Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
I think we are in our 38th year of togetherness and our 34th wedding anniversary is coming up in a couple of months.
It's taken me almost 40 years, but here's what I've figured out.
The right answer to most questions involving an action verb is "Yes, dear". That would be "Do you think we should...?", "Are you going to...", "Do you want to...", etc.
I've also discerned that if there is a flicker of doubt in your mind as to what the right answer is, then "I don't know" might get you by. It might also be inferred that you don't care, which is a Bad Thing™. Be prepared.
With respect to appearance issues, generally the right response is the opposite of what you think it is, so choose that one. This would be things like "Which one looks better, the blue or the...?" and "Does this make me look...?". You may go through the scene in the Princess Bride where Vizzini has to chose the wine that is not poisoned, but you'll muddle through.
If you think something is funny, keep it to yourself because it is not.
Develop some stock answers with a short script for those occasions when you're asked what you're thinking about. We know it's either food, sex, motorcycles or nothing, but play along. And never say "Nothing". While men can spend long periods thinking about nothing, women cannot, and absolutely cannot grasp the concept. To them "Nothing" means you're thinking about something you don't want to share, and that is a Bad Thing™.
You'll do pretty well if you follow these (though you won't hit 100% by a long shot) and if you resign yourself to the fact that you will almost always be wrong.
Tom [email protected]
“It could have been a beautiful friendship. Except for the ice pick, of course.”
'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.”
Sting like a butterfly.
Noli Timere Messorem
Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 05-31-2013 at 09:24 PM.