Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Honey, I’ll Sit This One Out

Shop Till You Drop Your Husband Off

A Spanish shopping centre has set up a creche for husbands. The Gran Via2 mall, in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat near Barcelona, has comfy chairs, newspapers and televisions in what it calls its "husband parking area''. A mall spokesman said: "Everyone is loving it. We were told that some men are loving it so much they are encouraging their wives to go shopping.''

FOOTNOTE: Boom Creche Opera.


The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Daddy Day Care...

The Egel Nest

Misty Dawn said...

Yeah, but what about we women who absolutely hate to shop???

david mcmahon said...

Hi Bradley,

You, sir, are The Master.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Misty Dawn,

You get let out with your camera instead! I know how you love photographing fence posts (just like I do!!)

Keep smiling


Helena said...

Don't tell my partner this. Actually, no, he'd still come with me- he likes to use the trolley like a scooter up and down the aisles so I don't see much of him anyway once we're in the shop.

imac said...

Rest while your DW drops while shopping.

Like it David.

Craver Vii said...

Love it!!

Lee said...

Makes sense, David. My ex always used to look for the resting chair that many American stores have somewhere in their women's department. :)


Kimberly said...

Wow. Now that is a brilliant marketing idea.

Corey~living and loving said...

what a fabulous idea. :) wish I Had thunk of it. :)

Ornery's Wife said...

Have you seen the post about why women should not force their husbands to go shopping? I'll send it to you. Pretty funny.

Ornery's Wife said...

This is long, but I couldn't find an email to send it. I think it's funny, but I'm glad Ornery isn't bad enough to come up with most of this stuff:
This is why women should not take men shopping against their will.

After Mr. and Mrs. Y retired, Mrs. Y insisted her husband accompany her on her trips to Walmart. Unfortunately, Mr. Y was like most men–he found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunately, Mrs. Y was like most women-she loved to browse. One day Mrs. Y received the following letter from her local Walmart.


Dear Mrs. Y,

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. Y 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.

*Goddess* said...

I saw this on the news and I couldn't help but wonder what good it does to "go shopping" with your husband when he's sitting in another room watching tv while you're doing the browsing? If that was me, I'd be watching tv WITH my husband...LOL!