Maybe you don't use the term "Off List" at your house. Maybe you do. I have to confess I stole it from my friend Birdie, who is an endless font of the best phrases ever.
The tent was clearly Off List.
Items don't need to be expensive to be categorized as Off List. Exhibit # 1 in the Off List files at my house is the rows of canned beets in my pantry. I still haven't figured out why my husband thinks canned beets are essential, but the beets don't lie. Again and again, they have called to him from the canned goods aisle and he has been unable to resist. Maybe I should throw him a bone and whip up some borcsht.
When I was growing up my father used to go Off List with such frequency and strange results that my mother banned him from the grocery store. Tins of smoked oysters and canned okra occupied the same spot in her pantry as beets do in mine.
Some would argue that the need for a list is outdated, old-fashioned. But I would argue that the list is designed precisely to prevent the purchase of things like Costco sized boxes of chocolate filled liquor bottles, oddly colored beach towels purchased at a deep discount, monster sized jars of Pepperoncinis or canned beets!
Please honey, no more going Off List and no more beets!