Sometimes you just need to send your husband to the grocery store. Maybe it’s because your kids are sick and you can’t get out of the house. Maybe you forgot something for dinner and need him to pick it up on the way home. Whatever the case may be, sometimes it’s just necessary.
I will never forget a conversation I had with a friend about 15 years ago. She was telling me how hard it was when her husband ran to the grocery store because he couldn’t find things and usually ended up getting the wrong item(s).
I have be to honest. I couldn’t relate to her problem because I’m married to a chef. My husband lives and breathes food every minute of the day. If anything, he should be worried about me running to the store!
I recently came across this video on YouTube about this grocery store “problem”. While I can’t relate, I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time!
So while my friend was concerned about her husband grabbing the wrong items or not being able to find something, asking a chef to run to the store brings a whole other set of issues.
- They will always buy their favorite name brand no matter what it costs.
- Quality ALWAYS comes before cost.
- Forget about asking them to use a coupon. It’s not going to happen.
- When they return home, they will have no idea the cost of the items they just bought OR they will complain about how expensive things were compared to what the restaurant pays.
- Because they are used to buying in such large quantities, you might end up with gallons of things you only needed 1/4 cup of.
- They will come home with a variety of apple you have never heard of and it will be so good you’ll wonder how you’ve ever lived without it.
- Depending on what store they run to, they will express their disappointment with the quality of the produce. It is never as good as what they see at work (at least if they are working at a fine dining restaurant).
- Items not on the list will end up in the cart because they need to try them for a new menu item them are working on.
- Good luck staying in your grocery budget.
The funniest thing about all of this to me is the cost of things. I’ll ask him how much something was at the store and he’ll have no idea. Yet I can ask him the cost of hundreds of ingredients in the restaurant and he knows them all (including the quantity, items per case, etc.) It’s so funny!
So chef wives and significant others, what else comes to mind when you think about your chef running to the grocery store? Let me know in the comments below!
From one chef’s wife to another,