Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This Morning's Conversation

Mr. Sister: Good morning.
Me: *Heavy sigh* Good morning.
Mr. Sister: What's wrong?
Me: I don't know, just feeling weird, I guess.
Mr. Sister: Oh, I forgot to tell you. I have tomorrow off!
Me: Darn! I'm sorry. Please don't take that the wrong way.
Mr. Sister: How could I not take it that way?
Me: I'm really sorry. It's just that there are a lot of things going on tomorrow morning and I have a tendency to not get things done when you're at home.
Mr. Sister: I'm planning on sleeping in. I had to get up early over the weekend.
Me: Good luck with that. I will be getting up early in order to try to get things done. Besides, I had to get up early over the weekend, too! 
Mr. Sister: That's not the same.
Me: Yes, it is.
Mr. Sister: Listen, it's not about you.
Me: Yes, yes it is. It's ALWAYS about me!
Mr. Sister gives up, exasperated at the cunning logic of his beautiful bride.

To be fair. There is another side to the story and it can be found here. You be the judge.


Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I like your side better ;)

Tammy Howard said...

I loved the he said/she said!

But it wasn't fair of him to slam on you for naps. Naps are - well - naps are very good, is all, and I think anyone who CAN take them probably does.

I love my hubs, but seriously. He needs to not be home when I have stuff to get done. Seriously.

Pelican Joe said...

Oh! She changed the conversation! See my version! It is the one TRUE version of events!

But, in my poor wife's defense... She admits to having a poor memory and I don't want to make light of that condition!

Ms Bibi said...

You got my support especially since Mr. Misery is home with me for last 13 months...it's hell.

Jephy's Mom said...

I've read both side of the story. And clearly, Mrs Sister is in the right here!

Anonymous said...

didn't he get the marriage manual where it specifically indicates on page 293 in the 'It's all about her' chapter that, it's all about you?!

i'm the same way, when the husband is home i hardly do anything. something about him being around just makes me lazy.

Jephy's Mom said...

That should say "both sides".

LarryG said...

it is definitely about you.
nuff said ;)

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Haven't you been married long enough for him to know that it IS always about you?

Tell him to remember "A happy wife is a happy life"!

Willoughby said...

I'm on your side, but don't tell Mr. Sister (I told him I wasn't taking sides). Clearly, the woman is always right!!!

kys said...

Of course I'm on your side!

And I hate when Hubs is home during the week. I can't get a thing done either.

Raoulysgirl said...

I agree with you. (Sorry Mr. Sister)

Raouly tries this all of the time.

My favorite is..."I'm on vacation." Well...when do I get a vacation? "You don't work. You don't get a vacation." Ummm...you're right. I don't work. Let's see how many clean clothes, meals, and uncluttered floors you have when I quit my "non-job."

That's what I thought.

Lissaloo said...

Darn men, they really need to come to grips with the reality that we are ALWAYS right :)

Holly said...

We have many conversations like that in our house. I love my hubby but despise when he is home on a regular day....nothing gets accomplished. Thanks for linking to Mr. Sister..very cute!


Charisse and Holly said...

Got your back on that one sister!!
Charisse @ lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Julie Schuler said...

Both sides have their merit. I vote that both parties should sleep in and then have a nice brunch with some blueberry pancakes.

Katie said...

As someone who remains neutral until I have heard both sides of a story I will award you my sympathy vote, Mr. Sister was way inconsiderate...LOL. Polly you cracked me up with this post!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

I love it that Mr. Sister blogs! And especially that you two have "mirroring" posts today :) As I explained to Mr. Sister, we have situations like this all the time here, and I find it refreshing to just kind of watch this play out from the sidelines...too funny!

Weezer said...

I can so relate to what you've got going on there. I worked the 3p-11:30p shift for 17years. Mr. Smith worked for the Army. Me, evening shift; him, day shift. When I was awake, he was sleeping and vice versa. It seems like there were a heckuva lot of Mondays when I'd be off and he'd have yet another of the government holidays. His mother used to live in Montgomery and I looked forward to his trips over to see her, me staying home to either work or stay with kids and/or dog. Now Mother-in-law has moved over here to Augusta (not with us, thankfully) so I don't have his trips to look forward to. All that on top of his being retired for over a year. I think they must think that we love being around them so much that we just can't possibly be happy when they're not around.

JadeLD said...

I totally understand that feeling, when you're just a bit blah and you feel like your other half is doing stuff just to mess up your day. I just feel a bit grumpy sometimes!

I had a similar thing of a 'I forgot I had booked a holiday' and I had to go to work - it's rubbish getting up first puts me in a bad mood all day!

I love that you both blogged about it too.

Rook No. 17 said...

My girlfriends and I have often commented on the odd phenomenon that occurs when the husband has a day off... it should be a joyful thing, right? But as you pointed out, you already have plans -- a routine -- a tightly calibrated agenda. The unexpected appearance of the Mister in such a day completely throws off your mojo!


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