Sunday, February 15, 2009

Why Women Shouldn't Take Men Shopping Against Their Will

This is why women should not take men shopping against their will.

After Mr. and Mrs. Fenton retired, Mrs. Fenton insisted her husband accompany her on her trips to Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, Mr. Fenton was like most men--he found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunately, Mrs. Fenton was like most women--she loved to browse.
One day Mrs. Fenton received the following letter from her local Wal-Mart store:
"Dear Mrs. Fenton,
Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and may be forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against Mr. Fenton are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.
1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's carts when they weren't looking.
2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.
3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.
4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, "Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away."
5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&M's on layaway.
6. September 14: Moved a "CAUTION - WET FLOOR" sign to a carpeted area.
7. September 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department.
8. September 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, "Why can't you people just leave me alone?"
9. October 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.
10. November 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.
11. December 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the "Mission Impossible" theme.
12. December 6: In the auto department, he practiced his "Madonna look" by using different sizes of funnels.
13. December 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled "PICK ME! PICK ME!"
14. December 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed "OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!" And last, but not least...
15. December 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, "Hey! There's no toilet paper in here!"

I am so glad my son Matt didn't do any of this when he was shopping with us three women on Friday!

Now that grapes are on sale, this is a perfect desert to serve...

Grape Crumble With Frozen Grapes
Yield: 4 servings

Serve this elegant dessert warm out of the oven with frozen grapes as a garnish. You can also crush the frozen grapes in a blender to make a mock sorbet. You'll get a taste of sweet and the health benefit of antioxidants from the grapes.

3/4 cup seedless green grapes, cut in half
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons soy milk or fat-free milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
3 1/4 cups red, black or a mixture seedless grapes

1. Place the green grapes on a sheet pan in the freezer for at least 3 hours.
2. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
3. Combine the oatmeal, baking powder, milk, oil and honey in a food processor and blend for 1 minute.
4. Place the red grapes in a 9-inch pie plate. Cover with the oatmeal mixture and bake for 20 minutes.
5. Garnish with frozen green grapes and serve.
Nutrition Information (approx.):
Per serving: Calories (198), Protein (3g), Carbohydrates (31g), Dietary Fiber (2g), Sugars (20g), Total Fat (8g), Saturated Fat (1g), Cholesterol (0mg), Calcium (54mg), Sodium (37mg


Tami said...

That was to funny....I could really see some men doing that stuff too!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for another great giggle!

Debbies Doodle said...

ummmm interesting recipe..