Monday, March 11, 2013
Marriage 501 Lecture 876: Stress upon stress
SH: I've had a stressful night.
Me [up at 3:00 a.m. thanks to jet lag]: Did you get a ticket?
Me: Did you wreck the car?
Me: OK. So what else is there?
SH: I was at the bar, watching Paul's band perform. You should have gone with me. He asked about you.
Me: This would have been the night to do it. I wasn't sleeping anyhow. [See: I can't take melatonin or else I get a melatonin hangover and cut the tip of my finger off.]
SH: So there was this young woman there who was celebrating her 21st birthday.
Me: Uh huh.
SH: And I had left my coat on the table by her. I should have put it over my chair, but I thought it would be OK on the table.
SH: I looked at her. She'd been drinking all night. I thought, "She looks like she's about to throw up."
Me: Uh oh.
SH: And then she did. She threw up.
SH: I thought, "At least my coat is on the table and not where she's throwing up."
Me: Uh huh.
SH: And then I looked and my coat had fallen to the floor. Into her vomit.
SH: Yeah. It's just been a crummy day.
Me: Did you freak out?
SH: No. I thought about it, but I was in a public place, so it would have been embarrassing.
Me: Wait! You mean you can control your freaking out?
SH: Of course!
Me: Then why do you always freak out around me? If you can control it, I want you to control it around me!
SH: But it's fun to freak out around you!
Me: Not for me.