If you believe the stereotypes, men and women shop differently. I believe it.
The other day, the Wife wanted to go shopping for groceries. Boy, was that ever fun.
You see, I don't go shopping for groceries. However, I will go buy groceries. There's a difference.
The Wife shops. I buy.
I know what I'm after. I find it. I pay for it. I leave.
Well, the Wife wanted to shop for groceries. And wanted me to go. Why, I don't know. I don't need her to go with me when I buy groceries. Because I want to get in and out.
Anyway, she wanted to go grocery shopping. So, I went.
And it was about like I expected. But one thing really stood out. That's how she bought her hair care products.
Now, I don't have a lot of hair. Well, it's not long hair. I'm not bald or going bald. Full head of hair. Just a lot of grey mixed in. But still, I've got my hair.
When I buy hair care products, it's pretty easy. I buy Nutregena shampoo. The wife hates it because it smells like dog shampoo. Still, it works, so I stay with it. Because it works, you know.
But, I watched the Wife buying her hair care stuff. And it struck me as odd.
I remembered seeing stuff like she had in the bathroom and pointed it out. She was unimpressed. Because it cost too much.
She was looking for stuff on sale.
For her hair.
Now, I just don't understand that. If she finds something she likes ... and it's for personal care and important ... and being personal care, I'd think it would be important ... then why not just buy it?
No, she's looking for something on sale.
This is the same woman that buys shampoo and conditioner and spends what seems like hours in the morning fixing her hair. So, if it's that important ... why is she looking for something cheap to buy?
Do all women do this? Or just the Wife? Help me understand this someone!
You see, she's wanting to go shopping for groceries again ... tonight.
UPDATE: The Wife responds...
First of all, the only reason I ask you to go shopping with me is so you can get the things you need and the things you like to eat. I make too many mistakes, remember? Can't make the right decisions, remember? You don't need me to go with you to buy your groceries? FINE!!! Why do I look for shampoo and other things on sale? Cause I'm cheap? Cause I don't care what I put on my hair? NO, it's because I'm trying to save a little money. Be thrifty. Waste not, want not. There are MANY shampoos that are good. Did you ask if all women bloggers buy the same shampoo every time? I think the answer would be, "no". Why just grab one and go? Why not get a good shampoo AND save a little money? What's wrong with that?
And NO, I haven't asked you to go shopping with me tonight.
As for your person who left the comment about her expensive "cover up". I don't cover up my gray or my age or whatever she trying to cover up. I cut my own hair and buy what's on sale to save money. Sorry if thrifty is not the thing to be. But then again that's me... not the thing to be.
You did want me to start reading the blog, didn't you?
There's another post I have a problem with but I don't have time to go into it now.
Have a good day!!
Any married guys want to hazard a guess as to which week this is? Yep.