Off Topic: How to Get Out of Shopping with Your Wife or Girlfriend

When I was a kid, I’d “accidentally” break dishes while unloading the dishwasher so I could get out of doing that particular chore.  Below is a clipping from a British newspaper that’s been making the rounds, and if true (and I really hope it is), this fella has turned getting out of mundane duties into an art form.




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7 Comments on “Off Topic: How to Get Out of Shopping with Your Wife or Girlfriend”

  1. Don
    March 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Hey, who is this guy phoning it in on MY website?!

    • March 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

      …please insert 25 cents to continue this call…

  2. Kid Carboy Jr.
    March 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    Sounds like everyday antics to me.

  3. Mad Queen Linda
    March 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    These are excellent ideas! It makes me want to go the mall right now and get started!

  4. March 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Maybe now his wife will let him join his friends at the pub while she shops. Fortunately for me, my wife hates to shop so its a non-starter. But I can see where some of these antics could prove useful.

  5. March 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    BTW: My kids did the same kind of thing when “weeding” the vegetable garden. They didn’t like veggies anyway, so they figgered it was a twofer. Unfortunately for them, they couldn’t figure a way out of painting the fences. 20 plus years later and I still get grief over that damn fence.

  6. Jeff
    March 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm #


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