Okay – so I often do the dishes without being told. I do sometimes leave a dish or two somewhere where I ought not to with the promise to myself (that I generally keep) that I will grab those dishes up when I am filling the dishwasher. I do always ask my wife if there is ANYTHING I can pick up for her to make her day easier when I am going to the mall. Actually, just yesterday I took my fifteen dollar gift card that I was given as a Christmas and bought a cheap Chilean red wine which my wife loves and a bottle of banana bread beer, which I love.
I’m not too big on bed making though. Heck, I’m just going to sleep in it and mess it up again…
It seems so unreasonable when you put it that way: My wife left me because sometimes I leave dishes by the sink.
It makes her seem ridiculous; and makes me seem like a victim of unfair expectations.
We like to point fingers at other things to explain why something went wrong, like when Biff Tannen crashed George McFly’s car and spilled beer on his clothes, but it was all George’s fault for not telling him the car had a blind spot.
This bad thing happened because of this, that, and the other thing. Not because of anything I did!
Sometimes I leave used drinking glasses by the kitchen sink, just inches away from the dishwasher.
It isn’t a big deal to me now. It wasn’t a big deal to me when I was married. But it WAS a big deal to her.
Every time she’d walk into the kitchen…
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