It can be hard sending someone else to do your shopping, but often times it's necessary. When a woman shares a picture online of the extremely detailed grocery list for her husband, it unexpectedly went viral.
Era Golwalkar created a detailed list for her husband Gaurav, which included illustrations after she was tired of him bringing home the wrong vegetables when he went shopping.
'When I first sent him to purchase vegetables, it was an epic fail and an argument ensued between us. The second time was no better. Nor the third,' Era told the BBC.
When the couple married three years ago, they decided that they would split the household chores and Gaurav would do the grocery shopping.
While he was out shopping, Era said that he would bombard her with photos of what he was looking for. This caused a weekly argument for the couple and put a strain on their relationship.
That's when Era came up with the detailed grocery list which have put an end to the couples arguments.
She shared her list on Twitter and it sparked all sorts of comments.
The 29-year-old wife shared her husband's list on Twitter, with the caption: "This is the task I gave to my hubby last weekend!"
The two-page list included mini drawings of the ideal vegetables to pick up.
Era advised her husband how to pick the right size and shaped onions, tomatoes, and potatoes.
She specifies for Gaurav to pick "some yellow and some red" tomatoes and "some small size" onions that are "round in shape".
When explaining the type of potato she needs, she indicated potatoes that have "no eyes or green colors" and also included drawings of the ideal size.
Her specifications continue when she asks for palak (spinich) with "good leaves, no holes" and mirchi (chillies) that are "dark green, long and straight".
Era wasn't expecting to get as much reaction from her post as she did.
''The response has overwhelmed me. Truly humbled by the attention to be honest," Era later tweeted.
"Looking at the reactions on social media. I've noticed that most married women globally are able to relate to this," Era says. "Even kids can relate to when their mothers tell them to go and get something from the market and gives similar instructions."
She adds that men usually have a "good laugh over the list, but a few found it condescending.
"Cute idea. My husband always forgets something and comes back with things I didn’t even ask for. Lol," one Twitter user commented.
Cute idea. My husband always forgets something and comes back with things I didn’t even ask for. Lol— kim silvano (@kimmysil) September 27, 2017
"You deserve noble prize for peace!! 30% of the fights between married couples are over 'picking incorrect vegetable'," said another.
You deserve noble prize for peace !!— Procrastinator (@sagar_ravrane17) September 27, 2017
30% of the fights between married couples are over "picking incorrect vegetable".
"It takes a certain type of person to take a dreary shopping list & fill it with love," tweeted another.
It takes a certain type of person to take a dreary shopping list & fill it with love. Era, you are that certain person.— Tom Zawacki (@tomszawacki) September 27, 2017
She even posted a follow-up to her initial list
Since many wanted explanation of the vegetable list, check for the answers 😊 pic.twitter.com/EWVBHWyfFq— Gaurav (@gaurav198512) September 24, 2017
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Source: Daily Mail