Don’t get all up in arms ladies; this is just a minor complaint. It is more an observation than a complaint.
Actually it is a complaint.
Women (at least the women I have been married to, and that is a pretty good segment of the female population) will not answer a simple question from a man. They prefer for the man to figure it out themselves. It aggravates them that men will ask a silly question. They will ignore, and or be evasive waiting for the man to figure out the answer themselves rather than simply saying, “yes” or “no.”
Yes or no! It hardly takes a breath; no effort, just yes or no. Zero calories burned, no wasted time, just yes or no. How friggin hard is that?
The other night Mrs. C was going downstairs and asked me if I wanted some water. I said yes, preferably bottled if we had still had any. The fridge water tastes kind of funky because we need to change the filter.
Mrs. C brought up a bottle of water.
“Is that a new bottle of water, or is it from the fridge?” Sometimes she will fill an empty bottle with water from the fridge.
“Is it from the fridge?”
“Is there any reason you can’t say yes it is from the fridge, or no it is a new bottle of water.”
“You should know.”
“I should know? How should I know, and why don’t you tell me anyway? Yes or no! How hard is that? This conversation could have been over minutes ago…meanwhile I still don’t know if it is from the fridge or not.”
“Because when you twist the cap, you will hear it break the seal and you will know that it is a new bottle of water and not from the fridge.”
“So we still have some bottled water?”
“Yes, a whole case of it, if you would only look!”
“Well that is 180 seconds of my life completely lost because you could just not bring yourself to say, “It is bottled water.”
“You’re a jerk!”
“Hell, it took you just as long to call me a jerk as it would have to just say “It’s bottled water!”