Friday, October 31, 2008

Boys and Girls

We're at the grocery store at 11:30. It closes in half an hour. We are there because our regular grocery store has unexpectedly stopped carrying everything we buy. Okay, not everything, but some items that are of such importance we decided to go to the fancy grocery store to buy them. And something called tapenade which looks gross but sounds delicious. I'll let you know how that turns out in our new polenta lasagna recipe later on this week.

So, the story is that there are four things on our list. We find the first three, but can't find the Craisins (yes, in case you are wondering, something soooo important we can't live without it - shut up). We wander up and down the aisles of this unfamiliar grocery store for awhile. I get impatient and find a person stocking shelves and ask him where the Craisins are. The boy keeps wandering up and down the aisles.

By the time the stock person delivers me to the Craisins, the boy is already there, putting a bag of Craisins in our basket.

This is the finest examples of boy versus girl behavior and adaptations I can think of in our recent adventures. And, damn it, why was he rewarded for not asking for help by getting there faster?


  1. Anonymous11/01/2008

    First of all, tapenade is good. Very good. Especially on french bread. And secondly, in my family, the behaviors would totally have been reversed--I hate asking for help and my husband will do it ALL THE TIME, even when obviously I know my way around the store better than its employees. (Duh)

  2. That's classic.

    Your lasagna sounds great!


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