Spanking Bethie

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4/5/2005

Pre-Shopping Spanking

Invidia asked what I did while shopping that embarrassed Dan so much he’d walk away from me. I actually think it’s funny that things I see as perfectly acceptable are not within Dan’s comfort level.

For starters, I can barely get him to walk into the store with me if I plan to return or exchange an item. It’s not like I’m trying to put one over on the store or anything. Sometimes things are defective or aren’t right for some legitimate reason and I see nothing wrong with exchanging or returning said item.

Dan on the other hand views shopping as a gamble. You pay your money and you take your chances. If he buys an item and it doesn’t work, he writes it off to bad luck and moves on. I repack it and take it back to the place of purchase. That’s my job now since he refuses to go anywhere near customer service.

That’s okay though, I *like* dealing with customer service. That where true brats get a work out. Most of the time it’s a piece of cake but occasionally I get a real challenge at the counter. Like the time the girl tried to charge me extra even though I was exchanging one item for the exact same item. I stood my ground and eventually she found a supervisor to sort it out before I threw a tantrum.

Dan also won’t stick around if I head for the deli counter. What is wrong with asking for what I want? I admit I’m particular about how my meats and cheeses are sliced but I’m very polite while going through the process.

If I see a new product I’d like to try, I see no problem with asking for a sample. I’m in the process of buying anyway and besides that, I’ll buy the new product if I like it so it’s a sale for them. I don’t see the problem. It’s not like I’m walking around asking for free stuff. I’m trying to make a purchase. Geez! That’s not being bratty, that’s being a smart shopper.

Now I admit that when I’m in the seasonal toy aisle, I can get a little crazy. I love making the animotion toys do their thing and I get great joy out of trying them all. It’s good clean fun. Also, there’s a singing cat sitting in our baggage even as I speak so I’m not trying them out for nothing.

The other thing is, believe it or not, I like to try on shoes before I buy them. Gasp! The horror!

Sorry, but I’m not buying a pair of shoes I haven’t tried on, walked around in a little, and looked at in those little mirrors. Dan didn’t even know about the little hose booties they have available for such insanity.

I know I looked at him liked he was an alien straight from outer space when he told me he just grabs a pair of shoes in his size and buys them. No trying on, no walking around in them, no mirrors, and certainly no little hose booties. I thought I was going to hyperventilate.

There is one little thing that might be confused with being bratty. Sometimes I see something and I need to go check it out. It’s not my fault he wasn’t paying attention or didn’t hear me. Dan swears I’m always racing off and leaving him standing around not knowing what to do because I’ve “run off on him”. It’s not running off. It’s shopping. I always find more than what’s on my list. Not my fault.

Honestly, I don’t think any of this shopping behavior is bratty. Despite what I think, Dan’s become a big believer in preventive spanking. And while I don’t think I need to be spanked before going out, it’s nice sometimes. A slightly warm bottom makes me feel all giggly and girly inside.

I’m not sure Dan’s spanking regime is working as he’d planned but it’s working…in a roundabout sort of way. I’m feeling well-spanked and loved so I’m behaving as best as I can. That’s something anyway. Besides, what would he do if I was perfectly behaved and he couldn’t make the most of his spanking regime? I can’t let him down like that! *grin*

Filed under: Blog entries — Bethie @ 7:58 pm
Comments (10)

10 Comments

  1. LOL, I’m not quite so bad as all that. But I do view shopping as a mission, to be executed with dispatch and efficiency. If an activity is not on the mission checklist, it’s probably an enemy diversion that will only interfere with execution of the mission. 😉

    One thing’s for sure, though. When the shopping list is all checked off and we’re heading for the register, the last thing I want to hear is “Hang on!” as Bethie vanishes down an aisle full of mysterious feminine objects. She’d have me standing there for twenty minutes, if I would. And then come back and patiently explain “But I *told* you, I saw something I thought I needed!” Yes, dear, that will be four swats with your favorite paddle — two for running off without explanation and two for telling me to “hang on” first.

    All spanking fun aside, we shop best together with two carts, two cell phones, and a rondezvous point.

    Comment by Dan — 4/6/2005 @ 12:13 am

  2. Wow, I can’t believe Dan doesn’t try his shoes on before buying them! And no samples either? How are supposed to know if it’s good to eat?

    But, truth be told, I bet he gets the household shopping done much sooner than you (or I) ever would! LOL

    Comment by Sandy — 4/6/2005 @ 9:05 am

  3. I am behind you 100% Dan. Shopping IS a mission to be executed with dispatch and efficiency. And standing in some strange isle, like the feminine hygeine isle, talking to a person who was just there a second ago, is worth so many spankings, the zeros would cover a whole 8 1/2 x 11 page! Hee hee hee . . .

    Comment by Whirlbrain — 4/6/2005 @ 4:12 pm

  4. Yup, having two phones has saved my butt more than once. LOL

    Sandy, he might be faster but believe me, it\’s better if I do it. I\’m afraid of what he\’d substitute if something I asked for wasn\’t available. I might even have to return something! Eeeeek! 😉

    Whirlbrain, isn\’t it better to be left at the end of the aisle looking confused rather than standing in the middle of the aisle looking even more confused? That\’s what I tell Dan anyway. *grin*

    Comment by Bethie — 4/6/2005 @ 9:50 pm

  5. As for shoes, if you need to try them on, you are shopping below your size. Pick a size that always fits and just buy that size, already. It is much more efficient, and that way you do not have to deal with those creepy foot fetishists who always seem to work as shoe salesmen.

    Comment by Dan — 4/6/2005 @ 10:56 pm

  6. Yikes – it would be bliss to have feet that shoes always fit! I’ve got shoes ranging from 1 size below to one size above my actual size – and they all currently fit perfectly… buying without trying on is just not an option 🙁

    Comment by Am (aka C./Confused) — 4/7/2005 @ 12:33 pm

  7. Am, I’ve been trying to explain the diffences in women and men’s shoe sizing for over a year now. I also have shoes in multiple sizes. If I shopped like Dan I’d spend half my shopping time in the return line. LOL

    Comment by Bethie — 4/7/2005 @ 9:17 pm

  8. You know what’s even worse? A. will go into a men’s store and say, “give me a pair of black pants and two shirts in [X] size, and a tie to go with them.”
    ACCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! spontaneous combustion! short circuit!

    Comment by Claire — 4/8/2005 @ 6:08 am

  9. Claire, eeeeeek! Dan read your comment and asked “What’s wrong with that?” They don’t get it. Buying clothes without trying them on and checking them out in a three way mirror is a recipe for disaster as far as I’m concerned. Men!

    Comment by Bethie — 4/8/2005 @ 7:46 am

  10. I have to say that I’m 100% on your side on this one, Bethie. There is nothing bratty or even unusual in your behavior. I don’t really enjoy shopping very much usually, so I try to make it as much fun as possible – that means chiming the windchimes, pressing the little buttons that make things run, and trying the samples. And it’s important to get what you want – I mean, it is your money after all. It only becomes bratty when a shopper makes a clerk work extra hard to fill all sorts of specialty orders that the poor clerk’s salary level and training really don’t support.

    Personally I almost never go running off while shopping. I’m ready to roll as soon as possible, so we differ there – but otherwise, I think you are right as rain.

    Sounds as though Dan is a little bit on the shy side. He doesn’t want to draw a lot of attention to himself perhaps?

    ~hugs~

    –Invidia

    Comment by Invidia — 4/8/2005 @ 4:52 pm

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