Partial transcript from a Jeffchat this afternoon. It follows a typical course, wherein I nag him about a lapsed household task, and he apologizes and promises to make things right.
BUT WITH A DELICIOUS TWIST.
me: i try to tell you over and over
i HATE HATE HATE a messy kitchen
there’s no reason for it
yet time and time again, our kitchen is messy
because you don’t keep it up
Jeffrey: yes i know. i’ve just been a little busy lately
me: and that’s REALLY FURSTRAING* to me
it will be clean
obviously thats a straing of furs
(PPS>Also, in my defense, dishes are one of three chores Jeff has – the other two being taking out the trash, and paying bills. So it’s not like I just sit on my duff whining – I take care of all the cooking, cleaning, and laundry ;-))
*Was, of course, supposed to be “FRUSTRATING” But you knew that. I hope.