December 6, 2010

Supermarket Snippet.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:32 pm

A while back, I wrote about the inefficiency of men and women grocery shopping together (invariably caused by the men). The other day in the supermarket, I overheard a conversation between a woman and a man (a/k/a Health Nazi). The woman had put a box of prepared, flavored rice in the shopping cart. The Health Nazi Man, picked up the box and read the label:

Health Nazi Man: (Sarcastically) Oh yeah, this is really good for the heart.

Woman: You bitchin’ about the rice?

Health Nazi Man: Look at the ingredients. It’s not heart healthy.

Woman: OK, put it back on the shelf and go buy plain rice. I’ll make plain rice.

Health Nazi Man: Plain rice?

Woman: Yeah. Plain rice, but the last time I made it you bitched about it. You said it was “too bland.”

Health Nazi Man: (Returns box of prepared, flavored rice to the cart) Never mind.

Woman: Why don’t you go pick out some ice cream and meet me at the checkout.

Health Nazi Man: Great idea. Any particular flavor?

Woman: No. You pick one out. Just make sure it’s “hearty healthy” ice cream.

Health Nazi Man: Jeez.

This is a guy who probably should stay home or wait in the car.


  1. In his own bassackward liberal way he was trying to impress a gal that voted for Palin. He probably bought orange sherbet.

    Comment by I-RIGHT-I — December 6, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

  2. OK. That was funny… and why I agree that men and women should NEVER grocery shop together… My husband just heads straight for the bacon… The THICK sliced bacon. I’m the bacon nazi and only buy the turkey bacon. Man, I will now have to dig out the bacon posts… just so I can roll my eyes at him. Again.

    Comment by Lemon Stand — December 6, 2010 @ 9:47 pm

  3. That guy was definitely a Corzine voter.

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — December 7, 2010 @ 7:47 am

  4. Sounds like conversations between me and Paul! That’s why he doesn’t go food shopping with me.

    Comment by Kate — December 7, 2010 @ 8:56 am

  5. Wow, what a couple of dingbats!

    Add grocery shopping to the list of Things a Young Man Should Do with his Significant Other before contemplating marriage.

    My Most Excellent Wife restricts her comments to “Don’t buy so much fresh stuff that we can’t eat it”, “What wonderful thing are you planning for the weekend?”, and “What wine would go good with that?” And no, you can’t even BORROW her, let alone have her.

    Comment by Mike Anderson — December 7, 2010 @ 9:05 am

  6. I think Jeanne Robertson says it all right here…

    Now excuse me while I sit here and giggle yet again.

    Comment by Teresa — December 7, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

  7. What is this “grocery shopping together” thing of which you speak? I do all the grocery shopping. Easier that way. Done most of the cooking for the last 38 years as well, especially on the holidays. My wife hates my self sufficiency. 😉 Must be the “only child” thing. Meh.

    Comment by JerseyJerry — December 8, 2010 @ 9:20 am

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