SECOND OPINION VS. KNOWING EVERYTHING

You’re probably shocked to know that there is another opinion other than mine which might be worth hearing. It turns out, I’m imperfect. I hate to admit it, but there it is. Life marches on, but consider the alternative.

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conversation 1: THE THERMOSTAT

My thermostat no longer works. It started with menopause, but didn’t end there. Although my husband is … a man … and not subject to the full Monte of mind and body altering experiences that this special Time of Life engenders, he seems to have a broken thermostat too. Apparently it’s another of the many fascinating things that happen as we age. Neither of us is sure if it’s hot, cold — or us.

version A:

“Is it hot or is it me?”

“It’s hot.”

“Oh, good. I’ll turn on the fan.”

VERSION B:

“Is it hot or is it me?”

“It’s not hot. It’s a bit chilly.”

“Maybe it’s hot and you are chilly.”

“Possibly, but you asked. All I can tell you is what I feel.”

“I’m turning on the fan.”

“I’m putting on a sweatshirt.”

You can see how important it is to get a second opinion.

CONVERSATION 2: What?

“What did he say?”

“What did who say?”

“The guy, the one with the hat.”

“The guy on the left?”

“No he’s not there anymore. The one who had the gun. Before.”

“They all have guns.”

“Oh, never mind.”

Aside from these minor details, I know everything. Okay, nearly everything. Ask my husband. He will tell you. “She knows everything. Ask her.”



Categories: Getting old, Humor, Marriage, Relationships

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36 replies

  1. I really like this humorous conversation which is surprisingly so common ! I am smiling all the way to read this sweet post. Generally all couples think and behave in a similar way, that’s the beauty of being husband and wife.

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  2. Good man. He knows who knows everything. 😀

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  3. Bwahaha!! I can almost hear it! Big smile on my face. Thank you!!

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  4. Sometimes, I think the weatherman has one of those broken thermostats…

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    • Often. And they need to make sure that every weather room has a WINDOW. So they can look and see if maybe it’s raining?

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      • Back in the 90’s, one of our local weather guys built a “weather deck” on the roof of the TV station’s building and would do his forecasts from there as a gimmick. I don’t think actually observing the current conditions helped out his prognostication skills much…

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        • At Channel 7 in Boston, Garry’s alma mater as it were, they finally added a window after too many forecasts of sunny weather while it was actually raining or snowing. For a while, they did the forecasts from the roof. We have one really good meteorologist. The rest range from not too bad to … well … you know.

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  5. Sounds like home to me. Chuckle, chuckle. We mustn’t lose our sense of humour especially when the joke is on us.
    Leslie

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  6. As far as the hearing- I just nod and smile, and hope hope for the best. My thermostat is artificially regulated, thank goodness. I don’t think I could stand it.

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  7. My husband says the same thing LOL. It took me years to find out that this however is just a trick, so he doesn’t have to continue a discussion when he watches TV. “You are right” is a smart way to shut me up…well not anymore 🙂

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  8. As a friend of mine used to say, “everyone is entitled to my opinion” always loved that. Your conversations sound extremely familiar to me. 🙂

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  9. What???!!! You’re imperfect, you say??!!! NEVER! 😉

    I can definitely relate to some of these conversations. Especially Conversation 2.

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  10. I have the solution. I always know what my man thinks or says before he does. He thinks he knows what I think or will say before I do – that is the difference.

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    • Ah yes, that mystical bond between partners where we are free to mutually assume we know what the other means. Free to read between the unspoken lines. Free to miss important pieces of information, then later mutually accuse one another of failing to properly inform the other. That’s the fun part!

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  11. I have learned that it’s tough when two people who know everything live together.

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  12. Yup, old married couple syndrome. Mark is my second opinion too. I definitely know it all. LOLOLOL.

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