Two words: Hydroponic Tomatoes!
My mom came over yesterday for a bit and with her she brought a bag of grapes. How nice, I thought. The reason she brought the grapes is that she asked my dad to pick up '2 medium bags of grapes'. He thought she said 3 bags, so he bought 4. Makes sense, right?
That made me think of the last time I sent my husband to do some shopping (other than pick up a bag of chips or some ranch type of thing). It was 11 years ago - the New Year's right after we got married and we were having a party. So I gave him a list of things we needed for the party and asked him to pick them up since he was off and I was working. Give him a list - no problems should occur, right? One would think it was an easy thing. Well, he brings everything home, puts it away, I come home, start fixing stuff for the party. He gives me the receipt and I don't remember the total but I do remember saying that it was an awful expensive trip for the amount of items on the list. I look more closely at the receipt and notice tomatoes on there to the tune of $10. WHAT?? I open the fridge and what do I see but the most gorgous tomaotes you have ever seen. Ah, that's the problem as it is December in Virginia so you know what the tomatoes should look like - pale orange-ish. Come to find out they are hydroponic tomatoes. And he was so proud of himself. :)
After that it was decided that to keep within our food budget it would be best if I was the main grocery shopper in the family. And so it has been for 11 years. Do you think he did that on purpose???