Shopping vs. Root Canal
by Dianne Barker
I noticed that my husband’s house shoes were worn out, after who-knows-how-many years, and made a note on my Christmas shopping list.
Striving always to be like the diligent and thrifty Proverbs 31 wife, I found a pair of brand-name shoes, regular price $36, for $17.99. A $10 coupon dropped the price to $7.99. I brought them home for James to try. They didn’t fit.
I exchanged them, but the second pair didn’t fit. I bought a pair at another store. Didn’t fit. Returning to the first store, I found another style—same deal, $36 shoes for $7.99. Didn’t fit.
“You’re going shopping with me,” I said. “I’m not bringing home anymore shoes.”
My hubby is an amazing man, but a shopper he is not. The last time he visited the mall was five years ago.
“There’s nothing wrong with my shoes,” he muttered as we hunted for a parking space.
After trying on a dozen pairs, he found one that fit—$36 shoes for $7.99.
On our way home, I patted his knee. “Wasn’t that fun! Going to the mall, trying on shoes…”
Next time, I’ll schedule a dentist appointment for him and give him a choice. 😉
Do you enjoy shopping with someone or prefer going alone?
Dianne Barker is a speaker, radio host, and author of 11 books, including the best-selling Twice Pardoned and award-winning I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! Organizing for the Maximum Life. She’s a member of Christian Authors Network, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and Christian Women in Media Association. Visit www.diannebarker.com.