Contrary to popular stereotypes, as a man there are a few chores I really enjoy. It’s probably due to my mother making it a point to have us all up on Saturday morning with music blasting, food cooking and cleaning the house from top to bottom. As an adult however, one thing I never perfected was the skill for cooking. This works out perfectly for my wife and me. We split household chores so she is dong the cooking and I get to handle the bulk of the cleaning and laundry. Things get a little awkward when I end up with the task of grocery shopping. I will give you a hint; that’s definitely not one of my favorites.
The other day my wife asked me to run some errands and on the way back, pick up dinner. It sounded easy enough but it must have been bad timing. I ended up stuck in a throng of people on every aisle. The further I went down my shopping list the more it felt like my wife had set me up. This was a prison sentence, not a quick trip to the store! Determined to get through the task, I fought the mob and could finally see daylight. I quickly learned just because I was in line, it didn’t mean I was free.
Stuck there I started thinking about the humorous similarities between a super market check-out line and real life. Here are a few of my musings:
Not to be dramatic but I managed to make it out of the market with everything on my list and my life. During the process I also met a couple of cool folks in line and we shared some laughs. The moral is to find the gold in every experience and it may benefit you more than you think. Once you get pass the crowd and inconvenience of it, grabbing the groceries is now on the top of my list of chores. This makes me wonder why my wife complains about it so much.
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