Saturday, November 13, 2010

Marriage 301, Lecture 544: Hierarchy


In bed, after SH has returned from a five-day trip.

SH: Would you kiss me goodnight?

Me: You're supposed to kiss me! [Which is indeed the truth: he leans over and kisses me goodnight, then we go to sleep. I do not lean over to him. He is the Leaner/Kisser.]

SH: But I can't move.

Me: Why not?

SH: Because I'll disturb Shirley [who is curled up next to SH's head].

Me: Disturb the cat.

SH: No!

Me: I am not leaning just so Shirley does not have to move.

SH: But she misses me! I've been gone all week and she wants to be by me!

Me: So you think I should be inconvenienced instead of the cat?

SH: Yes.

Me: Not going to happen.