Today I’m doing a combo of Minutiae and List. Yesterday, I went to Trader Joe’s, my grocery store second home. I’ll do the list, but first I have to talk about this totally annoying thing I’ve encountered since becoming involuntarily single.
I noticed this with many men with whom I interact (don’t get excited – they work at grocery stores I frequent). They feel the need to interject a minimum of THREE times that their wife or girlfriend likes a particular item I ask them about. One wine guy at Trader Joe’s worked it into the convo FIVE times. I know this because I started counting. Do they think I’m on the prowl for dating fodder at the grocery store? Really? As a psychotherapist, I call it OVERCOMPENSATING or a GUILTY CONSCIENCE.
I mentioned this recently to my single pal JJ, who has braved all this single crap longer than I. She said she started noticing it as well when newly single, so I realized it wasn’t just me. Now it’s become a game for me. How will they work the SO into a discussion of Viognier vs. Chard?
- Greek yogurt
- Edame hummus and something called “Skinny Fries” What can I say? They were demo-ing them and I was hungry.
- Fig butter – it will be great w/ the gorgonzola!
- Maragogype coffee – (pronounced “mara-go-hee-pay” in case you wondered)
Okay, as usual, there’s not much on the list that normal people would combine for an actual meal. But what fun is that?