Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Actions Not Words...Ok Sometimes Words Too

When I get frustrated or mad I make sure Rusty knows it...but not always with words.

I huff, puff, roll my eyes, make smart ass little remarks, pretend I don't care or just give him the good old silent treatment (I know, childish much?). I know all men around the world have probably said it over & over again "just tell us what you're feeling & don't make us guess" but most woman have yet to do it because we know that it wont change a thing.

To give you a bit of insight as to what being wonderfully married to me is like I'll give you an example:

If I ask Rusty to take out the trash on Monday & it's still sitting there on Tuesday I wont say a word (sometimes). Instead, I'll glare at him with my beady little eyes, sigh loudly enough for him to hear it, roll my eyes & when he sees what I'm upset about he usually says 'Oh, I was just about to take that out. Leave it, I'll get it'. And in return I'll cock my head to the side, raise my eyebrows & say 'It's fine. I got it."

Those little words & actions say more than yelling "WTH, why is the trash still sitting here? It wreaks and all I asked you to do was walk it out. Ugh!!!"

What brings on this topic of my sometimes bad attitude towards my procrastinating husband? Well, a couple of nights ago Rusty read 'Things a woman says & what she means' to me. I guess he found it on the wonderful world of the internet & I thought it was hilarious because as he puts it "IS SO TRUE".

So, let see what you think...

Things a woman says & what she really means

1) Fine - This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

2) Five Minutes - If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the sports game before helping around the house.

3) Nothing - This is the calm before the storm. When she says nothing is the matter it means something is the matter, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with 'nothing' usually end in 'fine'.

4) Go Ahead - This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

5) Loud Sigh - This is actually not a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of 'nothing'.)

6) That's Okay - This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. 'That's okay' means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

7) Thanks - A woman is thanking you, do not question it, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (Note:This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - which is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' after this one . That will bring on a 'whatever').

8) Whatever - Is a woman's way of saying F– YOU!

9) Don't worry about it, I got it - Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

I cant actually say that there's anything incorrect about this list because I think I've pretty much used all of them at one time or another, lol. I also think they pretty much nailed it on the head as far as what I mean when I say these things.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

P.s The giveaway for the cool lime green Wilton Mini Flower Silicone Mold is still going on!


  1. Well, I don't really have any experience with this one, lol. I'm not married yet. But it was really entertaining to read. Very funny. :)

  2. I hate to agree with your husband, but it IS SO TRUE!
    Though while reading it I was like that is not me... but I know sometimes that is me;)

  3. I'm CRACKING up!!!! This is SOOOOOO true! Maybe I should have my hubs look this stuff up. ha!!!

  4. 99% true for me - when I say I'll be ready in 5 minutes I mean it! I'll be reading this to my husband tonight! :)

  5. The "go ahead" is my favorite. So true! This is a great post. I'm your newest follower.

    Thanks for stopping by and helping to make my SITS day so spectacular. Your time and words mean the world to me.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's for Dinner

  6. Bwahaha! I'm totally that girl. Oh--and I hang up on Leo instead of yell...man, he HATES to be hung up on, hehe!


  7. So true, so true. I myself use #10 most often (and how appropriate that my verification word is "trash"). Although, I guess my default facial expression may seem irritated, because sometimes my husband will ask me what's wrong when I'm honest and truly thinking about absolutely nothing (or something that has no negative connotations whatsoever). In these cases, "nothing" really means nothing. Otherwise, totally correct. Which, of course, means that list was written by a woman ;)

  8. Well... Looks like SOMEONE was right...

    P.S. You're awesome. Just FYI.

  9. Hey, is that vintage photo Robin Williams????

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  10. HAHA! So funny! And sadly, mostly true. I've definitely used a majority of those more than once.

  11. This made me LOL. For real.

    I vary between being a little TOO direct and being a stereotypical female.

    My man is a saint. Too bad he doesn't put his dishes in the dishwasher before my heavy sighing and eyerolling startss, though.



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