Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Marriage 201, Lecture 875: Carrot and stick


SH: Let's play tennis.

Me: OK, but only after you send the email to your boss telling her we are going on vacation in July.*

SH [deep sigh]: Fine.**


SH: Let's play tennis.

Me: OK. After you spend half an hour on the taxes, OK?

SH: You want to negotiate over playing tennis?

Me: I finally have something you want. And it's a big refund.

* Because we have to make a 50% non-refundable deposit and if his company is going to come back later and say he can't go on vacation then, they I want backup that they said these dates were OK and the company needs to reimburse us the deposit.

** Like it's so hard to send an email. We talked about this a few days ago and he still hadn't done it. It's three sentences!

1 comment:

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Hey, you gotta use whatever you can, right?? Funny!