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Friday, January 19, 2007

Nitpicking

I was having breakfast in Montevideo. A croissant, a slice of pineapple, and eggs that finally came out of the kitchen. And I heard a woman say to a man at the next table, “Why did you put your eggs in a bowl? There are plates there. That’s a cereal bowl.”

Screeech! Like nails on a blackboard. Why do people do this? It doesn’t matter what he’s eating from (well, within reason, I wouldn’t have wanted to watch him eat out of his shoe) or, speaking of his shoes, whether his socks match. Not really. There are a lot of couples who do this thing.

I think I must do it sometimes. Is it the same when absent-minded professor marido (OK, I’ve always wanted to say cutie patootie rock ‘n’ roll husband, but that doesn’t apply.) opens the front door and this transpires...

L: Sweetie?
M: Yeah.
L: Clothes.
M: I’ve got clothes on.
L: Mmm...remember when we talked about solids and patterns?
M (mumbling): To wear solids with plaid?
L: Yeah. Those striped Guatemalan shorts aren’t really working with that blue plaid shirt.

Isn’t that the same thing?

9 Comments:

Anonymous gr said...

There are times a person must bite their tongue--secret to a happy marriage.

8:15 AM  
Blogger KC said...

I think fashion intervention is totally different from irrelevant food receptacle intervention. One if nitpicking (the latter), the other is critical ass-saving of multiple invested parties.

You did your duty well.

9:59 AM  
Blogger QT said...

Argh! Pet peeve of mine. I think it is worse in public.

I kept quiet once too often on the BF's outfits. We went to a wedding and he was straight out ridiculed by several people. Ever since then, I dress him for those types of occasions.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I think the plaid with stripes is equivalent to telling someone they have something between their teeth. Its a kindness. I would rather my husband told me that something really did make my butt look big than not mention it at all, and I hate when I have something in my teeth and noone says anything.

But the picking on dishes or insignificant minutia is what makes for bickering couples and not even worth the breath it takes to make a picky comment...

10:07 AM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

I agree with others that the fashion stuff is important. Stripes and plaid together is rather wretched. LOL Eating food from a bowl instead of a plate? That's over the top. :)


Peace,

~Chani

10:46 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

I thought for the longest time that all men were color blind. Then someone corrected me... Overwhelming confusion.

"Wait a second. You're telling me they see the SAME things we do?!"

3:21 PM  
Blogger meno said...

I'm sure the fashion advice was done with love. And the rest of the world thanks you.

3:56 PM  
Blogger jen said...

well....one is screeching, the other is careful looking out for.

the latter is appreciated.

eggs out of shoes? As long as it's not hurting anyone. in fact, stripes and plaids, too..your star rocking sweetie is alright too.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

I have no fashion sense. So when *A* says something I listen, it works well for me. :)

5:31 PM  

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