Friday, July 27, 2012
Marriage 401, Lecture 586: Packing for a trip to the cottage
Me: Did you bring the Good Salt?
SH: What do you mean?
Me: The Good Salt. I didn’t put it in the box [of food that I left in the dining room] because I knew you would be using it while I was gone.
SH: It wasn’t on the list.
Me: It’s right here. [I show him the list.]
SH: No. It wasn’t on the list of things I was supposed to do before I left. Look. I changed the kitty litter. I packed the charcoal. I packed the tennis stuff. I packed the box of food in the dining room and the food you put in the pan in the fridge.
Me: That’s the list of things you were supposed to do. This is the list of all the things I wanted to take to the cottage.
SH: That’s a different list.
Me: I know. And look. Right there – it says, “Good salt and pepper.”
SH: That’s not my list.
Me: But it was with the other list. And with the confirmation letter from the cottage people.
SH: That wasn’t my list. You didn’t tell me I had two lists.
Me: I showed you this list. I said, “I’m not packing the salt and the pepper because you’ll need them.”
SH: But that’s not the list of “SH things to do.”
Me: No. But it was here. Why would I have left it with you if I didn’t want you to look at it?
SH: It wasn’t my list. You need to be more explicit.