A post that is WAY better than ‘fine’
March 23, 2009
I have written about him…and you have read about him. But until now, you have never really met him. Here is a guest post from my husband, D.
Since sara is off “working” in Hawaii for the next week (tough life), its time for ‘D’ to step in with a guest blog titled:
Lines that sound good or harmless unless said by your girlfriend/ wife.
“Let’s have a chat (or talk)”
-Typical meaning: Light conversation with friends, usually involves laughter and drinks.
-Real meaning: You better sit down and clear your schedule for the night cause this one could take a while. No food, no drinks, just you staring at the ceiling with many head nods. These chats or talks usually end with the male saying, “well that’s just the way I was born” because you are left with no other explanations for your inappropriate behavior.
“You do whatever you want”
-Typical meaning: You have total freedom to choose to your liking.
-Real meaning: You have no choice as it has already been decided for you. You are just hearing this because you picked the wrong choice. Cover up your wrong choice by just saying you were joking around and of course you would like too (insert correct choice here).
“I don’t care either way”
-Typical meaning: Its your choice.
-Real meaning: This is very similar to the aforementioned line with one exception, you still have a chance to pick the correct choice. You can go with two routes, pick the unappealing choice or go with your gut and get ready to battle it out. Just know that this could lead to the “lets have a talk” line a couple of days down the road.
“I’m not mad”
-Typical meaning: Everything is cool and life is good.
-Real meaning: Life is not good, she is really pissed and has probably been mad for 2 straight weeks now. Good luck with finding out what she is mad about as that question is usually answered with this next doozy….
-Typical meaning: proceed as normal.
-Real meaning: it is completely and entirely not fine. It’s the complete opposite of fine (bad and poor according to Webster’s) This means you did something really really bad and it’s too late to reconcile. There is no hope with this one as this is the granddaddy of them all. No matter how many times you ask or repeat the question, you will get the same answer…”its fine”. There is no living male that can get past this line.
What else did I forget? Even seeing these terms in writing made me flinch a bit.
thanks for having me,