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Friday, September 18, 2015

It’s The Principle

It’s The Principle
Add this to the long list of stuff I don’t understand about women.  I am guessing that guys will shake their heads along with me, and the women will give me an earful, but here it goes.

What is up with women and their distaste for ever repeating themselves?

Yesterday I saw a package on the counter.  We have been waiting days for delivery of new water filters for the refrigerator so I thought, “Are these finally the water filters?” 
As long as I was thinking that, I asked Mrs. C, “What is in the package.”

It turns out the package held some special plastic containers she had recently ordered and apparently she had also recently told me about said package.  In response to my question she could have responded,

“Those are the meat wrapping things I ordered.”


“Those are the meat wrapping things I ordered, I already told you that.”

Or even,

“Those are the meat wrapping things I ordered, you asked me that yesterday and I already told you…How many times do I have to tell you?”

But no, she has to answer this way,

“I already told you that.”

“What did you tell me?”

“What is in the package.”

“Well, what is in the package?”

“I already told you that.”

“Ok, could you just tell me again?”

“I shouldn’t have to.”

“Well apparently you do, or should I just open it up to find out?”

“Don’t open it up.”

“Well just tell me what is in the package, is it the water filters?”


“What is it?”

“I shouldn’t have to tell you.”

“Just tell me for crying out loud.”

“Those are the meat wrapping things I ordered”

“Oh yeah, I remember now.  Why couldn’t you just tell me that in the first place?”

“It’s the principle!”

“Well the principle just took ten minutes of my life I’ll never get back.”

“You're a Jerk!”



  2. SD just gives me THAT look, that slightly sad resigned look that means he can't believe how little I manage to retain in my head, that look that I HATE - the look makes me wish I'd never asked (again!) and makes me not want to know (even though I REALLY want to know) - that look makes SD the jerk (obviously the same does NOT apply to Mrs C!!).

  3. Oh boy, this is sooooo like home :-}

  4. I dunno. Maybe, from now on, write down every. single. thing. she tells you?
    btw - my advice is never free - cach o chach?

  5. I think she knows you like the banter.

  6. I think I would have just said "open the package and see for yourself."


  7. I would have just told you something outrageous to see if you ever really listen.

  8. Sounds like a perfectly normal conversation to me. What's the problem? Bwahahahahahahahahaha.

    If you don't know I'm not going to tell you.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  9. I have this conversation with my Mrs. C. on a regular basis. Interesting that she doesn't recall everything I say but I'm expected to remember everything she says.

  10. I reckon that conversation falls into the category of:

    Man: "What's the matter?"
    Woman: "If you don't know, I'm not gonna tell you."


    MAN: "Is anything wrong?"
    Woman: (glaring) "I'm FINE."

  11. The joys of marriage, Joe. Just gotta learn to live with it.

  12. Heeheehee! My husband asks again and again, and i just tell him over. Saves us both time, because i know he didn't pay attention the first time.

  13. Couldn't publish, will try again.
    How did you resist just opening the package in the first place? You two have such an entertaining marriage.

  14. If Mrs. C gave a straight, quick answer, your blog would be pretty boring to read. She should get at least 1/3 of the royalties.

    Or more.

  15. What I love is when THEY have to be told something again. Never stops them from saying, "You never listen!"

  16. I really, really want to read a Mrs. Cranky blog.

  17. My husband probably wishes I'd only say things once. ;-)