Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Rabbit, Rabbit and Fun and Games
Radio question of the day: This is the most used word by women that they don't really mean?
Yesterday the radio question was about the fact that some women don't trust their mates to do the laundry. It occurs to me that some partners might not do a good job on the laundry on purpose.
When I married Niks, he didn't hang up his clothes after he took them off. Didn't put them in the clothes hamper either. That guy. Anything that he took off and just dropped on a chair, I put into the laundry hamper. That was my first strategy.
That didn't suit him at all. He thought, and still thinks, that I wash things way too often. He claims that I wear stuff out that way. Oh, good grief.
So I developed a plan. I hung up his stuff wrong. Fast. Didn't frown or fuss, just hung it up the minute it I saw it out of place. I'd hang up his trousers so that they would get a second crease in them. As you might imagine this didn't suit him well either.
So he tried, ever so hard, to teach me how to hang them properly, so they wouldn't get a second crease. I smiled sweetly and it sure seemed as if I was really, really trying to do this "chore" correctly. But, somehow, I just could not learn to hang those pants without them ending up with unwanted creases.
He gave up. Told me that I shouldn't ever hang up his slacks. Said he would do it. But I would hang them the minute I saw them left somewhere. So, in self-defense he had to hang them himself. Fast. Because otherwise I would do it for him. Wrong.
This little deception must be done sweetly. One must smile and try so hard to do this little thing correctly. Total innocence must be projected.
I know you are all just shocked ! that TLP could do such a thing.
Could it possibly be that some mates are deliberately not doing a good job on things like the laundry, just to train the other mate to go ahead and take on that chore?
(As an update, Niks never hangs anything up now. Never. He doesn't work, so he doesn't really care so much these days about creases. Clothes don't get as wrinkled as they did in the olden days, etc. He's trained me to give up and do the hanging up. Niks 1, TLP 0.)
Answer to the radio question of the day: Fine.