I’m stuck. And cornered. What to do, what to do? Although I am a frank and open person, I must admit that I’m never good at pointing out flaws in people. I believe everyone has their good days and bad days. Yes, every now and then, we tend to show our bad attitudes and demeanours but on the flipside, we all have our good points too. Constructive criticism is somehow rather cliched these days, and one can never get away with a totally great feeling if one has been criticized. And now, it gets worse. It’s not just any *person* I have to critique, thanks to My Baby Bay with her seemingly *all’s fair in love* twist to a tag, I have to list down 5 ways my giddy half irks me and 5 ways how I make him mad back, of course, by pretending to be in his shoes.
My hubby ticks me off because he:
- Asks endless “Why?” questions.
Me: I feel like going shopping today.
Me: Because I think I need retail therapy.
Me: It’s been a LONG while since I indulge in it, so it’s high time I did so.
Me: AaarrrgGGHHHHH!!!! Because the sky is so high, in the month of July, and you end up eating Lormaikai! BleaaaghhhHH!!
- Follows up with a question or statement 5 minutes after I said it. By that time, I had already forgotten what I had said. And when I tell him I’ve already forgotten what I said, refer to no. 1 for what transpires.
- Spends too much time in the loo. He reads in the loo, so it’s no wonder la.
- Uses jargon which is used in his workplace which I can hardly understand.
Me: So when do you think we should go for that vacation?
Hubby: Workweek 33.
Hello??? I am not going to calculate which date Workweek 33 translates to.
- Criticizes how I drive under the pretense of offering advice. My hubby says I drive like a mad woman and he is always unable to relax when I am behind the wheel. SIGH.
I tick my hubby off because:
- I allow the laundry to pile up high before I actually do the washing. Then I allow the clean clothes to pile up high before they get folded. And then I allow the folded clothes to pile up high before they get ironed.
- He thinks I am untidy and disorganized. He is a self-proclaimed perfectionist, so obviously no matter how *organized* I am, it will still be “disorganized” in his eyes. When I go shopping, I will walk towards something that catches my fancy, but he says that’s not organized because it’s not along the *route*.
- I spend way too much time window shopping, deliberating, going from store to store, before I actually (or NOT) buy an item. According to hubbs, this is a waste of time, and I should just get the first thing I see that is listed on my shopping list.
- I mumble when I speak. Surprisingly though, this problem exists only when I speak to my hubby.
- He claims I am overly sentimental. I hardly throw my clothes away, and although I have a wardrobe full of them, I always complain I have nothing to wear.
But after all that is said and done, both my hubby and I love each other despite all our flaws and shortcomings. We have this golden rule we adhere to which states that we will never go to bed angry. So if we ever disagree, we kiss and make up before bedtime. You know I love you LOADS, right, my love?
Now this is a difficult meme but I’m just spreading the LURVE, so sorry folks, but you’re NEXT! You have an option of listing 5 dislikes each from your spouse and from you, or you can just go with the original tag of listing 10 faults of your spouse.