Don’t get your hopes up! 39



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A couple were out shopping and, as usual, the husband got very quickly bored waiting and waiting and waiting for his wife to make her choices. So she suggested to him that he sit down in the park adjacent to the shopping centre which he did.

But when she finally emerged with hands full, he was nowhere to be seen. Worried, she she rang him on her phone.

“Where are you?” she asked in an anxious voice. 

“Do you know that expensive up-market jewellery shop where we went about five years ago and you fell in love with that diamond and emerald necklace but I said then that we couldn’t afford it?” he asked.

“Oh yes,” she said, her voice rising with emotion.

“It’s still here – well, what I mean is that actually I’ve just seen another like it in the window and it is stunning and even more elaborate. I can understand why you fell in love with it and I’m sure that you would love this one just as much,” her husband said.

By this time, the wife was almost choking with tears of joy and anticipation. “Oh, darling, oh really darling, are you there looking at it?” she managed to say.

“Yes,” he said. “Well, I’m in the pub next door”.

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  1. my husband loves shopping. When the children were little he would do it by himself.

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    • Mine too Shirley. Before mobile phones came in I was forever getting stores to page him as I’d be finished doing whatever and he would be nowhere to be seen. He still does the grocery shop, but I tend to come with him these days as he shops like all the children are still living at home 🙂

  2. We have a pub in one of the nearest towns where it says “we will baby sit your husband while you shop” Always amuses me because I don’t have a husband and am in there on the way home actually having a glass of win myself

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  3. I’m happy to go shopping with my wife as long as the shop or shop’s have a husband’s chair where I can sit and read my iPhone.

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