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Scouting out guys at the grocery store.

 
 
littlek
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 09:47 am
I'd feel ridiculous carrying a purple basket - given its meaning.
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material girl
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 09:50 am
littlek wrote:
I'd feel ridiculous carrying a purple basket - given its meaning.


Are you saying single people are ridiculous???!!!
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Roxxxanne
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 09:56 am
Re: Scouting out guys at the grocery store.
littlek wrote:
So, ehBeth and I have been emailing about how to tell single guys from coupled guys at the grocery store by what they have in their baskets. It's gotten me thinking about shopping styles and such. So, anyone who'll post answers to these Qs would be helping me in my quest for knowledge (it's gone beyond picking up guys).

1. Age (-ish)
2. Gender (in case we don't already know)
3. married/single/coupled
4. Typical grocery list
5. Typical method of collecting groceries
6. Typical time/day to go to the grocery store.

what else should we know?


Thanks!
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For single guys, the dead giveaways are Ramen Noodles and Mc & Cheese. (Although Mac and Chesse might indicate married with kids) Do any adults eat that crap?

Bu
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material girl
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 09:58 am
If i see flowers, more than one toothbrush or wine being bought then they are probably attatched.
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nimh
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 09:59 am
I'm a single guy, I never eat either.
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Roxxxanne
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 10:06 am
Slappy Doo Hoo wrote:
In the US it would be a rainbow basket. They've gotten creative with the once-standard rainbow stickers for the Mazda Miatas, er, I mean, cars, and they make all kinds of rainbow stickers. It's supposed meaning is to celebrate diversity, but I bet it really means, "hey, I'm gay...you're gay...let's f*ck." You gay guys have it too easy.


Gay guys have it easy but it's alot tougher for gay chicks, unless cruising for butches. A woman at a retail shop I have been shopping at for minths floored me the toher day. I was talking aboput how young women are attracted to me and how I can't figure it out. (I am talking about women up to 30 years younger!!!) I said it's like I can't find women my own age. This woman, who I knew was married, said "Yeah, I have the same problem." I said, "Whoa! Yopu ARE married right and married to a man, right?" ( gay people with life partners refer to themselves as married)

She said, "Yeah, but we have an understanding." In hindsight, i always read her as bi, but I thought I might be mistaken. I should have trusted my intuition as there are legions of bi married women.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 10:08 am
material girl wrote:
littlek wrote:
I'd feel ridiculous carrying a purple basket - given its meaning.


Are you saying single people are ridiculous???!!!


right, Matgirl, that's exactly what I'm saying.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 10:14 am
<that was sarcasm>
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Mon 3 Jul, 2006 07:50 pm
Not a bad idea, I suppose. But I've seldom met married ladies, who'd hesitate to tell you that, (which is no insult and reflects on you not at all). I'd venture the vast majority of people are flattered by your interest, whether they're available or not (unless your creepy, or over shooting badly).
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jul, 2006 09:08 am
I went to a singles event last month with many people in my age group (I'm 59). As I walked around . . . or waited in line for a drink (!). . . or talked with other women (who are more open to conversation than men), I heard the same complaint: there are no good looking men here.

Well, one of the women making this complaint looked like she was the inspiration of Emma Thompson's makeup in the movie, "Nanny McPhee."

Ugh!

The only man who spoke to me hadn't been to the dentist in what looked like 30 years. He's emailed me since and I need to give him a heads up on having his teeth cleaned if he wants to meet women.

At the end of the event, a woman who is ten years my junior, struck up a conversation with me and asked why I thought it was that no man spoke to her. She is tallish, maybe 5'6", and weighed no more than perhaps 130 and wore neat clothes and a neat hairdo. She wasn't beautiful but she wasn't plain, either, with lively dark eyes. I couldn't answer her question. Women who were less attractive than she in her age group were addressed by men.

I was thinner than 95% of the women in my age group -- which the man who spoke to me told me. He also said that I had a livelier personality and that while he spoke to "about 20 women," only three, of which I was included, were worth following up on and that I was the only one with a sense of humor.


Hmmm. Maybe I need to find a new grocer!
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material girl
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jul, 2006 09:32 am
Your so brave going to a singles evening.

Did you enjoy it at all?
I always thought the older generation(no offence)would be more gentlemanly and know how to communicate with women.
There is clearly no hope for my generation(30)

Its nice that he complimented you saying you were he only person to have a sense of humour.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jul, 2006 09:59 am
material girl -- Actually, it took no bravery at all. I've been to this event since its inception: it's an annual thing. The food has always been great. The setting is an upper crust hotel just off Harvard Square. The drinks are free.

The first year, the event was at a steak house in what is a restaurant and night life section of Boston. About 75 people showed up, 50 women and 25 men. While the food was actually superior to the food at the hotel -- it included rock crab claws, giant shrimp and mini-filet mignons, while the dessert was a huge selection of miniature pastries from Finale, there was a $20 ticket.

I met several women and went for a walk around Boston afterwards before catching the train home.

I would hardly say that the men of this generation are gentlemanly. This is the generation of the 60s. The men range from former hippies (at what to me is the more desireable end) to guys who emerged from the working class as the first in their families to attend college to retired frat boys and former surfer dudes (the first wave, so to speak, pun intended).

Yeah, I liked being complimented on my sense of humor. However, if this guy had had his act together, he would not have given me a detailed description of the two other women he thought worth contacting again.

To tell the truth, I really doubt that I am at this point capable of a relationship.
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Roxxxanne
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jul, 2006 01:15 pm
plainoldme wrote:

To tell the truth, I really doubt that I am at this point capable of a relationship.


Maybe Ms. Right hasn't come along yet.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jul, 2006 09:01 am
I delayed responding to the last post -- Maybe Ms. Right hasn't come along -- because I am a very hetero woman.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Thu 2 Nov, 2006 07:16 pm
How is the grocery store these days?
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 6 Nov, 2008 02:46 am
@nimh,
nimh wrote:
I have no shame ... wonder what I'll think if I reread this in five years' time ...
Well? What do you think?
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2008 07:50 am
@littlek,
littlek wrote:

So, ehBeth and I have been emailing about how to tell single guys from coupled guys at the grocery store by what they have in their baskets. It's gotten me thinking about shopping styles and such. So, anyone who'll post answers to these Qs would be helping me in my quest for knowledge (it's gone beyond picking up guys).

This could be fun...

littlek wrote:

1. Age (-ish)

I am 25(-ish)
littlek wrote:

2. Gender (in case we don't already know)

Handsome Male
littlek wrote:

3. married/single/coupled

Single
littlek wrote:

4. Typical grocery list

1) skim milk
2) juice
3) sandwich ingredients (noteworthy: avocado and roma tomato)
4) hummus
5) wine
6) plain corn chips
7) salsa (<-- I think there might be something to this one...)
8) chicken breasts
9) detergent
10) energy drinks
littlek wrote:

5. Typical method of collecting groceries

Not sure I understand...

I shop at either Giant or Trader Joes and I use a cart to navigate the aisles.
littlek wrote:

6. Typical time/day to go to the grocery store.

Evening.
littlek wrote:

what else should we know?

Me and all my roommates are all guys and all single, so we usually go together. I imagine that where there is one single guy, there is at least one other. It's hard to say though if our house shopping MO would change if one of us was to get a girlfriend.

T
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2008 10:21 am
Just my 2 cents here, probably posted already but here goes...

Look for a shopping list. Attached guys will most likely have a list and single guys won't.

Foods:
Attached: Kids cereal, milk, healthy foods and vegetables, most likely hitting only the aisles for food on the list.

Single: Frozen foods, personal care items, meandering up and down every aisle, no big hurry.

Look for them checking you out as well.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2008 10:33 am
@McGentrix,
Hehe, I've seen guys in the groceries hanging on the cell phone "Honey, they got
three to choose from, which one should I take?" It's hilarious to watch them
shop.

When I was younger and single, I was approached a couple of times at the
groceries, but it just seemed odd to me to flirt between onions and garlic.
Then again, when I am at the groceries I am on a mission, I don't want to
be disturbed....
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Mon 29 Dec, 2008 01:02 pm
@CalamityJane,
23
male
single

milk
gallon of orange juice
gallon of cranberry juice
grape,pineapple,pomegranate as well, but smaller, and i grab whatever "naked" juices or whatever healthy/protein juices are there.

two bulk bags of cereal
big bag of rice
low fat ground beef
chicken patties
pasta and sauce both tomato based and alfredo
ice cream, and popsicles
planters mixed nuts and cheap chocolate syrup
eggs bacon bagels and english muffins
wheat bread
cheeses
chicken breast , turkey and roast beef
oh and granola bars, fuckin a they are good.


i usually start at on side of the store, in the back, by the milk, then i cruise thru all the aisles and look for stuff that ran out.
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