Part of the whole marriage fifty/fifty-give-and-take thing is listening to his bring-home-work-crap as much as he has to listen to mine.
Listening to my husband’s latest work story…I think that I do my part very well...
“So he told him ‘I’m a man of my words and I will do what I say I’m going to do’ and then you’ll never believe what…”
“It's word “
“It’s a man of my word not man of my words”
“Okay, anyway, so he gets up and says ‘anyone who listens to these old wise tales is bound to get caught up in…”
“It’s old wives tales not wise tales. Not surprising he hasn’t gone far in that company talking like that. You know the way you speak is just as important as how you dress. It’s all how you present yourself. Studies have shown that if you’d just take the time to….”
“word/wise who cares! Would you please just focus on what I’m saying?”
“I am focused”
“So anyway, when everyone heard that he was…”
“Does his wife know that he talks like that?”
“Would you stop doing that? Pay attention to what I’m saying!”
“Sure, sure, sorry”
Should I call and tell her?
“She is married to him. I would imagine she has heard him speak. Who knows, she probably even listens when he does”
“Well I should hope so for his sake. You know the other day I saw her at the store and she looked a little…hey! Where are you going? You haven’t finished your story!”
Yeah, I know, men are really not big talkers.