Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Marriage 401, Lecture 152: Optimizing the important things

SH: Hey! Look! If you stack the tupperware this way - with the larger ones nested in the smaller ones - they all fit in the drawer!

Me: Uh huh.

SH: But now it all fits!

Me: Oh.

SH: Why aren't you more excited?

Me: I am so excited.

SH: This is a big deal!


wellfedfred said...

I may be way out of line here, but ever since Himself decided he would do the Atkins diet his own way and started making bacon, ham and eggs every morning, the cusses and clatters and cries of "Why can't the pans I use be on top? Why do we have so many pots and pans?" that start my day have made me look 10 years older. A man who has finally understood the concept of nesting storage doesn't sound all that bad.

Joy said...

SH is so right. Wellfedfred is right that a man who understands the concept of nesting storage should be appreciated.

Class factotum said...

You guys are right: it could be much worse. I really should appreciate a man who likes order!

Jen on the Edge said...

Reverse the gender roles and this is a conversation in my house.

Rubiatonta said...

Order is good. But does SH know what a spoon rest is for?

Anonymous said...

Hah! This reminds me of when I (a female engineering type) realized at the ripe age of 25 that I could sort my laundry into hot/cold on a daily basis! Which meant that I could do a load of whites (which accumulated faster) when that basket was full instead of waiting for there to be enough colds too. I told my (male, humanities type) roommate about this, and he was as dismissive of the life changing properties. But, really, clean sheets, underwear, towels, twice as often, plus making laundry day less overwhelming (I think our building had two laundry machines but you might still have to wait to use them), seemed worth celebrating to me.

Class factotum said...

Anon, back when I lived by myself, I had one basket for whites and anoter for colors. (Which sounds vaguely Jim Crow-ish.) It was nice not having to do everything all on the same day but as needed.