Saturday, November 29, 2008

Martyrdom is so unbecoming

It’s not so much passive aggressive, more survivorship skills.


After a couple of decades with one partner I have learned that timing is crucial. I need to find just that right moment when he will be receptive. I wait a long while for the perfect moment to present itself before pouncing..........


“So, I’ve booked the party, paid the deposit, bought the invitations, written them, given them out, co-ordinated the replies, made the cake, bought the presents and wrapping paper, cleverly hidden them in a fiendishly ingenious spot, found the perfect birthday card, written it, forged your signature ……......….in addition to all my ordinary duties….........…all I need you to do is wrap the presents and mind the children whilst I nip out to buy party favours and bags for 24 children….......…..if you think you might be able to manage that with your busy schedule and all?”
He yawns, “yes it’s great to be home at the weekend, pity I have to work full time I suppose. I’m happy to help, only too happy to help…...........…assuming you can find your cleverly hidden presents before you leave?”
“!”

9 comments:

Marita said...

:: falls over laughing ::

My hubby does the same thing to me.

I had cleverly hidden the masking tape last week - a brand new roll I purchased because the last three brand new rolls had ended up as childrens craft projects.

So last night I needed my cleverly hidden roll of masking tape, mostly I needed it so hubby could assemble the advent gift boxes.

I never did find the tape but he managed to get the boxes together without it while I looked for the tape.

Jayne said...

I "hide things for safe keeping" all the time - they're very safe from me in the end!

Shellie said...

Why does that sound so familiar?

lu said...

I was just dusting behind the mantle artwork, and what did I find? A couple of necklaces that bought to give the boys last christmas. How clever of me to so far ahead for this year!

Jocelyn said...

Better to buy and lose than to do nothing at all for the party, says me.

Whitenoise said...

My wife does this too. It's amazing what sort of ancient artifacts one can find squirrelled away at the bottom of a box stuffed in the back of a closet...

buffalodick said...

My wife, after 30+ years calls it "Picking your battles" Never gets to pissed off, until it really counts... gets my attention, and I go along with it...Men everywhere will kill me for disclosing that...

tara @ kidz said...

LOL. Looks like all men are the same!

Hilary said...

Ah so it seems I'm not the only one who does this! Especially judging by the other comments...