Spousal Wisdom, or Lack Thereof

The contractor looked around the bathroom and said “Wow.  You know, this place really turned out nice!”  There was an insulting degree of surprise in his tone of voice.

I raised an eyebrow.

“When I was told that you wanted me to build a wall here even though it meant it would stick out past the window, I thought you were nuts.  But now that it’s done, it looks really great! The shower works perfectly there, and the shelves were an excellent idea.”

Smiling sagely I said, “See?  That’s why you shouldn’t question a lady’s vision.”

I recounted the story to Randy later.

“And that,” I concluded “is why he’s divorced, and you’re not.”

Randy chuckled his agreement.

But, on the other hand…

Randy came home last night with a special edition Time magazine that he thought would interest me because of its focus on how the mind works.  He handed it to me and said “I thought you could use this.”

Your Brain: A User’s Guide.

I took one look at the title and burst out laughing.

“Um, thanks.” I managed to say.

The poor man hadn’t paid attention the the actual title of the magazine, so he didn’t realize until then the significance of what he’d said to me.  Flustered, he quickly apologized.  “I didn’t mean it like that!”

Of course I knew that; it only added to my enjoyment of the situation.  It still makes me smile when I see the magazine sitting there.



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6 Responses to Spousal Wisdom, or Lack Thereof

  1. Leah says:

    Lol, I think your conclusion re: Mr. Divorced Bathroom Contractor was spot on. :) He he he.

    Sometimes I do wish my brain came with a manual…or more appropriately, my emotions. Could be helpful for some days!

    Oooh, I’m just getting started with New Moon myself! I’m excited to be moving to vampire country. ;)

  2. Becky says:

    Hahaha! That totally just made me laugh ;-)

  3. Tony L says:

    If you come across the brain reprogramming guide, let me know ;)

  4. alecya giovanni says:

    Nice. No offense to the gentleman in question, but I think your brain is alright. Its the effort involved eh?

    Our remodel is moving slowly, as always. Floors done by this week, and maybe I’ll post about our vision. I have terrifying moments when I think it will all come out wrong. I wish I had your faith in myself and my abilities to make my home my own.

  5. Queenie says:

    Ha ha. Ah, bless him. He meant well. Which you understood, of course, hence why you’re not divorced either. :-) You guyzzzz.

  6. hahaha – and I saw that issue too!

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