How guys go shopping:
". . . Miss Ashley has another sort of commission in my case."
"Indeed?" inquired Braintree. "Now I come to look at you, you look as if you were going out to seek your fortunes in the goldfields or somewhere." And he eyed with some wonder the equipment of his friend, who carried a knapsack, a resolute looking walking-stick and a leather belt apparently supporting a sheath-knife.
"Yes," said Murrel, "I am armed to the teeth. I am going on active service--going to the Front." Then after a pause he added, "The truth is I'm going shopping."
From The Return of Don Quixote by GK Chesterton