The Gay Vegans

Do you need a good laugh today?

I am on the last day of a break from work and have had a wonderful day. I know there is so much going on in the world that is taking its toll on many of us, and after experiencing something so funny today I thought I would share it.

This has to do with a text interaction between me and Mike. I don’t think you need to personally know us to get the funniness of this, but I will let you know a few things first. The story is about me going to Costco by myself. Typically we go together, but I was off and decided to run errands. When we are together I always want to buy things in bulk that we don’t need (I blame watching The Walking Dead for this), and Mike lovingly steers me away from the bulk idea reminding me that it would take forever for us to use whatever item I am wanting to buy in bulk at the moment.

So today I’m in Costco on my own and gathering the items I went there for. I also always search the frozen aisles in hopes that they might have begun to carry a delish vegan product we use. As I make my way, I see bags of flour, both 25lb and 50lb bags. Thinking of the pot pie I make and the pancakes I make (two of my all-time favorite recipes that you can find on the Helpful Websites & Blogs page at the top of the blog site), which both use flour, I thought it might be a good idea to get the 25lb bag. Plus, it was only $4.99!

In all seriousness, I text Mike to see if he thinks I should get the 25lb bag. I then place it in my cart along with the tofu, hummus, frozen fruit, broccoli, coffee and rice milk. After moving on a few aisles I decide that perhaps 25lbs is too much and go put it back. I get a few other items and then head home.

While putting away everything at home, I get Mike’s response to my original question, which is a simple “NO!”. Smiling, I decide to play with him and respond back saying “Whew. I was thinking that too so I got the 50lb bag. It was so cheap!”

I was laughing pretty hard at this point. He responds with a “What?”. I write back “It was only $8” as I am practically busting a gut in the middle of our kitchen. “You bought it?” he asks, to which I respond “Not the 25. The 50” and I am laughing so hard that I have trouble catching a breath.

A few minutes later he calls and as soon as I hear his voice I lose it. He of course was pretty sure I was kidding all along but I have to say that the whole exchange was spectacularly funny to me. I’m not sure if it will come across as that funny to you who are reading this, but believe me, for me it was out of the park hilarious. I had a great laugh and was once again reminded about how much in love I am with my husband.

I hope this at least brought a smile to your face!

Thank you for reading!

About Dan Hanley

Gay and vegan in the burbs (of Los Angeles). I blog about veganism, equality, compassion, activism, politics, spirituality, and our awesome life experiences. The "s" includes my husband, Mike! I want this blog to be a tool to build bridges among communities and to inspire people to get involved and vote.

1 comment

  1. Lisa Wilson says:

    Adorbs! Only you two could make Costco shopping good for a giggle!

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