Sunday, August 12, 2012
Marriage 401, Lecture 244: Hoarders
Me: Here. Would you throw this away, please?
SH: It's the program from the wedding! [that he attended last week - the daughter of some old friends of his. I did not go because I have never met the daughter and I would have had to take a day off from work, which I didn't want to ask for as I had just taken two of my first three weeks off, although I do have to recommend on one week, off two as a really good work schedule.]
Me: I know. I read it.
SH: I can't throw it away!
Me: Then recycle it.
SH: No! I have to keep it!
Me: No. You don't.
SH: It's special.
Me: No. It's not. You don't keep that sort of thing unless it's from your own wedding.
SH: Give me that. I am not throwing it away.
And that, my friends, is what is going to lead my sister, who is the executor of our will, to put a match to our house rather than cleaning it out after SH and I both die in a car accident from someone who has had 14 DUIs.