Grocery Store Cell Phone Conversation

December 6, 2007

I’m totally one of those grocery shoppers that calls home about 6 times during the course of my shopping adventure to ask questions. “Hey, do you need shampoo?” “Jonas, what kind of cheese do you want?” “Honey, did you say you wanted bacon or that you were trying not to eat bacon?”

Here is the conversation today:

Me: Hey!

Jason: Yeah?

Me: Do we need coffee?

Jason: Yes. Decaf.

Me: (clearly the phone cut out for a second) What?

Jason: De-CAF-fienated (real slow, like I’m four).

Me: Really?

Jason: Yes. I need to cut back.

Me: I don’t need to cut back.

Jason: Oh.

Me: I mean, won’t you get headaches if you cut back? Won’t you be grouchy? You don’t want to be grouchy in December.

(what I really meant was: “Please, please, please take it back! I can’t do decaf! DECAF? What’s the point??? Oh for the love of all that is peaceful in our house, please don’t say another word about decaf!”)

Jason: Well, what about half-caf?

Me: Half-caf? (Well…I do like compromises.)

Jason: But in January, we’re switching to decaf.

Me: Oh, sure!

We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

4 responses to Grocery Store Cell Phone Conversation

  1. Brian and Kristina Schmitt December 6, 2007 at 8:48 pm

    This conversation was highly amusing to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ and I must admit that “I” who does not like the taste of coffee, have become slightly hooked on the new McDonald’s iced coffees. However my hubby deemed them too expensive. BUT he went to the store and got all the fixins to make them himself for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Decaf! Is he sick? What’s he thinking???

  3. Although, on second thought, reflecting on times spent with your husband, maybe he could use some decaf. That man has some energy!

  4. Mr. & Mrs. Lorentzon December 9, 2007 at 6:57 am

    I didn’t even know there was a term “half caf” but now I know.