Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Same old, same old

Radio question of the day: 35 percent of people who use personal ads, have this in common. What is it?
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The other day Light Within blogged about overhearing some young guys complaining about how marriage should be done as a ten-year contract type thing. They reasoned that after ten years a woman would just get boring. Those guys.

I got to thinking about that. So maybe my husband Niks has been bored here for decades! Poor guy. So I went to him and told him about Light's post. I said, "You know if a person is bored, then any change would help relieve that boredom. Like if a person is bored, and someone hits them on the head with a hammer, then the first person wouldn't be bored anymore." I let that sink in a little. Then I said, "Have you ever been bored in our marriage?"

"NO. NO. I've never been bored!" That's what he said. And I believe him 'cause I wasn't holdin' a hammer or anythin' at the time.

So I don't think I've bored him. I think I've sometimes made him worry, and sometimes made him scared of what I was going to do next. Sometimes I've been a tad sneaky. A girl has to be a little sneaky sometimes. He may have found me to be opinionated occasionally. But then again, nah, I'm never opinionated. But I don't think I've been boring. He may feel that I meander around my point, and that when I get to it, it's seldom worth the journey. That Niks.

I got my flu shot today. My arm's a little sore. I'm workin' on how that could be an excuse not to cook dinner tonight. See, now that's a tad sneaky. But what's the alternative? Well, I could say, "Look here buster, I'm not cookin' tonight, so get over it!"

But that would be sorta like implying that I'm the only one who ever cooks dinner around here. Oh. Wait. I am the only person who cooks dinner here. Well, anyway, I just think it looks better if I'm too impaired to cook, instead of too lazy to cook.

If I ever had a point here, I've wandered so far from it, that I've forgotten what it might have been.

Answer: They are married.

I think I'll go cook supper.

30 comments:

Keith said...

Nope, I just can't think of a snappy answer to your posting today. I'm just happy that your marriage is, well, happy. Mine failed after 36 years, and now I'm alone, and it's not nice; believe me.

mireille said...

I think this year's flu shot is a mean one ... so you actually may not feel like eating tomorrow, much less cooking. And you know what, babe? You don't even need an excuse. 'cause we know Niks loves and appreciates you enough to want what's best for you ... which might be pizza, delivered. xoxoxo

dddragon said...

mama, thx for the laugh, and the coffee.

AP3 said...

No, you're not boring!

Shirazi said...

TLP, you are lucky. And thanks for carrying the point further.

kenju said...

I am also the only one who cooks around here - so I say "I'm not going to cook tonight and that's that! And then he orders Chinese food to be delivered.

I think a flu shot is a perfectly good excuse not to cook. Heck, I've used a hangnail as an excuse!

Ivy the Goober said...

Hey, just expand your idea of "cooking" to include things like: cold cereal and milk in a bowl.... or how about sandwiches? ;) Lotsa possibilities, ya know?

Tom & Icy said...

A cold can of Alpo and some Kibbles & Bits are just fine! Woof!

Doug said...

Ah, but Niks is married to TLP. I think there must be a more representative sample to be found. Maybe ask guys in the park if they are bored in their marriages.

I was pretty sure the answer was either going to be they are married or they are not married.

Peter said...

A very good pointless post Lucy.

Minka said...

I generally think that woman are more easily bored than man. They can just sit in a corner and stare out of the window (probably focussing on the neighbours grill!)and be perfectly happy. Meanwhile: we will look at him, sitting there starring out at nothing, thinking he is probably bored. Maybe he does not love us anymore. Maybe there is somebody else?! He will want a divorce. How are you gonna tell the children? And just before Christmas as well!
I think guys actaully enjoy being bored at times. Just hanging-not thinking. A concept lost on some women. For some reason our brain is always acting, thoughts jumping and conclussions drawn. Wish we could rest for a while and let those guys worry :)

Mary said...

I love the way you prefaced your question to Niks, I'm going to have to remember that technique! I always learn something here.

natasha said...

I totally guessed that one!

Saur♥Kraut said...

I'm with the guys on getting bored. But I've left more relationships because *I* am bored with them.

The only reason I've been with The Other Half is because he hasn't bored me. Honestly! That's the real reason, and I tell everyone that. He's interesting, sexy, and everything that I've wanted in life. He can be a real S.O.B. too (but arean't all men at times?) but I tell him off when he is. I figure the good outweighs the bad.

Boredom = the death of a relationship for me.

Horrible info about the personals, though. Ewww.

Klondike Kate said...

Interesting post TLP. Since I was a Married-forever-no-matter-what person, yet am now divorced, I always find other's opinions on marriage and its logevity interesting.

Hope your arm is better! =-)

Monique said...

I LOVE your meandering way of never getting to the point!

I've been married 11 years. I wonder if that means my husband is bored yet?

Doug said...

I went over to Light Within and remembered this: Last year when I was getting ready to be Santa, the guy who runs the agency holding the Christmas Party told me that there would be a Mrs. Claus so I would be married for two hours. I told him that if I'd known that was an option I would have taken the plunge years ago. It's not like I'm afraid of commitment.

Lucy said...

i'm guessing "those guys" could use a little hammer on the head.. Laws govern that spouses are entitled to a portion of your SSS & part of any pension if your married atleast 10 yrs. Atleast in the states i've lived they do. Remember Tom Cruise divorced Nicole prior to their 10yr anniversary.

Not that there will be an SSS $$ left for any of us - Married or not.

Paul said...

Bored?

Wrecked cars. Overworked smoke alarms. Lost tools. Twelve cell phones. Girlfriends. Furniture movements (which cause bowel movements). Diet riots. That guy down the street. Springtime peat and repeat. "...make my butt look fat?" Credit cards. More new drapes.

Bored?

Fred said...

Never been bored, here, either. I won't ask The Missus, just in case she has been. I wouldn't want to be crushed if she said yes. So, I'll just leave well enough alone.

Savtadotty said...

I got divorced after ten years. Haven't been bored since.

Nigel Patel said...

If it was 89.999% of personal add placers, I'd have to guess that the answer would be "Lonely straight men".

Mike said...

Babbling is good. Post with no certain points are much more interesting anway. The 10 year contract sounds like it isn't a very good idea. Wished I thought of it.

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