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    This Woman Wrote A Hilariously Explicit Grocery List For Her Husband And Everyone Is Using It Now

    If you're as clueless about veggie shopping as me, you need this in your life right now.

    Meet Era and Gaurav Gowalkar, a working couple from Pune who've been happily married for three years now.

    Era Gowalkar

    Like any busy couple, the duo have divided their household chores between them, with Era handing off the grocery shopping duties to her husband every other week.

    Era Gowalkar

    While things went fine when Era did the shopping herself, things weren't going as smoothly when Gaurav was in charge.

    "It was almost a disaster. For me, veggies need to be perfect – if they are, they uplift my mood. Gaurav isn’t that fussy so he gets whatever he finds in the shortest amount of time, or whatever the vendor hands him," Era told BuzzFeed.

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    The veggies he was buying were so inadequate that Era actually had to send him back to exchange them on some occasions.

    Fed up with dealing with groceries that weren't up to her standards, Era came up with a hilariously elegant solution – to hand write a shopping list for her husband, complete with detailed descriptions and diagrams.

    Twitter: @eralondhe

    With Era putting so much effort into making sure her husband doesn't mess up his simple fortnightly task, one wonders if the chores have indeed been divided equally.

    She posted the list on Facebook and Twitter, and it immediately went viral.

    This is the task I gave to my hubby last weekend!! Even U guys shud follow this list for happy customers #bigbasket…

    "I realised that an illustrative list works out better and helps avoid arguments over the quality of vegetables bought," she added.

    Her list has been shared thousands of times by people from around the world, all of whom are expressing their need for an explicit guide like this.

    "We are truly floored by the response our humble shopping lists received. Part of it was first posted by my husband on LinkedIn hoping that big grocery companies use the parameters."

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    Owing to the sheer volume of the responses, Era even posted a follow up list that explained her requirements in some further detail.

    Twitter: @eralondhe

    As someone who truly sucks at picking veggies – despite having done it for YEARS – this image is now my bible.

    On behalf of everyone who's now bookmarked this list, I have only one thing to say:


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