Someone Is So Not Getting Laid Tonight: Husbands Say The Darndest Things
I was having an extended discussion on the phone with my spouse about what kind of car he should get if he can’t continue to use his company car. We were debating the pros and cons about certain features, like whether we could afford a vehicle with tires or brakes.
Kevin wants to get a nicer car than I do. I’m not a cheapskate, but we just don’t have it in the budget right now. After somewhat winning him over to my position, I asked him gently, “Are you bummed? [because we can’t afford a nicer car]”He responded, “No.””Are you sure?” I asked again.”Yeah,” he said non-challantly.Slightly confused by his attitude shift following his advocacy for a nicer car, I asked him, “What would
make you bummed?”
“I don’t know… like if you got into a car accident and died?”
“Really? If I crashed my car into a pond and drowned, that would make you ‘bummed’? On par with how you’d feel if the airlines lost your luggage? Seriously? If the kids got abducted by aliens, would that make you feel, I don’t know, “annoyed”?