Centrum, but no prenatal."

"No.  Forget it.  Need the extra vitamins.  I'm good."

"I'm glad that I called back," said Hubs probably relieved that our marathon phone shopping session in the H&BA aisle of Sam's was done. 

What a sport.

Smiles in my day:
-  Getting Hubs hooked on Storage Wars.
-  Catching the last 15 minutes of Along Came Polly with Hubs.

Have a great day!


Rach said...

Oh goodness! That sounds like phone calls B used to place from Costco. Now that the Bean is bigger and I can make it down that way, we don't have to do that any longer. But, we've had many many like it. ;o)

P.S. Excellent of Hubs to be man enough to tackle tampons without a thought. B's the same way. :o)

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I <3 Sam's Club. But some things are good deals and some things aren't. You gotta watch.

I love that your Hubs took the time to go thru the Feminine Protection isle with you. He's so sweet :)

I take prenatals too. No, I'm not PG, but since I'm still of child bearing ability, I do it for safety sake and because I could use the extra vitamins.