Woman's detailed shopping list for husband goes viral
Era Londhe recently tweeted out a photo of the detailed shopping list she gave her husband, which included tiny drawings of her ideal potatoes. (iStock)
A young woman in India doesn’t take chances when sending her husband to pick up groceries — and the extremely detailed shopping list she gave him is now going viral on social media.
Over the weekend, Era Londhe tweeted out a photo of the detailed list she gave her husband, which included tiny drawings of her ideal onions and potatoes, as well as specific instructions for picking out a variety of produce including tomatoes, bhindi (okra) and methi (fresh fenugreek).
Among the funnier notes on her shopping list, Londhe included instructions to pick up tomatoes with “no holes” and only “good” palak, or spinach, also with “no holes.” The latter instruction even came with a drawing of one holed and one non-holed spinach leaf, just in case her words weren’t clear enough.
Londhe’s list soon captured the attention of Reddit and Twitter users, with many praising her efforts, commiserating with her plight, and generally just asking her to post more of her shopping lists online.
Brilliant. This wife salutes you.Era Londhe @eralondhe
this is exactly like my mother's directions for my father (except for the pictures, and the language was malayalam)
I'm going to start doing this because as much as I love him I don't trust my fiancé with grocery shopping >w>
Will you consider a full vegetable shopping guide lol Ireally love this
I am sure the whole of India has taken notes of your list by now... pic.twitter.com/kObPThwc56
At the request of some commenters, Londhe also tweeted out a subsequent explanationfor why she was so picky about some of the items, explaining that yellow tomatoes will last longer, and that her preferred onions would be ready to use in a few days’ time.
Londhe’s husband, Gaurav, also took the opportunity to answer a commenter who asked if Londhe writes all of her husband’s shopping lists in this manner — and yes, it turns out she does.
25 SepKalina Boulter @KalinaBoulterReplying to @eralondhe
I am so curious to see what your shopping list for other shopping looks like!or perhaps the husband will not need one ever again after this
I guess will share those too... :) They have the same detail.
However, when one commenter hypothesized that Gaurav still came home with the wrong items, he neither confirmed nor denied the assumption.
“I bet he’s still gonna messed [sic] up,” said a Twitter user, to which Gaurav only shared a smiley-face emoticon.