Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Keeping Score

The past couple of weekends when I have traveled to Capt's house to visit, I have noticed that he has been out of paper towels.

On Sunday (at my suggestion) he left me his debit card, gave me his password and gave me a shopping list so I could do his food shopping while he was at work.

Oh the fun I could have had.

One of the items I picked up was a 12 pack of paper towels. I got them on sale at Shaw's.

So, when he came home later that day I was all excited to show him the 12 rolls of Scott's paper towels that I got him for $7.99 when I realized that I inadvertantly left them in the shopping cart when I was loading up the car.

"I've got great news Capt, I got you a great deal on paper towels. The only problem is that I'm not used to having checkers bag the food AND put the bags in my cart, so since I never put anything under the cart, I didn't realize they were there and I left without them. Sorry." (On Long Island, you have to do it all yourself.)

[laughing] "That's. just. great. Babe. You saved me money.... it only cost me $7.99 AND I still don't have any paper towels."

[Thinking about how to turn this around] "Um, don't forget that time when I bought a container of joint compound at Home Depot last summer and YOU left it under the cart....so therefore, I consider THIS incident a total wash."

-Oh Yes, it's been awhile but I still have the sacred, female, 'keeping the score' skill intact!

Not that it is a good thing, but do any of you 'keep score' in your relationships?

4 comments:

TheWriteJerry said...

No comment...

I like remaining married.

Morning Glory said...

Maybe, but not for any serious reason. Mostly to use as joke material.

Looney Mom said...

Oh goodness. I'm a chronic score keeper. I probably need to not be. But sometimes, like in your case, it's just necessary.

Lala's world said...

it's amazing what we can pull out of that memory bag of ours!!! hehe