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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Shopping (03/01/07)

TITLE: Mighty Hunter
By Laisa Jones
03/05/07


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Shopping with my husband is like going to Wally World with the mighty hunter of the West. Need a shirt? See a shirt. Buy the shirt. Done. Let’s go.

“What? What about style? Color? Matching? Besides, I want to look. . . .”

The eyes looking at me are the conquering eyes of a hunter who has bagged his game and is ready to go home. If I’m not careful, he may drag me out of the store by my hair.

Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating just a little. But not by much!

He’s the one who told me about the preacher who was explaining this phenomenon to his congregation. Men are like hunters when shopping—see the deer, shoot the deer. Women are like the gatherers of the tribe, searching the woods for the best nuts and berries, or preparing the deer hide to make clothes for the children.

Or clothing for the ungrateful man who would drag her from the store before she has a chance to shop for the best deal, the best value, the best clearance sale that nets three for the price of one.

What he doesn’t know is that she has been watching the season very closely, waiting for the good prices to creep out from behind the bush, so that she can bag her own prize! He may have conquered the first shirt he saw, but she will get the best price.

And just think what else she can buy with all the money she saves. . . .

My poor husband has learned, and sometimes even makes an effort, to follow my wandering way through Wally World, without making too many comments. I ignore the glances at his watch and the long suffering sigh. Am I only imagining that the eyes are rolling behind my back?

It would be completely different if we were at the Tool Store instead of Wally World, of course. Then I would be the one dragging after the gatherer, while he looked at six different construction saws that looked exactly the same to me. Except, maybe, for color.


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Joanne Sher 03/09/07
How fun! Loved your title. You did a great job of describing the "typical" woman and man in the store. Keep writing!
Jacquelyn Horne03/09/07
What is the old cliche'? "You've hit the nail on the head." That pretty well sums it up here. Good job.
Kathie Thomas03/11/07
Good read and well done.
Patty Wysong03/12/07
Oh man! Have I been there and done that!! BUT he now appreciates how I hunt (like you hunt!!) Good voice, fun.
LaNaye Perkins03/12/07
I could definately relate to this one. Great job! This was alot of fun to read.
Myrna Noyes03/13/07
Ah, you must know my husband and me, because you described us both perfectly! :D This is a clever, well-written, amusing piece; and I enjoyed reading it very much!
Donna Emery03/14/07
I enjoyed this, including the humor in the title. I had fun reading it. Good job!