Guys, you know we love you. It’s just that, every now and then, you say stuff. We know you mean well. Heck, you are probably even trying to compliment us. But sometimes what you mean and how you say it, don’t quite hit the mark. And us girls, we have long memories. Those things you say stay with us and often get discussed among us. Trust me, none of these are ground for divorce or even for a good old argument … rather, they make us scratch our heads and wonder.
What? You don’t know what we are talking about? Here are just a couple of examples, crowd sourced from among the girls. (I’ve kept them anonymous so that no-one’s pride gets dented.)
“You look nice, if that’s the look you are going for.”
“If you want, you can call my mother and ask her how she cooks it.”
“You don’t have to dress up, you’re pretty in your own way.”
“Is it that time of month again?”
“All the girls before you were sex toys; I don’t think of you that way.”
“I think the kids toys could be better organized, don’t you?”
“Why don’t you make an appointment for your hair?”
“The kids don’t give me any trouble going to bed when you’re not here.”
For some reason, this all makes me think of this infamous episode from Everybody Loves Raymond which makes me chuckle:
Debra Barone: Have you ever considered giving me a hug?
Raymond “Ray” Barone: A hug?
Debra Barone: Yes! A hug! Did you ever think of that, you big jerk?
Raymond “Ray” Barone: Well, it’s pretty hard to hug someone who’s trying to kill you!
Debra Barone: How would you know? You’ve never even tried it!
Raymond “Ray” Barone: Well, look, *this* is not huggable! *This* is not Debra! This is the woman who shows up once a month to tear into me like a monkey on a cupcake!
We still love you!