The Bible says that husbands should love their wives as Christ loves the Church, (Ephesians 5:28).  That is a sacrificial love.  Husbands must give of themselves sacrifice their comfort and pride at times.  Tonight was such a night for me.  It began with a request.

“Honey, could you go to Hy-Vee (our local grocery store) for me?”

“Sure, I said, what do you need?”

“I’ll write you a list.”

“Ok.”

I grab the list… milk ok, tortilla chips all right, guacamole… she must be having a definite Mexican craving.  I look further in larger letters and underlined is products that every man dreads.  Feminine hygiene products… that time of the month, and she needs me to pick up the supplies.  “I can do this,” I thought to myself as I felt sweat bead up on my forehead.  Having done this before in almost fifteen years of marriage I felt pretty confident in my feminine hygiene product shopping ability.  The key to success is to find the product quickly and be nonchalant about it.  Get in and out no fuss, no muss.

I find the appropriate aisle find the appropriate and locate the appropriate brand and then the stuff of nightmares came true… I couldn’t find the right type.  I’m looking all over, checking different brands… staring at what seemed to me to be the bane of my existence.  One guy passes by and gives me a “dude what are you doing?” look.  A minute or two passes I still frantically search – who needs blasted wings for anyway?  What is she going to do?  Fly?

I finally gave up pulled out my cell phone to call my bride.  I have to call three times before somebody answers… meanwhile a couple of ladies pass me by and gave me a “you sucker” look.

She finally picked up, and I told her my dilemma.  “Are you sure?” she asked.  “Um… yes.”  She asked me to look at a different brand, and I said, “but it doesn’t have wings… I told you that already.”  A couple passes me by and the guy gave me, “I am glad it isn’t me look.”  I am looking at long, regular, extra thin, overnight…. and finally come away with an acceptable alternative.  Mission accomplished!

I love my wife!

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12 comments
  1. *gets the giggles*

    This is why I love Costco.

    My dad, brother and husband have NEVER had to shop for female products…although my mom and I did have to buy some hair-regrowth stuff for her mom…. (eek)

  2. *gets the giggles*

    This is why I love Costco.

    My dad, brother and husband have NEVER had to shop for female products…although my mom and I did have to buy some hair-regrowth stuff for her mom…. (eek)

  3. *gets the giggles*

    This is why I love Costco.

    My dad, brother and husband have NEVER had to shop for female products…although my mom and I did have to buy some hair-regrowth stuff for her mom…. (eek)

  4. Great story Shane – it’s one of the main reasons I let my wife handle all the shopping detail – I get to avoid this problem and she is very good at details.

  5. Great story Shane – it’s one of the main reasons I let my wife handle all the shopping detail – I get to avoid this problem and she is very good at details.

  6. Great story Shane – it’s one of the main reasons I let my wife handle all the shopping detail – I get to avoid this problem and she is very good at details.

  7. My wife was quite amused while she had me on the phone. I think this was some sick form of entertainment for her, LOL.

    Foxfier – it is too bad Costco is clear across town for me :(. How did the men in your family get to avoid this completely. I’ll admit that I’ve only had to do it a handful of times in almost 15 years of marriage, but never?

    Society – wait until your wife is sick or can’t do it and she’s out. Then you’ll get to expereince this wonderful rite of passage into the greater depths of husbandhood.

  8. My wife was quite amused while she had me on the phone. I think this was some sick form of entertainment for her, LOL.

    Foxfier – it is too bad Costco is clear across town for me :(. How did the men in your family get to avoid this completely. I’ll admit that I’ve only had to do it a handful of times in almost 15 years of marriage, but never?

    Society – wait until your wife is sick or can’t do it and she’s out. Then you’ll get to expereince this wonderful rite of passage into the greater depths of husbandhood.

  9. My wife was quite amused while she had me on the phone. I think this was some sick form of entertainment for her, LOL.

    Foxfier – it is too bad Costco is clear across town for me :(. How did the men in your family get to avoid this completely. I’ll admit that I’ve only had to do it a handful of times in almost 15 years of marriage, but never?

    Society – wait until your wife is sick or can’t do it and she’s out. Then you’ll get to expereince this wonderful rite of passage into the greater depths of husbandhood.

  10. “Then you’ll get to expereince this wonderful rite of passage into the greater depths of husbandhood” (Shane)

    I don’t fear much things – but the looks of people when you are holding a box of tampons at the cash register is right up there with my fear of flying. LOL

  11. “Then you’ll get to expereince this wonderful rite of passage into the greater depths of husbandhood” (Shane)

    I don’t fear much things – but the looks of people when you are holding a box of tampons at the cash register is right up there with my fear of flying. LOL

  12. “Then you’ll get to expereince this wonderful rite of passage into the greater depths of husbandhood” (Shane)

    I don’t fear much things – but the looks of people when you are holding a box of tampons at the cash register is right up there with my fear of flying. LOL

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