A Masterclass in Shopping

A Masterclass in Shopping

The problem when the Greek God(zilla) does our weekly food shop, is his tendency to go ‘off-list’.

Rogue items are added, some are substituted, others are ignored.

For example, a recipe may require 4 red peppers, but the Greek God(zilla) will bring home 2 yellow peppers if those are the ones that are on offer.

Or,  he will pick up mashing potatoes to put on the barbecue because they are two for one.

Cooked sandwich ham will be substituted for ham with a peppered crust that our 4-year old will not even put on his plate, let alone taste.

And mild cheddar!  Who likes mild cheddar?!  Or Toulouse sausages?!

He arrives home laden with bags and insists that I watch him take out every single item so he can tell me when it expires, how much it cost and what kind of deal he got.  ONE.BY.ONE.

This is usually when I realise that there are items from the list missing and they are all MY ITEMS.  Like flowers, olives, and pink wine.

Unnecessary, he says.

He calls it a Masterclass in Shopping.

A masterclass that does not actually include putting any of the food items away, I hasten to add.

However, I bite my tongue and say thank you, because after all he is the one spending Friday night pacing up and down the supermarket aisles while I am sitting on the sofa watching The Good Wife.

Sitting on the sofa, watching The Good Wife, and often consuming wine and olives that I popped out to buy earlier that is… *insert evil laugh*



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  1. April 8, 2014 / 3:16 PM

    I once sent Matt to the supermarket to buy salad for dinner. He came back with a head of iceberg lettuce…and that was it! He’s never done the grocery shopping again!

  2. April 10, 2014 / 8:28 AM

    I think I could cope with the missing items etc if I didn’t have to do the shopping and could relax on the sofa whilst Ant did it. High five for that.

  3. April 10, 2014 / 8:56 AM

    Oh he is so funny… I think it is a man thing too, Younger Dad also has kittens when he’s found a good deal on every aisle! X

  4. April 12, 2014 / 6:17 PM

    Grrr! But go you for not being had. Hubs is now in charge of food shopping and instead of asking me what I mean by the things I’ve written on the shopping list, he just guesses, but he’s French and doesn’t understand English stuff sometimes, so gets me absolute nonsense. Still better than me doing it myself though 😉

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