Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What did you just say?

Hubby and I had a debate that I was hoping would not end up in an argument. See this is what happened. We both were sitting in the living room and when I got up to go into the bedroom, he said to me, "Go get me some water." Now let's go back for an elementary lesson. In grade school, a sentence like that meant that "YOU" was the subject of that sentence and go was the verb. Also in grade school, we were taught our manners like please and thank you. Ok, now that we are up to speed on things, when he said, "go get me some water." I said, "What did you just say?" I heard what he said, I really didn't want him to repeat himself. I said to him, "You know what, you have a problem." Ok, I will admit that it came out differently than what I thought it would. (He was suppose to cry laugh)

He said, "well what kind of problem do I have." I told him that he's got a problem saying please and thank you and do you mind. I told him that it's easier to say it to other people but not to his wife. Ya'll, I already knew this was about to start into something where I didn't want it to go. He sat back in the recliner as if to say this woman is out of her mind. I told him that married couples tend to get comfortable with one another and think the rules doesn't apply to marriages. I know I probably sounded like a nagging drag queen but I would like it if my husband asked me sometimes than assuming I want to, even if it is just water. It could be something else the next time.

Hubby then replied in his own way. He had the audacity, with a capital A to say that where he is from they don't talk like that and it's just understood. (Refer back to elementary subject and verb) I said, "well when in Rome, you do as the Romans do." He then said, "just because I don't say please, thank you or whatnot, that doesn't mean that I don't love you." Hellllooo, Tina Turner moment...what's love got to do with it! Ain't nobody said a dog gone thang anything about no love. I just simply said it would sound better than trying to demand me to do it. Do you mind getting me some water, or could you please get me some water surely sounds a whole heck of a lot better than go get me some water....and it was in that male macho voice., no way.....yes way!!!!

After all that, hubby then says I'm not acting Christian-like... and you see your honor, that is how he ended up in a straight jacket.
Lovingly yours,


  1. LOL! Love that last line!! Tell Hubby that a little manners goes a long way in keeping those home fires burning....

  2. lmbo...girl... straitjacket with a pole...now that would be a HAWT pic.

    i am not understanding why he wouldn't say pls and thank you... it's a pet peeve of mine. i even make sure i say pls and thanks to my son when he does things i ask him to do.. he isn't a dog, he's my child and well i am not his master, i am his parent.

    next time he tells u u not being christian tell him that the Bible says that he is to treat you as himself..and if he wouldn't be all stank with himself he shouldn't be stank with u..

    next time u should put a lil Shug Avery pee in hiw water..

  3. Ooooo Wee! Like you said, we forget that the people in our own house deserve as much, or more from us, than those outside. And every once in a while, a friendly (lol) reminder is in order.