16 April 2018

My Husband Forced Me to Go Shopping

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My husband forced me to shop for five hours last weekend. I'm not sure if that was a blessing or a curse... What I am sure of though, is that this was the first suhol in our marriage. 

We had our long weekend all figured out...

April 6
I have a blogger event to attend. Wait a few hours for hubby, have dinner with him, and then meet up with friends.

April 7 to 9
Drive off to La union with our college friends and go back home on Monday

Seemed pretty laid out, right?  WRONG. Things did not go smoothly as planned.

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Expectations versus Reality:
Beforehand, I already told my husband my plans:
1. Go to SM Megamall and drop off my luggage for our trip which weighed about 5 kilograms (or probably more)
2. Go to my blogger event.
3. Go back to SM Megamall and do a little shopping for things we needed to bring.
4. Wait for him, have dinner, and then meet up with our friends.

He insisted that I spend this gift certificate that we had while I wait for him, and so I thought okay -- since I'm looking for a new planner, maybe I should shop for one. Oh, we also needed a few things for the trip, so I figured sure, this would be the perfect time to shop. I felt like I was hitting two birds with one stone... being able to buy what we needed while wasting time waiting for him.

I started shopping at 5 p.m. 
I bought some pants, some sunblocks, slippers... I was basically running out of things that I needed and wanted to buy and I'm not very familiar with the shop locations, so I was like a kid going back and forth between the whole Megamall A, B, C, the fashion wing or whatever the other parts were named. It's already 8 p.m., I'm hungry, so I called hubby up. 

"Where are you?"
"I'm still in NLEX."

I look at my watch and realize I've been shopping for three hours now. My feet hurts. I'm really hungry and le husband was still hours away. My hunger is starting to cloud my judgement and I'm getting pissed since he said we were going to have dinner at 7 p.m. He said that he'll be a little late and we'd have dinner at 8:30 or 9 p.m.

To reclaim my happy thoughts, I tried to shop for clothes but nothing really interested me. I then tried shopping for makeup. I went to the VICE counter, but they're all sold out. I went to NYX and saw my MLBB shade is on sale for only PHP 249. I then went on to the BLK Cosmetics and I thought okay, this might be the perfect time to try on this brand, so I bought two products.

Time check, it's now 9 p.m., my husband is nowhere in sight and I needed to get my luggage from the baggage counter because they were closing soon. I'm still hungry and I'm carrying this 5 kilogram bag for our La Union trip and I also had paper bags with me. Obviously, dinner is out of the picture and our dinner date was a big "drawing."

It's now 9:45 p.m. and Reg was at Gateway Mall. Our friends decided they would pick me up in Megamall, pick Reggae up in Gateway, and then head to our meet-up point.

10 p.m. still no dinner. I look so haggard. I'm carrying about 7 kilograms of bags. I looked like I just ran away from home. Not a pretty sight!

Alas, we meet up with everybody at around 11 p.m. and we finally have dinner.

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Reg tried to pull off another suhol by asking me if I wanted coffee or cake or any dessert but I declined.

Until now, I still can't decide whether that was 5 good hours of shopping or just 5 hours of me being so tired, so hungry, so haggard, and getting so much back ache and body ache from carrying all my 7 kilogram luggage. What do you think?

The so-called dinner date still hasn't happened and I doubt there will be one in the following weeks. Plus, the next time he gives me a GC, I know for sure that he'll be making me wait for six hours or even longer. I think I'd rather stay at home in bed and watch Korean dramas rather than starve myself for six hours again waiting for a no-show date.


  1. joan rafunzel medinaApril 17, 2018 5:22 pm

    Kung ako sayo madam hindi ko din malalaman kung ano ba talaga mararadaman ko, kasiyahan sa shopping o yung nagintay ka ng matagal. Pero okay lang kasi syempre, special naman yung hinihintay mo at maganda naman yung mga make ups. :)"Hi Maj, I'm joining your April 2018 giveaway"

  2. Awww I'm sorry for what you've gone through.
    He does seem sweet though.

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  3. Lhai Elardo DavaApril 22, 2018 9:35 am

    Oooh i feel sorry for you💔 anlaki ng Megamall and shopping for 3 hours with no food at all, ansakit sa ulo plus ang sakit sa paa mglakad lalo if youre wearing heels. Hope it doesn't happen again!

  4. Angel Riza G. AdameApril 22, 2018 2:44 pm

    Hi Maj, I'm joining your April 2018 giveaway ❤❤❤

  5. I feel you, nakaka bored kaya yun! But hindi ko kaya yung hindi kumain, mahihimatay ata ako. Hihihi

  6. Aaw kawawa naman. Sana dinaya mo sya. Sana bumili ka ng snack habang nag sho-shopping. Siguro kahit na maraming magandang items hindi mo na napansin dahil sa pagod at gutom. Ako, hindi pwedeng magutom kasi literal na magdidilim ang paningin ko as in wala talagang makita.
    Sana nasa Megamall ako nun time na yun para nag hello ako sa'yo tapos nag meryenda tayo at natulungan kita sa bags.
    Sana naman hindi ka nagtampo sa kanya. I'm sure matutuloy din ang dinner date nyo. 'Wag ka lang mag expect ng sobrang bongga na bawi nya at isipin mo na maswerte ka parin kasi yun GC yun paraan nya para bumawi- hindi lahat nabibigyan ng pagkakataon mag shopping. Hehe, pasensya na ang daldal ko.

  7. Kaya lang, hanggang ngayon hindi pa bumabawi... Wala pading dinner date na ng yari! Kainis! Hahaha.

  8. Napa-asa ako babe. Date daw kami!??? Hahahaha Drawing!

  9. HAHAHAHA. Inunahan mo na ko sis! Wala pa nga din yung dinner date namin. Umaasa pa naman ako... pero wala... wala padin... mukhang wala na talaga. Mag month of May na eh. Haha. Mukhang madami pang situations na ganito mangyayari. Lol.

  10. hindi naman ako nag heels. hindi ako mahilig mag heels. feeling ko kasi pinagtitinginan ako ng mga tao. Lol.
    Sana nga hindi na drawing ang sunod na date namin. hahaha.

  11. Gantihan, mo! sabunutan ang pilikmata!!! haha!