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Arguing with Your Wife Can Lead to Erratic Behavior

I was hurrying to make a dentist appointment. I had to leave in 15 minutes. I wasn’t sure if my husband was going with me or whether I needed to come home and get him before I left for San Luis Obispo. He was dressing. I asked if he were coming with me. He replied that he was dressing. (Not the reply I needed right then. He is a slow dresser.) He was putting on his compression socks, which is quite a procedure, since he can’t reach his feet and has to use a special sock tool to put any socks on.

He finally got his socks on, the clock was ticking, and he couldn’t find the orthopedic arch support insert he has to wear if he walks anywhere – even around the house. You see one in his slipper above. He has one for each foot, and they get changed from shoes to slippers and back. There are no spares.

He often interprets questions such as “Are you coming with me?” as nagging, when all I really want is the answer so that I know whether to wait or leave without him. When he thinks I’m nagging, he gets upset. I was asking questions while he was dressing and he thought I was nagging. Nobody wins these rounds. I honestly don’t know how to prevent them. All I knew was I would be late if I didn’t get out the door in another three minutes and he was only partly dressed.

He asked me to help him find the missing insert. I looked – even in places he told me I wouldn’t find it. Why? Because sometimes that’s exactly where I do find it. But none of the usual places produced the support.

Finally I looked in the only place I hadn’t – inside the shoe that he had put the first insert in. Sure enough. He’d put the other one on top of it and they were in the same shoe. He couldn’t believe he’d done that. I had to leave without him.

Last night I made him pose for this picture so I could show you where the insert had hidden, but by this time they were both in his slippers. He’s pulling off the one from the top of the other one. He says it never would have happened if he’d been paying attention instead of “arguing” with me.

Anything like this ever happened at your house?

Text and Photos Copyright 2013, B. Radisavljevic, All Rights Reserved

Image Credit » I took the photo.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on January 23, 2015, 2:51 PM

All the time, I can never get a straight answer when I need it.

Kasman wrote on January 23, 2015, 2:54 PM

Hah! It's my wife's erratic behaviour which leads to arguments - not the other way around! emoticon :smile:

LilyDay wrote on January 23, 2015, 3:14 PM

It is good to know that others have such issues. Sometimes, I feel like the only one.

BarbRad wrote on January 23, 2015, 3:25 PM

I guess I'm not alone.

BarbRad wrote on January 23, 2015, 3:25 PM

Of course. How silly of me not to know that.

BarbRad wrote on January 23, 2015, 3:26 PM

I think it's a part of human nature.

VinceSummers wrote on January 23, 2015, 3:56 PM

This guy sounds worse than me. I'm 300 lbs and have to stop breathing to tie my shoes.

melody23 wrote on January 23, 2015, 4:01 PM

I am so glad I am not the only one whose other half sees a simple question as 'nagging' we really don't have proper arguments very often but I get accused of nagging quite a lot when all I really want is a simple answer or maybe help with something. the other day I asked him to get the strainer down from on top of the fridge freezer ( I have one of those folding step things but he misplaced it somehow, without it I am too short to reach) now to me it was quite obvious that I needed this strainer to strain the pasta I was cooking and I would have needed it in a timely manner. After a few minutes he hasn't appeared so I shout on him and ask him again to get the strainer down, no answer so I go get him and ask him to please get the strainer - the pasta is ready and will go soggy if I don't get it out soon. 'oh I didn't realise it was urgent!' he said 'I thought you were just nagging at me because I lost your step' MEN!

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 23, 2015, 8:20 PM

not at all

Paulie wrote on January 23, 2015, 9:33 PM

Yes, I definitely believe that arguing with anyone can lead to erratic behavior. I did it once when my wife who just got her license was driving. I'll never do it again.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on January 24, 2015, 12:51 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. That happens to me all the time. It's all that nagging I have to put up with.

BarbRad wrote on January 24, 2015, 2:20 AM

Hubby has had both hops replaced. That restricts his being able to bend to the floor.

BarbRad wrote on January 24, 2015, 2:21 AM

I feel your frustration here and can relate to it.

BarbRad wrote on January 24, 2015, 2:22 AM

Was there an accident? Something even worse happened after another argument that involved his truck.

BarbRad wrote on January 24, 2015, 2:24 AM

I'm afraid I don't feel very sorry for you Guiness. You just may need some nagging.

Paulie wrote on January 24, 2015, 3:34 AM

No, Thank God there wasn't an accident, but we came very close!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on January 24, 2015, 1:01 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. You humans are all alike.

Madcanman wrote on January 24, 2015, 10:30 PM

This kind of thing happens now and then here as well. My wife will agree that she can be more erratic than me, but I'm far from perfect...