I hope this comes across in the self-help spirit I intend. I’m hoping some level-two husband, you know the kind diligently watching Oprah reruns with his wife in hope of someday achieving level 5 so he gets the “night out with the boys” pass and eventually the level 25 “yeah it’s just us going to Vegas honey — no chicks,” uber-achievement special ability.
Or am I mixing up video games and real life again? Let that be a warning to all you young husbands out there, eventually the reward becomes you’ll agree to paint the fucking kitchen plaid if she’ll just shut up and leave you alone for 5 minutes.
Her: Honey I think we should paint your man-cave pink and decorate it with kitten photos …
You: Do you mean right now?
Her: No, no. Next week.
You: Fine as long as it’s not right now.
You get the drift.
The lesson, if she assumes it’s for her, it’s for her. I care not if you have to re-climb Mount Everest to get another item, the item you have that she thinks is for her, Is For Her.
You can stop reading right now, right here. That’s it in a nutshell. It’s a shitty intor to this update but it’s the gist of it.
There’s of course a reason I bring this up and that was the worst way to intro this story in the history of any damned story ever but here we are.
There’s a small convenience store not too far from my office. Close yet far enough away to warrant a general office-wide shout, “I’m going to the shoppette, does anyone need anything.” We all do this, sometimes people do want something, and sometimes they don’t.
Today the boss’s sweet tooth got the better of him and he wanted a bar of German chocolate. I was going to the store because I wanted a cup of coffee and the wife indicated she’d like a cup too she works, almost literally, next door to the store.
Yeah, yeah Dick Fucking Tracey you figured out where I’m going with this. Give yourself a ‘had a few beers special-little detective badge’ and keep reading.
So going to the store, two coffees and one chocolate (no I don’t need a bag but thank you mister check out dude with the weird pentagram necklace) later I find the Frau.
Who snatches up the chocolate like it’s her birth rite and I should be honored that I brought it to her.
Queen Lord Emperor of Oliverdom: “I see you brought me chocolate worthless peon! I will forgive you this time, that it does not contain nuts or fruits or other wholesome goodness as you have also brought the juice of the coffee
plant, hot as I prefer it, but do not make this mistake again or you will feel my wrath though hundreds of trips to Ikea. Now be gone!”
Okay it wasn’t that bad but I was like, ‘fuck, now I have to go back to the store.”
The boss pointed out, when I told him he owed me double the cost of the chocolate that next time he’d send me for flowers.
He’s a laugh a fucking minute I tell you …
I also noticed that when she came home, the chocolate was in her bag, unopened.
Finally yes, she insists I ‘bold’ the words ‘Queen Lord Emperor of Oliverdom’.
Cause if I don’t … Ikea.