Note from Your Wife

Once again, a big thank you to Susan who has become a better magnet for crazy signage than I.

This one comes to you from our local paint and hardware store. I would assume that after countless husbands came back into their store with tails between their legs, they decided to have a little fun with it and give a gentle nudge towards encouraging spousal approval.

I thought of this yesterday as I was in the supermarket picking up dinner. There in the middle of the store, was a husband staring at a shopping list with a dazed and confused look on his face. Then I saw him dial his cell phone. He was someone I knew so I asked, “Not empowered to make that decision?” and he just cracked up.

What is it about married couples? Are we wives simply ridiculous control freaks or are our husbands truly incapable of these small domestic decisions because we have been handling them for so long?

Or both?


Filed under absurdities, carry a camera, humor, signage

6 responses to “Note from Your Wife

  1. J.

    I think there needs to be a t-shirt that says “Any man buying _______ must have a note from his wife.” (Feeling inspired, Amy?)

    Re the dazed and confused man in the supermarket who was calling his wife on his mobile, that could have been my husband, who typically calls me or our daughter multiple times while out shopping. (And in answer to your question, both.)

  2. Good Lord I do that shopping for food alone…

    • BrainRants, I can see from your About page that you are extremely competent. Actually, my dad and brother are also from that school. I truly believe that most men who are accused of being unable to make those decisions are really totally competent, they are just married to lunatic control freaks (ahem… sort of like me).

      Thanks for stopping buy. Love your blog.

  3. Ivy Mindlin

    I love when you make me smile first thing in the am

  4. Sometimes even the note doesn’t help. 😦 But it’s a small price to pay for not having to go shopping.

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