Posted by: Author | December 19, 2013

Traumatic Experience for the Spouse

Since I’m still sick and have zero energy to fight Christmas shopping crowds, when the spouse said last night that he was going to the mall to get a few things, I asked him to pop into a certain store to grab something for the daughter-in-law. I’d been meaning to get her some yoga pants from Victoria’s Secret since she likes them. When I mentioned that to the spouse, he gasped and said, “You want me to go in THAT store?”

After I stopped laughing and explained to him that there was nothing there that would harm him, he asked what I wanted him to get. I said, “Extra small yoga pants.”

“Yoga as in yoga?” was his response.

Laughing again, I spelled it just in case he didn’t know what I meant.

Response: “What if they come in colors?”

“Get black but if the waistband is a color, just pick one you like.”

Two hours later:

Me: “You’re home. Did they hurt you in THAT store?”

Him: “Everybody working there was a guy.”

Me: “See? No danger there.”

Him: “Well, he DID ask if I wanted regular, boot cut, low rise…”

Me, cutting him off as I could see he was twitching: “What did you get?”

Him: “Leggings.”

Me: “Good job.”

Him: “I had them wrap them but got a box too. Wrap #2 son something in it. Freak him out.”

Another day in the life at the Chantal house.


  1. OMG. That’s hilarious. Kudos to your husband for taking that on. And the fact that he wants you to wrap a gift for #2 son? You and your husband have the same sense of humor, don’t you? Lol. Thanks for the laugh. And GET BETTER!

    • It sure made me laugh, Laurie. AND I think the spouse was wanting to share the freak out that he had at the mall with the son and that was the motive for the box. LOL I want to be better – believe me!!

  2. Bawahahaha Having met Mr. Chantal, I can so visualize this conversation. Thanks for sharing.

    • You’re welcome. It was too funny to pass up passing it on!

  3. Oh my gosh this has to go in a story. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LOL< Lavada – would anyone believe it?

      • With you writing it they will and if not they’ll get a good laugh.

      • *smiles*- I will never forget one scene I wrote where the editor said, “I can’t imagine that this would ever happen” and I wrote back that the part she questioned was autobiographical. LOL It got left in as one of the conflicts between the hero and heroine.

  4. hahahaha …. I love your hubby’s sense of humour !

    • Thanks Iris. Me, too. He can zing them out there.


  5. Actually, male clerks there, esp. at the holidays, is ingenious! It would make male customers so much more comfortable.
    (And I love the bit about the box!)

    • I’m thinking they have the guys work nights since (and I know it’s sexist to say it) most men shop at night and women in the day. I know I do to like to go to the mall at night since I feel vulnerable as a woman in the dark parking lot.


      • No kidding! Be safe!

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