Friday, April 05, 2013
Marriage 501, Lecture 986: The right way and the wrong way
SH: Did you start stacking the silverware this way because that's how I like it?
SH: Not because you think it's the better way to do it?
Me: I don't think it's the better way to do it. I just did it yesterday before you got back [from a five-day work trip] to get you off my back.
SH: I thought you were finally coming around to the right way to do it.
SH: Then why didn't you just do it your way to annoy me?
Me: It's not worth the aggravation. You're a far better annoyer than I will ever be.
SH: It is better, you know. Don't you like being able to find the kind of spoon you want faster?
Me: It does not take that much effort to find a spoon. And when you consider the overall time consumed in stacking vs the time it takes to find a spoon when they're not stacked, it's still faster not to stack them.
SH: But it takes precious time to find the spoon when they're not stacked! What if it's an emergency?
Me: What kind of spoon-finding emergency could there possibly be?
SH: When I have gotten up and need a spoon for my breakfast because I'm in a hurry to get upstairs to work. Or I have a conference call.
Me: I don't have those kinds of emergencies.