You step on my tail and I step on yours

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:

  1. Asks endless “Why?” questions.
    Me: I feel like going shopping today.
    Hubby: Why?
    Me: Because I think I need retail therapy.
    Hubby: Why?
    Me: It’s been a LONG while since I indulge in it, so it’s high time I did so.
    Hubby: Why?
    Me: AaarrrgGGHHHHH!!!! Because the sky is so high, in the month of July, and you end up eating Lormaikai! BleaaaghhhHH!!
  2. 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.
  3. Spends too much time in the loo.  He reads in the loo, so it’s no wonder la.
  4. 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.
    Me: ??????
    Hello??? I am not going to calculate which date Workweek 33 translates to.
  5. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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*.
  3. 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.
  4. I mumble when I speak.  Surprisingly though, this problem exists only when I speak to my hubby.
  5. 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.

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14 Responses to You step on my tail and I step on yours

  1. michelle says:

    Sounds like he is a perfectionist. Huh? Must follow the route when shopping??!! Takes away the exciting part of shopping…hehehe

    The Giddy Tiger says: According to hubbs, if we follow the route, we will cover everything and will miss nothing! 😛

  2. LB says:

    I have just got to know you slightly better this past 5 mins reading this post! *grin* I like the Lormaikai part!

    The Giddy Tiger says: I don’t really like Lormaikai, but it rhymes with “Why” and “July” 🙂

  3. Angeleyes says:

    Adoi! Another tag!!! Sei ler… how to catch up leh????

    I just started my PPP blog… maybe I do it in there????

    The Giddy Tiger says: Good ma…shows that people are reading your blog and loving it! Care to share your PPP blog addy?

  4. LB says:

    Why do I love Lormaikai in July? Because I can!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Do you get Lormaikai in Italy? They make good ones at a dim sum place I frequent here.

  5. rinnah says:

    Hmm… don’t really have much to comment as I’m not married yet. Teeheehee! But following the “route” takes away all the excitement of simply wandering around the mall looking at whatever might catch your eye…

    The Giddy Tiger says: Ditto on that!

  6. LB says:

    Nope, no Lormaikai here in Italy. That’s WHY in JULY, it’s LORMAIKAI..

    The Giddy Tiger says: …which will make you feel SKY HIGH 🙂

  7. may says:

    oooo, I’m #3 of your second list sometimes, but my mom is worse of it than I am! not that I tick anyone off. that’s why I go shopping by myself most times, LOL!

    The Giddy Tiger says: When I go shopping alone, I get more things done, BUT the snag is that I end up making countless impulse buys. Hehe.

  8. laundryamah says:

    wow,,maybe i should do a list on how i tick mine off too…nahhhhhhhhh~

    The Giddy Tiger says: Aisay…never say earlier, then I tag you maa….

  9. huisia says:

    My man loves to read inside the loo too ..:)
    Not boring meh? Everything must follow the “route”, but definitely like my man too…if i suddenly add in something sure can see his sour face!

    The Giddy Tiger says: What is it with men and loos, huh? Kekekeke…

  10. jazzmint says:

    keke eh mine oso likes the loo alot, he even wants me sit together with him, yuckss

    The Giddy Tiger says: Seriously? Sit and chat ah?

  11. Sound like I am like u, disorganised and like window shopping.

    Shopping and men just dont click together, huh?

    The Giddy Tiger says: Not all men though. I know some who love shopping… 😛

  12. Joanne says:

    i enjoy reading this article…so fun…
    Hubb likes reading in loo too…so smelly leh…hiaks…and hubb enjoys window shopping, cool leh..haha

    The Giddy Tiger says: What is it about men and loos? I just don’t understand.

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  14. ablogaway says:

    Haha, I wonder if he’s a perfectionist! All Virgos claim that they are perfectionist….

    The Giddy Tiger says: But he’s not a Virgo woh…

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