Outsourcing Your Dishes
Gift-giving occasions can throw Ali into a tizzy, so as a holiday or birthday approaches he will subtly ask for hints as to what I would like him to buy me. My standard answer?
“Please don’t buy me anything. The best gift ever would be for you to clean up your ____ (insert any number of things, including his desk in the den, his closet floor, or the pile of cables sitting in the laundry room).”
Pretty straightforward right? I mean, doesn’t every guy wish his wife was as low-maintenance as me?
You can stop laughing now, but I swear that when compared to other people I am really not that bad. I recently met a newly engaged girl who insisted on exchanging her ring for a larger stone. And when that one wasn’t good enough she exchanged it for another. I swear that story is true! After I heard that I felt a bit more at ease with my demands for a separate bathroom and closet.
So every year Ali ignores my pleas for a cable and clutter-free existence and goes out to buy me something instead. And 99% of the time I return it. Before you start feeling bad for “John” Ali do know that he rejects almost everything I so thoughtfully purchase for him as well. I guess we aren’t quite on the same wavelength when it comes to gift-giving. Or much else for that matter. But that is another post altogether.
Anyway, imagine my surprise when I came into the kitchen after dinner last night and there were no dishes in the sink? I was so thrilled that Ali finally took my 10th anniversary gift request seriously! That is until I watched this:
This video gives “passing the buck” a whole new meaning.