Hubs and Grubs

1 Feb


Have you noticed how difficult it is making your way through the grocery store to pick up a few overpriced necessities lately? Packs of preoccupied people (say that fast five times) obstruct the aisles – – and all of them are busy chatting, texting or squinting away on their cell phones. Enough already!

Put the phone down!

Not only is efficiency lost, but there is gridlock in the frozen food section, tailgating in the produce section and fender benders in the cereal aisle. Head-on collisions occur. Chain reaction crashes involving multiple shoppers result in cart loads of injuries. Hit and Runs abound.

“Clean Up on Aisle Four!” used to refer to a split sack of flour or a dropped jar of pickles – now it’s a call for EMTs and body bags.

Road rage in the health food aisle is also a big problem. I note that strict vegans are especially cranky, but my thinking may be dull from the fat and sugar in the Starbucks super sized blueberry lemon cream muffins I reward myself with more or less on a regular basis  (I call it m-o-t-i-v-a-t-i-o-n!)

Perhaps it’s time to station traffic cops in the local Safeway. (After all, it is called “Safe” way…) They can keep it moving, hand out warnings, issue tickets to repeat offenders, and if necessary, confiscate those smart phones from not so smart cookies.

Exemptions can be made for befuddled husbands struggling to comply with grocery lists meticulously composed by their wives.  They will be permitted three emergency phone calls per trip unless they exhibit a sore lack of diligence or gross gender subordination such as – “Screw it honey! There’s no friggin’ difference between Diet Swiss Miss Cocoa and No Sugar Swiss Miss Calcium – they both make you FAT.”)  Oh, boy…

Welcome Home Dear!

Tolerance and compassion will not be demonstrated for such right brain challenged dolts.  No “Express Check-Out” privileges for you, sonny.


5 Responses to “Hubs and Grubs”

  1. Joanie February 3, 2011 at 5:12 am #

    Oh…how I can relate to this one! When the isle is jammed with unoccupied carts, I excuse myself for moving them out of the way. Afterwards, these women look at me like I’m interrupting them!

    • BARB BEST February 4, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

      Ha, yes Joanie! We’ve got some nerve, don’t we!

  2. Health and Humor - by Dave Glardon February 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    I don’t mind going to the store with a list because I can navigate the aisles in my own good time. But any time I go with her, my job is to run all over the store and pick up stuff she missed along the way. Then she blames me if we get to the register and somehow a bottle of wine has been gift-wrapped along with whipped creme and a pack of C batteries. Moi???

    • BARB BEST February 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

      Dave, Dave, Dave! Repeat after me… “Sorry, Dear. It’s all my fault.” “Sorry, Dear. It’s all my fault.” Sorry, Dear…”


  1. Tweets that mention Hubs and Grubs « Barbs Blast -- - February 1, 2011

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by molly campbell, Barb Best. Barb Best said: Clean up on aisle four! Hubs and Grubs: Barbs Blast NEWPOST @mollydcampbell @HealthyHumor @DawnLightenUp @TamingInsanity […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: