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The Shopping List

It’s all of three feet long, in order it is not, And then there’s all the other stuff she’s probably forgot, The first thing on the list, it simply just says, ‘beans’, Is that broad beans, baked beans, whatever does she mean? Next is the marmalade, there’s a hundred in the store, And if I get it wrong she’ll say, ‘it’s the one I had before!!’ There goes another ping, it’s the fifth message to date, ‘Don’t forget the milk’ it reads, ‘if you can accommodate?’ Next it is the bread - brown and white and crust, With a helpful little note saying, ‘the thickness I’m not fussed!’ But the note that takes the biscuit states, ‘get something for tea!’ Now is that for the both of us or possibly just me? Course the final item on the list takes me back to the first aisle, It’s another lengthy trip, so far I’ve clocked a mile. I reach the checkout desk and there goes another ping, It says ‘tomato sauce, oxo cubes and a pack of chicken wings.’ The checkout girl senses, my frustration and dismay, By honestly enquiring, if I’m having a good day, But I look at all the stuff she is bleeping at the till And wonder how, with three bags, I’ll ever fit it in! At home comes the inquest of each item I have bought, And all items not listed, I’m well and truly caught! The marmalade is wrong, the butter isn’t light, But think I’ve done quite well as it’s fifty percent right!

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Date: 12/25/2019 10:17:00 PM
Ha, ha. Resonates with me, truly!! A real scream, Ron! Happy 2020 to you and yours! :) Gershon
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 12/26/2019 4:38:00 AM
Appreciated Gershon. All the very best for 2020. Ron :)
Date: 12/25/2019 12:27:00 PM
A FAVE for me, Ronald. Truly a delight. Merry Christmas! Best wishes to you and your loved ones for 2020.
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Date: 12/26/2019 4:37:00 AM
Thank you so much Line. Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas. Ron x
Date: 12/23/2019 8:01:00 PM
lol... I think you did great. Lovely write. So true.. so wise.. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. God Bless. Ann
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 12/24/2019 4:42:00 PM
Thank you Ann and a Merry Christmas to you and your family too. Best wishes...Ron x
Date: 12/23/2019 1:10:00 PM
Hello Ronald D. Thompson, you should have her do the shopping for groceries. That way she will get everything she needs. Merry Christmas. have a nice day my friend. x
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 12/23/2019 1:33:00 PM
I shall put forward your suggestion Darlene but I'm not holding my breath. Appreciate the comment. Hope you are well...Ron x
Date: 12/23/2019 9:11:00 AM
This was fun Ron and I know exactly what this is like and the ire you find when you get home and the items are not what they figured you would know on your own.
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 12/23/2019 1:32:00 PM
I'm hopeless Chris. Thanks for the comment...Ron :)