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Old 10-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #5911
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I have a theory.

In prehistoric times, men were hunters who had to have a strong single focus on the prey to be successful.

Women were gatherers who searched high and low for food to feed their families. Nuts, berries, greens, veggies, grubs, fruits, bugs, etc.

Today this translates to buying vs. shopping. A man might decide what he needs then go out to get it. A woman enjoys the walking around and browsing involved in shopping. Because we are wired differently, neither men or women enjoy the others preference.

The exceptions are specific interests such as hobbies. A man who loves to do woodworking may be happy to wander around a specialty tool shop drooling over woodworking tools. A woman who loves to read may spend hours in a bookstore.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #5912
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I'm with you on that, Andy. Kitchenware stores, supermarkets, ethnic food markets, and pet supply stores are my exceptions. There I can walk around and gawk at things (and buy). Otherwise, I go in, get what I need, leave. I don't wander around. I guess I'm in the "lousy shopper" class. I can shop on the Internet from the comfort of my own home...
I am a single minded shopper. If I tell you I am only going to buy a quart of milk, that is what I get and am right back out the door.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:08 PM   #5913
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Single-minded shopper is so much more positive than "lousy shopper." Lousy shopper implies that the person spends money foolishly, buys things that don't match, and buys the wrong things! Yes, I am a single-minded shopper and proud of it! (Although, when I go to the feed store, I sometimes do wander over and look at the chicken waterers, etc., and have an argument with myself re: whether the girls need another waterer...).
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #5914
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There are times that I don't want Stirling to come to the store with me. I'm much more of a single-minded, get it done kind of shopper. Stirling doesn't do the shopping often (I'm the only one of us who knows how to drive.), so he usually wants to look at loads of stuff at the supermarket or Costco.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:44 PM   #5915
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We had a perfect day!

We were at the Wildlife Park for 3 hours, walking around, feeding the animals etc...it was such a lovely sunny, warm day too

Then we went out to lunch and had a huge meal...great day
Oh, I would love to do that Kylie, bet it was wonderful in Oz!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #5916
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I have a theory.

In prehistoric times, men were hunters who had to have a strong single focus on the prey to be successful.

Women were gatherers who searched high and low for food to feed their families. Nuts, berries, greens, veggies, grubs, fruits, bugs, etc.

Today this translates to buying vs. shopping. A man might decide what he needs then go out to get it. A woman enjoys the walking around and browsing involved in shopping. Because we are wired differently, neither men or women enjoy the others preference.

The exceptions are specific interests such as hobbies. A man who loves to do woodworking may be happy to wander around a specialty tool shop drooling over woodworking tools. A woman who loves to read may spend hours in a bookstore.
It was a 20 minute trip into Costco...20 of which was spent in the checkout line. Who the heck goes to Costco to get exactly what they need and leave??? We hit 6 stores in 1.5 hours, with driving time included.

I think I have whiplash...

Going shopping with my husband is like going hunting with the Game Warden...
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:02 PM   #5917
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About twice a year I buy French's Fried Onions as a snack. I love the flavor of the onions. Well, they now have out one with Cheddar cheese. Save your money. The cheese overpowers the onion flavor. I will go back to the original.
Thanks for the tip, Addie. I too like them as a snack. Also seasoned croutons. Nice crunch and flavor and usually not over salted.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:22 PM   #5918
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Got home from enjoying the pool. Dh had some nice baked sole with a green salad made for me for supper tonight, getting ready for bed.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:20 AM   #5919
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Oh, I would love to do that Kylie, bet it was wonderful in Oz!
It is great DL...I so love patting and feeding the kangaroos, especially the baby ones, they are so soft and cute

Do you have wildlife parks over there too?
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:05 AM   #5920
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It is great DL...I so love patting and feeding the kangaroos, especially the baby ones, they are so soft and cute

Do you have wildlife parks over there too?
Yes, but I don't want to pet the Grizzly's or Mountain Lions. I like having a hand on the end of my arm. I think our wildlife parks are slightly different than yours.
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