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Retired husband

CAUTION:  Ladies don’t let your husband read this post because it might give him ideas.

After my brother retired my Sister-in-law insisted he start taking her shopping at a local department store.  She doesn’t drive and he had nothing else to do all day.  Unfortunately he found shopping very boring.  He likes to get in and get out.  Equally unfortunate she’s a typical woman who loves to browse.  She left him to entertain himself while she did her shopping.

Last week my SIL received this letter from the manager of the local department store.

The department store letter:

Dear Mrs. _________ (withheld for anonymity)

Over the past several months your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store.  We cannot tollerate his behavior any longer and have been forced to ban you both from our store.  The complaints against your husband are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras:

1.  June 15:  He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people’s carts when they were not looking.

2.  July 2:  He set all the alarm clocks in our housewares department to go off at 5 minute intervals.

3.  July 7:  He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women’s restroom.

4.  July 19: He walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, “Code 3 in housewares.  Get on it right away.”  This caused the clerk to leave her assigned station and received a reprimand from her supervisor.  That in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time, and costing the company money.

5. August 4:  He went to the service desk and tried to put a single serve bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. August 14:  He moved a “CAUTION -WET FLOOR” sign to a carpeted area near the dog and cat pet items.

7. August 15:  He set up a tent in the toy department and told children shoppers they could have a store sleep over if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23:  When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, “Why can you people just leave me alone?”  EMTs were called.

9.  September 4:  He looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10.  September 10:  While handling guns in the hunting department he asked where the anti-depressants were.

11.  October 3:  He darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the “Mission Impossible” theme.

12.  October 6:  In the auto  department he practiced his “Madanna look” by using different sizes of funnels.

13.  October 18:  He hid in a clothing rack and when customers browsed through them he yelled “PICK ME! PICKED ME!”

14.  October 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.  November 22:  He went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited five minutes, then yelled very loudly “HEY! THERE’S NO TOILET PAPER IN HERE!”.  One of the store clerks passed out.


Store management

*** NOTE: OK, I was only joking here to give you a laugh.  My brother isn’t really this bad.


10 comments on “Retired husband

  1. Ann
    January 2, 2012

    Anita, This is the funniest post I’ve read in a long time. Your brother just made my day~bless his heart and sense of humor.

    • Na Na
      January 3, 2012

      It was really just a made up story for humor. (giggle) My brother didn’t really do all those things. I should have explained that at the end but it just seemed funnier not to explain.

  2. kathi
    January 2, 2012

    THAT is MY Darling David, often. Yes, taking the retired hubby shopping is NOT a “good thing” MOST of the time. giggle. and “retired husband” is ALWAYS a challenge. THANKS for the GOOD GIGGLE.

    • Na Na
      January 3, 2012

      Oh Oh Kathi, I forgot you have one of those husbands too. Giggle.

  3. lw
    January 2, 2012

    At least he wasn’t bored– this one made me chuckle.

    • Na Na
      January 3, 2012

      I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Joyful
    January 1, 2012

    I had a good laugh! Thanks and Happy New Year once again! he he he….

    • Na Na
      January 3, 2012

      Hmm…. sometimes I worry about myself. Can you see what goes through my mind when I write this stuff?

  5. thenotwriter
    January 1, 2012

    Hahahahahaha, I know men that arent retired that would do some of that stuff!

    • Na Na
      January 3, 2012

      Have you read my post about “how home insulation works”? I think you can find it by using the search this blog box on the side bar.

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