Saturday, August 18, 2012
Marriage 401, Lecture 321: Root cause analysis
SH: You made spinach last night!
SH: But you didn't make any for me!
Me: Did you want me to? I knew you would be coming home too late to eat here.
SH: But I could have had it for lunch.
Me: Oh. But the pine nuts would be soggy.
SH: I don't care about that. You know I ate frozen foods* and Ramen when I was in the apartment. When I'm working, I don't have time to fix something - I just heat up whatever there is. I'm certainly not going to prepare any vegetables for myself.
Me: OK. I'll start making vegetables for you.
SH: But why didn't you make spinach?
Me: Because I didn't think of it.
SH: But why?
Me: Asked and answered, counselor.
SH: I don't understand why you wouldn't make any for me! You know I like sauteed spinach!
Me: And I shall make it in the future.
SH: But why didn't you make it last night?
Me: No amount of nagging or whining is going to make spinach appear in your past.
* For a man of such a sensitive palate, he ate some disgusting food when he was living alone. Hot Pockets and that genre are just nasty.