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MertieMan

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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 4:45:42 PM

Does anyone else have the problem of going to Wal Mart and picking up one or two items and then making the mistake of taking the wife along, who in turn doubles the cost of the origional two items by buying unnecessary things. I needed new hose and a phone box for my car and by the time we had gotten out of Wal Mart, the bill was over $150. Women also tend to get lost in Wal Mart and you spend a lot of time looking for them. I still love my wife, but not to take to Wal Mart, how about you?
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2013 3:09:44 AM

On Oct 14, 2012 6:32:16 PM, I wrote:

>New outlet mall opening in Texas City. I'm not taking my BFF.

I've been there. Without the BFF. Didn't buy anything.



[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 7/22/2013 3:10:46 AM EST]
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 11:43:45 PM

I was on vacation and took Mom to the doctor. She got a prescription. I said "What pharmacy do you want to go to?" She said, "The closest to home." I followed instructions to the letter. We went to a Walgreens. I was surprised at the prices at Walgreens for those who don't have prescription drug cards. Should have ignored Mom and gone to Kmart, Target, or Walmart instead.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 2:01:43 AM

On Mar 10, 2013 8:37:46 PM, trugasCA wrote:

>Isn't this breaking rule #4 of 5 things that will get a topic closed? Just askin'.

I think it's morphed into taking (wife, husband, SO, BFF, whatever) to (any place you can spend money).
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 9:37:46 PM

Isn't this breaking rule #4 of 5 things that will get a topic closed? Just askin'.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 9:10:38 PM

My BFF and I went to Walgreens last night for some Band-Aids and Neosporin. She got a lot of junk.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 1:46:31 AM

On Sep 21, 2012 9:03:14 AM, I wrote:

>My ex-BFF and I went shopping at Target a few days ago. About half
>the amount went to buy presents for a baby mommy I barely know.

And since I paid for it with my Target VISA, now Target sends me flyers with all sorts of baby stuff to buy. It would be more appropriate that they send me flyers with all kinds of dog stuff to buy because I do have a dog.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2013 2:17:09 AM

BFF is making me go to the store by myself now.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 6:56:42 PM

BFF fusses when I eat out, she says I'm wasting money. We bought some gift cards, just as well use them. She just turned on the air conditioner and she's making it primordially cold.
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:36:48 AM

On Dec 15, 2012 10:37:57 PM, HELLRAZOR wrote:

>I hate trying to find parking @ Wally world & the
>RUDE customers on EBT!

At least the rude customers were much more obvious when they had to use paper stamps, but they usually can be recognized by the fact they're wearing the best clothes in the store. After all, when the 1% want to get rid of whatever clothes they've gotten tired of, they give away some pretty good stuff!

My brother that has the Ph. D. in sociology did his thesis by studying the homeless in Kansas City. One time, we went driving through KC and he kept me thoroughly piqued by pointing out the bridges that had homeless people under them and the churches that ran the best soup kitchens in town.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 1:43:16 PM

If the BFF makes more breakfasts like the one I had this morning, it may be worth it. She made a whole plate of ranch potatoes and two homemade Sausage McMuffins. She also put a couple of red Babybel cheeses on the green plate to make it have good holiday colors. I got up and got some OJ and she commented we were about to run out but that's usually the case. Anyway, she uses it to make mixed drinks and I drink it to counteract the effect of a potassium-depleting diuretic. I was so bad last year that I had to go to the hospital for IV replenishment, I don't see why my doctors keep trying to put me on potassium-depleting diuretics given my bad history with them. Maybe I need to go in and insist that they run more blood work than they already do.

PS: She's better at getting things in the fridge than I am, she got everything to fit but there is frozen food in the ice cube bin!



[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 12/16/2012 1:45:42 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 11:37:57 PM

I hate trying to find parking @ Wally world & the RUDE customers on EBT!
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 4:47:11 PM

For me, it's taking the stupid BFF to Kroger. She apparently has no concepts of the laws of physics because she buys way more food than will fit in the refrigerator or freezer and we have to eat it all before it spoils, which about two-thirds of it does. She's a master of taking food out of the refrigerator and leaving it out to spoil. I think I'm not ever going to let her go with me when I'm shopping again as the amount of food she buys has no basis in reality. Probably because she's usually stoned when she goes to the store. I'm sitting here looking at a whole turkey she bought that she is hotly denying buying now that she's slightly sobered up.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:01:21 PM

BFF made an expensive trip to Kroger yesterday.
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 8:34:05 PM

i hate walmart
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 6:32:36 PM

My BFF has plenty of stuff to cook after I made a third grocery shopping trip in as many days to HEB to get stuff for her to cook. HEB is this enormous store with myriad products if you're not familiar with it. I spent an hour getting everything on her list plus what I wanted. We finally found the tomato bouillon that had evaded us at Kroger and Target.

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 1:10:53 AM

Do you blame the wife, or Wal-Mart?
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 12:24:22 AM

My BFF and I went to Target today. We spent more than I would have, but if she cooks what she's talking about it will be a break from bachelor cooking.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 12:11:21 AM

No
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 7:32:16 PM

New outlet mall opening in Texas City. I'm not taking my BFF.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 3:10:13 PM

i take her there, she spends my money...
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 1:46:53 AM

My BFF (we're back to BFF status now) bought every conceivable item to re-equip my kitchen. Tonight, I found something she had missed. No soup ladle.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2012 3:51:39 PM

i think its rather fun watching her spend money...
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 10:03:14 AM

My ex-BFF and I went shopping at Target a few days ago. About half the amount went to buy presents for a baby mommy I barely know.
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 2:13:13 PM

Be a man. stay at home.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2012 2:02:19 PM

My BFF and I went to Target last night. She bought the place out.
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 11:01:24 AM

My BFF wants to go to Target instead of Wal-Mart... probably because she wants a cute swimsuit.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 12:59:42 PM

I'm doing the two-page grocery list, which means a lot fewer "cute things" get added to it.
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2012 3:23:25 AM

My BFF has one of her two-page grocery lists all ready to go, but the upside of having a two-page grocery list is she cooks and that means we don't eat out as much.

We also are moving from a one-bedroom and one-bath apartment to a two-bedroom and two-bath apartment (she's sleeping on the floor and she has most of the kitchen stuff over there, while I'm not yet moved over). There's a number of things we'll need to get related to the additional bathroom and bedroom.

We're also planning to go furniture shopping. We want to get a dining room table and four chairs. We also have a sofa that neither one of us likes; it's ratty, stained, and a blue sofa just looks out of place with a brown color scheme.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 5:01:16 AM

We go with a list and rarely come out with anything more.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 4:27:56 AM

My BFF went into a dollar store to pick up a Styrofoam cooler and she left with a shopping cart full of merchandise. When I asked, "Where's the cooler?" she had to go back in and buy that.


[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 8/23/2012 4:30:27 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 1:26:19 AM

Personally, I only go to thrift stores unless I run out of HBA items..soap, shampoo...etc..So...yeah, Walmart can suck it.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:35:26 PM

Overall, the SO spends a lot more than I do, especially since he has discovered the joys of ebay.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:40:24 PM

My significant other (no money but she cleans the downstairs and the upstairs bathroom for me) got taken to the outlet malls in San Marcos, Texas. It took two luggage carts to haul off her purchases. I bought a pair of white and black Nike SHOX in size 14 and some socks that won't show under running shoes. I will say that I had two boxes from zappos.com (three pairs of Nikes and a pair of ASICS wrestling shoes to wear when we go to the gym) waiting for me when we got back.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:24:00 AM

they don't get my money
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:03:21 PM

Women love to shop. You are fighting a losing battle.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 12:21:16 PM

Old Lady HATES Walmart with a passion...Cant blame her !!! the one here by me, SUCKS !!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 3:16:50 PM

life w/o wally is great. super on your budget and MIDDLE,lol
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2012 1:22:41 AM

I went to Kroger and bought myself a Crock-Pot, some Kroger generic Prilosec for my female friend, and some groceries. My female friend asked me about the Crock-Pot, I said sometime I may make soup. I have a killer soup where the secret ingredient is a can of V-8 Juice.
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2012 11:26:10 AM

I have at least 3 different shopping styles:

1. get in, get what I need and get out

2. plan to look around an interesting place and see if there is anything there I want or need

3. retail therapy - i.e. shopping with the intention of buying something nice for myself. This usually involves good jewellery!
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2012 2:38:54 AM

On Jun 30, 2012 6:15:34 PM, BayleeBuggy wrote:

>Do guys ever use the term "retail therapy"?

Never heard it before in my life.

>I used it last week, and the woman I was talking
>to knew exactly what I meant - but I don't think
>it's a guy thing.

I used to engage in retail therapy (I know what you mean) but it was like all addictive drugs for me: the patient requires larger and larger doses to get any effect, and by the time they kick the habit they couldn't afford it any more. By the time I decided to kick the habit, I was having buyers' regret about fifteen minutes after the unboxing. I've bought two Macs this year and I hope they run for a long time and don't become grossly obsolete soon.

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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2012 7:15:34 PM

Do guys ever use the term "retail therapy"? I used it last week, and the woman I was talking to knew exactly what I meant - but I don't think it's a guy thing.
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2012 8:47:40 PM

My female friend and I went to W@lm@rt Wednesday night. I bought a fan, a toaster, a microwave dish for veggies, and healthy food. She bought a fuzzy purple pillow and junk food. Between the two of us, we put $151 on the MasterCard.

Friday morning, I had to go to Kroger to buy more OJ as she had consumed a half-gallon as screwdrivers.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2012 11:03:14 AM

My female friend and I spent another $492.48 Friday at Wal-Mart getting stuff we couldn't get along without. Then, we spent another $121.98 at Kroger.

I went shopping without my female friend and I spent only $16.20 at Kroger.
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2012 7:55:58 PM

I have been getting back in my apartment and we seem to need a lot of stuff. (I didn't have many dishes, any food, and there was some stuff missing that I knew would be missing.)

My female friend and I bought two carts of stuff at Target, $678.47 in all. One, the other, or both of us needed everything although we did buy some birthday presents for her little sister.
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2012 12:19:01 AM

Costco is even worse, IMO
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2012 11:37:17 PM

On Jun 18, 2012 7:17:06 AM, CGrover wrote:

>We also do not shop at Walmart. But, around here, Target is the store
>that you can't go in for one item.

That's because you're in the Twin Cities, the home of Target.

>I can. But, I can do that anywhere. I don't go shopping, I go to
>purchase things. Certain things. I do the grocery shopping, and
>follow a list.

That's because you're a guy. Guys typically get in, get what they need, and get out. I'm a guy but I shop like a woman.

>When the mrs comes with, we usually get extra stuff, but
>good stuff, something new to try.

Not with my Mom. She shops like a man.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2012 4:10:34 PM

Yes, there is a distinction between going shopping and going to purchase a specific thing. And we do both of those, in different circumstances. I always like to look at antique shops and used book stores, mostly because you never know what you will find. In a hardware store, I generally do a quick tour to see if there is anything else we could use that I don't have on the list. But the SO is on his own when he wants to hang out in record (or CD) stores, and he knows better than I do what he wants to get in grocery stores. He's the one who buys all of the bags of chips!

Knotty, you will note that this is about shopping habits, not specific chains of stores.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2012 8:20:29 AM

It will be interesting to see how long this lasts. You just need to work in bell-ringers, pit bulls and/or Pro/Anti smoking.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2012 8:17:06 AM

We also do not shop at Walmart. But, around here, Target is the store that you can't go in for one item. I can. But, I can do that anywhere. I don't go shopping, I go to purchase things. Certain things. I do the grocery shopping, and follow a list. When the mrs comes with, we usually get extra stuff, but good stuff, something new to try.
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2012 8:13:17 AM

I totally agree with a lot of people in getting what you only need at a store and get out the door. Just last night I had to make a quick trip to Lowes to get a handle that had broken on a commode. It was back in service in less than 30 minutes and that included the trip to get it.
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