Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Marriage...

So, last night Sunny decides to show me a floor plan for a house she’s designed.

This is kinda a hobby of Sunny’s. We can’t afford to move right now, and I limit her rearranging of the furniture to only a few times per day, so she likes to draw floor plans of her dream homes.

This one was a little different.

“Isn’t that a bit of a waste of space?” I asked. “The Bedroom’s the same size as the main living room. Why not make the bedroom a little smaller to make a bigger living area?”

“Well, there’s an en-suite and a ‘retreat’ in the bedroom as well, though.”

I looked at the floorplan a little more closely.

“I think you messed up here.” I said. “You’ve put in two kitchens.”

“Nah, that one’s just a kitchenette in your study.” She said.

“Why have you put a kitchenette in my study???” I asked. “Sure, a mini-fridge and a coffee maker I can understand…but there’s a freaking stove in there. Do you expect me to just live in that room? It has an en-suite as well!”

“Uh-huh.” She said.

“You realize that what you’ve designed here is basically two separate apartments with a shared master bedroom and living room, right?”

“Oh, have I?” she said…far too innocently.

“Don’t you think a freaking kitchen in my study is going a bit too far?”

“Well, it’ll stop you messing up my kitchen.” She said.

“You mean the way I mess it up by cooking for both of us?”

“What’s the problem? You got your own mini pantry in there as well! You can keep stuff for snacks…making sandwiches. You know, you could keep bread in there.”

At that point, the penny dropped.

“Ok, let me just confirm a little suspicion here.” I said. “You went to the trouble of designing a house, giving me my own kitchen…and this is just because I don’t put the twisty-tie back on the loaf once I’ve opened it, isn’t it?”

“WELL I GO TO PICK UP THE BREAD AND IT FALLS ALL OVER THE FLOOR! IT”S A TWISTY-TIE! IT’S SIMPLE AND EASY TO USE!!!!”

“WELL MAYBE YOU SHOULD LEARN TO BE MORE CAREFFUL WHEN YOU PICK UP THE BREAD! I HATE TWISTY TIES! YOU SPIN THE LOAF AND TUCK THE END OF THE BAG UNDERNEATH! TAKING OFF THE TIE TAKES TOO LONG!”

“AND WHAT ARE YOU IN SUCH A RUSH FOR! TEN SECONDS WOULD SAVE ME FROM DROPPING BREAD ALL OVER THE FLOOR!”

“ACTUALLY USING YOUR EYES WHEN YOU TAKE IT OUT OF THE CUPBOARD WOULD STOP THAT!!!”

Four years of marriage. Ain’t it grand?

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Actually i'm with PAul on this one. I NEVER use the twisy tie thingies. I simply twist the end of the bag that the loaf is in, spin it and tuck it under before setting it down.....twisty ties be damned....

Sunny said...

And I stand by my case that TWO kitchens would eliminate the problem altogether...... Altho when we got groceries yesterday I came up with a a simpler solution as well...I got TWO loaves of bread- one for HIM- and one for ME.......He can leave the twisty-ties OFF his loaf- and I'll keep mine all twistied up. So hands off the other loaf.....BOTH of us!!

Sunny said...

Oh- and I wouldn't MIND so much if he TWISTED the end before folding it under- but he just folds and tucks.....NOT GOOD!!!

MC Etcher said...

Oh Mr. Paulius... Her floorplan sounds pretty perfect to me. When you're older, you'll understand.

Bridget said...

Ok, I'll confess...
Sometimes I use the twist tie, sometimes I just spin the loaf and twist the bread wrapper under. However, I do not think I ever just folded it under. So, I'll have to side with Sunny on this one.

Two loaves of bread is a good idea. Just like separate tubes of toothpaste is a good idea. ;)

Kelly said...

You're all weird!

Sunny said...

LMAO_ Just wait Kelly- in about.........a year and a half we are going to see YOUR first husband/wife whine bpogpost. .......you think not?.....Wait and see.........Mark my words...it WILL happen.

Marie said...

Im with paul vada. I spin and tuck it.I hate those twisty ties, they never want to come off,I always twist in the wrong direction. And later I hear frank yelling across the house F**@, ##@@@!! Why the H@#! cant you just put the tie on!!!! :) luv the floor plan BTW

Kelly said...

You are almost guaranteed to see a husband/wife blog. But I can promise it wont be about twisty ties!! Find something good to nag about Sunny - come on, he's a man. There must be a ton of things he does to annoy you!

OzzyC said...

:(
All of the good comments are taken.