Friday, March 07, 2014

Marriage 601, Lecture 576: Which is why I love you

Me: Don't be cranky.

SH: But you didn't do it right.

Me: So?

SH: Well if you didn't do it right, I have to be cranky.

Me: But it doesn't solve anything.

SH: So? Are you saying the only reason to be cranky is if it can solve the problem?

Me: Yes, actually. Unless being cranky prevents the problem from occurring in the future, it is just self indulgence.

SH: See, I am being cranky to keep you from making this mistake in the future.

Me: Oh, you think the only reason I would never do this again is if you criticize me?

SH: Yep.

Me: You are wrong.

1 comment:

Artsy in Boulder said...

We are equal opportunity over here on the "But you're doing it wrong!" front. As for the crankiness factor, one of us (that would be the one of us who is a flinty Yankee whose nickname as a small child was Sarah Bernhardt rather than the one of us who is an even-keeled descendant of sturdy Midwestern stock) cops to an occasional foray in that direction. Here's my question: if, like the proverbial tree falling in the woods, the crankiness remains unobserved and private, does it exist (and is it still self-indulgent), or must it be shared, for the benefit and edification of all?