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Relationship Protocol: Do You Trust Your Significant Other to Run Your Errands?

My good friend FitSugar was telling me a funny story about a recent trip her husband took to the grocery store. She gave him a list of ingredients she needed to make dinner that night but when he came back, he had forgotten the main component of the recipe — the meat! Now I may be wrong, but I happen to feel that there are just certain things women are better at and remembering details, especially at the grocery store, is one of them. Running errands is a serious task, and if you don't have a check list, sometimes things are forgotten. Of course all couples are different — my dad is the one that does most of the grocery shopping in my family, but ladies, what I want to know is, do you trust your man to run your errands or do you just do all that stuff yourself?

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shannon_xo shannon_xo 7 years
im pretty lucky too. My boyfriend is a great shopper. So much in fact that I get him to do 95% of the grocery shopping.
Rocket-Bunny Rocket-Bunny 7 years
Yes, if he has a question he calls me right then and there.
dcfashionista dcfashionista 7 years
Case in point, last night I wanted to go out to get my feminine products and he wanted to do since he was already out and he bought two packages and both were wrong. So now I am the ungrateful one. I can't win for losing.
sheni sheni 7 years
My husband is an excellent shopper who has slowly but surely learned my preferences. As long as he has a list, he does fine. I have learned to be more specific about brands and portions in general as well. It's more about task sharing -- when he buys the food, I cook it.
darlene darlene 7 years
I do it myself so I don't forget anything
Sydney-C Sydney-C 7 years
I can top Dear's story. I sent my bf to the store for TWO things - dog food and ranch dip - and he came back with dog food. TWO THINGS!! However, I was glad that the one time that I sent him to the dry cleaners that he had enough sense to call me when the cleaners tried to charge ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS to clean a bridesmaid's dress!!!
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 7 years
I can send him to the store for somthing I forgot but NO WAY will i let him do the full grocery shopping!If he wants to BBQ or somthing..... he is fine with that.
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 7 years
I can send him to the store for somthing I forgot but NO WAY will i let him do the full grocery shopping! If he wants to BBQ or somthing..... he is fine with that.
JessiShaye JessiShaye 7 years
i'm on the same page at hmweis1. in my crazy head, no one will ever do it like i will so to avoid any argument i just do it myself. no one's feelings get hurt and whatever needs to be done gets done properly.
hmweis1 hmweis1 7 years
In a word....NO. I'm very picky about....well, everything. And since the poor guy can't live up to that I just do that kind of stuff myself.
julieulie julieulie 7 years
Yes! I LOVE it when he does my errands for me! I really, truly appreciate anything he does to help me out. That said, I would never send him to the grocery store without a list, but as long has he knows what he's supposed to get, he does a great job. When he's not working, he'll go to the post office, dry cleaner, drugstore, etc. for me. Occasionally he'll forget something, but getting some of my errands done and forget one thing is still way more helpful than not doing anything at all!
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 7 years
I can send him to the store SOMETIMES like if I just cannot get away from what I"m doing. But I know if I need something immediately, I'm better off going myself. He is a very laid back slow person and doesn't know what moving fast is. On top of that he's not very familiar with the store and where things are so it ends up being a major project that takes FOREVER. AND he gets a bunch of junk too.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 7 years
my fiance is really good at grocery shopping. he does most of it, actually.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
I try ... but I always end up holding his hand when he goes into Duane Reade to get what I need. He did, however, miraculously find the perfect pads when I was doubled over at home with cramps and my period. It's cute to think of this guy running around on our vacation to get my feminine stuff so I could rest comfortably. Very sweet.He is good about food stuff. If I give him a list, he can go get stuff. He just doesn't like getting stuff for complicated meals.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
I try ... but I always end up holding his hand when he goes into Duane Reade to get what I need. He did, however, miraculously find the perfect pads when I was doubled over at home with cramps and my period. It's cute to think of this guy running around on our vacation to get my feminine stuff so I could rest comfortably. Very sweet. He is good about food stuff. If I give him a list, he can go get stuff. He just doesn't like getting stuff for complicated meals.
Karma87 Karma87 7 years
..and yes, he buys feminine products- much to our 14 year old daughter's total dismay and horror. He looks like a Statey, so no one in their right mind would bust his ass but another Statey...HA!
Karma87 Karma87 7 years
So, Heini, that's YOUR guy with no clue staring blankly at frozen peas with an open mouth and a cell phone to his ear...;)just kidding!My husband completely took over the shopping, and seeing that I'm the people lover I am (NOT), I am totally happy with it. Dude shops with a vengeance, and a list. He's definately a power shopper. He's also 230 lbs. of muscle, so people dash out of his way!
Karma87 Karma87 7 years
So, Heini, that's YOUR guy with no clue staring blankly at frozen peas with an open mouth and a cell phone to his ear...;)just kidding! My husband completely took over the shopping, and seeing that I'm the people lover I am (NOT), I am totally happy with it. Dude shops with a vengeance, and a list. He's definately a power shopper. He's also 230 lbs. of muscle, so people dash out of his way!
nextjen nextjen 7 years
My husband would either forget the main ingredient or come home saying "They didn't have any nice beef so I didn't get it."You could have called me, honey, to ask if I wanted a substitute!I usually text my husband around the time when I think he is at the store with a list. I am sure he would feel totally "whipped" if he was holding my list at the store, but it's not "uncool" to check your messages on your phone. He's pretty good though; I would say that using our system, YES, I trust him to run my SHOPPING errands.
nextjen nextjen 7 years
My husband would either forget the main ingredient or come home saying "They didn't have any nice beef so I didn't get it." You could have called me, honey, to ask if I wanted a substitute! I usually text my husband around the time when I think he is at the store with a list. I am sure he would feel totally "whipped" if he was holding my list at the store, but it's not "uncool" to check your messages on your phone. He's pretty good though; I would say that using our system, YES, I trust him to run my SHOPPING errands.
inertia inertia 7 years
My husband can pick up one or two simple things. Like a bottle of Coke. Maybe... Well, no, he even makes mistakes with that. It's worse with us than most couples because we're American expats in Japan and there's a language barrier. There are about 2,000 Chinese characters used in normal life and you either know them or you don't, there's no sounding it out slowly like in English. I go grocery shopping all the time so I've learned food vocabulary words, but he doesn't necessarily know if that block of butter is salted or unsalted. So I keep doing the shopping and he keeps not learning how to read food/household vocabulary.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
My hubby is great at running errands. In the beginning of our relationship though he wasn't always - I had to be very specific with details (product, brand, packaging etc.) but he's learned over the years, then again I'm not so picky anymore either - so we've both learned. But he'll gladly run an errand for me if I need something from the store.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 7 years
i would rather do the errands because i do seem to remember more than him- but this week i begin a new job so he has to pick up some groceries and a wedding present for our friend-we'll see how that goes...!
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 7 years
I don't trust ANYONE to know what exactly I want or to shop the way I do. If I want something like a drink, medicine or junk food, I can trust my boyfriend to pick them up. He even often asks if I want anything and volunteers to go out and pick up things (The grocery store is a block away, and CVS is two blocks away) at all hours of the day/night.
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
We go together usually. But, I do trust that he knows what to get. If not, he can call me and I'll walk him through it. hehe.
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