Vince decided that taking me to Joplin today to eat at my favorite Thai restaurant would be a good thing. There was a price to pay though . . my husband loves to shop! Target, Sam’s, Kohl’s, TJ Max, Steve & Barry’s (or something like that), Academy, Harbor Freight . . and the list goes on. At each and every place, I had to beg . . can we please leave now?
The Harbor Freight in Joplin is little .. maybe they all are. I don’t seek out Harbor Freight stores when we’re traveling. It smells like a tire shop. I don’t like that store! We Vince bought a few things and as we left the store, he said “That store is intoxicating! I could spend all day in there!” Huh? I don’t feel intoxicated at all! There are only like 6 rows; no recliner; no big screen tv! What the heck would Vince do in a Harbor Freight all day? Just keep your fingers crossed that if he decides to spend the day at Harbor Freight, he leaves me at home!
All that intoxicating “stuff” in there and he bought 4 or 5 tarps and some weird little cheap looking tools. When there’s a storm or something and you need tarps, there are never any to be found so we keep them on hand. Until . . Chad finds them and then we have to go shopping for tarps again. Chad had found our whole stash of tarps so it was time for a few more and a new hiding place for them.
After about the third store, and me begging can we please leave now? Vince said . . will you call Chad and see what he’s doing tomorrow and if he will come back to Joplin with me? Oh, yes! Chad has the same shopping gene that Vince has. They will go to Joplin tomorrow! They will shop til they drop! They will eat at my other favorite restaurant and they will come home and talk for hours about how good the sushi was and how I would have loved it. I don’t care! I’m staying home! I will deal with the fridge repairman. I will also show him my stove top that’s kinda maybe got something wrong with it and try to convince him to tell Vince that I need a new stove.
Next time I want Thai food or sushi, I will go by myself to Joplin and I will eat alone and be very thankful that I don’t have to shop in order to get to eat out.