“You should know!”
She will say this even if it only requires a yes or no answer. It annoys her, because
“I should know.”
The thing is, she, and perhaps all those who share the same chromosome configuration, has such a strong intuition/perception ability that she does not realize that “I should know” only would apply if in fact I had that same intuition/perception capability.
I clap my hands with cupped palms; I do not have that capability.
Allow me this recent example of her uncanny perception superpower.
The other night after dinner Mrs. C was enjoying a desert pudding dish. This was the night before she was to get her first vaccine shot at 9:00 AM.
Readers of this blog may know that Mrs. C does not scoop her pudding. She dips her spoon in the pudding and eats whatever pudding sticks to the spoon.
She claims this technique is her way of stretching out a pudding high euphoria.
I only note that it takes forever for her to finish her pudding. I do from time to time tease her over this.
Anyway, while she was enjoying her pudding I casually asked her,
“What time is your vaccine appointment tomorrow?”
This question was a set up for telling her she might be late because she takes so long to eat her pudding.
Within a nanosecond of my asking the question she responded,
“I hate you!”
“You should know!”
“What do you mean?”
“I know damn well you were about to make fun of me for the time I take eating pudding…you were going to say I would be late for my appointment tomorrow!”
“You don’t know that.”
“Yes. Yes I do!”
Now I know why my wife thinks “I should know.” I should know, because in Mrs. C’s head every thing is so clear and obvious. She ascertains information by inflection, facial expression, body language and experience.
No words are needed.
I was about to respond that I hate her as well, when she interrupted,
“I know; you hate me too!”
“Yes, sometimes I do.”